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Arlington Park

Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner
Dzenner@arlingtonpark.com

POST TIME FOR THURSDAY, JULY 5 MOVED TO 5:00 PM


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 4, 2012) – After consulting with the Illinois Racing Board, other racing interests and the National Weather Service, Arlington Park management has adjusted first race post time to 5 pm for Thursday, July 5 it was announced today by track General Manager Tony Petrillo.

“By starting our races at 5 pm on Thursday, we can avoid the worst of the heat,” Petrillo said. “The hour-by-hour forecast shows temperatures starting to fall by the late afternoon. That drop in temperature combined with the extra precautions that Arlington has implemented for hot weather creates a better situation for both the human and equine athletes as well as our fans.”

Thursday’s nine-race Value Day and Senior Day card was originally set for 1 pm and will be pushed back by four hours. Races are scheduled every 25 minutes and will be interspersed with live races from Maywood Park. The last live race at Arlington race will run just before 8:30 pm. General Admission is $6 while seniors 55 and older can get in for just $4. The July 5 card is the first Thursday program of the season.

Gates will open at the regular 11:15 am time for those fans wishing to arrive early to bet races from tracks across the country.

Post time will revert to the regular 3 p.m. schedule for Friday’s Miller Lite Party in the Park program. Gates will open Friday at 1 pm.

With temperatures expected to moderate by the weekend, post time will be the normal 1 pm for Saturday and Sunday. Gates will open both days at 11:15 am.

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.

 


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