Friday, August 17, 2012

August 17, 2012

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Million Gala


Hear ye, hear ye Lords and Ladies. You're invited to be our noble guest at the Million Gala and join in the merriment of Million Week celebrations at Medieval Times Castle in Schaumburg, Illinois.

In celebration of the 30th running of the Arlington Million, we're surrendering to an age of bravery and honor to witness epic battles of steel and steed during Medieval Times' ALL-NEW SHOW.

As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times will serve a feast fit for royalty.

Your ticket includes open bar and hor d’oeuvres, followed by Medieval Times’ unrivaled dinner and tournament. Attend the official pre-Million party and help raise funds for the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, too.

When:    August 17, 2012

Where:  Medieval Times Castle

             2001 North Roselle Road
             Schaumburg, IL

Time:    Kings Faire: 7:30 p.m.
             Feast and Tournament: 8:30 p.m.

Attire:   Business attire requested

Tickets:   $75

What say ye? RSVP by sunset on August 13, 2012. Tickets are available via the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre of Arlington Heights. Click here or call 847.577.2121 for tickets.

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    Jockeys that have been involved in some of the biggest moments in the history of thoroughbred horse racing will be together in one room, and this is your chance to join them.

    This is a ticketed charity event that brings Legendary Jockeys from all over the country to raise funds to benefit two national organizations dedicated to serving the athletes and workers that support the sport: The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America - Illinois.

    Private Dining event for 5 tables - $600 per table for 6 people. Lunch will be offered during the program. Contact Nancy LaSala for tickets at

    Friday, August 17

    Private Lunch in the Turf Club: 12pm – 1pm
    Mingling: 1pm – 1:30pm   

    Free Public Event:
    (No ticket required for this portion of the event.)
    Meet legendary jockeys at the Starting Gate Theater: 1:45pm – 2:45pm

  • Party in the Park Concert Series


    It’s Friday and we all know what that means! It’s time to head to Arlington Park after work (or sneak out a little early!) for an exhilarating afternoon filled with good friends, great food and heart-pounding Thoroughbred racing entertainment. Today’s Miller Lite Party in the Park Concert Series features the amazing sounds of Hey Jimmy performing on the main band stage from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 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 complete Miller Lite Party in the Park line-up for the 2012 season including our electrifying Remix Series and Park After Dark events.

  • Jockey Challenge Race

    Five Retired Jockeys to Return to Fave Arlington Top 5 in Pari-Mutuel Race

    Once again in 2012 as part of the festivities leading up to the Arlington Million, five retired jockey greats will return to the saddle for one race and square off against five of the top riders in the Arlington Park standings in the "Arlington Fab 5" vs. "Legends" turf race complete with pari-mutuel wagering to be held on Friday, August 17.

    Slated to take a one-day break from retirement are Hall-of-Fame jockey Earlie Fires; Patti Cooksey, who has been participating in similar Legends races the last few seasons; former Arlington Park Rising Star and now HRTV Broadcaster Zoe Cadman, former Eclipse Award winning rider Frank Lovato Jr.; and Midwestern mainstay Larry Melancon.


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