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Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


Saturday Music Series Expanded to 18 Weeks

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 13, 2006) -- Now in its third season, the Bud Light Summer Bash and BBQ returns with an expanded schedule to include the first 18 weeks of the 2006 Arlington Park live racing season. The Bud Light Summer Bash and BBQ features live music by popular local bands, delicious barbecue specials and Bud Light beer specials every Saturday from May 6 (Kentucky Derby Day) through Sept. 2. First race and first song each week is at 1 p.m. (12:30 p.m. on May 6, Kentucky Derby Day; 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 12, Arlington Million Day).

“Southern fried rock” by the band Goin’ South highlights the first Bud Light Summer Bash and BBQ of the season on Saturday, May 6, which is highlighted by the live simulcast of the Kentucky Derby as part of the Valvoline Instant Oil Change Opening Weekend at Arlington Park. Fans attending the track that day can get a close-up look at the # 10 Valvoline car from NASCAR.

Music from several genres including classic rock, Motown, New Orleans soul and Latin-flavored rock will be presented during the course of the summer. The complete schedule of bands and food specials follows:

Date Band Food Special
May 6 Goin South (southern Rock) Beer Marinated Jumbo Bratwurst
May 13 Heavy Matters (rock) Applewood Smoked Beef Brisket
May 20 R-Gang (Motown/R&B) Smoked Turkey Breast
May 27 Kevin Purcell & the Nightburners (blues) Slow Smoked Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwich
June 3 215 West (rock, pop) BBQ Chicken Sandwich
June 10 World Class Noise (rock, soul) Grilled Foot-long Polish
June 17 One Foot in the Groove (classic rock) BBQ Pork Chop
June 24 Saturday June Band (contemporary pop) Grilled Italian Sausage
July 1 Nine Fifty (rock) Beer Marinated Jumbo Bratwurst
July 8 Professor John (New Orleans soul) Applewood Smoked Beef Brisket
July 15 Charleston Sound Machine (eclectic rock) Smoked Turkey Breast
July 22 Mr. Brown (classic rock) Slow Smoked Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwich
July 29 Rico (Latin rock) BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Aug. 5 7-Deez (70s) Grilled Foot-long Polish
Aug. 12 7th Heaven (rock) BBQ Pork Chop
Aug. 19 The Fairlanes (pop) Grilled Italian Sausage
Aug. 26 Chuckleheads (60s-70s rock) Beer Marinated Jumbo Bratwurst
Sept. 2 Flashpoint (rock) Applewood Smoked Beef Brisket

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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