Arlington Park news release
Contact: David Zenner
LONGSHOTS BAR AND GRILL AT ARLINGTON PARK TO REMAIN OPEN SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS DURING OFF-SEASON
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Sept. 30, 2010) – Longshots Sports Bar and Grill, a popular destination at Arlington Park during the just completed live meet, will remain open Saturdays and Sundays during the off-season for fans to watch professional and college football as well as watch and wager on top racing from around the country.
Longshots will open each Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and offer free admission plus food and beverage specials including $15 bucket-of-beer specials, $3 Miller Lite drafts, 35-cent chicken wings and more. Guests should enter the Arlington Park grounds via the Gate 1 Wilke Road entrance and enter the facility through the Grandstand (east) entrance.
Fans will be able to keep up with all the sports and racing action on numerous large screen HD television monitors. There will be live mutuel clerks as well as self-service machines available for wagering on races from Hawthorne Race Course as well as other top tracks from around the country as horses prepare for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be run at Churchill Downs Nov. 5-6.
Fans are encouraged to visit www.arlingtonpark.com and arlingtonparklive.com for special announcements regarding upcoming promotions and appearances by radio personalities and athletes at Longshots.
Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – ran 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 www.arlingtonpark.com.