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ARLINGTON PARK MAKES IT EASY TO TRACK WHAT’S GOING ON AT CHICAGO’S SUMMER PLAYGROUND
Track and entertainment pages can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 13, 2009) – As Arlington Park gears up for its opening day Friday, May 1, the track has made it easy to follow what is going on through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Vimeo and YouTube.
The outlets will allow the racetrack to better showcase its wide range of entertainment options and engage with fans to generate feedback – helping bring activities to the park that match the sentiment. It also allows guests to easily sample the action available at Arlington Park.
People can follow Arlington Park on Twitter in a few different ways. Those guests looking for racing information, expert selections, paddock reports and up to the minute news from the track can follow Arlington Racing at http://twitter.com/arlingtonracing while guests looking to tune into the other entertainment such as special events and live music at Arlington Park can follow AP Live at http://twitter.com/ap_live.
If guests are hoping to get a glimpse of the park or check out photos from their past visits, Arlington Park will showcase the beauty and pageantry of horse racing and entertainment activities on Flickr. Users can follow Arlington Park’s photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ap_live.
Fans will also be able to see video clips of Arlington Park events, vignettes, features and highlights on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/arlingtonparklive and on Vimeo at http://www.vimeo.com/aplive.
Arlington Park’s Facebook fan page, which can be found at http://www.facebook.com and by searching for Arlington Park, is a place for fans to connect and find out what’s going on at Arlington – both on and off the racetrack.
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 10 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, Tad’s Sports Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit 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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