Arlington Park Racetrack

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Born of one man's dream and built on 1,001 acres northwest of metropolitan Chicago, Arlington Park had its inaugural run in 1927 and celebrated its 90th season in 2017. Innovative and forward-thinking, Arlington set the standard of excellence during the glory days of racing. The famed racetrack survived a devastating fire in 1985, reopening four years later to worldwide acclaim. Over the decades, Arlington has played host to some of the most famous horses, jockeys, trainers, and owners in the sport of kings. Arlington is also home to the world's first million-dollar race—the renowned Arlington Million—and is the only Windy City racetrack to have hosted the Breeders' Cup Championships.
ISBN: 9781467128797
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kimberly A. Rinker is both an award-winning writer and horse racing participant. An Ohio State University graduate and licensed trainer-driver of Standardbreds, Rinker represented the United States in the 1995 International Drivers Championship in Moscow, Russia. Her features have appeared in The Horseman & Fair World, Hoof Beats, Illinois Racing News, Sports Eye, Midwest Thoroughbred, and Illinois Standardbred. She is also the author of Chicago's Horse Racing Venues, An Adventure Guide to Switzerland, Immigration from the Dominican Republic, and Buckeye Side Wheelers & Keystone Tail Sitters.