Saturday, May 17, 2014

Arlington International News Release: TRAINER WAYNE CATALANO EARNS VICTORY NO. 2,500

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 17, 2014) – Trainer Wayne Catalano notched the 2,500th victory of his career when Susan Mouton’s Fine Assay won the 10th race on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse.
        Catalano, an 11-time Arlington training champion, was joined in the winner’s circle by his son-in-law Channing Hill, who rode the milestone winner; friends and Arlington officials who presented the conditioner with a bowl from Tiffany & Co. to mark the occasion.
        Earlier in the day, Catalano picked up win number 2,499 when Gary and Mary West’s Treasury Bill won an allowance race at Churchill Downs.
        “It’s a great feeling to do it at home here at Arlington,” Catalano said. “I started out here in 1983. I ran my first horse here and to win my 2,500th here is a great feeling.  The (horse who won) at Churchill had a big shot and this one was 4-to-5, so we hoped he would get it done. It was great to have Channing aboard.  It was a family affair.”
The 57-year-old native of New Orleans, Catalano is second-leading trainer in wins at Arlington with 982 victories trailing only the now-retired Richard Hazelton’s 1,181 tallies.
Arlington International Racecourse – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run an 89-day meet in 2014 from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, Sept. 28. Arlington International Racecourse, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates 11 off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities in Arlington Heights, Aurora, Chicago, East Moline, Waukegan, Villa Park, Rockford, South Elgin, Hodgkins, McHenry and Orland Hills.  Arlington International Racecourse is a proud member of America’s Best Racing. Information on Arlington International Racecourse and Trackside OTB can be found online at, on Facebook at and, and on Twitter at @Arlington_Park for the latest happenings, @arlingtonracing for the latest racing news and @tracksideotb for all things pertaining to off-track wagering.
David ZennerSenior Manager of Communications
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