Arlington Park news release
Contact: David Zenner
$200,000 GUARANTEED POOL FOR 50-CENT PICK 4; $100,000 GUARANTEED POOL FOR 50-CENT PICK 5 WITH A 15 PERCENT TAKEOUT
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 3, 2011) – Fans of multi-race wagers, particularly those involving high-quality turf stakes races, will find plenty of opportunity to partake in such bets on Arlington Million Day on Saturday, August 13 when the track will play host to three Grade I turf stakes and an overnight stakes race that will comprise much of the back half of the 12-race card that starts at 12:15 pm Central time.
Arlington Park will offer a $200,000 guaranteed pool on an all stakes 50-cent Pick 4 wager covering races 7-10. Concluding with the 29th running of the Arlington Million, which will be the 10th race of the day, this Pick 4 will also include the Million’s sister race, the $750,000 Beverly D. as the ninth race of the afternoon, the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes for 3-year-olds as the eighth event, and the $65,000 Hatoof Stakes, an overnight race for 3-year-old fillies.
In addition, the track’s popular 50-cent Pick 5 which carries a low 15 percent takeout rate, will cover races 6-10 and offer a guaranteed pool of $100,000.
Of course, the Grade I races will comprise the Festival Pick 3, a $1 minimum wager.
The day’s $1 Pick 6, which will cover races 5-10, will have at least four turf races in the sequence. Depending on how the rest of the card is assembled at entry time Aug. 10, this could be an all-turf wager.
All of Arlington’s races on Million Day will offer standard win, place, show, exacta, trifecta and superfecta races subject to Illinois Racing Board rules and the Arlington Million will offer a Super High Five wager with that race to be determined at draw time for those races on Tuesday, Aug. 9. In addition, the $1 Place Pick 9 will cover the final nine races on the card (4-12) and there will be two other 50-cent Pick 4 wagers covering races 3-6 and races 9-12.
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.