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Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


Popular Sunday Promotion Includes Weekly Themes

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 12, 2006) -- One of the best ways for a family to spend a Sunday afternoon together is at Arlington Park. Every Sunday from May 7 through Sept. 10 is a Pepsi Family Day presented by the Daily Herald, which returns for the 2006 season with a special theme each week that the entire family can enjoy.

Luaus, Mardi Gras, On The Farm and Circus theme days are just a few of the great ways that Mom and Dad can spend time with the kids. In addition, all the favorite Family Day staples from years past -- pony rides, petting zoo and face painters -- are back.

Also on Sundays, the children can sign up and participate in Arlington Parkís Junior Jockey Club, which is open to kids 12 and under. The Junior Jockey Club, which is free to join, educates children about Arlington Park and horse racing through hands-on activities and giveaways. Members receive a free monthly newsletter highlighting club activities, horse terminology and upcoming events.

Children 17 and under are always admitted free to Arlington Park. Junior Jockey Club events are held every Pepsi Family Day Sunday and some events require pre-registration on the Junior Jockey Club hotline: (847) 870-6614.

Beginning in June, Arlington fans can look for specially-marked Mountain Dew cans, and starting in August, Pepsi cans at local retail outlets, featuring a free admission to Arlington Park redeemable at anytime during the 2006 racing season.

The entire theme schedule for Pepsi Family Day follows:

Date Theme
May 7 Derby Weekend
May 14 Talking to the Animals
May 21 Health & Safety
May 28 Irish Family Day
June 4 Family Sports
June 11 Treasure Quest
June 18 Fatherís Day
June 25 On the Farm
July 2 Sunday Switch on Science
July 9 Christmas in July
July 16 Fiesta in the Park
July 23 Mardi Gras
July 30 Circus
Aug.6 Luau
Aug. 13 World of Cowboys & Horses
Aug. 20 Picture This
Aug. 27 Back to School Puppet Show
Sept. 3 Hip Hop Dancing
Sept. 10 Hooray for Hollywood

For more details on individual Pepsi Family Day themes, check the online calendar at /

Arlington Park -- the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- will run a 95-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





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