Arlington Park news release
Contact: David Zenner
SURAJ NARREDU SCORES FIRST AMERICAN WIN
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 29, 2011) – Jockey Suraj Narredu, a winner of more than 1,000 races in his native India, tallied his first North American victory when he guided Al Ali’s Invisible Star to a 1 ½-length score in the first race at Arlington Park on Sunday.
“He broke out well and was in ideal position the whole way,” Narraedu said. “He opened up in the stretch and went very well for me. This is a very big moment for me.”
Narredu, 26, began his career at the BARI riding school in Bangalore as a 12-year-old and has been riding professionally for eight years.
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.