Racing & Wagering

Arlington Unveils “Arlington University" Open Weekends

Always among the leaders in fan education, Arlington International Racecourse will unveil “Arlington University” on Friday, May 24.

2013 Season Meet Overview

Arlington International Racecourse opens its doors for the 2013 season on Friday, May 3.  First post (the first race of the day) for the 10-race opening day program is 3 p.m.

$455,000 Overnight Stakes Program Announced

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 24, 2013) – A schedule of seven overnight stakes races worth an aggregate $455,000 for the 2013 meet was announced by Arlington International Racecourse Director of Racing and Racing Secretary Chris Polzin.  Each of the overnight stakes will carry a purse of $65,000.

Arlington & Illinois Horsemen Sign Two-Year Agreement

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 24, 2013) – Arlington International Racecourse and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have signed a two-year agreement to the satisfaction of both parties.

Summer of Fun at Arlington: Tickets for All Events on Sale April 1

Get ready for 89 days of pure entertainment for the whole family planned for the 2013 season at Arlington International Racecourse featuring something for everyone – from fireworks to concerts to w

DRF/NTRA NHC Qualifier Sat. March 30 at Trackside Villa Park

Feeder Contest to be held at Trackside South Elgin Saturday, March 9

WHHC Qualifier March 1 at all Illinois Trackside OTB Locations

Trackside OTB will be conducting a live-money handicapping contest on Friday, March 1, where the winner will receive an expense-paid berth into the World Harness Handicapping Championship to be he

Trackside Villa Park to Offer Last-Chance Tourney to Earn Trip to '13 HPWS

VILLA PARK, Ill. (January 23, 2012) – Handicappers yet to qualify for the 2013 Coast Casino's Horseplayer World Series (HPWS) need not despair. On Saturday, Feb.

Barn Notes: Saturday, September 29, 2012

In Today's Notes: Chicago-Raised Jockey 'Cisco' Torres Title-Bound at Arlington; Significant Work Tab Activity at Arlington Saturday Morning

'Eliminator' Contest Starts Sept. 22 at Arlington Park and Trackside OTB

Weekly prizes of up to $250 available; $1,000 Grand Prize to be offered on Nov. 10

Barn Notes: Monday, September 03, 2012

In Today's Notes: Gold Edge Breezes for Saturday's Arlington-Washington Lassie; Muppet Man Pointed at Arlington-Washington Futurity Saturday; Triple Cross Likely for Futurity; Woodbine Stakes Possible

Barn Notes: Sunday, September 02, 2012

In Today's Notes: Trainer Dale Bennett Bounces Back in August After Slow Start; Torres Triples to Take Six-Win Lead in Jockey Standings

$200,000 Guaranteed 50-Cent Pick 4; $100,000 Guaranteed 50-Cent Pick 5 With 15% Takeout

fans of multi-race wagers, particularly those involving high-quality turf stakes races, will find plenty of opportunity to partake in such bets on Arlington Million Day on Saturday, August 18 when

Five Retired Jockeys to Return to Face Arlington Top 5 in Pari-Mutuel Race

Once again in 2012 as part of the festivities leading up to the Arlington Million, five retired jockey greats will return to the saddle for one race and square off against five of the top riders in the Arlington Park standings in the "Arlington Fab 5" vs. "Legends" turf race complete with pari-mutuel wagering to be held on Friday, August 17, one day before the 30th running of the Arlington Million.

WGN-TV to Air Arlington Million XXX

WGN-TV Chicago and WGN America will provide live HD coverage of The Arlington Million from Arlington Park Racetrack on Saturday, August 18 from 5-6pm CT.

Arlington to Offer Million VIP Lounge Package in International Room

Arlington Million Day on Saturday, August 18 is Arlington Park's biggest party of the year, and for 2012 the track is kicking things up a notch by offering a special Million VIP Lounge in the International Room.

Arlington Jockeys to Appear at Partners for Progress Event Aug. 13

Several jockeys from the Arlington Park riding colony will lend their time and expertise to "Partners for Progress" on Monday, August 13, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at stables located at 23525 West Milton Road in Wauconda, Ill. Among the jockeys expected to attend Francisco Torres, Miguel Mena, Eduardo Perez, Julio Felix, Inosencio Diego, Seth Martinez, Quincy Hamilton and Alejandro Contreras.

Trackside Chicago/Joe's Bar to Hold VIP Reception Monday, July 30

After more than 20 years at its original location, the Trackside Chicago off-track wagering facility has moved across the street into Joe's Bar, one of Chicago's most popular locations to watch spo

Record Million Preview Day Handle Set

The total handle on Arlington Park's 12-race Million Preview Day card on Saturday, July 14, of $7,616,325, the highest Million Preview Day handle since the event was launched in 2001.  In addi

Pick 5 Carryover of $66,483 for Sunday

There will be a $66,483 carryover into Sunday's Pick Five pool at Arlington Park.