Monday, February 02 2009


TRACKSIDE OTB SPRING HANDICAPPING CONTEST SERIES TO COINCIDE WITH SEMINARS


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Feb. 2, 2009) – Arlington Park, which introduced its first live money handicapping contests in 2008, will again bring the popular contests to selected Illinois Trackside OTB locations during the Spring of 2009 to be held in conjunction with handicapping seminars at each location conducted by Chicago Sun-Times handicapper M. Scott McMannis.

All players need to do to participate is purchase a $50 contest wagering card at the Twin Spires Club Center at the designated location on day of each contest and play a minimum of five races from that day’s card at Hawthorne Race Course.





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Monday, January 19 2009


Handicapping Seminars/Contests announced


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Jan. 19, 2009) – Daily Herald and horseplayerpro.com handicapper Joe Kristufek will be on hand “talking horses” at Trackside OTB locations as part of his fourth “Learn to Win” tour that will include a “Beat the Pro” handicapping contest element for the first time in the Winter/Spring of 2009.

Kristufek’s tour of Trackside OTBs begins on Friday, Jan. 30 at Trackside McHenry, located inside Nicolino’s Restaurant, 621 Ridgeview Drive in McHenry. Kristufek will be on hand from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. to talk racing, answer questions and help fans hone their handicapping skills.





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Friday, December 19 2008


TWENTY-FOUR HANDICAPPERS TO REPRESENT ARLINGTON PARK IN UPCOMING NATIONAL HANDICAPPING TOURNAMENTS


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Dec. 18, 2008) – A record 24 contestants from seven states will represent Arlington Park at upcoming national handicapping tournaments in Las Vegas. Nine handicappers earned berths in the NTRA/DRF National Handicapping Challenge X (NHC) to be held at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa on Jan. 23-24, 2009, while 15 others will compete in the 2009 Horseplayer World Series (HPWS) at The Orleans from Feb. 19-21. (The complete list of qualifiers appears at the end of this news release.)

For the first time in 2008 in addition to its traditional NTRA/DRF qualifiers, Arlington Park offered “live-money” contests, at the track itself as well as across much of its Trackside OTB network, and the success of those contests has lead to an expansion of the contests for 2009 to begin in the spring. Contest winners and other top tier finishers won $84,975 in prize money in addition to earning berths in the two national tournaments.





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Wednesday, December 10 2008


ARLINGTON TO RUN 27 STAKES IN 2008 WORTH MORE THAN $5.3 MILLION


"ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Dec. 9, 2008) – The International Festival of Racing, featuring the 27th running of the Grade I Arlington Million, tops a 2009 schedule that includes 27 stakes races worth $5,325,000 during 98 days of racing at Arlington Park from Friday, May 1 through Sunday, Sept. 27. The announcement was made Tuesday following the approval of the Illinois Racing Board at its monthly meeting.

Arlington's International Festival of Racing will be run on Saturday, Aug. 8, and features three Grade I stakes, all scheduled to be run over Arlington’s internationally acclaimed turf course – the $1,000,000 Arlington Million for 3-year-olds & older; the $750,000 Beverly D. for fillies & mares, 3-years-old & older; and the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes for 3-year-olds.





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