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Man Behind the Million

Man Behind the Million

A WWII veteran and Chicago business tycoon continues to influence Arlington International Racecourse – despite his advanced age and the political challenges faced by the Illinois racing community.

TRA Report Reflects Purse Revenue Trends

TRA Report Reflects Purse Revenue Trends

Revenue from alternative forms of gaming now accounts for almost one-third of total Thoroughbred purses in United States, but despite a decrease in handle, the percentage of handle that goes to purses has remained steady.

Arlington's Arnold New President of TRA

Arlington Park president Roy Arnold was elected the 34th president of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations at its annual board of directors' meeting Feb. 5 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Arlington Park Settles Federal Housing Lawsuit

Arlington Park has agreed to a settlement in a federal lawsuit brought by the United States and HOPE Fair Housing Center regarding backstretch housing, the track announced March 1. The settlement still must be approved by the federal court.

Petrillo Named Vice President at Arlington

Tony Petrillo has been promoted to vice president of facilities and operations, Arlington Park President Roy Arnold announced Feb. 7. Petrillo had served as the racetrack's director of facilities and operations since 1999.

Arlington Park Names Arnold Racetrack President

Arlington Park named Roy Arnold president of the historic Chicago-area racetrack and its off-track betting facilities. The March 30 announcement was made by track chairman Richard Duchossois and Andrew Skehan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Churchill Downs, Inc., Arlington's parent company.

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