Fairmount Park Racetrack
9301 Collinsville Road, Collinsville, Illinois
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Fairmount Park Racetrack is located at 9301 Collinsville Road in Collinsville, Illinois near Saint Louis, and is actually part of the city`s metro area. The track hosts Thoroughbred flat racing butdiscontinued harness racing in 1999. It is the only active horse racing venue outside of the Chicago area, excepting brief seasons at fairs.
The track is one mile long and flat dirt. The season has been dramatically reduced in recent years with financial hardships due to nearby casinos taking the betting audience. The facility is still trying to get slots at the venue to be able to increase income and purses.
The 2014 season started at the end of April with race days on Tuesday and Saturday with an increase to 3 days per week in the summer for what is expected to be a 90 day season.
The track offers various entertainment draws throughout the year such as party at the Park, Horse Hooky, Clyde`s Court and other special events with discount prices. “Racetrack Bingo” is a free game with prizes up to $250. Upon entering the racetrack visitors are given a random bingo card. Any or all of 50 possible events that occur allow visitors to mark a spot on the card to win prizes for a letter “F” pattern or a blackout.
There are four dining venues at the park as well as a trackside pavillion with buffet options.