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Arlington Park

Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Sept. 11, 2011) Ė Mr. Dís Sports Bar and Grill, a popular destination at Arlington Park during the live meet, will remain open during the off-season on Friday evenings plus Saturday and Sunday afternoons for fans to watch professional and college football as well as watch and wager on top racing from around the country.

Beginning Sept. 30, Mr. Dís will be open each Friday evening from 4 pm until 11 pm with food and drink specials including $1 sliders from 5:30 until 7:30 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, Mr. Dís will open at 10 am and feature $3 Mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys, as well as biscuits and gravy and wings specials from 10 am until Noon. Mr. Dís will remain open each Saturday and Sunday until 7 pm and offer free admission and feature $2 domestic draft beer specials all weekend. Guests should enter the Arlington Park grounds via the Gate 1 Wilke Road entrance and enter the facility through the Grandstand (east) entrance.

Fans will be able to keep up with all the sports and racing action on numerous large screen HD television monitors. There will self-service betting machines available for wagering on races from Hawthorne Race Course as well as other top tracks from around the country as horses prepare for the Breedersí Cup World Championships to be run at Churchill Downs Nov. 4-5.

Fans are encouraged to visit for special announcements regarding upcoming promotions at Mr. Dís including a schedule of live entertainment including karaoke, live music and trivia contests on Friday evenings from 8 pm.

Arlington Park Ė the Chicago areaís premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. Ė 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 Samís Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in Lockport, Stanleyís Ale House featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolinoís 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


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