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Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 16, 2008) – Mother's Day at Arlington Park has become a family tradition. This year the park will celebrate Chicago area mothers with several special Mother's Day activities on Sunday, May 11, 2008. The first 7,500 ladies through the doors will receive a Rio Rose®, provider of the world's finest roses grown in South America. Families can show their appreciation for Mom this year with a day filled with the excitement of Thoroughbred racing, beautiful surroundings, fun activities and great food.

Arlington Park will offer several packages that are sure to be an extraordinary experience for everyone. Packages include:

  • Mother's Day Suite - Includes admission to Arlington Park, a Daily Racing Guide, use of a private suite, a shared buffet and four-hour Classic Bar, shared use of wagering hosts plus horseracing.
  • Mother's Day in the Governor's Room or the International Room - Includes admission to Arlington Park, a Daily Racing Guide, a shared buffet and four-hour Classic Bar, a seat in the Governor's Room or International Room plus horseracing.

Junior Jockey Club members, children age 12 and under will also have the opportunity to make Mom a special picture frame that she can cherish for a lifetime at Arlington Park's Junior Jockey Club located in the Paddock area. In addition, kids can also get involved with Arlington Park's Family Day, "Getting Excited About Science." This unique program will engage kids of all ages with the ins and outs of recycling materials we often take for granted along with the investigation of basic scientific principles. With the use of humor, music and audience participation, the program offers fun for the whole family. And, as on every Sunday at Arlington, pony rides, a petting zoo and face painters will be on hand to entertain the whole family.

For more information about Mother's Day at Arlington Park, event times, ticket and suite sales or to make reservations please call, (847) 385-7410 or visit

Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 96-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 11 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, The Inferno featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit, Rookies featuring Trackside OTB in Homewood and Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at





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