Arlington Park news release
Contact: David Zenner
SUNDAY CARD CANCELED AFTER SECOND RACE
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 29, 2011) – The Sunday racing program at Arlington Park was canceled following the second race when the jockeys chose not to ride. Fans in attendance were given free admission coupons to use at any time during the remainder of the meet.
“We felt the weather would continue to get better, which it did but the jockeys felt otherwise,” said Arlington Park General Manager Tony Petrillo. “We are deeply disappointed in their decision. We regret that our customers, owners and trainers were inconvenienced. We just want to move forward and focus on a great day of racing tomorrow.”
Racing at Arlington Park will resume Monday, May 30 at 1 pm for a special Memorial Day holiday card.
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.