Racing & Wagering

Arlington to Offer Four Wagers with 15% takeout for 2013

| Churchill Downs Communications | 04/25/2013 #
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 25, 2013) – Arlington International Racecourse can boast that it is the only racetrack in the United States to offer four wagers on its menu featuring a low takeout rate of 15%.

Returning wagers with the low 15% takeout rate are the 50-cent Pick 5 and the $1 Jackpot High 5, which last year returned an Arlington record payoff of more than $1.1 million when it was finally solved for the first time on the 23rd day of the meet.

Offering a 15% takeout rate for the first time in 2013 are the $1 Pick 6, which will cover the final six races daily, and the all-new 10-cent Jackpot Pick 9.

The entire net pool on the Jackpot Pick 9 will only be paid out when there is a single winning ticket sold that correctly selects the official winners in the designated Pick 9 races.  If there are multiple tickets sold that correctly select the official winners in the designated Pick 9 races, then 50% of the daily Jackpot Pick 9 pool will be distributed among those ticket holders and 50% of the daily pool will be carried over to the next day. 

Other highlights of Arlington’s 2013 wagering menu are two 50-cent Pick 4 wagers.  The Early Pick 4 will cover races 2-5 while the 50-cent Late Pick 4 will be offered on the final four races each day.  In the event that no bettor correctly selects all four official winners in either Pick 4 sequence, there will be a carryover to the next racing day’s corresponding Pick 4 pool (early-to-early; late-to-late). will offer free Ultimate Past Performances for the Early Pick 4 each day at and, as well as complete analysis of the entire Arlington Park card in both the live racing program and online at 

Every Wednesday in May and June, the Late Pick 4 will offer a guaranteed pool of $40,000, provided that there are at least six betting interests in all four races and all scheduled turf races in the sequence remain on the turf.

In addition, Arlington will offer rolling $1 Pick 3 wagers and rolling $2 Daily Double wagers (with a $1 wheel option).

The track will also offer the standard single-race wagers - $2 win, place and show bets on every race; a $2 Exacta (with $1 boxes and wheels available) on each race; a 50-cent Trifecta on all races eligible under Illinois Racing Board rules; and a 10-cent Superfecta on all races eligible under Illinois Racing Board rules.

Returning for 2013 is the FastBet® Mobile wagering service which allows Arlington guests to wager on live and simulcast races using a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet.  In addition to being offered on track, FastBet® Mobile is available at the most Trackside Off-Track Betting locations and will be available at all locations in the near future.