Arlington Park Race Track

Arlington Park Race Course

Main Track: One and one-eighth miles, oval.
Turf Course: One mile, oval.
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,049 feet.

Post Times
1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday
3:00 p.m. on Fridays
1:00 p.m. Weekends & Holidays

Exotic Wagering Format
$2. Daily Double on 1st-2nd, 5th-6th and last two races..
$2. Exacta on all races.
$1. Rolling Pick 3’s beginning on 1st race.
$1. Pick 4 on races 2-5 and last four races.
50¢ Trifecta on all races with at least 6 betting interests.
$2. Superfecta on all races with at least 7 betting interests.

Takeout Information
Win, place, and show: 17%
Daily Double, Quinella and Exacta wagering: 20.5%
Trifecta, Pick 3, Pick 4 and Superfecta wagering: 25%

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Arlington International Racecource
P.O. Box 7
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60006

Street Address:
Euclid Avenue & Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60006

Telephone: (847) 255-4300
Fax: 847) 255-4331; (847) 255-6391

Arlington Park was opened in 1927 and quickly became a staple on the horse-racing circuit. It was the first track to utilize a public announcer, and was also the first to use the photo finish. Arlington hosted the first million-dollar race in history in 1981, the Arlington Million, commemorated by a statue of the great Bill Shoemaker, who won that race. Arlington also held the 2002 Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Arlington Park was gutted by a massive fire in 1985, but still managed to host the Arlington Million shortly after. It re-opened in 1989, before another closure in 1998. The track was re-opened after a purchase by Churchill Downs Inc.

Stakes Races

Arlington Million (Gr. 1)
Beverly D. Stakes (Gr. 1)
Secretariat Stakes (Gr. 1)
American Derby (Gr. 2)
Washington Park Handicap (Gr. 2)
Ada L. Rice Illinois Owners Stakes
Arlington Classic Stakes (Gr. 3)
Arlington Handicap (Gr. 3)
Arlington Matron Handicap (Gr. 3)
Arlington Oaks (Gr.3)
Arlington-Washington Breeders’ Cup Lassie (Gr.3)
Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes (Gr. 3)
Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (Gr. 3)
Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 3)
Hanshin Cup Handicap (Gr. 3)
Modesty Handicap (Gr. 3)
Pucker Up Stakes (Gr. 3)
Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Turf Handicap (Gr. 3)
Arlington Breeders’ Cup Sprint
Black Tie Affair Handicap
Isaac Murphy Handicap
Lincoln Heritage Handicap
Purple Violet Stakes
Round Table Stakes
Russell L. Reineman Illinois Owners Stakes
Sea O’Erin Breeders’ Cup MileSpringfield Stakes
White Oak Handicap