Re: Arlington Park For Sale (252 Views)
Posted by: prist
Date: March 02, 2021 04:20PM
Mr. Duchossois comments in the Daily Herald:
"I think Churchill has two of the finest managers in the country," said Duchossois, who says he got briefed on the reasons for the sale and details. "It's been explained to me, and I don't understand it, but I agree with it."
He sold to CD with the intention of selling to someone who would guide Arlington long into the future. While 20 years is into the future, I, and many others, expected more than what we got.
Two groups were gobbling up tracks at that time. Stronach and Churchill. I too thought Churchill was the right choice at the time. My opinion has changed, but Mr. Duchossois still holds them in the highest regard.
The only thing that confused me about the sale to CD was that they historically competed for the same horses. How were they going to make that work? How does a strong 6 month meet at Arlington benefit the racing product at Churchill Downs?