Arlington Park's 2019 season ends this week

  • The end of the 2019 live racing season is Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights.

      The end of the 2019 live racing season is Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer, August 2019

  • Saturday marks the last day of the 2019 live racing season at Arlington International Racecourse, when the track is running its Drink Arlington Dry promotion.

      Saturday marks the last day of the 2019 live racing season at Arlington International Racecourse, when the track is running its Drink Arlington Dry promotion. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer, August 2019

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 9/16/2019 5:28 PM

This week marks the last days of the 2019 racing season at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, with a number of specials and promotions planned.

Live racing begins at 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with gates open at noon each day. Thursday is Value Day, with $6 general admission available online, and $4 for military and seniors over 55 at the box office.

 

Saturday is the Drink Arlington Dry promotion, with drink specials such as $5 beer, wine and cowboy lemonade. A number of giveaways are also available for those who enter to win.

This year, on Arlington's 92nd season, there were 71 live racing dates that started May 3. On Tuesday, the Illinois Racing Board will consider Arlington's request for 68 dates in 2020.

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