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ALVARADO, GRAHAM TAKE JOCKEY’S RACE DOWN TO FINAL DAY
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Sept. 26, 2009) – After 97 days of racing at Arlington Park, jockeys Junior Alvarado and James Graham take the battle for leading rider down to the meet’s last Sunday, Sept. 27. With three victories on Saturday to Alvarado’s one, Graham cut Alvarado’s advantage to two (108-106) entering the meet’s final card.
On Sunday, Alvarado is named to ride five horses with Graham slated to guide seven pending scratches and other program changes.
A race-by-race look at their Sunday mounts follows:
Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 91-day meet in 2010 from Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, Sept. 26. 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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