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Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


Week-long Customer Appreciation Event Details Announced

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Nov. 8, 2007) – Trackside Rockford, Illinois’ oldest continuously operating off-track wagering facility which opened on Nov. 11, 1987, commemorates its 20th anniversary with a week-long Customer Appreciation Celebration beginning on Monday, Nov. 12.

The Customer Appreciation Celebration kicks off with a free hot dog for each customer on Monday, Nov. 12. The following day, Tuesday, Nov. 13, customers will receive 20% off all menu items excluding alcoholic beverages. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, each customer will receive a free Illinois racing program.

In addition to a special cake cutting ceremony to be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, each guest will receive a mystery gift that day. On Friday, Nov. 16, Arlington Park odds maker and Daily Herald handicapper Joe Kristufek will be on hand to provide handicapping tips plus each customer that day will receive a special Hawthorne Race Course gift.

The week-long celebration will conclude with a Twin Spires Club bonus of 10 points per dollar wagered on Saturday, Nov. 17 and free ice cream sundaes for all guests on Sunday, Nov. 18.

Trackside Rockford, located at 5011 E. State Street, offers a casual, comfortable setting to wager on domestic and international horse racing. With more than 164 television monitors throughout the facility, Trackside Rockford brings all the action from the world's top racetracks seven days a week. Dining options include enjoying a sit-down meal in the dining room, grabbing a quick bite from the snack bar, or having a cocktail at the bar.

Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 97-day meet in 2008 from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, Sept. 21. 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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