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Arlington Park

Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 21, 2009) – The Miller Lite Saturday Taste of Summer returns for the 2010 season. The promotion was added to the calendar last year and proved popular with fans of all ages. This year’s Miller Lite Taste of Summer runs from May 29, the Saturday before Memorial Day, through Sept. 4, the Saturday before Labor Day. The Miller Lite Saturday Taste of Summer features live music by popular local bands on most Saturdays plus delicious food and beverage specials. First race and first song each week is at 1 pm unless noted below.

In addition to live music, the Saturday Taste of Summer will feature Baggo and other interactive games plus guests will be able to have the pictures taken by an on-track photographer who will make the photos available for them to download at no charge.

Throughout the season, 97.9 FM “The Loop” will be hosting a Baggo tournament on selected Saturdays – May 29, June 19, July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 4; and Q-101 (WKQX) will host a pair of “Sherman and Tingled Out” events on June 26 and Sept. 11.

Music from a wide range of genres including classic rock, Motown, New Orleans soul and Latin-flavored rock will be presented during the course of the summer. The complete schedule of bands follows:

Date Band (genre)
*May 1 Bopology (swing) **
May 29 Girl Next Door (rock)
June 5 DuPage (rock) **
June 19 Professor John (New Orleans soul)
July 3 Hi Infidelity (rock) ***
July 10 Petty Cash (Tom Petty/Johnny Cash)
July 17 Mr. Slate (classic rock) **
July 24 Tin Horse (southern rock)
Aug. 14 North Branch (classic rock)
Aug. 21 7th Heaven (classic rock) **
Sept. 4 Four Man Band (classic rock)

* Special pre-Memorial Day band
** 12:15 pm start time
*** 4 pm start time
schedule subject to change (visit for details)

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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