Opening Day

Arlington Park kicks off its 81st season Friday, May 2 and will award over a million dollars every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in winnings throughout the track's racing season. Tickets for general admission and reserved seats can now be purchased on-line at

Here is an overview of Opening Day activities:

Friday, May 2, 2008: OPENING DAY!
Racing from Churchill Downs begins at 10 a.m. and includes the simulcast of the Grade I Kentucky Oaks with the first live Arlington Park race leaving the gate at 2:30 p.m. as it will most Fridays during the season, a half-hour earlier than in year's past. Advance wagering will also take place for the Kentucky Derby. May 2 also marks the 2008 debut of the Miller Lite Party in the Park with great music every Friday throughout the racing season. Opening Day features live rock music from I.R.S.