The Future of Arlington International Racecourse Comes Down to a Vote
What: The Illinois Racing Board reconvenes to vote on 2020 racing dates for Arlington International Racecourse.
When: Tuesday, September 24th @ 11:00am
Where: James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., 9th Floor, Room 9-040
Last week, the Illinois Racing Board adjourned delaying a vote that would set racing dates for Arlington International Racecourse next year. Arlington has applied for 68 live dates in 2020 for thoroughbred racing. The loss of Arlington would be devastating to the community of Arlington Heights as it is the city’s largest employer seasonally.
Arlington International Racecourse has been entertaining horse racing enthusiasts and newcomers alike since 1927. Home of the world’s first million-dollar race, it is located 25 miles northwest of Chicago in Arlington Heights. Arlington International Racecourse is highly regarded for its world-class Thoroughbred racing and exceptional customer service it provides to the Chicagoland area. Each August, Arlington International Racecourse showcases its premier event, The International Festival of Racing. The event features three Grade 1 races on turf. The track is capable of seating up to 40,000. The 2019 racing season at Arlington International Racecourse runs May 3 to September 21. Tickets are available at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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