2012 Million Ladies Luncheon


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The annual Arlington Million Ladies Luncheon, entitled "Racing for a Cure" on behalf of cancer research, will be held on August 16 from 11:45 a.m. until the last race in the International Room at Arlington Park.

On the 10th anniversary of event, Sheila Thayer, owner of Tampa Bay Downs, will receive the 2012 Chenery award. Christine Janks, a trainer of great distinction in the Midwest, will receive the 2012 Illinois Distinguished Woman in Racing Award. Zoe Cadman, HRTV analyst and a former jockey at Illinois tracks, will receive the 2012 Media Award.

Noted television racing analyst Caton Bredar will serve a Mistress of Ceremonies for the event, which begins at 11:45 running through the last race. The event will be held in the International Room and includes lunch, a wine raffle and silent and live auctions. Entertainment will be provided by The Metropolis Theatre.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation.

For those wanting to attend, R.S.V.P. to (phone) 708-267-6706 or email to

Tickets: $125.00
Tables of 10: $1,250.00
50/50 raffle tickets: $50.00


*Required attire for the International Room. Derby hats requested for ladies.*

Gentleman: sport coat, slacks and collared shirt. Ladies: conservative dresses, skirts and blouses or pantsuits, Derby hats requested. Dress requirements also apply to children. Please no jeans, shorts, t-shirts, halter tops, athletic shoes, or abbreviated attire. Guests who do not adhere to the dress code will not be admitted. 
 Tickets are not available through the Arlington Park website. For those wanting to attend, R.S.V.P. to (phone) 708-267-6706 or email to