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Contact: David Zenner
FUND ESTABLISHED TO HELP INJURED JOCKEY RENE DOUGLAS
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 3, 2009) – Family and friends of jockey Rene Douglas have established a bank account to receive donations specific for the injured rider and his family. Those wishing to donate should send checks made payable to Rene Douglas in care of Citibank, 539 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
Douglas remains hospitalized at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. Fans and friends wishing to send get well cards to the six-time Arlington riding champion may do so at:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Please put in care of Rene Douglas room 953
Northwest Memorial Hospital also offers an online way for fans and friends to send a card to Douglas by visiting http://www.nmh.org/nmh/greetingcards/index.htm. In addition, friends of Douglas have set up a “Rene Douglas Get Well Card” page on the social networking site Facebook where fans can send get well wishes.
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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