About Arapahoe Park:
The dress code at Arapahoe Park is casual, but feel free to wear cowboy hats and boots. No outside food or alcohol is allowed into Arapahoe Park. The track serves concessions such as hot dogs, hamburgers and bratwurst, as well as beer and mixed drinks.
Hours and Admission:
Arapahoe Park is open from May 28 - August 21, 2011. Live racing is held Friday - Sunday with a post time of 1 p.m. The racetrack is also open on Monday, May 30 and Monday, July 4, 2011 due to holiday weekends.
Admission for 2011:
General Admission: Adults $3, Children $1
Clubhouse Admission: Adults $10
Racing programs are $2, and tips sheets are an additional $1.
Directions and Address:
Arapahoe Park is located in southeast Aurora next to the Aurora Reservoir. From Denver, take I-25 south to toll road E-470. Exit E-470 on Quincy Ave (Exit 13) and follow the signs to the racetrack.
Arapahoe Park Racetrack
26000 E. Quincy Ave.
Aurora, CO 80016
Win: Horse must come in first.
Place: Horse must come in first or second.
Show: Horse must come in first, second or third.
Arapahoe Park also offers exactas, trifectas and quinellas on most races, as well as superfectas and daily doubles on selected races.
Quarter Horses vs. Thoroughbreds:
Quarter Horses are a smaller breed than thoroughbreds, and race a quarter of a mile, or 400 yards. The shorter distance means most Quarter Horses run straight without any turns around the track. Most of the Quarter Horses racing at Arapahoe Park were bred in western states such as Colorado or Texas.