Arlington International has become a social destination and perfect summer hangout to watch and wager on the amazing sport of Thoroughbred horse racing! Arlington offers beautiful venues for everything from corporate outings to reunions to weddings, and it's the ideal spot for groups of friends to catch-up, watch the ponies and meet new people.
More fun than I expected. And an interesting, synthetic track. Not your classic gamblers race course.
Went here for the Cadillac test drive event. This place hasn't changed much since the 1980s. It's a beautiful place with lots of land the interior of the building itself is kind of sterile and most of the decor is white. I've been here several times for different events and the food here is very, very good. If you enjoy horse racing and betting on the races, this is one of the top places to go to. It's always exciting and confusing when placing a bats here and there's really no one to ask if you have any questions. They do have different events here throughout the year and there are some really good events not only for singles but families if you don't mind that you're bringing your children to a betting race track that is. One of the highlights of the season is the Arlington million and that is when it will be really crowded but you probably have a lot of fun even if you don't want to bet on any of the horses you can do some people watching here.
Fun time not the greatest race track I've been to but nice the parking is terrible and the concessions and just ordinary. Great lemonade though
Very clean and very large facility. Seating was comfortable and the view of the track was impeccable from the upper deck. Concessions are a little pricey but entry is reasonable. Staff were very willing to assist with questions about placing bets.
Good time up until leaving. Miscommunication on a unpaid tab prompted a group of 6+ rude and cocky security guards to stop us. Have been coming for years and immediately called to have the other party pay it off. We expressed it was a complete accident and many of the security staff rolled their eyes and the waitress kept repeating that she was not paying the tab even though we said multiple times they were coming. I do believe it should be the waiter's responsibility to collect the tab before the last race to ensure situations like this don't happen. As our other party was approaching, the security guards asked us for our names and tried to write them down. I asked why it was needed and the tallest one who had a rude attitude throughout said that "You tried to leave without paying, that's why". I said that we didn't "try" to leave and believed the tab was paid already and there wasn't a reason to be overly aggressive and rude. Another security officer waved him away after I refused to give my info and a couple of them used their walkies to say that "We found them before they tried to leave". I was shocked by how poorly the situation was handled and how rude the staff acted. It was a clear accident and we immediately apologized and had our other party on the way back within 30 seconds. Train your servers to ensure tab is collected before the rush after the last race. I understand that being a security guard at a horse track is such an incredibly serious position, though they can drop their jackass attitude when dealing with reoccurring customers who obviously made a honest mistake that was quickly rectified.