The racecourse will get a total of 68 racing days from May through September. As always, CDI/AP will do what it wants how it wants. Arlington Park opens their 2020 racing season without fans Sports. The Illinois Racing Board voted unanimously Tuesday to award Arlington Park 2020 race dates. Updated 6/23/2020 8:08 AM. The debate surrounding horse racing's future in Illinois will have to wait, as on Tuesday the Illinois Racing Board unanimously approved Arlington Park's 68 dates for its 2020 season. Santa Anita, Del Mar, Saratoga, Belmont, Churchill, Arlington, Oaklawn, Woodbine, and more. That's before an expected vote on Arlington's request for 68 live racing dates in 2020. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — The Illinois Racing Board gave its unanimous OK Tuesday to continue horse racing at Arlington Park in 2020. Saturday marked the last day of the 2019 season at Arlington, but … The 93-year-old track survived the Depression, but may not survive beyond 2021. Arlington Park played host to racing’s first $1 million race in 1981. The Illinois Racing Board on Sept. 24, 2019 voted unanimously to grant Arlington Park the racing dates it requested for 2020 despite earlier putting the track’s future into question because owner Churchill Downs Inc. elected to not open a casino at the track. Apparently, that's how management at Churchill Downs Inc. views the possibility of any sort of live racing at Arlington Park in 2020. Thoroughbred horse racing handicapping, picks, and information. ... Plan to allow fans at Arlington Park would require masks, staggered entry times . Posted: Jul 25, 2020 / 09:20 PM CDT / Updated: Jul 25, 2020 / 09:20 PM CDT. Horse Racing Set To Return At Arlington Race Track In July, Pending Approval June 17, 2020 at 10:59 pm Filed Under: Arlington International Racecourse , Arlington Park , Horse Racing , … by: Josh Frydman, Larry Hawley. (Image: Jonathan Daniel/Getty) Will that be the last season of Arlington Park racing? ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — The Illinois Racing Board voted unanimously Tuesday to award Arlington Park 2020 race dates.