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Contact: David Zenner


Trackside Off-Track Betting to Open at Popular Aurora Location

AURORA, ILL (April 15, 2013) – The Illinois Racing Board approved at its March meeting the return of wagering to The Foundry in Aurora when Trackside Off-Track Betting assumes the betting operation at the end of April at the western suburbs’ ultimate destination for anyone who loves sports.

In addition to housing Trackside Off-Track Betting, the Foundry is the area’s only sports bar that has 22 projection TVs and 140 flat screen TVs as well as shuffleboard tables, pool tables, sand volleyball courts, Team Trivia challenges, salsa dancing lessons and a Tobacco Shop & Lounge plus a fantastic menu, Mug Club, and drink specials.

“We’re looking forward to being able to present a more up-to-date environment for our guests at The Foundry and in the Trackside OTB,” said Foundry owner Dorothy Rubin. “We’re very excited about teaming up with a professional organization like the team at Trackside OTB and Arlington International Racecourse.”

Arlington is adding approximately 80 flat-screen HD-monitors to the more than 140 sets that already operating at The Foundry. Wagering machines will be located throughout the facility. Trackside is open day and night, seven days a week, 364 days a year to watch and wager on the best races from Arlington International Racecourse as well as all Illinois' Thoroughbred and harness tracks, plus races from across the country and around the world.

Wagering at The Foundry will be accepted at twelve betting terminals, as well as for the first time the via the FastBet Mobile® wagering service, which allows Trackside customers to wager on live and simulcast races using a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet.

Arlington International Racecourse – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run an 89-day meet in 2013 from Friday, May 3 through Sunday, Sept. 29. Arlington International Racecourse, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates 11 off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities – Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Waukegan, Joe’s Bar on Weed Street featuring Trackside Chicago, Tavern on North featuring Trackside Villa Park, Shooters Bar & Grill at Don Carter Lanes featuring Trackside Rockford, Stanley’s Ale House featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolino’s featuring Trackside OTB in McHenry, Trackside OTB in Hodgkins, Sam’s Triple Crown featuring Trackside Orland Hills and the Foundry featuring Trackside Aurora Information on Arlington International Racecourse can be found online at


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