Chris Polzin Named Racing Secretary At Indiana Grand

Chris Polzin, longtime director of racing/racing secretary at Arlington Park, has accepted the same position with Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Polzin will assume his new duties in Indiana beginning Monday, Oct. 26.

“I’m very excited and looking forward to joining the Indiana racing program,” said Polzin. “The breeding industry in Indiana right now is fantastic and the purse structure is very solid. I have also seen how dedicated track management is to the horsemen and the racing program. Their commitment to see the industry grow is very impressive. I look forward to being part of that vision.”

A native of LaGrange Park, Ill., Polzin has been associated with racing since the early 1980’s. His father, Elmer Polzin, was a longtime turf writer and handicapper in Chicago, prompting the younger Polzin to seek a job in the industry after college. Polzin was a standout swimmer in Illinois and went on to a junior college national championship title for College of DuPage. He has held many positions at Arlington Park since the early 1980s, from press box statistician to clerk of scales and his most recent post was as director of racing/racing secretary, a position he held for the past 11 years.

“Adding Chris to our team is a big boost to our racing program,” said Eric Halstrom, vice president and general manager of racing. “He is very familiar with the industry in general and brings in a unique perspective of Midwest racing from his many years on the Chicago circuit. We feel the transition for him to transfer into Indiana racing will be a seamless move.”

Racing is held Monday through Thursday until Thursday, Nov. 19. All-Quarter Horse racing is set for Saturday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 24. For more information, go to

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