Tony Petrillo has been promoted to general manager of Arlington Park and will assume full control of the Chicago area racetrack effective immediately, Churchill Downs Inc. announced Oct. 13.

“This is my dream job, and I’m very excited to get started,” Petrillo said. “I’ve been a part of the Arlington Park team as well as a part of the racing and local community for many years and that’s given me an understanding of what makes Arlington Park so special. I believe we’ve got a great future.”

Petrillo was previously vice president facilities and operations with 17 years of service at Arlington Park.

“Tony has earned this opportunity with the dedication and commitment he has shown to Arlington Park,” said Bill Carstanjen, chief operating officer of Churchill Downs Inc., the parent company of Arlington Park. “Tony will bring a renewed focus to delivering the very best racing and customer service experience to Arlington Park’s patrons and fans.”
 

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