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ARLINGTON PARK UNVEILS 80TH ANNIVERSARY LOGO
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Feb. 27, 2007) – Arlington Park has unveiled its official logo for the track’s 80th anniversary season, a 94-day meet that runs from Friday, May 4, through Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007.
The 80th Anniversary logo, which was designed by Hoffman York, Arlington Park’s advertising agency in Chicago, features a horse and jockey silhouetted against a color palate resembling beams of light and prominently displays the number 80 as well as the years 1927 and 2007. The special logo will be featured on officially licensed Arlington Park merchandise, the track’s Daily Racing Guide and other publications as well as in its 2007 advertising campaign.
“Our 80th anniversary logo represents and celebrates the rich tradition of races, horses, owners, trainers and jockeys who have competed here for the past 79 years,” said Arlington Park President Roy Arnold.
Arlington Park opened on Oct. 13, 1927, when jockey Joe Bollero rode Luxembourg to victory in the track’s first race. During the ensuing years, many of Thoroughbred racing’s biggest and brightest stars competed at Arlington Park, including Armed, Bewitch, Black Tie Affair, Buckpasser, Cigar, Citation, Coaltown, Equipoise, John Henry, Nashua, Native Dancer, Round Table, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Spectacular Bid, Swaps, Tom Rolfe, T. V. Lark and Twilight Tear.
The track is home to the Arlington Million. Inaugurated in 1981 as Thoroughbred racing’s first million-dollar race, the 2007 Million is the season’s centerpiece and will be run on Saturday, Aug. 11, along with the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes and the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes, Illinois’ only three Grade I events.
Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 94-day meet in 2007 from Friday, May 4 through Sunday, Sept. 16. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates nine off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Rockford, Trackside Waukegan, Fat Sam’s Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in Lockport, Lucky’s featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolino’s featuring Trackside OTB in McHenry and The Inferno featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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