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JOCKEYS OCAMPO & LOPEZ TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING SECOND RACE SPILL
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 17, 2007) – Jockeys Israel Ocampo and Uriel Lopez were taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. following an incident in Friday’s second race at Arlington Park.
High Pay, ridden by Ocampo, fell on the second turn in the mile and a sixteenth race. McLord, ridden by Lopez, could not avoid the fallen horse. Both riders were conscious and were transported by ambulance directly to the hospital for further evaluation.
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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