Racing & Wagering

Arlington to Air Second Year of Spring/Summer Television Series on NBC Sports Chicago

Churchill Downs Communications | 04/19/2018 #
  • Alyssa Ali and Howard Sudberry

Kicking off its second season April 21, Arlington International Racecourse brings a glimpse of the Sport of Kings to Chicago sports fans with news, events, and live guests during Good Day Arlington on NBC Sports Chicago. Hosted by Chicago television-veteran Howard Sudberry and national television racing analyst Alyssa Ali, the 30-minute show will air at 11:00 a.m. on 23 Saturdays from April 21 through September 22.

“Howard is familiar to Chicago viewers from his years of covering the Chicago sports scene and his experience gives him a unique perspective on Chicago sports and also on Thoroughbred horse racing,” said Arlington General Manager Tony Petrillo. “Alyssa has national television experience, a great social media following, and as the daughter of a trainer she is a racing expert. Howard and Alyssa also have a great chemistry and that helps makes this show fun to watch.”

Good Day Arlington will feature segments on horse racing and current sporting events, as well as the food, fashion, and people that make Arlington the special venue it is.

“We want this show to be fun, informative, and since it is live it will be current,” said Sudberry. “We had great live guests last year like Mike Ditka, Ozzie Guillen, Eddie Olczyk and Joel Quenneville, and we are already lining up some of the biggest names in Chicago to join us again this year.”

Famed Chicago hockey player and sports broadcaster Eddie Olczyk is scheduled to join Sudberry and Ali as the first on-air guest of the season April 21.