Arlington Park

Arlington Park

30th Anniversary Of Arlington Park Fire

Friday marks 30 years since one of the biggest fires in Chicago-area history.


The grandstand rises behind the first turn of the one and one-eighth miles main track of Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Horse Triggers Fire Alarm At Arlington Park

Responding firefighters found no smoke or flames, and after investigating determined a horse had activated the alarm when the animal chewed through wires for the alarm system.


Arlington Park

Contract Dispute Settled At Arlington Park Racetrack

A contract settlement has avoided a disruption of the season at the Arlington Park racetrack.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012


Chicagoland’s Best Horse Racing Tracks

Horse racing tracks are a Chicago tradition than can be fun for family and friends. Why not check out some of the great tracks in the Chicagoland area?


Michael Baze

Jockey Found Dead At Churchill Downs

Michael Baze, the 24-year old jockey who rode this year’s Kentucky Derby second-place finisher to his only win was found dead in his vehicle Tuesday at Churchill Downs.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011


Mayor Can Tolerate Slots; Fears Track Closure

Arlington Heights Village President Arlene Mulder is so worried that Arlington Park might close that she “can tolerate” slot machines at the track.


Arlington Park

Former Groom Gets Probation For Fondling Horse

A former groom who fondled a female racehorse at Arlington Park Racetrack avoided prison Wednesday when a Cook County judge placed him on probation and ordered him to undergo counseling.


Arlington Park

Debate Rages On Slot Machines At Racetrack

Opponents and supporters of slot machines at Arlington Park squared off at a public meeting Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2010

Arlington Park

Slot Machines Coming To Arlington Racetrack?

The community will soon get to weigh in on a plan to install slot machines at the racetrack in Arlington Heights.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2010

More than 41,000 fans were on hand at Arlington Park to great the legendary racehorse Secretariat. (1973 File Photo/Daily Herald)

Secretariat: The Chicago Connection

The opening of the movie “Secretariat” is Thursday and tells the story of the legendary thoroughbred nation-grabbing Triple Crown win. But there is a local angle in the success of Secretariat.

WBBM Newsradio–10/07/2010