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Arlington Park

Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 6, 2012) – Arlington Million Day on Saturday, August 18 is Arlington Park’s biggest party of the year, and for 2012 the track is kicking things up a notch by offering a special Million VIP Lounge in the International Room.

Arlington Park is partnering with Global Adrenaline to convert the Internatinoal Room, which overlooks the racecourse with a floor-to-ceiling view of the race, into an exclusive VIP Lounge to provide an all-inclusive club experience.

Highlighted by DJ Summer Altice — a high energy DJ who heats up nights at the Playboy Mansion, and performed at some of the top nightclubs in the world — and a premium club atmosphere, this new Arlington Million experience will be truly unique.

“The Arlington Million is an event of International stature and our new Million VIP Lounge will offer an experience like no other combining one of the most important races on the International calendar with spectacular entertainment,” said Arlington Park General Manager Tony Petrillo.

“Global Adrenaline is honored to partner with Arlington Park for the iconic Arlington Million,” said Global Adrenaline’s owner Christian Banach. “We are excited to bring a high-energy upscale club environment to the track and look forward to making the Arlington Million Illinois’ Kentucky Derby.”

Tickets for the Million VIP lounge, which can be purchased online at, cost $200 apiece and include admission into the Million VIP Lounge, a 4˝-hour premium open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet, a Red Carpet entrance, private mutuel clerks, an outdoor viewing area, a silent auction, and admission to an exclusive after-party.

A special VIP table reservation package that includes seating for eight, bottle service and a private server is available for purchase as well.

About Global Adrenaline

Established in 1997, nightlife marketing and event production company, Global Adrenaline, specializes in celebrity and VIP nightlife, producing over 200 events per year with an annual attendance of over 200,000. These events include special productions such as the NYE: Official Playboy New Year’s Eve Celebration, Haunted Hotel Ball, Hooters Yacht Party, Million VIP Lounge at the Arlington Million, Midsummer’s Night Dream Lingerie Cruise, and weekly parties at several of Chicago’s top nightclubs. Global Adrenaline has booked some of the biggest stars in music, television, film, sports, and pop culture including Pitbull, T-Pain, Jason Derulo, Pauly D, Steve Aoki, and DJ Chuckie. Considered to be Chicago’s most creative nightlife marketer, Global Adrenaline continues to reinvent the scene and bring it to new places.

About DJ Summer Altice

Seductive and versatile on the screen, Summer Altice can be seen featured in the films The Scorpion King, Wedding Crashers, You, Me and Dupree and Grind. She has also co-starred on the incredibly popular series CSI: NY, Medium, One Tree Hill and HBO’s Entourage. Visit her website for more!

About Arlington Park

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


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