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Arlington 2011 Meet Opens May 6

| Churchill Downs Communications | 09/29/2010 #

Arlington Park was granted an 86-day meet for the 2011 season it was announced by the Illinois Racing Board on Sept. 28.

The 2011 Arlington meet will open on Friday, May 6, and run through Sunday, Sept. 25 with live racing four days per week, plus holiday Mondays May 30 (Memorial Day), July 4 (Independence Day) and Sept. 5 (Labor Day).  Check back after January 2011 for a complete schedule of racing days and post times.

In addition to the above live racing dates, Arlington Park will be the Illinois simulcast host from Jan. 1 through Feb. 10 and from Sept. 26 through Sept. 30.

Other Thoroughbred dates for 2011:
Hawthorne Race Course (spring meet): Feb. 11-April 29
Fairmount Park: March 15 - Sept. 30
Hawthorne Race Course (fall meet): Oct. 1 - Dec. 31

Illinois Harness Dates for 2011:
Balmoral Park: Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (Wed., Sat. and Sun.)
Maywood Park: Jan. 6 - Dec. 30 (Thurs. and Fri.)