Arlington Million Tickets
There’s bound to be plenty of racing traditions, tempting cuisines and top-notch entertainment at the upcoming headlining sporting event of Chicago named the Arlington Million. This event always draws spectators and horse racing fans from all over the world who visit the Arlington Park each year in august to join in this racing and party extravaganza. This is a Grade 1 race which means that only the top-quality race horses are able to take part in this competition and their talent is supreme. To be in the stands and witness the 31st edition of one of the top races of the country, book your Arlington Million tickets.
The race first started in 1981 by the president of the Arlington Park, Joe Joyce. It’s the premier grand horse racing event to have introduced huge prize money of $1000000. The event was quick to achieve a grade one stature accruing to the abundance of talent which competed in these races. Just two years after the inaugural race, Arlington Million became a Grade I event alongside notable races like Secretariat Stakes, Beverly D. Stakes and the American Derby. This contest is part of the qualifying stages of the prestigious Breeders’ Cup Championship and the winner of this race automatically earns the right to compete at the venerated Breeders’ Cup Turf.
The only runner to have won the Arlington Million title twice was John Henry, a thoroughbred American race horse who had won a total of close to $6.6 million in earnings and a staggering 39 career wins. It won the inaugural race of 1981 and again managed to become the first horse to thunder across the finish line in 1984. John Henry was a two-time recipient of Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and had been listed at 23rd spot in the Top 100 U.S Race Horses of the 20th Century.
Some of the world’s best jockeys have taken part in this race these include big names like Ramon A. Dominguez, Cash Asmussen, Jerry D. Bailey and many others. The Texas native, Cash rode in more than 3000 races throughout his career and has received many titles including the ‘Eclipse Award’ for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey. Bailey is another top Jockey who has countless accolades to his name. These include six ‘Eclipse Awards’ and the 1992, ‘George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award’ which is arguably the most esteemed prize among the North American jockeys. Apart from this he is an inductee in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame.
At last year’s Arlington Million race, Dominguez invaded the tracks with Little Mike and won the cup in an exciting event. Mike impressively recovered from its slow tempo at the start and galloped ahead of the Great Britain’s, Afsare at the very last moments to secure a wire to wire victory over its rivals. Previously Dominguez had ridden the American Stallion, Gio Ponti to win the 2009 Arlington Million.
The races take place at the Illinois based, Arlington Park which offers one of the most impressive turfs of the country. The oval track extends to a length of 1 ¼ miles and the backstretch of this venue can cater for up to 2000 horses. The seating capacity is close to 50000 and the stands are always crammed with race fanatics every time this event approaches.
One of the highlights of this event is the summertime sports party. The "Million Party Zone" is an elite experience where the attendees enjoy an all-inclusive package for food and beverages. In addition to all this excitement with the Arlington Million concert tickets attendees would enjoy a smooth jazz atmosphere with Marcin Fahmy playing on stage or experience livening music by the band 7th Heaven.
Whenever the best horses and jockeys are brought together for racing, good things are bound to happen for this sport. The attendance at the 2012 Arlington Million rose by 10% with over 35000 people present for the race. The grandstand is jam-packed on the final million day race and this year an even greater number is expected. Get your cheap Arlington Million tickets ready because this event is all about cold beer, appetizing cuisines and plenty of fun.
Q:How many Arlington Million Tickets can I buy?
A:You can buy as many Arlington Million Tickets as you want, there are no restrictions in that regard.