Arlington Park news release
Contact: David Zenner
TRACKSIDE OFF TRACK BETTING HARNESS HANDICAPPING CONTEST SERIES SELECTED WEEKEND DATES MAY-SEPTEMBER
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 26, 2012) – Arlington Park will offer live money handicapping contests on selected dates in May, June, July and September at selected locations across the Illinois Trackside Off-Track Betting network with a weekly top prize of $400.
All players need to do to participate is purchase a $50 contest wagering card at the Wagering Services Center at the selected location on the day of each contest and play a minimum of five races from that night’s card at Maywood Park unless otherwise noted on a specific contest date.
Each contest will be organic to a typical day at the track, meaning that players will have the flexibility to wager in more pools (Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, and multi-race wagers such as the Pick 3 and Pick 4) than in most other contests and have freedom to participate from any location within the designated Illinois Trackside Off-Track Betting facility as there is no need for assigned contest wagering windows. However, all wagers must be made using the contest card at self-service terminals only. Contestants may invest winnings from contest races into future contest wagers. For complete contest rules, visit Arlington Park’s Web site at www.arlingtonpark.com.
The weekly winner overall will receive a monetary prize of $400. The top four players each week will earn cash prizes.
Contest Date Trackside Location
Friday, May 11 Waukegan
Friday, May 18 Rockford
Friday, June 1 Hodgkins
Friday, June 15 Quad City Downs
Friday, July 27 McHenry
Friday, Sept. 7 Orland
Friday, Sept. 14 TBD
Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 90-day meet in 2012 from Friday, May 4 through Sunday, Sept. 30. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates 11 off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities – Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Waukegan, Tavern on North featuring Trackside Villa Park, 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 and Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.