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HANDICAPPERS KRISTUFEK, HERSH AND LEVING TO CONDUCT KENTUCKY DERBY SEMINAR AT TRACKSIDE ARLINGTON PARK ON MAY 3
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 24, 2007) – Daily Herald handicapper Joe Kristufek, Daily Racing Form writer and handicapper Marcus Hersh and local horse racing expert Steve Leving will conduct a free Kentucky Derby seminar at Trackside Arlington Park on Thursday, May 3, from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Kristufek, Hersh and Leving will take an in-depth look at the field for this year’s Grade I Kentucky Derby, presented by Yum! Brands, which will be run Saturday, May 5, and its sister race, the Grade I Kentucky Oaks, which will be run Friday, May 4. All three will offer handicapping angles and suggested wagers for both races as well as the special Oaks-Derby Double wager that combines the two races.
In addition, the three handicappers will take a look at the opening weekend races at Arlington Park and will offer advice for handicapping races on Arlington’s new state-of-the-art Polytrack surface. Arlington Park’s 94-day season begins on Friday, May 4 and will continue through Sunday, Sept. 16.
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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