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Arlington Park

Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


Popular Sunday Promotion Includes Weekly Themes and Behind the Scenes Looks

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 13, 2010) – One of the best ways for a family to spend a Sunday afternoon together is at Arlington Park. Every Sunday from May 24 through Sept. 6 is a Family Day, which returns for the 2010 season with themes that include partnerships with area sports teams including the Schaumburg Flyers and the Chicago Fire; area attractions such as Legoland, DuPage Children Museum and Brookfield Zoo; and two “family friendly” concerts.

Also on selected Sundays, children can sign up and participate in Arlington Park’s Junior Jockey Club, which is open to kids 12 and under. The Junior Jockey Club, which is free to join, educates children about Arlington Park and horse racing through hands-on activities and giveaways. Children 17 and under are always admitted free to Arlington Park. Post time on Sundays throughout the season is at 1 pm.

The entire theme schedules for Family Day and Junior Jockey Club follow:

Date Family Day Theme
*May 1(Sat.) Make a Derby Hat Craft
*May 9 Mother’s Day Craft
May 30 Brookfield Zoo Day
May 31(Mon.) 101.9 The Mix Concert featuring Ralph’s World (Noon-12:45 pm)
DuPage Children’s Museum Day (all day)
June 6 Schaumburg Flyers’ Day
June 13 Horsepower! Road and Track Event
June 20 Father’s Day Craft
June 27 Chicago Fire Day
July 4 Scouting on Track: Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary Celebration
July 11 Fiesta in the Park
July 18 Legoland Day
July 25 Schaumburg Flyers’ Day
Aug. 1 Chicago Fire Day
Aug. 8 101.9 The Mix Concert featuring Justin Roberts (Noon-12:45 pm)
DuPage Children’s Museum Day (all day)
Aug. 15 Brookfield Zoo Day
Aug. 22 Horsepower! Super Car Event
Aug. 29 Legoland Day
Sept. 5 Chicago Fire Day

Date Junior Jockey Club Theme
June 6 Meet the Jockey Colony
June 27 Starting Gate Tour
July 18 Backstretch Tour
Aug. 15 Equine Health Day – Meet the Vet & Blacksmith
Sept. 5 Paddock Tour

* Special pre-Memorial Day weekend Family Day activities

For more details on individual Family Day and Junior Jockey Club themes, check the online calendar at

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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