Don't Hold Your Horses, It's Opening Day

jockeys riding horses on a grass horse race track

All your daydreams about the daily double come true on May 5. It's Opening Day at Arlington International Racecourse, and the ponies are off and running. Odds are good you'll find equestrian inspiration at the historic track in Arlington Heights, IL. With self storage just down the road, you can assemble your own gear for local horseback adventures.

A Special Day at the Races

Opening Day at Arlington Park has been a Cook County spring tradition since 1927 when 20,000 race fans officially christened the track as a winner. The park returns that love every year with Opening Day festivities.

  • Live entertainment options spotlight fan-favorite DJs on the Miller Life Band Stage.
  • Try your luck by entering to win one of 10 season passes or two super-surprise packages.
  • Enjoy a free pass to Opening Day by printing your general admission ticket online.

Whether you reserve box seats, indulge in a luxury suite, or just lean on the rails, you don't want to miss the action that makes this day at the races so special.

Your Turn in the Saddle

At the end of Opening Day, turn the excitement of thoroughbreds thundering around the track into a horseback riding hobby right here in Arlington Heights. Area stables offer everything from beginners' classes to competition riding. Once you're comfortable in the saddle, nearby storage units serve as convenient tack rooms for staging trail rides through Cook County's beautiful forest preserves.

Harnessing Your Riding Habit

Arlington Park facilities can stable more than 2,000 horses, but you can harness the riding habit with climate-controlled self storage that holds all the tack and gear you need. Store your gear properly to keep it in better condition.

  • Turn wheeled clothes racks into hanging storage for bits, girths and helmets.
  • Rest saddles on stands tall enough to keep stirrups off the floor.
  • Keep saddle blankets fresh in lidded plastic bins.
  • Stash leather cleaning supplies in handy hanging shoe storage systems.

With a secure storage unit, you're always ready to hit the trail, and you always have a home for your gear when it's time to ride into the sunset.

The Best Across the Board

You can follow the action at Arlington Park all season and still find time to explore our great urban outdoors on horseback. When you need space to keep your gear in shape, we have you covered from track to trails. Count on Safeguard across the board for the best storage units in Arlington Heights, IL.