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Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


Winner to Earn Trip to 2007 Kentucky Derby

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 25, 2006) -- The second most entertaining parade on the first Saturday in May, next to the Kentucky Derby "post parade," is the parade of hats on display at the racetrack on Derby Day, Saturday, May 6. Open for racing as the host of Illinois’ Largest Kentucky Derby Party, Arlington Park will award the person wearing the best fashion hat, as selected by the racing fans in attendance that day, a trip to the 2007 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Individuals wearing a fashion hat (baseball caps or sports caps will not be considered fashion hats) to Arlington Park on Saturday, May 6 will receive an official entry bag and a free admission to Arlington Park. In addition, each patron in attendance will receive one vote for the best fashion hat.

The contestant who reports to the designated contest area by the post time of Arlington Park’s fifth race (approximately 2:30 p.m.) with the most votes collected will be declared the “Best Fashion Hat” and will win a trip for two, to include airfare, hotel and tickets to the 2007 Kentucky Derby.

Also, one patron vote will be drawn from the winner’s official entry bag to win a prize package of overnight stay for two, including free golf or spa treatment for two at the Grand Geneva Resort.

Tucked within historic Lake Geneva, Grand Geneva Resort is one of only three AAA Four-Diamond resorts in Wisconsin. An enchanting landscape of rolling hills and pristine views awaits its guests. During every season, visitors know that they are enjoying the rewards of staying at one of the nation's premier vacation destinations. And best of all, Grand Geneva is easy to reach, just a short drive from Chicago and Milwaukee. For more information, visit

For complete contest rules, visit Arlington Park’s Web site 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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