ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois (June 27, 2008) -- With no correct tickets sold Friday on Arlington Park’s High 5, there will be a carryover pool of $53,672 heading into Saturday’s 11-race card at the suburban Chicago racetrack and the total pool for the wager is estimated to reach $100,000.
The High-5 wager, new to Arlington for the 2008 meet, requires a bettor to correctly select the first five finishers in order in a designated race. The wager is a $1 minimum bet and will be offered on Saturday’s 7th race. If nobody hits the High-5 on the 7th race, a second opportunity will be offered on the 11th race
Saturday’s card gets underway at 1 p.m. Central time and post time for the 7th race is scheduled for 3:57 p.m. Central.
Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 96-day meet in 2008 from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, Sept. 21. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates 11 off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities – Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Rockford, Trackside Waukegan, Fat Sam’s Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in Lockport, Lucky’s featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolino’s featuring Trackside OTB in McHenry, The Inferno featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit, Rookies featuring Trackside OTB in Homewood and Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at http://www.arlingtonpark.com