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Arlington Park

Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Sept. 10, 2011) – Both trainer Tom Amoss and jockey Leandro Goncalves were confident that Jerry Namy’s Shared Property would run a big race in the Grade III $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity. Their confidence was rewarded as the son of Scat Daddy made a late rally in the center of the track to catch Take Charge Indy to win the one mile race by a length, covering the distance in 1:37.93.

“I had a lot of confidence in this horse,” said the Indiana-based rider. “He’s been training great. Tom brought him into the race in very good form. He showed me he’s the kind of horse who will do whatever you want to (in order to) win and that’s the kind of horse you need to win races like this.”

Shared Property kept his perfect record intact with his second victory in as many starts after breaking his maiden at Ellis Park in July. The winner’s share of $55,200 boosted his bankroll to $70,800.

There was a fast pace up front with 45-1 outsider Ville and 99-1 shot Fairy Cat vying though a 22.88 second opening quarter, 46.36 second half and three-quarter split of 1:11.50 before they both faded to the middle of the pack turning for home.

Take Charge Indy, the 2-1 favorite, assumed the lead in the stretch but was unable to hold off the winner.

“He's still kind of green,” said jockey James Graham who rode the beaten favorite. “Coming down the stretch he was looking at the outside fence. But he's growing into himself.”

Motor City closed from far back to get up for third, followed by No Spin, Hogy, Ville, Saturday Launch, Twelve Hundred, Fairy Cat, Heiko, Danger Storm, Priceless Shore and Squid to complete the order of finish in the field of 13 2-year-olds.

Third choice in the wagering, Shared Property paid $8.20, $4 and $3. Take Charge Indy returned $3.80 and $3. Motor City paid $6.80.

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


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