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Fairmount Park Racetrack

9301 Collinsville Road, Collinsville, Illinois  [view mapview map]   

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Hotels: Collinsville Hotels


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Fairmount Park Racetrack Review

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 but discontinued 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.

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Gaming at Fairmount Park

Live Racing at Fairmount Park gives you the chance to experience the thrill and excitement of a thundering crowd and big wins on powerful horses. It costs $1.50 to get in on Tuesday and $2.50 on weekends. Parking is free.

All year long, every day of the week, you can bet on top thoroughbred and harness races all around the country right at Fairmount Park.  The simulcast schedule includes races from such legendary venues as Churchill Downs and Monticello Raceway among many others. Bet on live races from a distance and collect your winnings right away.

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Dining & Restaurants

Top of the Turf

  • Serving: Cafe/Variety

Top of the Turf is situated on the third floor of the Clubhouse at Fairmount Park and offers skybox luxury with an unequaled view of the races. Enjoy your own private television set to see zooms and finishes by a nose, as well as simulcast races from all over the country. Enjoy your meal indoors or on the outside deck in better weather. It will cost $2 to enter on the weekend and a track view table has a minimum order of  $8 per person. Catfish or burgers, toasted ravioli, shrimp po boy, or steak dinner, you will have plenty of choices.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (618) 345-4300
  • Outdoor seating


Tuesday11:00am / Close
Friday6:00pm / Close
Saturday11:00am / Close

Black Stallion Room

  • Serving: American, Buffet, Cafe/Variety

You will find the Black Stallion Room on the second floor of the Clubhouse at Fairmount Park racetrack. The room offers stunning views of the racetrack's live action along with sumptuous buffets featuring all your favorites. Reservations are strongly suggested and you can secure one by calling  Nikki at 618-345-4300 extension 110. Management will assign seating based on availability.

The Tuesday afternoon buffet is available from 11:30am until 2:30pm and the Saturday deluxe dinner buffet is open 6pm to 9pm. Lunch is 413 and dinner is $20 which include food, non-alcoholic beverages, tax, seating for the entire day or evening of live races, and access to the full service bar.

Kids up to 11 eat for half price.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (618) 345-4300
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Kid-friendly
  • Buffet


Tuesday11:30am / 2:30pm
Saturday6:00pm / 9:00pm

First Turn Café

  • Serving: Pizza, Prime Rib, Cafe/Variety

The First Turn Café is located track side on the first floor of the clubhouse at Fairmount Park and offers excellent views of the first turn as the harness racing champions are jockeying for position. It offers a casual dining atmosphere with waitress service so you can enjoy everything from pizza to a prime rib dinner.  The venue is a traditional contemporary café with booths, tables, a salad bar, and a wall of personal monitors for watching the race info or covering your favorite off-track action.

For groups of 50 – 150, please contact Group Sales Director, Nikki at (618) 345-4300 ext. 110 to make a reservation.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (618) 345-4300
  • Takes reservations
  • Good for groups

Paddock Grill & Picnic Area

  • Serving: American, Snacks / Hotdogs, Barbecue

Enjoy all of your summertime barbeque favorites at the Paddock Grill & Picnic Area at Fairmount Park.  See your favorite horses get ready to race as you relax in the open air and dine on easy foods like philly steak sandwiches, brats. grilled burgers and classic Chicago style hot dogs and more. The prices are just right as well. A philly steak sandwich along with potato salad or cole slaw is just $6. A hot dog, brat, or barbacue hamburger with one side is just $5.00

  • Price range: Budget
  • Outdoor seating

Fairmount Park Videos

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Contact information


Phone: (618) 345-4300

Fax: (618) 344-8218


Email: Email

Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @FairmountParkIL

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Casino hours

Sunday 11:00am to 11:00pm
Monday 11:00am to 11:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am to 11:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am to 11:00pm
Thursday 11:00am to 11:00pm
Friday 11:00am to 11:00pm
Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm

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