Arlington Park
2200 W. Euclid
Arlington Heights, Illinois, 60006


Racing Dates: 2011-04-06 until 2011-09-25
Number of Racing Days: 98

RacetrackTrack Length: 1 1/8 Miles
Stretch Length: 1,049 Feet
Stretch Width: 90 Feet
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Price General Admission: $6.00
Price Clubhouse: $3.00
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Arlington Park History

The track officially opened in 1927. Arlington was the first track to install a public-address system. In 1933 it added the first electric totalisator. In 1936 it added a photo finish camera. It introduced the first electric starting gate in 1940, and of trifecta wagering in 1971.

Arlington Park hosted the first million-dollar race – Arlington Million in 1981 and the result of that race is immortalized in bronze at the top of paddock at Arlington. It was on July 31, 1985, when the grandstand and clubhouse were completely gutted down and the race had to move to the Hawthorne Race Course. In 2000, Churchill Downs incorporated the track, which was the first step of Arlington Park to host the 2002 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Harry D. \\\"Curly\\\" Brown, a California based business man founded Arlington Park. He later served as the president of Oriental Park Racetrack in Havana, Cuba. Officially the track opened to twenty thousand spectators in 1927. The first race ever ran there saw the victory of Jockey Joe Bollero, who later became a successful trainer.

More About Arlington Park

1 Mile turf oval, Junior Jockey Club, Senior Days and Senior Spires, Million Room, Paddock Pub, Silk\\\'s Lounge, The Park, Cobey\\\'s Food Court, Mr. D\\\'s, Hearth Grill

Stakes GradePurse Date
Arlington Classic StakesIII$150,000May 24
Beverly D. Stakes I$750,000August 13
American Derby II$250,000July 12
Arlington Handicap III$200,000July 12
Washington Park II$300,000July 28
Arlington-Washington FuturityIII$150,000September 13
Arlington Matron Handicap III$150,000September 08
Arlington OaksIII$150,000July 18
Arlington-Washington LassieIII$150,000September 05

How to get there:

Arlington Park is located at Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The track is one-quarter mile east of IL Route 53 and is accessible by taking the Euclid Avenue East exit from Route 53. If you come by train, you will have to get on the Right Track from Metra and have to get down at Arlington Park.