Arlington International Race Track
Thoroughbred racing, at Arlington International Race Track, began October 13, 1927. “Arlington Park” was founded by California millionaire Harry D. “Curly” Brown. Despite the cold weather, over 20,000 fans celebrated the opening. It was a very high style event. In the first race at Arlington, jockey, Joe Bollero, brought Luxembourg to victory.
In 1985, catastrophe struck the facility. Fire completely destroyed the Grandstand. The facility was rebuilt, in record time, by crews who worked around the clock for an event known as the “Miracle Million”. Through the years, Arlington has continuously been a leader in Thoroughbred racing. World class trainers, jockeys and Thoroughbreds have graced it’s tracks for decades.
The Village of Arlington Heights is located in Cook County Illinois. The suburb is located 25 miles northwest of Chicago. It has an excellent transportation infrastructure and offers direct access to major highways. Neighboring communities include Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Wheeling and Buffalo Grove, Illinois.