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MENA TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING 9TH RACE MISHAP
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 17, 2005) -- Jockey Miguel Mena, who was thrown from his mount Sheer One when that horse clipped heels with another horse, during Arlington Park's 9th race, was taken directly to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights for evaluation.
Mena, who was conscious when he left the track, suffered a laceration on his forehead and complained of pain in his leg and shoulder.
Sheer One was vanned back to the barn of his trainer, Moises Yanez, for further evaluation.
Larry Sterling Jr., who was riding Cheering Thy Name, was also thrown from his mount and walked off the turf course under his own power.
Arlington Park -- the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- is running a 94-day meet in 2005 from Friday, May 13 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates eight off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside South Beloit, Trackside Waukegan and Lucky's featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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