Racing & Wagering

First Arlington Park Condition Book for 2010 Available Online

| Churchill Downs Communications | 04/02/2010 #

The first condition book for Arlington Park's 2010 racing season, which opens Thursday, April 29, has been posted on the track's Website, click here. Hard copies of Book 1 will be available early next week.

Condition Book 1, the first penned by Arlington park's new Director of Racing and Racing Secretary Christian Polzin, covers the meet's first 11 racing days - Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 15 and includes the meet's first two stakes races - $100,000 divisions of the Illinois Owners Stakes, one for each sex.

The track's stable area, which can house 2,140 horses in 35 barns, opens Monday, April 12 with both the main track and training track open for training two days later on Wednesday, April 14.

Entries for opening day, Thursday, April 29, will be taken on Sunday, April 25. The opening day card will be highlighted by the Undercover Boss tribute race named in honor of the late Meghan Rice, the daughter of longtime Arlington Park valet Kenny Rice. Rice's story was one of several told on the March 14 episode of the CBS television series "Undercover Boss", when Churchill Downs Incorporated Chief Operating Officer Bill Carstanjen was filmed undercover at Arlington Park and other CDI properties.