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JOCKEY TIM THORNTON OK AFTER SUNDAY MISHAP
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 31, 2006) – Jockey Timothy Thornton was treated and released from Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday. Thornton was taken to the hospital following Sunday's ninth race at Arlington Park in which his mount, Strategic Sun (No. 4), broke through the rail on the turf course.
Thornton, who was concious and alert when taken to the hopsital, was released after all tests came back negative according to his agent, Dennis Petrucelli.
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 www.arlingtonpark.com.
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