Tag: Arlington Million

Arlington Park crowds like this made the Arlington Million one of the must-see races of the summer at any North American track. The 94-year-old Chicago-area track runs its final races Saturday. (Image: Arlington Park)

Another Race Track Enters the History Books: Arlington Park (1927-2021)

Arlington Park will command a lion’s share of the horse racing world’s attention Saturday. It will command that attention without a stakes race on its nine-race card. And many paying attention will do so with tears in their eyes. Saturday is the final day of Thoroughbred racing at Arlington Park. […]

Arlington Park, located in the Chicago suburbs, is one of North America's top race tracks. Owner Churchill Downs Inc. put it up for sale Tuesday, imperiling its racing future. (Image: Arlington Park)

Churchill Downs Puts Iconic Arlington Park on the Sales Block

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Tuesday that Arlington Park, one of North America’s most iconic race tracks, and the home of the Arlington Million, is up for sale. Through commercial real estate company CBRE Group, CDI opened the market for the 326-acre Arlington Heights, Ill., property, located in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. […]

Arlington Park played host to racing's first $1 million race in 1981. The 93-year-old track may not race beyond 2021. (Image: Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

Arlington Park A Go In 2021, But is That The Iconic Track’s Finish Line?

The Illinois Racing Board approved a 68-day 2021 racing schedule for Arlington International Racecourse. But the pressing question hangs over the iconic Chicago-area racetrack. Will that be the last season of Arlington Park racing? The wariness stems from comments Churchill Downs Inc. CEO Bill Carstanjen made on a July conference […]

The Arlington Park finish line won't have some of the world's top Thoroughbred horses sprint through it this year. Track officials and Illinois horsemen can't reach an agreement on 2020 racing. (Image: John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune

Arlington Million Becomes Latest Race Casualty, but Not Because of COVID-19

The Arlington Million, Illinois’ biggest horse race of the year, is the most prominent casualty of a deadlock between Arlington Park officials and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association agreeing on a new contract. The two entities came to a tentative agreement on a daily purse structure for a 30-day meet […]

Bricks and Mortar, Iran Ortiz, Jr. up, coast home the easiest kind of winner in the Arlington Million ( Coady Photography/Arlington Park)

Bricks and Mortar Trainer Chad Brown Wins Four at Arlington Million Day

With startling ease, Bricks and Mortar won the 37th Arlington Million. Yet somehow trainer Chad Brown managed to steal the limelight from his top horse by sweeping the final four races on the Arlington card. Brown is also the winning conditioner of the first place finishers in both the Beverly […]

A million bucks up for grabs Saturday in  Chicagoland's historic Arlington Million. (Image: Arlington  International)

Bricks and Mortar Favorite to Build Win Streak at Historic Arlington Million

The Arlington Million, North America’s first seven-figure Thoroughbred horse race, returns Saturday with a strong field and historic implications. All eyes will be on Bricks and Mortar, undefeated in big-money races this year and universally regarded as the best US grass horse in training. This year’s running marks the 37th […]