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.
The racetrack has survived the Great Depression and World War II. Unfortunately, in 1985, catastrophe struck. Fire engulfed the facility. It completely destroyed the Grandstand. The facility was rebuilt by crews who worked around the clock. In record time, it was made ready for a race. That event is now 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.
Metro Arlington Heights
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. Illinois Route 53 offers six interchanges in Arlington Heights. The Tri-State Tollway is located 8 miles southeast of Arlington Heights via Interstate 90. Neighboring communities include Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Wheeling and Buffalo Grove, Illinois.