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Friday Chi Faves: Arlington Park Race Track

In honor of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, I think a little promotion for Chicago’s own horse racing is fair.

Plus let’s be real… it’s awesome.

Arlington Park Race Track

Since its official opening in 1927, Arlington Park has been the home to Chicago-area horse racing including a number of significant races like the  Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

I had my first Arlington Park Race Track experience over 4th of July weekend in 2010 from the Million Room with my mom, dad, brother and Gram. In addition to the amazing fare, I bet on horse racing for the first time. I’m horrible. Lost every dime, but the experience was so fab.

Kicking off it’s 2012 season today Friday, May 4, Arlington Park has been granted 90 days of live racing today through Sunday, September 30. General admission ranges from $6-12 per person. And other options such as box seating, canopy, etc are also available.

Be sure to check it out.

And next time? I’m all in (a) winning and (b) wearing a legit Derby hat!


About thetwentysixthyear

September 6, 2011: I turn twenty-six years old. I live and work in downtown Chicago and really can't complain about too much -- great family, great friends, great life. So this is my personal blog. Experiencing and living my twenty-sixth year. I have no idea what to expect or where I'll be one year from now ... but one thing is certain: I will enjoy the ride.

One response »

  1. Yes! You have to rock an awesome hat Kate!!


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