Arlington Park news release
Contact: David Zenner
WGN AND WGN AMERICA TO BROADCAST ARLINGTON MILLION
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 3, 2011) – One of Chicago’s great entertainment and sports events of the year will be broadcast to Chicagoland and nationwide thanks to a partnership between Arlington Park and WGN Television.
The 29th running of the Arlington Million will be carried live in HD on WGN-TV Channel 9 in Chicago and nationwide on WGN America on Aug. 13, 2011 from 5:00-5:30 pm CDT. The program will be rebroadcast locally on CLTV from 8:00-8:30 pm CDT.
The broadcast will be hosted by WGN’s Dan Roan, and longtime Chicago sportscaster Arlington Park’s Howard Sudberry. The inclusion of WGN America will make this show available in more than 27 million households worldwide.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring our premier racing event to viewers in Chicago and nationwide on WGN through a partnership between two great Chicagoland companies,” said Arlington Park General Manager Tony Petrillo. “WGN is known for its first-class productions and we are proud to be associated with a brand that stands for such quality.”
“The Arlington Million is one of Chicago’s Very Own signature events of the summer,” said WGN Vice President/General Manager Marty Wilke. “We’re pleased to be able to showcase this great event from Arlington Park on WGN.”
The Arlington Million, along with the Secretariat Stakes and the Beverly D. Stakes, are the three Grade I races to be run at Arlington Park on August 13 as part of the track’s International Festival of Racing.
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 12 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, Stanley’s Ale House featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolino’s featuring Trackside OTB in McHenry, TADS Sports Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit, Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins, Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Villa Park and Sundance Saloon featuring Trackside OTB in Waukegan. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.