And down the stretch they come! It’s opening weekend at Arlington Park

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — If you're looking to check out horse racing a bit closer to home, Arlington Park in Arlington Heights opens for the season Friday.

This is the 91st year for the track, which will host more than 71 races through September — as well as some non-horse events like family movie nights.

The track will hold its own Kentucky Derby watch party Saturday.