Saturday, August 9, 2014

August 09, 2014

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

Mike Ditka Day

Join us at Arlington on August 9th for a day all about horses, hops, and Mike Ditka!  Come out and celebrate our favorite Coach.

Special Guest: Mike Ditka*
Enter To Win: Mike Ditka Signed Football, Mike Ditka Signed Jersey, Meet & Greet with Mike Ditka, or 1 of 2 Ditka Packs consisting of a $100 Ditka’s Gift Certificate, Ditka Wine, and Ditka Cigars
Food & Beverage Specials: Ditka's Beef, Ditka's Sausage, Ditka's Spicy Beef Pizza and Ditka's Ribs

*Appearances are subject to change.

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  • Horses & Hops


    Mark your calendars for August 9th 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 Blue Moon Belgian White, a beer so good, it only comes around once in a blue moon.  Originally and still brewed in the Sandlot Brewery at Coors Field in Denver, this delicious Belgian Style Wit Beer made with coriander and Valencia orange peel and Oats has been thrilling drinkers since 1995.**

    • Paired Food Item: South of the Border Shrimp Cocktail with Crispy Tortillas.**  The coriander and citrus flavors of the beer will enhance the freshness of our shrimp cocktail, while the gentle sweetness will help to temper the heat from jalapenos.
    • Live Band: Hot Rocks Rolling Stone Tribute
    • Featured Jockey: ET Baird.  Visit The Park to get an official ET Baird jockey card presented by Miller Lite.  If ET Baird wins 2 or more races today, you win too!* Want to show ET your support?  Adults and kids alike can create an ET Baird “head on a stick” to cheer him to the finish line!

    *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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