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Chicago Horse Racing Come And See The Thoroughbreds

Have you ever been to a Chicago horse racing event?

If not you can visit Arlington Park in Arlington Illinois which is a northwest suburb of Chicago.

Arlington park opened in 1927. It was a thriving place to horse race at but tragedy struck the park on July 31, 1985 when a fire destroyed the entire race track.

However, the fire didn’t dampen the spirits of the owners in regards to a come back, and the construction of the park began on September 1987.

The park was completed in under 20 months which is a huge feat considering the size of the race track.

The track opened again on June 28, 1989 to the delight of the owners and crowd alike!

In 2002, Arlington Park had a sold out crowd of 46,118. The event was the 2002 Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

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This was the first time this type of championship came to the Midwest.

Arlington Park became the first Midwest track to install a synthetic racing surface.

This park is very family friendly so you can definitely bring the entire family without having to worry.

Your children will enjoy watching these beautiful yet powerful horses plus enjoying the other amenities of the park.

Plus children 17 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The racing times for the year begin in May and end in September.

You will get to see Thoroughbred racing at its best with many famous jockeys vying for the same title.

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You will get to see the best and most proficient horses competing for the top records and a winning status.

If you haven’t seen horse racing it can be very exhilarating!

If you are a horse lover you will see these magnificent Thoroughbred’s show off their talent and skills.

Even when it’s raining the horses still race, but the race can be delayed if there’s lightening for safety reasons.

There is good food, pubs and a gift shop at the park also.

Chicago horse racing location:

Arlington Park 2200 Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights, IL 60006 Phone number: (847) 385-7500 Group Sales Phone:(847) 385-7550

Admissions & ticket sales Phone: (847) 385-7427 Reservations & Reserved Seating Phone: ( 847) 385-7410