Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16, 2012

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Gates Open First Post Admission
11:15 1:00 $8

Prairie State Festival of Racing

The 13th annual showcase for Illinois-registered horses includes six $125,000 stakes for horses bred and/or foaled in Illinois. Join us for an exciting day of racing including the Purple Violet Stakes, Springfield Stakes, Isaac Murphy Handicap, White Oak Handicap, Lincoln Heritage Handicap and Black Tie Affair Handicap.

You can even begin your day early, and take part in one of the most special times at Arlington Park with Breakfast at Arlington.

More Events

  • Breakfast at Arlington & VIP Backstretch Tour

    Watch the horses go through their morning training regimen against a breathtaking backdrop of early morning sunlight and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet that will be available for purchase.

    You can even secure a spot on our popular backstretch tour in advance with the purchase of a special VIP Backstretch Tour and Breakfast Package, limited to the first 40 guests to purchase tickets online for each event date.

    Get all the details and pricing for Breakfast at Arlington and the VIP Backstretch Tour package here.

  • Culinary Club - Smoke House


    With five different Culinary Club events in the 2012 Season, you'll surely find one to delight your taste buds! Today's Culinary Club features delicious offerings from the Smoke House menu. Check out the packages, menus and details here to start planning your culinary adventure. Each Culinary Club event includes admission to Arlington Park, a Daily Racing Guide, 2‐hour buffet and 3‐hour Classic Beverage Bar.

    This event requires a special ticket. Not included with General Admission.

  • Saturday Summer Bash

    Today’s Miller Lite Saturday Summer Bash features the amazing sounds of Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press performing on the main band stage from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. And don’t forget Mr. D’s Sports Bar stays open after the races so stop in and keep the party going!

    Can’t make it today? Check out the electrifying Miller Lite Saturday Summer Bash line-up for the 2012 season

  • Galloping Out


    Galloping Out rescues and financially supports racehorses who retire from racing and helps them find new homes. Join Arlington Park in supporting this great charity on Saturday, June 16 after the last race. There will be a cocktail party in the Paddock, a silent auction, live entertainment by Peter Guerin and more!

    Tickets are $50 and can be purchased through Galloping Out. For tickets and details, visit