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ARLINGTON PARK JUNIOR JOCKEY CLUB BRINGS THE EXCITING WORLD OF THOROUGHBRED HORSES TO KIDS
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 21, 2008) Arlington Park will kick off the first Junior Jockey Club event of the season opening weekend May 4, 2008. The Junior Jockey Club offers children 12 and under hands-on activities about how to care for horses, what it takes to be a jockey, equine health and much more.
"Over the years, the Junior Jockey Club has proven to be a great way for children to learn about horses and to experience all that Arlington Park has to offer," said Roy Arnold, president of Arlington Park. "In addition, it's a great way for kids to get involved with something unique and different during their summer break."
Children interested in joining the Junior Jockey Club can sign up at the Junior Jockey Club tent every Sunday. Membership is free and children 17 and under are always admitted free to Arlington Park. All Junior Jockey Club activities take place in the Paddock area unless otherwise stated. Please check www.arlingtonpark.com for updates.
The 2008 Junior Jockey Club schedule follows:
Date Educational Events
For more information about the educational events or Arlington Park, call the Junior Jockey Club hotline at (847) 870-6614.
Arlington Park the Chicago areas 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 Sams Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in Lockport, Luckys featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolinos 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 www.arlingtonpark.com.
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