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Arlington Park

Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 13, 2010) – The 28th running of the Arlington Million, the centerpiece of the Arlington Park season, is rapidly approaching and tickets are moving fast. Some reserved seats remain for the biggest day of racing in Illinois plus a special marquee tent event has just been added for those looking for an all-inclusive package.

A handful of executive boxes remain available for purchase. These boxes seat from five to seven people and can be purchased either as a full box or as individual seats in a shared box for $100 per seat. Each executive box has its own television monitor and food and beverage service is available without having to leave your seat.

In addition, a small number of standard boxes remain available for purchase. These boxes also seat from five to seven people and can be purchased as a full box or as individual seats in a shared box for $80 per seat.

Also, a selection of reserved grandstand and clubhouse seats remain available for purchase at $25 each.

All seats purchases include general admission to the track as well as a Daily Racing Guide. Visit and click on tickets for August 21 to purchase your tickets on line. By using the website, you will be able to see a view from your seating area as well as whether your seats will be in the sun or shade to assist in making your purchase. If you do not wish to purchase online, tickets can be purchased through the Arlington Park ticketing office at 847-385-7427.

For those guests looking for an all-inclusive package, a Special Marquee Tent Party Package for parties of six or more has just been made available for purchase. This special package costs $85 per person and includes admission, Daily Racing Guide, shared tent space, a two-hour chef's table with BBQ menu; three-hour beer and wine bar (tax and service charge included). To purchase this package, call our reservation line at 847-385-7410.

Gates for Arlington Million Day open at 10 am and the first 1,000 people to enter that day will receive a free Arlington Million baseball cap while supplies last. The first of 12 races heads to the gate at 12:15 pm. Early arrival is encouraged and there will be a special autograph session by legendary jockeys including Earlie Fires, Randy Romero, Ron Turcotte, Gary Stevens, Jerry Bailey and more from 12:30 pm until 1:30 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 11 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, Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins and Sundance Saloon featuring Trackside OTB in Waukegan. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at


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