WARNING: Puns were used in the creation of this article. 

We’ve been saying this for a while, but we’ll say it again.

There’s no better way to escape the city for a day than by heading to Arlington Racetrack. So you better saddle up, because this Saturday is no exception.

On June 20th, America’s Best Racing and Derby Bar are teaming up to give you the VIP experience at Arlington. The $60 ticket includes food, drinks, and a shuttle to and from the racetrack.


We’ve included the full event details below. But basically, Derby Bar (near Webster & Racine) hosts a two-hour pregame starting at 11:30 a.m. You can take full advantage of the open bar or just pick one of their delicious brunch options to metaphorically stuff your face with.

After you arrive at Arlington International in the Coach Bus (fancy shit), your admission is already covered and you’ll even get two beer vouchers to use at your disposal. After that, it’s a day of sun, beautiful outfits, and live horse racing.

Oh yeah, did we mention gambling? That’s a lot of fun too.

These popular trips tend to sell out, so buy tickets ASAP right here (or click the link below) if you don’t have plans. And if you do have plans, we strongly encourage canceling them…now.



You and all the friends that you invited.


Beer, betting, and a day in the sun.


Saturday, June 20, 2015
11:30am to 6:30pm CDT


Bus pick-up & drop-off:

Derby Bar
1224 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL

Arlington Park Racetrack:

Arlington International
2200 West Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
(847) 385.7500

What the $60 package includes:

  • 1.5 Open Bar at Derby Bar
  • Brunch at Derby Bar
  • Round Trip Coach Bus to Arlington
  • 2 Beer Vouchers at Arlington
  • Admission & Program for Arlington
  • Prize raffle (wagering vouchers & bourbon bottles)


11:30: Check-In/Food Service Begins at Derby Bar
12:00: Open Bar Begins
1:30: Bus Departs from Derby Bar
2:30: Arrive at Track
5:30: Depart Track
6:30: Bus Returns to Derby Bar


No horseplay.

Have additional questions? Shoot an email to mike@americasbestracing.net or even comment on the post below.

Derby VIP Bus Trip

Derby Bar in Lincoln Park.