ARLINGTON PARK NOTES
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ARLINGTON FESTIVAL TO FEATURE CHICAGO'S LONGEST GREEK LINE DANCE
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 5, 2003) -- When the inaugural Greek Fest, co-sponsored by GreekCircle Magazine, visits Arlington Park on Saturday, June 14, all Festival goers will be invited to join in to form Chicago's longest Greek Line Dance on the racetrack following the final race of the day.
Arlington's first-ever authentic Greek summer festival will feature authentic Greek food, Greek dancing (including dance troupe performances) and Greek music as well as family activities for the children, including pony rides, a petting zoo plus coloring books and crayons. Music and festivities begin at noon with the first race set for 1:30 p.m. General admission is $6 at the door and all children under 16 admitted for free. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the new Greek American Rehabilitation & Nursing Centre.
Among the authentic Greek food on the menu will be:
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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