Stall Applications for Arapahoe Park Available Online

The Denver-area track's 39-day meet opens May 20.

Edited press release

Arapahoe Park's 39-day meet opens May 20.

Stall applications for Arapahoe Park's 39-day meet are available from the track's website and are due March 18.

Located in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colorado, Arapahoe Park will host live horse racing from May 20-August 14. The racetrack will feature Thoroughbred, Arabian, and Quarter Horse racing on a Friday-through-Sunday schedule.  There will be special racing programs on Memorial Day, May 30, and on the Fourth of July, and during these holiday weekends there will be racing on Mondays instead of Fridays.  The first race each day will be at 1 p.m. (MDT).

Arapahoe Park’s opening weekend of racing in 2016 will coincide with the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, which will be run at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore on May 21.

“While we’ve normally begun our season on Memorial Day Weekend, we want our fans in Colorado to enjoy live racing while following the buzz of the Triple Crown on the heels of American Pharoah in 2015,” said Arapahoe Park executive director Bruce Seymore.

Arapahoe Park opened in 1984 and has raced every summer since 1992, making 2016 its 25th consecutive year of horse racing.  On the final day of the 2015 season, August 16, the track hosted Colorado's richest day of racing with $500,210 in total purses.

“Last year was the best year we’ve ever had at Arapahoe Park, and we hope the momentum continues in 2016,” Seymore said.

Arapahoe Park's stable area will open on April 19, and the racetrack will open for training on April 20.  The stakes schedule and condition book will be released in February.

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