Arlington Park news release
Contact: David Zenner
ARLINGTON PARK JOCKEYS TO APPEAR AT PARTNERS FOR PROGRESS EVENT ON MONDAY, AUGUST 8
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 3, 2011) – Several jockeys from the Arlington Park riding colony will lend their time and expertise to “Partners for Progress” on Monday, August 8, from 3 pm until 6 pm at the Pine Grove Equestrian Center in Mundelein, Ill. Among the jockeys expected to attend are Junior Alvarado, Chris Emigh, Florent Geroux, James Graham, Tanner Riggs and Tim Thornton.
By partnering client, horse, volunteer and community, Partners for Progress offers riding opportunities that challenge disabled individuals to achieve their maximum potential which rewards their efforts in growing physically, mentally and socially.
Arlington Park jockeys will spend the day with the kids in the program. They will spend time with the kids and also participate in the program by helping the kids ride the horses. Horses have helped the program participants grow emotionally, physically, and socially and the chance to engage with professional jockeys will be a great treat and aid in their progress. The jockeys will be dressed in racing silks and will bring goggles, water bottles, and jockey helmets for the participants.
In addition, during the month of August jockeys, racing staff and Arlington Park employees will be encouraged to donate products on Partners For Progress’ wish list which include needed office and horse supplies.
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.