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HORSE RACING ON TV

DAK Productions, Inc. 8/8/05

Contact: Joe Kristufek (312) 399-8277
joe@dakracing.com

Horsin' Around on Million Day!

Special one-hour broadcast, FREE Feasting on Stakes Contest

Saturday, August 13, at 1 a.m. , 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Comcast SportsNet Chicago (DirectTV-640, Dish Network-429). One-Hour Horsin' Around TV Special highlighting Arlington Festival trio of Grade I turf stakes: the Arlington Million, the Beverly D. and the Secretariat.

What's on Tap:

  • An in depth look at all three Festival races with Daily Herald handicapper and Horsin' Around TV producer Joe Kristufek, the only and only "Maven," Daily Racing Form's Marcus Hersh, DAK Racing's Michael Costanzo, and Arlington Park "Sod God" Graham Ross.
  • Breaking down the Euros with pond crossers Paul Haigh of the Racing Post and Allistair Donald of the International Racing Bureau.
  • Daily Racing Form tells us What to Watch in the Sword Dancer and Vanderbilt from Saratoga: NTRA Pick Four.
  • Liane Davis feature on Arlington 's favorite Irish lad, jockey James Graham.
  • Who do YOU Like? -- with Horsin' Around girls Melissa Castello & Michelle Masciopinto.

For great racing information and FREE daily selections, visit www.dakracing.com

Questions or Comments: e-mail joe@dakracing.com

Pre-entries for Arlington Million XXIII were released on Saturday and ten horses are on the list of potential Million participants (with their trainer and likely jockey): Better Talk Now (Motion, Dominguez), Cool Conductor (Nicks, C. Velasquez),Fourty Niners Son (Drysdale, Nakatani), Good Reward (McGaughey, Bailey), Kitten's Joy (Romans, Prado), Sweet Return (McAnally, Solis), Whilly (O'Neill, F. Martinez), Alost (A. Spanu, F. Spanu), Powerscourt (O'Brien, Fallon), and Touch of Land (Panatall, Lemaire).

Horses need not pre-enter for either the Beverly D. or the Secretariat. The post position draw for all three races will be held in Arlington's Starting Gate Theatre on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Probables for the Beverly D. (with trainer and probable jockey): Angara (Biancone, Stevens), Film Maker (Motion, no boy), Halo Ola (Seglin, Valdivia Jr.), Hollywood Story (Shirreffs, Espinoza), Megahertz (Frankel, Solis),Melhor Ainda (Frankel, J. Velazquez Jr.), Miss Terrible (Ross, no boy), Wend (Mott, Bailey), Wonder Again (Toner, Prado), Mona Lisa (O'Brien, Fallon), Sundrop (Suroor, Guidry), Tarfah ( Butler, Holland), andVirgina Waters (O'Brien, Fallon).

Probables for the Secretariat (with trainer and probable jockey): Chattahoochee War (Frankel, P. Valenzuela), English Channel (Pletcher, J. Velazquez Jr.), General Jumbo (O'Callaghan, Fires), Gun Salute (Mott, C. Velasquez), Legal Precedent (Cecil, Solis), Purim (Proctor, Guidry), Mesawmi (Byrne, no boy), Grand Central (O'Brien, Fallon), and Merger (Weld,Holland).

Horsin' Around TV -- Programming Schedule
Saturdays at -- 1 a.m., 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Comcast Sports Net Chicago

Attention Handicappers!

Feasting on Stakes is back, and this time we've added a little International spice to the contest.

This FREE contest is brought to you by Brisnet.com, Arlington Park and DAK Racing. It employs horseplayers to take their best shot at all three of Arlington's Grade I Stakes to be run on Saturday, August 13: the Arlington Million, the Beverly D. and the Secretariat.

FREE Festival past performances -- courtesy of BRISNET -- coming SOON.

THE RULES:

Contestants are asked to choose three horses for each of the three International Festival of racing events -- A TOP choice, a SECOND choice and an ALTERNATE choice -- for the Arlington Million, the Beverly D. and the Secretariat.

Players will earn points, or dollar figures, if either one, or both of their top two horses hit the board by adding up what each individual horse pays to win, place and show; but there's also an Exacta Twist.

If the player's horses run first and second in ORDER, add that exacta payoff to the overall score. If the second choice wins and the first choice runs second, the player will be awarded HALF the exacta payoff.

The alternate choice will ONLY be used if one of your top two choices scratch. If your top choice is declared out of the race, your second choice will slide into that spot, and your alternate will become your second choice. If your second choice scratches, your alternate becomes the replacement. If more that one of your horses scratch in an individual race, points will be lost, so it is suggested that you wait as long as possible before sending in your entry. There will no be NO exceptions made to this rule.

The player with the highest combined total at the conclusion of all three Festival races WINS. In case of ties, drawings will be held to determine placements.

E-mail us your selections at contest@dakracing.com BEFORE 2 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, August 13, 2005 (Arlington Million Day). Entries received after that time will not be considered. Validity of entries will be determined by DAK Racing personnel, and all decisions will be FINAL.

Here is a scoring example:

Arlington Million

John Doe's
Top Pick: Kitten's Joy
Second Choice: Powerscourt
Alt: Better Talk Now (Not used for scoring purposes since picks 1 and 2 ran)

RESULT
1 st - Powerscourt $7.00 $4.40 $3.80
2 nd - Kitten's Joy $3.20 $2.60
3 rd - Better Talk Now $3.60

Exacta = $23.60

John Doe Scores
$15.20 for Powerscourt
$5.80 for Kitten's Joy and
$11.80 for the reverse exacta

Total Million points = $32.80

E-mail us your selections at contest@dakracing.com BEFORE 2 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, August 13, 2005 (Arlington Million Day). Entries received after that time will not be considered. Validity of entries will be determined by DAK Racing personnel, and all decisions will be FINAL.

Please send your entry in this manner. Undecipherable entries will be disqualified at the discretion of DAK Racing (FINAL). Only one entry per person.

Subject Line: Breeders' Cup Contest

Million:
1) Powerscourt
2) Kitten's Joy
ALT. Better Talk Now

Beverly D.:
1) Megahertz
2) Wonder Again
ALT. Wend

Secretariat:
1) English Channel
2) Rush Bay
ALT. Merger

Please include your name and contact phone number.

AGAIN -- Only one entry per person. Winners will be asked to provide their address in order to obtain their prizes.

Arlington Park, BRISNET, DAK RACING Festival Challenge PRIZES

1st Prize Package
2005 American Produce Records CD ROM ($325 value)
2005 Sire Stats ($35 value)
Lunch for four in the Arlington Million Room ($100 value)
Arlington Gift Item ($15 value)
One Month Free Unlimited BRIS Ultimate pp's

2nd Prize Package
2005 Maiden Stats CD ROM ($100 value)
2005 Sire Stats ($35 value)
Lunch for four in the Arlington Million Room ($100 value)
Arlington Gift Item ($15 value)
One Month Free Unlimited BRIS Ultimate pp's

3rd Prize Package
2005 Sire Stats ($35 value)
Lunch for four in the Arlington Million Room ($100 value)
Arlington Gift Item ($15 value)
One Month Free Unlimited BRIS Ultimate pp's

4th and 5th Prize Packages
2005 Sire Stats ($35 value)
$50 Arlington Park Gift Shop Certificate
Two Arlington Park Admission Passes ($12 value)
Arlington Gift Item ($15 value)

Prizes for 6th through 10th place
Two Arlington Park Admission Passes ($25 value)
BRIS Polo Shirt ($25 value)
Arlington Gift Item ($15 value)

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