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Horseplayer PRO (7/6/09)

Contact: Joe Kristufek - to conduct LIVE “Million Preview Day” chat

HP Pro’s Joe Kristufek and Brian W. Spencer to field questions and provide analysis via live chat Friday night

On Friday, July 10 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm (CDT), a free “live chat” dedicated to Arlington Park’s “Million Preview Day” will be conducted at

Hosted by Horseplayer PRO’s Joe Kristufek and Brian Spencer, the chat will cover all six stakes races to be run at Arlington on Saturday, July 11.

ARLINGTON SPRINT - $200,000, 3yo&up, 5 1/2 furlongs (turf)
AMERICAN DERBY (GII) - $300,000, 3yo’s, 1 3/16 miles (turf)
ARLINGTON HANDICAP (GIII) - $200,000, 3yo&up, 1 ¼ miles (turf)
MODESTY HANDICAP (GIII) - $200,000, f&m, 3yo&up, 1 3/16 miles (turf)
DIAMOND RING - $50,000, fillies, 3yo’s, 1 1/16 miles (turf)
PINK RIBBON - $50,000, f&m, 3yo&up, 5 furlongs (turf)

Million PreviewIn order to participate, fans need only to visit, click on the front door to the chat, and create a temporary ID. Fans are encouraged to submit their questions as early as noon CDT on Friday, and to join into the live chat forum beginning at 7:30 pm.

A self-proclaimed horse racing ambassador, Kristufek covers the Chicago circuit as well as Oaklawn Park for Horseplayer PRO. He’s also the morning-line maker for Arlington Park, and is involved in several of the track’s educational initiatives.

Spencer covers Churchill Downs and Fair Grounds for Horseplayer PRO, and provides daily commentary for Arlington Park’s Daily Racing Guide. His blog can be found at

Horseplayer PRO previous Triple Crown chats were very well received, and additional chats are planned for big racing events down the road, including the August 8 Arlington Million Day and the November 6 and 7 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, held this year at Santa Anita.

Horseplayer PRO is co-owned and managed by lifelong racing enthusiasts who share more worlds of combined experience working on the inside of the racing industry. Partners Jeremy Plonk, Tim Turrell and Joe Kristufek and contributors Terry Turrell, Peter Rotondo Sr., Rowland Hoyt and Brian W. Spencer bring an array of insight with the approach of the horseplayer first. After all, that's how we all started in the business and it’s what continues to drive them today. Horseplayer PRO is an official handicapping content provider to, the world's largest sports website, the Breeders’ Cup, and the American Quarter Horse Association, as well as analysts covering the largest race meetings from coast to coast.

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