Just like to throw my 2 cents in for the AP recap this year...
I live 15 minutes from Arlington & attend at least 50% of the racing dates.......
It was good to see a lot of turf racing- much prefer betting the turf races then the polytrack (you really have to watch the poly as it changes daily)
The good weather helped as very few turf races got rained off.
I thought Rosemary Homeister & Jeffrey Sanchez were nice adds to the jockey colony...Can't really understand why Jozbin Sanatana didn't come back but opened up lots of mounts.
Edgar Perez was sneaky good with some prices as well.
It would still be nice to see some bigger stables having a string at Arlington....
My biggest complaint with Arlington is the insane prices for food & drink.....$5.00 for a hot dog $4.50 fries more then you pay at Sox or Cubs game.
It just doesn't seem like they care or do anything for the regular players.
I have held the ARC pass since its inception & have seen the perks totally evaporate to nothing more then admission this year at a higher cost.
Why not take care of the regular players with free preferred parking (lot is wide open most every day), free program, & discounted food.
With so many gambling options, most regular gamblers are taken care of at casinos etc. not milked out of every penny like Arlington's recent policy.
It seems to me like Arlington is all about attracting slots & spent most of the effort on that rather then their regular players...
I can only imagine what is going to happen once they get their slots,..BYE BYE ARC