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Illinois Racing: 'It's Home'

Illinois Racing: 'It's Home'

View more from Chris Emigh, Chris Block, and other members of the Illinois racing community in ‘Man Behind the Million,’ our latest longform feature currently at www.BloodHorse.com/ArlingtonLongform.

Man Behind the Million

Man Behind the Million

A WWII veteran and Chicago business tycoon continues to influence Arlington International Racecourse – despite his advanced age and the political challenges faced by the Illinois racing community.

Emigh Takes Three in Illinois' Georgeff Festival

Hawthorne's leading jockey Chris Emigh entered Saturday's Phil Georgeff Festival of Racing named to ride the morning-line favorite in all six stakes events, with Christine Janks slated to saddle four of them. Emigh didn't disappoint, capturing three stakes races, two for Janks, moving within one victory of 2,500 for his career.

Purse Increase, Large Fields Boost Hawthorne Handle

Fueled by an increase in purses to begin the meet and the fullest fields in Illinois, Hawthorne posted an increase in total handle on live racing during the 2005 fall Thoroughbred meet.

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