Arlington Park

Arlington Park Horseracing Track - Homestretch -- Copyright ©2011 Joanna

The racetrack has a new $1 million video system, with robotic cameras and 100 high-definition televisions. All cameras are also high-definition cameras.

In addition to, a new interactive website is unveiled that will offer greater insight to events and to the social media side of Arlington Park — A new YouTube channel with tote board instructions and a Horseracing 101 video has been added to an existing facebook account and a new twitter account —

Self-Service Wagering Tips from Arlington Park Entertainment Reporter Alyssa Ali.


A “Racing, Music and Fireworks” spectacular this year at Arlington Park is slated to be the best fireworks in Chicagoland in 2011!

A amazing fireworks display is scheduled, which will run more than 30 minutes, will be synchronized to a mixture of patriotic and popular music, and will encompass the entire infield area of the racecourse.

Don’t take our word for it, come see for yourselves! The first 20,000 in attendance will receive 3D Fireworks Glasses, and the first 1,000 kids will receive a complimentary Firecracker Popsicle.

Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates 10 off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Waukegan, Shooters Bar & Grill at Don Carter Lanes featuring Trackside Rockford, Fat Sam’s Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in Lockport, Lucky’s featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolino’s featuring Trackside OTB in McHenry, Tad’s Sports Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit and Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins.