Arlington Park news release
Contact: David Zenner
ALVARADO TAKEN TO NORTHWEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 27, 2011) – Jockey Junior Alvarado was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. following an incident in the fourth race at Arlington Park Friday when his mount, Monkey’s Moonbeam, fell approaching the top of the stretch and threw the rider to the track.
Alvarado was conscious and walked to the track ambulance under his own power and was taken to the hospital for further evaluation where it was determined he suffered a broken collar bone, according to his agent Jay Fedor.
Entering Friday’s races, Alvarado was the track’s leading rider with 19 wins from 79 mounts.
Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run an 86-day meet in 2011 from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, Sept. 25. 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, Silk and Sulkies 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.