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BREEDERS’ CUP LEGENDS TOUR COMES TO TRACKSIDE ARLINGTON PARK
Multi-City Tour Featuring Jockeys Pat Day, Angel Cordero Jr., and Laffit Pincay Jr. and Sweepstakes to Sit With Legends At The Breeders’ Cup World Championships
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Sept. 29, 2008) – The Breeders’ Cup’s multi-city tour, featuring legendary Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day, Angel Cordero Jr. and Laffit Pincay Jr. in celebration of the upcoming 25th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Oct. 24-25, will make its lone Chicago-area stop on Friday, Oct. 10 from 2:30 pm until 5 pm at Trackside Arlington Park.
The Breeders’ Cup Legends Tour is bringing these three jockeys to racetracks across the country and other locations including the Sports Museum of America in New York City to sign autographs and meet with fans and media. Accompanying the Legends will be a 20-foot photographic exhibit highlighting memorable moments in Breeders’ Cup history.
Arlington Park track announcer John G. Dooley and racing analyst Jessica Pacheco will host a meet-and-greet session with the three Hall of Fame riders, who will also be on hand to sign autographs.
The Tour kicks-off in Boston on October 1 and concludes in Los Angeles on October 18 when Day and Cordero will ride in the Living Legends Race at Santa Anita, a race featuring eight retired Hall of Fame jockeys. Also competing are Jerry Bailey, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Gary Stevens and Jacinto Vasquez.
Fans can also enter the Breeders’ Cup 25 Sweepstakes through Oct. 5 for a chance to win a trip for two to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and watch the races with these legends at www.breederscup.com.
About Breeders’ Cup
Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships consisting of 14 races and $25.5 million in purses. The organization also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, and the Breeders’ Cup Stakes Program. Breeders’ Cup is located in Lexington, Ky., and in New York City. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website. More information is available at www.breederscup.com.
About Arlington Park
Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 98-day meet in 2009 from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, Sept. 27. 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 www.arlingtonpark.com.
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