ARLINGTON PARK NOTES
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MYNAMEISCHASE PAYS $242 WIN MUTUEL AT ARLINGTON PARK
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 14, 2003) -- Mynameischase lit up the tote board at Arlington Park in Wednesday's seventh race with a $242.80 win mutuel for a $2 wager, the largest payoff recorded at Chicago's premier Thoroughbred oval since the facility reopened in 2000.
The 4-year-old gelding owned by Jim Perrone & Stephen Richek, trained by Nicolas Perez and ridden by apprentice jockey Cruz Contreras, toured the five and a half furlongs in 1:05.17 on a sloppy course and came from just off the pace to win the sprint by three and three-quarter lengths.
The previous high straight payoff recorded here since the 2000 season was posted Oct. 2 last fall when Your Bold paid a $154.20 straight mutuel.
Mynameischase paid $75.60 to place, also a high for the young season, and $13.20 to show. The exacta payoff coupling Mynameischase with runner-up Spanish Mist returned $3,245.60, and the trifecta involving third-place finisher Bold America was worth $9,329.20. The exacta and trifecta payoffs were also record highs for the 2003 Arlington Park season through the first four days of racing.
Arlington Park -- host to the record-breaking 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships and the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- will run a 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 featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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