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WGN news release

Contact: Diana Dionisio, ddionisio@tribune.com

WGN-TV TO AIR ‘THE ARLINGTON MILLION’


CHICAGO – August 10, 2012 – WGN-TV Chicago and WGN America will provide live HD coverage of The Arlington Million from Arlington Park Racetrack on Saturday, August 18 from 5-6 pm CT. The encore replays on CLTV on the same night from 8-9 pm CT.

The one-hour telecast will also include the live running of the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes plus highlights from the Grade I $500,000 Secretariat Stakes and the $400,000 American St. Leger Stakes which will have been run earlier in the day. Hosted by WGN’s Dan Roan, and longtime Chicago sportscaster Arlington Park’s Howard Sudberry, the broadcast team will be joined by former Blackhawks player and Blackhawks television analyst Eddie Olczyk.

Leading up to The Arlington Million, the post position draw will take place at the WGN-TV Studios and will be seen live on “WGN Midday News” on Wednesday, August 15.

The Arlington Million is a grand celebration drawing horses, owners, trainers, jockeys, and fans from every corner of the world. The highlight of the racing day is the renowned Arlington Million, one of the world’s great horse races. The Arlington Million is a Grade I race for Thoroughbred horses aged three years and up. It is raced over a distance of 1 1/4 miles on the turf at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, IL. It was introduced in 1981.

About WGN-TV

WGN-TV is Chicago’s CW network affiliate, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment, with most WGN Sports telecasts, WGN News and CW programs in high definition on WGN 9.1. WGN-TV programs more news than any other Chicago TV station for WGN-TV and cable news channel CLTV in Chicago; Rockford, IL; and South Bend, IN. WGN 9.2 is Chicago’s home of Tribune Broadcasting’s classic TV network, Antenna TV. WGN also programs for WGN America on cable, telco and satellite throughout the U.S. WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For additional information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNtv.com.

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 www.arlingtonpark.com.

 


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