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. read longform
Milwaukee Brew, poised to capture his second title as Canada's champion sire, will remain at $7,500 (all stallion fees are Canadian dollars, stands and nurses). His eight 2014 stakes winners are the most in Canada since 2001.
Castleton Lyons near Lexington has announced that Gio Ponti, the three-time Eclipse Award winner and earner of more than $6.1 million, will stand for $15,000 in 2015, unchanged from the prior year.
Day 9 of the Keeneland November sale saw competitive trade for both the session's upper-market weanlings and mares, fueling across-the-board increases. The day's top price, for a Pioneerof the Nile colt, was $85,000.
Second-crop sire Mr. Sidney, a grade I winner in the United States, will be relocated from the Head family's Haras du Quesnay in France to Walmac Farm near Lexington for the 2015 breeding season.
California Chrome will not race in Japan in December and appears to be done with racing for the 2014 season, according to co-owner and co-breeder Perry Martin.
Hardest Core will train up to the Santa Anita race off his driving victory in the Arlington Million Aug. 16, and enter 11 weeks fresh for trainer Eddie Graham.
Keeneland's September yearling sale Sept. 8-21 is widely expected to maintain recent momentum in the Thoroughbred market with good balance between supply and demand.
Of this year's first-crop stallions to make strong impressions with their sales horses, three-time champion Gio Ponti is a definite standout.
Evan Hammonds looks at the Arlington Million, Secretariat Stakes, and Alabama Stakes. watch video
Andrew Bentley Stable's upset Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner Hardest Core came out of the Aug. 16 race in good order and is consideration for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) this fall.
Images from Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park. View Slideshow
Hardest Core, a 4-year-old Hard Spun gelding trained by Edward Graham and ridden by Eriluis Vaz, upset Arlington's biggest day at 11-1 to secure his first graded stakes score in the Arlington Million (gr. IT).
- By Claire Novak
Arlington Million contender Finnegans Wake Friday morning at Arlington Park. Watch Video
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for The Alabama and the Arlington Million read blog
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 watch video
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps Arlington's major stakes races on Arlington Million day. read blog
- By Frank Angst
Frank Angst and special guest Ellis Starr handicap a tricky Arlington Million field. watch video
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's defending victor Real Solution is set for a showdown with 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Magician in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) at Arlington International Racecourse Aug. 16.
A look at the history of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) and Arlington International Racecourse, run by 92-year-old Richard Duchossois. Read the companion longform feature at http://www.bloodhorse.com/ArlingtonLongform. view slideshow
Canadian colt looks to repeat his recent victory at Woodbine in the Arlington Million
Two years ago, Finnesgans Wake entered the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) off a third-place finish in the Virginia Derby (gr. IIIT), and trainer Dale Romans promised, "This horse has a big one in him."
A short list of seven horses has been pre-entered for the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 16, headed by defending Million champion Real Solution and 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) victor Magician.
Grade I winner Admiral Kitten is out of consideration for the Arlington Million (gr. I) Aug. 16 at Arlington International Racecourse, according to owner Ken Ramsey.
Get a sneak peek at 'Man Behind the Million,' heading home to a tight-knit community and an unmistakable legacy on the struggling Illinois racing scene. Coming Aug. 11 at www.BloodHorse.com/ArlingtonLongform watch video
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Cima de Triomphe (IRE)||GRIZZETTI BRUNO||
|Einstein (BRZ)||Helen Pitts||
|Gio Ponti||Christophe Clement||
|Gloria de Campeao (BRZ)||BARY P||
|Just as Well||Jonathan E. Sheppard||
|Mr. Sidney||William I. Mott||
|Presious Passion||Mary Hartmann||
|Recapturetheglory||Louie J. Roussel, III||
|Stotsfold (GB)||SWINBURN WALTER||
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