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$250,000 Pick 4 Set for Arlington Million

Arlington Park will offer a special International Festival of Racing Pick 4 with a guaranteed gross pool of $250,000 on Aug. 16. The guaranteed Pick 4, will cover races eight through 11 and will include the $700,000 Beverly D. Stakes, the Arlington Million and the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes. All are grade I turf events.

Arlington Seeks Earlier Opening Date For 2004

Arlington Park has asked the Illinois Racing Board for approval to open its 2004 season April 28, two weeks ahead of the track's traditional Mother's Day opener. If granted, the request would take the Kentucky Derby simulcast rights away from National Jockey Club, which hosted Derby Day this year during its spring meet at Hawthorne Race Course.

Here and There

Equine Advocates to hold fundraiser in Saratoga Springs...Arlington honors Aspire Award winners and groom of the month.

Jockey Campbell Treated for Concussion

Jockey Jesse Campbell was treated and released from Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights Wednesday after sustaining a concussion in the second race when he fell from his mount, Great Eight, just before the finish line at Arlington Park.

Arlington Completes Wagering Probe of June 28 Race

Arlington Park completed its investigation of a suspicious odds drop on the winner of the second race June 28, Rainy Day Rules, announcing Friday there was no proof of any past-post wagering.

2002 Breeders' Cup Impact Put at $57 Million

The 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships hosted by Arlington Park on Oct. 26 had an economic impact of approximately $57 million, according to a study performed by the Roosevelt University Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration.

World Cup Simulcast Handle Declines 8.6%

The four-race simulcast from Dubai's Nad Al Sheba Racecourse on Saturday, which included the $6 million Dubai World Cup, was down by 8.6 percent from last year.

Duchossois Honored Locally for Hosting Breeders' Cup

According to a report in the Daily Herald, Arlington Park chairman Richard Duchossois was honored as Arlington Heights' "Business Leader of the Year" Thursday night for his role in hosting the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Arlington and Breeders' Cup Seek Court Approval For Pick-6 Payment

Arlington and Breeders' Cup Seek Court Approval For Pick-6 Payment

Arlington Park and its parent company, Churchill Downs Incorporated, filed a petition today with the U.S. District Court in New York to request that the court recognize Arlington Park's claim to the funds from the wagering pool of the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six wager. In granting the petition, the court would allow the Illinois Racing Board to authorize Arlington Park's payment to the rightful winners.

Rich Stakes Schedule Planned at Arlington

Arlington Park will return to its traditional May opening for the 2003 season after conducting a June through October season for the past two years. The 2003 schedule includes 29 stakes worth more than $5.5 million in purses during its 104 days of racing from May 9 to Sept. 27.

Federal Freeze May Delay Pick Six Payout

Federal Freeze May Delay Pick Six Payout

The executive director of the Illinois Racing Board said Friday it was premature to say if the board will take up at its Dec. 9 meeting the issue of dispersing funds to holders of winning Pick Six tickets from the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Hammond Returns to NBC Broadcast Booth

Tom Hammond, who appeared on last month's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships telecast on NBC while recovering from heart bypass surgery, will return to the broadcast booth Saturday for the Notre Dame-Rutgers football tilt.

Chills and Thrills

Chills and Thrills

By Ray Paulick -- The competitive races at Arlington Park warmed the chilly 46,118 on hand for the Breeders' Cup races Oct. 26.

BC Official: Arlington Not Necessarily a One-Timer

If you assume this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will be the first and last at Arlington Park, you may very well be wrong. If the Oct. 26 event meets with the satisfaction of Breeders' Cup, Arlington could become a regular host facility for the event.

Outrider Dies of Heart Attack at Arlington

Arlington Park outrider Conrad Rountree, 64, of Hamilton, Texas died early this morning at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. after suffering a an apparent heart attack in the stable area at the track Friday afternoon prior to the first race.

Arlington Park Outlines Breeders' Cup Security Procedures

Arlington Park has joined forces with local, state and federal law enforcement and government agencies to devise and implement a series of safety and security procedures for the 19th running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002.

NTRA: Longer TV Rights Deal, New Sponsor

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will seek three-year television rights agreements with member racetracks to assist in national coverage of horse racing, and also struck a deal with Guinness beer.

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