May 23, 2014 — EVANSTON, ILL. — Chicago’s premier thoroughbred facility, Arlington International Racecourse, will turn purple and white for the fourth-consecutive year to celebrate Northwestern Day on Sunday, June 1. The event, beginning at 11:15 a.m., will recognize the academics, athletics and pride of Chicago’s Big Ten Team with unique and special events for fans of all ages.
While world class horses and their jockeys speed around the Arlington Park track, several of Northwestern’s top coaches will be on hand to meet-and-greet with fans throughout race day. The Northwestern University “Wildcat” Marching Band, WildPride and Willie the Wildcat will also be at the park for special performances and photo opportunities.
The sixth race on Sunday’s card has been designated the Northwestern Cup. The approximate post time for that race will be 3:30 p.m., while the first race of the day will go off at 1 p.m.
“This is a really fun event that features lots of purple and NU coaches in attendance,” says Northwestern University Director of Althetic Bands Daniel J. Farris.