Straight from the horse's mouth.
Yes, in every men’s and women’s restrooms on the Apron level.
No, you must have cash or a voucher to place any wagers.
Thank you for choosing Arlington for your celebration! You may bring a cake, but please consider the following:
- Cakes are subject to our Carry-in/Cooler Fee for anything larger (in any dimension) than 11”x8”x7”
- We do not allow metal knives ( which could be used as weapons), so please bring plastic or opt for cupcakes
- Candles (or any kind of open flame) are prohibited
- You may only consume cake in the approved picnicking areas. We do NOT allow cakes (or any other outside food & beverage) inside our building, in our Reserved & Box Seats, or in any of our restaurants. Picnicking is restricted to outdoors on our main (Apron) level only.
Breast milk and baby food may both be carried in for no fee and are not subject to our regular restriction on glass containers. We regret that we do not have a place to store or keep breast milk cold. We have a private space available for nursing mothers to feed or pumper in our Mother’s Room and Family Bathroom on the second level or in our First Aid area, located in the lowest (Paddock) level on the East/Grandstand side of the building. Please ask an employee for directions to this area.
Due to safety concerns, we do not rent out our wheelchairs or leave them with guests. The safety of our guests is our main concern, and if someone needs a wheelchair to do more than just make it to and from their seats, that person should likely have more permanent arrangements. We have a limited supply of wheelchairs, and there is enough need where we cannot rent out our inventory for the day.
We have a re-entry hand-stamp system, so please get your hand stamped by one of our gate staff members on your way out to ensure your re-entry.
No, there are designated smoking areas throughout the facility that you can smoke by.
No. Any General Admission tickets with a past years date will not be valid for the following season.
You have to become a TwinSpires.com member and qualify for VIP benefits. Click here for more information.
6-8 People, size dependent.
You must be 18 years of age or older to place a wager.
You can bring your winning Derby bet made at Arlington to any Arlington OTB or Arlington International Racecourse to cash at any time until November 2019.
Yes, save yourself $2 by purchasing your tickets online in addition to your table reservation.
The restaurants open when gates open. Click here for gate opening times for the season.
In Cobey’s Food Court try the Cantina Bowl, Loaded Nachos, Tortilla Chips, Mediterranean Salad, Seasonal Fruit with Strawberry Yogurt, or Gluten Free Box. In Mr. D’s Sports Bar try the Tortilla Chips & Dip or the Southwest Caesar.
In Cobey’s Food Court try the Tacos, Elote, Tortilla Chips, Seasonal Fruit with Strawberry Yogurt, Cauliflower Pizza, or Gluten Free Grab & Go Box. For snacks try all, Cheese Cup, and popcorn.
In the Cowboy Grille, try the Cowboy Nachos, Barbecue Cobb Salad, Chicken wings, all of the BBQ platters, as well as the sides Bourbon Bakes Beans, Creamy Coleslaw, Black pepper Fries,, Mexican Streetcorn and Sweet Tea Watermelon.
In the Executive boxes, try the Garlic Parmesan Kettle Chips, Picnic Nachos, Shrimp Cocktail, and Sweet Tea Watermelon. For snacks try the popcorn cup and tub, and the French fries.
In the Million Room, try the Truffle Fries, Mozzarella Caprese, Shrimp and Crab Louise Salad, House Lump Crab Cake. All of the large plates with steaks and the steak sides. For steak sauces try the Au Poivre, Steakhouse Butter, Bearnaise Sauce, and Bone For steak toppers try the caramelized foie gras, roasted garlic rosemary, roasted wild mushrooms, and garlic shrimp
In the Terrace Café, try the Shrimp and Crab Salsa, Truffle Fries, Garlic Parmesan Kettle Chips, Shrimp Cocktail, Heirloom Tomato BLT Caprese, and watermelon salad.
No, you must purchase extra tables based on the size of your party. No extra seat accommodations will be made or allowed. Ex. 6 people will not be allowed at 1 canopy table and 12 people cannot sit at 1 picnic table.
No, the Cowboy Grille is treated like a normal restaurant and you do not have the table reserved for the day.
No, the Million Room Restaurant is open to the public every live race day and available for reservations here. Walk ups are also welcome.
Two year-old children are free. We begin charging a Youth Rate for children when they reach 4 years old (it’s a standard $4/child charge) until they’re 17. At 18, they become Adult ticket holders.
No, there is no shuttle service to and from Chicago, but the Metra Pacific Northwest Line stops right at Arlington.
Yes. RVs can park in the free or preferred parking section but must park in designated lines and will take up two spots.
There is a dress code in the Governor’s Room and Suites (jeans, shorts, t-shirts, athletic shoes, or abbreviated attire will not be permitted) and also in the International Skyline Lounge and Million Room Restaurant (shorts, t-shirts, tattered or torn jeans, athletic shoes, or abbreviated attire will not be permitted).
The minimum bet varies by pool type and jurisdiction. On Arlington races the minimums are: $2 Win / Place / Show, $1 Daily Double / Exacta, 50¢ Trifecta / Pick-3 / Pick-4 / Pick-5, 20¢ Jackpot Pick-6 / Jackpot High-5, 10¢ Superfecta.
The last two years Arlington has had a Pre-Sale starting March 1st and ending March 27th where a select number of tickets are released for sale. After the Pre-Sale, all other tickets are released April 1st. Keep checking our website and all social media accounts early in the year to get up to date news on ticket sales. You can sign up for our newsletters and exclusive offers here.
You can only bring in outside food into the General Admission areas and well as our designated picnic and canopy sections. No outside food or drinks are allowed in our Restaurants, Box and Reserved Seats, or inside the building.
Slots and table games at race tracks have been legalized in Illinois. Churchill Downs Incorporated did not apply for a gaming license for Arlington on the date in which they were eligible.