May 25, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Chicago's premier thoroughbred racetrack, Arlington Park, will turn purple and white for the second-consecutive year to celebrate Northwestern Day on Sunday, June 10. The event, beginning at 11:15 a.m., will recognize the academics, athletics and pride of Chicago's Big Ten Team with unique and special events for fans of all ages.
While world class horses and their jockeys speed around the Arlington Park rails, several of Northwestern's top coaches will be on hand to meet-and-greet with fans throughout race day. NU's Marching Band, WildPride and Willie the Wildcat also will be at the park for special performances and photo opportunities.
"We are excited to share our traditions and colors with the pageantry and excitement of a day at the races," Northwestern Director of Athletics Jim Phillips said. "From a photo finish to a last-second touchdown drive on a football Saturday, Arlington Park and Northwestern both offer the best fan experiences Chicago has to offer."
Arlington Park will show its support of Wildcat athletics by designating one of its races June 10 as the "Northwestern Cup." Each horse in the race will feature NU branded saddle cloth while Northwestern representatives will be presented with Arlington Park jockey silks in the Winner's Circle immediately following race.
Northwestern fans have the opportunity to purchase half-priced general admission tickets when using the code NUCATS12 at the Arlington Park website. More information on Arlington Park, including parking and directions, can be found at ArlingtonPark.com.
A complete agenda for the day will be posted in this space at NUsports.com prior to the event.
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