2013 Million Event Timeline
Sunday, August 11
o Live racing - 1 p.m.
o Lifesourse Blood Drive event at Arlington International Racecourse - all presenting donors gain entry to an autograph session with members of the 1985 World Champions, the last Chicago football team to win the BIG GAME! Bring your donor pass for one FREE admission into Arlington and unlimited entry into the autograph session.
Schedule and keep your appointment for entry into random drawings for prizes including Day at the Races experiences, a special one-on-one meet and greet with members of the '85 Champs in an Arlington suite. All presenting donors will receive an Arlington International item.
To register, visit www.lifesource.org or call 847-543-3768
Monday, August 12
o No live racing
Tuesday, August 13
o No live racing
o Homestretch for Heroes 5K Run - 6:30 p.m. - The race ends on at Arlington's Finish Line. Register here.
o Horseplayernow.com Night School: Handicapping Turf Races - 7:30 p.m. (Also can be heard on Sirius/XM 93 "At the Races" with Steve Byk)
Wednesday, August 14
o No live racing
o Post Position Draw for Arlington Million, Beverly D., Secretariat Stakes & American St. Leger - Noon at WGN-TV studios, 2501 W. Bradley Place, Chicago. Invitation only.
Thursday, August 15 - Value Day/Seniors Day
o $6 Admission for Adults
o $4 Admission for Military (Current Military issued ID required)
o $4 Admission for Seniors 55 and older
o Free Grandstand seating in sections A, H, and I
o Senior's special in Million Room
o $5 Value Meal special in Cobey's Food Court
o Horseplayernow.com Arlington Million Handicapping Seminar 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 17
o Gates open at 1:00 p.m.
o Post time - 3:00 p.m.
o Party in the Park - Live Music by "UFC Band" from 3-7 p.m.
o Learn to Win Seminar at Arlington University featuring horseplayernow.com handicappers Joe Kristufek and Brian W. Spencer - 3pm-5:30pm in the Park
Saturday, August 17 - Arlington Million and International Festival of Racing
o Gates open at 10 a.m.
o Post time - 12:15 p.m.
o Stop by America's Best Racing - Racing 101 tent in the Paddock area or at Arlington University in the Park area where fans new and old alike can ask questions and receive individual and small group interaction from experts from America's Best Racing, horseplayernow.com and Arlington's own "AU" professors.
o The signature event of the racing season is the Grade I Arlington Million at a mile and a quarter on the turf that attracts the best grass runners from around the world. The 31st edition of the Million anchors the International Festival of Racing that also includes the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D., the sister race to the Million at a mile and three-sixteenths on the turf, the Grade I $500,000 Secretariat Stakes for 3-year-olds at a mile and a quarter on the turf and the 2nd edition of the $400,000 American St. Leger at a mile and eleven-sixteenths on the turf.
o The day is packed with awesome parties, music, food, drinks, entertainment, and of course the best thoroughbreds in the country on the track. Off the track, whether your in the Million Party Zone, Million Room or the Million VIP Lounge, everyone will be able to enjoy Million Marys, walk the red carpet, and try the official cupcake of the Arlington Million. Visit Arlington Million for tickets!
Sunday, August 18 - Family Day
o Gates open at 11:15 a.m.
o First race at 1 p.m.
o Family Day featuring pony rides, a petting zoo and special activities presented by MSI (Museum of Science & Industry) and North Suburban Children's Business Network
o Thursday- $6; $4 seniors
o Friday and Sunday- $8
o General Admission Arlington Million Day Aug. 17 - $20
o Children 17 and under - $2
o General Parking- Free
o Preferred Parking- $5
o Valet Parking- $10
For more information about Arlington Park visit www.arlingtonpark.com or call (847) 385-7500