In 2009, Gio Ponti with jockey Ramon Dominquez captured the 27th Arlington Million at Arlington Park. This year's race is Saturday, Aug. 21., and tickets are still available.
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Good seats still remain for the 28th running of the Arlington Million, the centerpiece of Arlington Park's thoroughbred racing sseason.
Some reserved seats remain for the Aug. 21 event, and a marquee tent event has just been added for racing fans looking for an all-inclusive package.
According to a track spokesperson, a few executive boxes, which seat from five to seven people, remain available for purchase. They can be purchased either as a full box or as individual seats in a shared box for $100 per seat. Each executive box has a television monitor and food and beverage service is available without having to leave your seat.
Some standard boxes remain available as well. These boxes seat from five to seven people and can be purchased as a full box or as individual seats in a shared box for $80 per seat.
A selection of reserved grandstand and clubhouse seats are available at $25 each.
All seats purchased include general admission to the track as well as a Daily Racing Guide.
Visit arlingtonpark.com and click on tickets for August 21 to purchase your tickets on line.
The Marquee Tent Party Package for groups of six or more costs $85 per person and includes admission, Daily Racing Guide, shared tent space, a two-hour chef's table with BBQ menu; three-hour beer and wine bar (tax and service charge included). To purchase this package, call (847) 385-7410.
Gates for Arlington Million Day open at 10 a.m. and the first 1,000 people to enter that day will receive a free Arlington Million baseball cap while supplies last.
The first of 12 races heads to the gate at 12:15 p.m.