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TWIN SPIRES CLUB DERBY PREP CONTEST BEGINS SATURDAY, MARCH 15
Club Members Have Chance to Win 100,000 Points and up to $5,000 Cash
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. March 6, 2003) -- Twin Spires Club members have a chance to win up to $5,000 in the Derby Prep Challenge held on selected Saturdays from March 15 through April 19, 2003.
The contest is free to all members of the Twin Spires Club, the player-reward program of Arlington Park, Calder Race Course, Churchill Downs, Ellis Park and Hoosier Park and their respective Trackside OTB facilities. Club members will earn 500 Twin Spires Club points each Saturday that they participate in the $5,000 Derby Prep Challenge.
Contestants will be asked to select one horse in each of nine designated prep races on the road to Kentucky Derby 129. Five contest points will be awarded for selecting the official winner of the race; three points for second; and one point for the third-place horse.
At the conclusion of the contest on April 19, the member with the most contest points at each participating Twin Spires Club location will receive 100,000 Twin Spires Club points and the person with most contest points overall will receive the $5,000 Grand Prize.
Members do not have to participate on each selected Saturday but will not earn any contest points for races not played. Complete rules are available at www.twinspiresclub.com or at any of the participating locations.
The $5,000 Derby Prep Challenge Schedule:
Date Race Track
Arlington Park will hold its 104-day meet in 2003 from Friday, May 9 through Saturday, Sept. 27. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates six off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities - Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Rockford, Trackside Waukegan and Longshots Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. For further information on Arlington Park, visit www.arlingtonpark.com.