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Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 17, 2007) – With a $22.40 victory in the seventh race, Jesse Campbell turned out to be the winning bet in Arlington Park’s Jockey Challenge Wager. Campbell, listed as program number 1 in the wager, was sent off at odds of 9-1 and returned $21.80. There was only win wagering in the Jockey Challenge Wager.

The innovative wager required bettors to select the jockey that would accumulate the highest combined win payouts during Sunday’s fourth through ninth races. The number of winning mounts during the sequence was inconsequential – only combined win payouts mattered. Arlington Park offered wagering on 12 individual jockeys and a 13th option consisting of all other riders.

The winners of the six races included in the Jockey Challenge Wager, riders and payoffs were:

Race 4 – #1 – Dottie Booth (Shane Laviolette*, $13.00)
Race 5 – #7 – Mining For Silver (James Graham, $9.40)
Race 6 – #3 – Lil Cora Tee (Rene Douglas, $4.80)
Race 7 – #4 – Storm Rollin In (Jesse Campbell, $22.40)
Race 8 – #1 – Piano Tunner (Jesse Lantz, $5.80)
Race 9 – #7 – City Number (Rene Douglas, $11.00)

* - denotes jockey part of the “all other jockeys” wagering interest

The total pool on the Jockey Challenge Wager was $4,441. The Jockey Challenge Wager is scheduled to be offered three more times during the 2007 Arlington Park meet – on July 4, Arlington Million Day (Aug. 11) and Labor Day (Sept. 3).

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





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