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3-Year-Olds Spar in Secretariat

A small but strong field of seven 3-year-olds passed the entry box at Arlington Park Wednesday--drawn for a shot at the purse in Saturday's running of the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT).

Arlington Tote Board Catches Fire; No Injuries

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Following the 10th and final race at Arlington Park on Saturday, the Arlington Park tote board, located in the infield, caught fire. All of the horses from the last race were off the racetrack and most of the patrons had left the building when smoke was detected by a security officer in the winner's circle at approximately 5:45 p.m. There was no evacuation and there were no injuries.

Contreras Released After Arlington Fall

Apprentice jockey Cruz Contreras, the leading jockey at Arlington Park, was taken by ambulance to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights following a two-horse spill in the second race Monday at the suburban Chicago racetrack.

Horses Return to Arlington Park

The horses return to Arlington Park April 26, when the track opens its barn area at 8:00 a.m. Several outfits are expected to arrive on Monday, the first day the track's barn area is available for stabling.

Purse Boosts Highlight Arlington Stakes Schedule

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Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing, which this year will feature the 22nd running of the grade I Arlington Million, highlights a 27-race stakes schedule worth $5,625,000 in purses.

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Arlington names Larson director of guest services, Shake You Down is the 85th Florida-bred millionaire.

Everday Angel Among 12 in Arlington-Washington Lassie

Richard Nip's Everyday Angel, an impressive winner in her last trip to the post, and Darley's Zosima, two for three in her brief career, head a field of 11 2-year-old fillies entered in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III) on Saturday's closing day card at Arlington Park.

Stevens Returns to Arlington Park Saturday

Gary Stevens hasn't ridden at Arlington Park since he was injured at the finish of the Aug. 17 Arlington Million (gr. IT). He is scheduled to return to Chicago Saturday to ride Hoh Buzzard in Saturday's grade III Pucker Up Stakes.

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Tickets still available for Friday's TOBA national awards dinner...Arlington moves Friday post time to 2:30 p.m.

Take Charge Lady a Go for the Arlington Matron

Select Stable's Take Charge Lady, one of the headline attractions in this year's older filly and mare division, is coming to Arlington Park as the starring individual in Monday's grade III Arlington Matron Handicap

Arlington Seeks Earlier Opening Date For 2004

Arlington Park has asked the Illinois Racing Board for approval to open its 2004 season April 28, two weeks ahead of the track's traditional Mother's Day opener. If granted, the request would take the Kentucky Derby simulcast rights away from National Jockey Club, which hosted Derby Day this year during its spring meet at Hawthorne Race Course.

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Equine Advocates to hold fundraiser in Saratoga Springs...Arlington honors Aspire Award winners and groom of the month.

Bright Valour Heads Hanshin Cup Field

Bright Valour, adjudged winner of the 2000 Hanshin Cup and the outright victor the following year, is prominent among nine horses entered in the 2003 edition of the $100,000 Hanshin Cup at one mile on Sunday at Arlington Park.

Gabriel Named Arlington Racing Secretary

Arlington Park announced that Frank G. Gabriel Jr., who was named executive vice president of racing operations last Nov. 4, will add the role of racing secretary to his current list of duties.

Duchossois: 'We Have to Change Some of Our Ways'

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Arlington Park chairman Richard Duchossois says the horse racing industry can attract new patrons, but that it needs to change some of the ways it does business in order to remain competitive.

O'Brien to Saddle Seven

Top Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien gave the media more time than usual Thursday morning at Arlington, talking for nearly 20 minutes outside the quarantine barn. O'Brien will saddle seven horses Saturday in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

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