Arlington Park news release
Contact: David Zenner
ROSEMARY HOMEISTER EARNS VICTORY NO. 2,500
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 20, 2012) – Jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr. notched the 2,500th victory of her career when she guided Center Hill Farm’s Eastern Precipice to a 3/4-length win in the 7th race Sunday at Arlington Park.
Homeister was joined in the winner’s circle by her daughter Victoria Rose, Arlington officials and her fellow riders as a video played saluting the milestone score as well as highlights of her career.
“I can’t believe it’s 2,500 wins,” said an elated Homeister in the winner’s circle. “I’m so glad I did it here at Arlington Park – the most beautiful racetrack in the world. I’m blessed to have my daughter Victoria Rose with me and I’m glad to have done it here with so many riders I’ve known for years and so many riders I’m meeting for the first time this year. The fans here have been awesome.”
A 39-year-old native of Hollywood, Florida, Homeister is the second-leading female rider of all time trailing only Julie Krone. Homeister returned to riding last year after giving birth to daughter Victoria Rose and is riding in Chicago for the first time in 2012.
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 12 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, Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins and Sam’s Triple Crown featuring Trackside Orland Hills. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.