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PERILLO WINS ARLINGTON PARK DRF/NTRA HANDICAPPING CHALLENGE QUALIFIER
Elk Grove, Ill., Resident Earns $16,000 Winner’s Share and Berth in DRF/NTRA Contest
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Sept. 11, 2006) – Dennis Perillo of Elk Grove, Ill., took home top prize of $16,000 in the Arlington Park DRF/NTRA Handicapping Contest Qualifier. In addition, Perillo earned one of three berths into the DRF/NTRA Handicapping Challenge to be held in Las Vegas in January 2007.
Perillo finished the competition with a bankroll of $426.50, which was earned by making $10 win or place wagers on 12 races, six of which were mandatory races with the contestant being able to pick the other six races from a selection of tracks.
Finishing second in the local contest, which had 300 entries, was Darren D’eath of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. D’eath, whose bankroll totaled $382, earned $6,000 and a berth in the DRF/NTRA Handicapping Challenge.
Joe Rich of Leetonia, Ohio, whose bankroll of $361 was good enough to finish third in the contest, earned $4,000 and a DRF/NTRA Handicapping Challenge starting berth.
The remainder of the Top 10 finishers were:
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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