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KEVIN GREELY NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF RACING AND RACING SECRETARY AT ARLINGTON PARK
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Dec. 15, 2005) -- Arlington Park announced today that Kevin Greely has been named vice president of racing and racing secretary. Greely joins Arlington Park following more than a decade with the Emirates Racing Association and Dubai Racing Club, where he served as secretary to the association and racing secretary.
"We are extremely pleased to have such an experienced racing official direct our racing department at this important time for Arlington Park and Illinois racing," said Arlington Park Chairman Richard L. Duchossois in making the announcement. "Not only is Kevin recognized nationally for his tenure at some of the country's most prestigious racetracks, but he is known throughout the world for his contributions to the Emirates Racing Association and Dubai Racing Club."
Since 1994, Greely has organized the Emirates Racing Association racing program for five racetracks as well as supervising more than 100 racing officials in the United Arab Emirates. He has also managed all of the logistics for the world's richest Thoroughbred race as a member of the Dubai World Cup Committee. In addition, he served as racing secretary for the United Arab Emirates Black Type (Stakes) Committee and clerk of the course at Nad al Sheba Racecourse during his 11 years in Dubai.
Previously, Greely held a number of racing positions at the Fair Grounds, Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Turfway Park and Arlington Park, where he was the track's assistant racing secretary in 1986 and a placing and patrol judge as well as claims clerk in 1984-85.
Greely is married with a daughter and two sons.
Arlington Park -- the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- will run a 94-day meet in 2006 from Friday, May 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 12. 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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