Saturday, June 28, 2014

June 28, 2014

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Gates Open First Post Admission
11:15 AM 1 PM $8 Adults/$2 Child

Celebrate Chicago Day

Revel in our “Sweet Home” as we show outsiders why Chicago is “My Kind of Town” with entertainment and specials unique to the Windy City.

On Celebrate Chicago Day, Arlington is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of its record-setting rebuilding following the devasting fire of 1985.  In 1989, Arlington re-opened its gates to the public, ready to take the racing world by storm with a grandiose new facility to call home.  We are excited to celebrate this piece of history and day of celebration with our guests.

  • Commemorative Program:  The Daily Racing Guide for June 28 will be a replica of the souvenir program created in 1989 on Arlington's first day of racing following the fire.
  • Enter To Win:  Garrett Popcorn Shops Two Gallon Classic Blue Signature Striped Tin filled with Chicago Mix, Museum of Science & Industry Tickets and Shedd Aquarium Tickets

  • Beat the Odds with FastBet Mobile:  As if live Thoroughbred racing wasn’t thrilling enough, FastBet Mobile is bringing you the chance to be even closer to the action!  On select Saturdays, FastBet Mobile will be offering fans the chance to enter to win a spot in its "Beat the Odds with FastBet Mobile" contest.  A winner will be drawn for each horse participating in a pre-selected race, and these fans will each be randomly assigned a number that correspond with each horse.  The fan wearing the number of the winning horse will become the proud owner of a new iPad!  Entry is free and no purchase is required to participate.

  • Park ActivitiesChicago/Arlington Trivia game and "The Bean" guessing game.
  • Live Entertainment: The Chicago Experience
  • Food & Beverage Specials:  Deep Dish Pizza, Hot Dogs, Ditka’s Italian Beef
  • Miller Lite, Horses & Hops at Arlington International: See below for more information on today’s Horses & Hops promotion including a featured craft beer/cider/or specialty brand, food pairing, and great horseracing experiences including a new jockey card program.

Click below to purchase your June 28, 2014 tickets

Arlington offers live racing and entertainment all season long, through September 28.  Don’t miss out on Chicago Blackhawks Day and Chicago White Sox Day for experiences similar to Celebrate Chicago Day!

More Events

  • Culinary Club

    CULINARY CLUB — BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND WITH ENHANCED MENUS!

    Try a taste of suite life at Arlington International! Join our Culinary Club and enjoy an upscale afternoon with regional American cuisine and cold beverages in the comfort of our 5th floor air-conditioned suites.  This event, available on select Saturdays, includes admission to Arlington International, a Daily Racing Guide, 2-hour sumptuous chef’s table (shared) and 3-hour beer & wine bar with private bartender.  Private suites are available for groups of 16 adults or more – please call our Group Sales department directly to arrange for a private Culinary Club suite at 847-385-7550.

    $56 per person with 3-hour Beer and Wine beverage package

    Young Adults 12-20 $35
    Children ages 4-11 $25

    LONE STAR SOCIETY
    Roasted Corn and Pepper Salad
    Cowboy Baked Beans
    Jalapeno Corn Bread
    Tex Mex Nacho Bar
    Dry Rubbed Beef Brisket
    Buttermilk Pie

    For additional event details and more Culinary Club dates, please click here.

    Event conclusion subject to change based on last race. Dress Code: No persons in jeans, shorts, t-shirts, halter tops, athletic shoes or abbreviated clothing will be admitted to the Suite Level.

  • Horses & Hops


    Mark your calendars for June 28th because Memorial Day through Labor Day, Arlington and Miller Lite will be bringing you the ultimate horse racing experience!  The experience wouldn’t be complete without live musical performances by Chicagoland’s favorite cover bands. In addition, each Saturday will feature a different craft, cider, or specialty brand from the MillerCoors portfolio that will be paired with a specialty food item, bringing out the flavors of the food and beer for a perfect exacta!  Plus, get even more involved with the horses and jockeys on the track with a new collectable Jockey Card program and Horse Racing Bingo.  Saturdays at Arlington are a sure bet!

    • Featured Beer: $6 20 Ounce Killian’s Irish Red Lager.  Killian’s Irish Red Lager was first brewed by George Killian Lett in 1864 to share with his closest friends.  Today, we keep that tradition alive brewing George’s family’s recipe.**

    • Paired Food Item: Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw.**  The toasted malts used in Killian’s will stand up to the intense flavors of buffalo spiced chicken and blue cheese.  This pairing will provide a complex tasting experience.
    • Featured Jockey: Florent Geroux.  Visit The Park to get an official Florent Geroux jockey card presented by Miller Lite.  If Florent Geroux wins 2 or more races today, you win too!* Want to show Florent your support?  Adults and kids alike can create a Florent Geroux “head on a stick” to cheer him to the finish line!
    • Beat the Odds with FastBet Mobile:  As if live Thoroughbred racing wasn’t thrilling enough, FastBet Mobile is bringing you the chance to be even closer to the action!  On select Saturdays, FastBet Mobile will be offering fans the chance to enter to win a spot in its "Beat the Odds with FastBet Mobile" contest.  A winner will be drawn for each horse participating in a pre-selected race, and these fans will each be randomly assigned a number that correspond with each horse.  The fan wearing the number of the winning horse will become the proud owner of a new iPad!  Entry is free and no purchase is required to participate.

    • Racing Feature: Train like a professional jockey with our Equicizer!  The Equicizer is a mechanical horse that simulates the riding experience, so you'll see exactly what technique, strengths and foundations must be in place for a jockey to be successful.  Stop by The Park for the chance to try it out yourself!

    *Must be 21 or older to participate in jockey card program.  If featured jockey is not scheduled to ride, an alternative jockey will be chosen to ride for the prize.  Additional program guidelines can be provided in The Park.

    **F&B specials located in The Park.

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