Racing & Wagering

Weekly Promotion Schedule for 2014 Announced

In addition to great horse racing, Arlington International Racecourse is well known as an entertainment venue with something for everyone, and starting Memorial Day weekend there are weekly promotions every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Ditka’s Restaurants to Open Location at Arlington Trackside

Mike Ditka Restaurants proudly announces the opening of a Ditka’s Restaurant at the Arlington Trackside Off-Track Betting (OTB) facility located on the grounds of Arlington International Racecourse at the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road in Arlington Heights.

Gabby Gaudet Joins Arlington as Racing Analyst

Arlington International Racecourse announces the addition of Gabby Gaudet to the track’s 2014 broadcast team as racing analyst.

Summer of Fun at Arlington: Tickets on Sale April 1


Arlington, Illinois Breeders Unveil Joint Incentive Program to Revitalize Illinois Racing

Arlington International Racecourse and the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation (ITBOF) are pleased to announce a groundbreaking program designed to rebuild Illinois racing from its core – the breeders and the owners.

2014 Trackside OTB Road to Arlington Tour Begins Friday

An opportunity to win prizes while mingling with Arlington and Trackside Management Teams

Trackside OTBs Offer Last-Chance Contest to Earn a Berth to 2014 HPWS

  Tickets to 2014 Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Second-Prize


Arlington International Racecourse officials are disappointed that Senate Bill 66 - legislation extending Advanced Deposit Wagering,  which is crucial to the survival of the Illinois Horse Racing industry - was not called during the December legislative session.

Nov. 19 - Arlington International Racecourse Statement on ADW Agreement

November 19, 2013

Real Solution and Dank Top 15 Arlington-Raced Horses Pre-Entered for Breeders' Cup

Led by Breeders’ Cup Challenge winners Real Solution and Dank, a total of 15 horses who have raced at Arlington International Racecourse were among the 172 horses pre-entered for this year's Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. 

Trackside OTB Fall Handicappping Contest and Promotional Schedule Announced

Two Trips to Horseplayer World Series, Other Prizes to be Awarded

Barn Notes: Thursday, September 12, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Princeville Condo Retired; Kaner and Toews Faceoff in Arlington Race

Solitary Ranger, She’s Offlee Good Impressive Juvenile Winners

Susan Moulton's Solitary Ranger graduated in style Saturday for trainer Wayne Catalano, breaking his maiden by a widening 5½ lengths under Florent Geroux in the Grade III $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse. 

Barn Notes: Friday, September 06, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Straight Line Winner Fordubai Makes Bee-line to Indiana Derby; Block Prepares Possible Triumvirate for Pucker Up; Arlington Stakes-placed Jockey Moreira Wins Eight in Singapore

Willcox Inn Prevails in Thrilling Stretch Battle in the Grade III Washington Park 'Cap

Lael Stable and All In Stable's Willcox Inn collected his third graded stakes victory when proving best by a nose over NLG Racing Stable's longshot Gallant Eagle, getting up in for the win the final strides after that pair battled for nearly the length of the stretch in Saturday's Grade III $150,000 Washington Park Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse.

Jockey James Graham Wins Five Races At Arlington International

Jockey James Graham visited the winner’s circle five times afternoon Sunday at Arlington International Racecourse booting home the winners of races three, five, eight and nine, and being moved up t

International Festival Barn Notes: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 – 1st Edition

In Today’s Notes: Euros Take to the Track for the First Time; Godolphin’s Hunter’s Light Takes on Third Continent of 2013

Barn Notes: Friday, July 26, 2013

In Today’s Notes: La Tia to Lead the Home Team in Beverly D.

Chicago Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville Brings the Stanley Cup to Arlington

After throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field, Chicago Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville made a beeline to one of his favorite places - Arlington International Racecourse - and brought a

‘Racing, Music and Fireworks Event’ Draws 38,357 July 4

Under picture-perfect weather conditions, Arlington International Racecourse's annual Independence Day "Racing, Music and Fireworks" celebration was enthusiastically greeted by a record fireworks c