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Joint Statement of Arlington International Racecourse and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

“Today Arlington International Racecourse and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association executed a contract for the 2020 and 2021 race meets. The Illinois Racing Board unanimously approved Arlington’s 2020 revised race meet plan that allows for a 30-day summer meet without spectators on July 23 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with 2 p.m. post times through September 30, 2020. Arlington is working with State and local city officials to open its backstretch on or before July 6.

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“The mutually agreed upon contract comes as the result of careful compromise and difficult deliberations on behalf of officials from both Arlington Park and ITHA.  

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“Both parties are now focused on facilitating a prosperous meet in these difficult times.”