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Arlington Park

Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 2, 2010) – First-day ticket sales were brisk for many of Arlington Park’s major race days as the track’s entire inventory for the 2010 season went on sale Thursday, April 1, both at the track’s Website ( and over the telephone.

As would be expected, the track’s signature days – May 1 “Chicagoland’s Largest Derby Party”; May 9 Mother’s Day; June 20 Father’s Day; July 3 “Racing, Music & Fireworks”; and Aug. 21 Arlington Million Day – were those that enjoyed the most first-day ticket sales.

“I was very pleased with first-day sales,” said Jen Welding, Arlington Park Director of Sales. “The phone lines were lit up most of the day and our online ticketing allowed many guests to make their own box seat purchases and enjoy the savings for purchasing online.”

For the first time in 2010, box seat ticket purchases include general admission. By purchasing an executive or standard box seat, guests can experience the best view of Arlington Park for the best value and purchasing these packages result in a savings from $1 to $6 over the a la carte pricing, plus those who purchased online enjoyed an additional $2 savings on the general admission price.

Online ticketing is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week while the track’s admission office (847-385-7427) and restaurant reservation line (847-385-7410) are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5 pm.

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 Waukegan, Shooters Bar & Grill at Don Carter Lanes featuring Trackside Rockford, 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


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