Name of Track:
Arlington International Racecourse
2200 West Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL, United States
October 13, 1927
1 mile and one-eighth dirt oval
1 mile turf oval
Last Turn to Finish Line:
7 ½ furlongs, oval
Horse Racing at Arlington
Arlington Race Park was founded by Harry D. "Curly" Brown and is located in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights in Illinois. The track is a major hub for thoroughbred horse racing in the United States.
In addition to hosting some of the most important horse racing events in the North West, Arlington racetrack is known for introducing many innovations to the horse racing industry.
The track is the first facility that installed a public-address system, that decreased time between races, in 1933. In 1936 it added a photo finish camera. Arlington also introduced the first electric starting gate in 1940, the largest closed circuit TV system in all of sports in 1967, the trifecta wagering in 1971 and the first million dollar purse in 1981.
Arlington Park Racing Information:
Live Racing: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Live Racing Calendar: 90 days live racing from May 4th to September 30th
Notable Races at Arlington:
Beverly D. Stakes