Kentucky Downs has named Ted Nicholson as vice president of the Franklin, Ky., track. Nicholson had been consulting with Kentucky Downs on its 2015 racing season prior to being named to this permanent position.
- Stakes Calendar
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|July 4||Purple Violet S. R||$50,000a||3yos, Fillies||8f||Results & Video|
|July 11||American Derby (gr. III)||$100,000g||3yos||9f T||Results & Video|
|July 11||Arlington H. (gr. III)||$100,000g||3&up||9.5f T||Results & Video|
|July 11||Modesty H. (gr. III)||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||9.5f T||Results & Video|
|July 11||Stars and Stripes S. (gr. III)||$100,000g||3&up||12f T||Results & Video|
|July 18||Hanshin Cup S. (gr. III)||$100,000g||3&up||8f||Results & Video|
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|August 1||Addison Cammack H. R||$50,000a||3&up||6f||Results & Video|
|August 1||Isaac Murphy H. R||$50,000a||3&up, f/m||6f||Results & Video|
|August 8||Mike Spellman Memorial H. R||$50,000a||3&up, f/m||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|August 8||Black Tie Affair H. R||$50,000a||3&up||8.5f T||Results & Video|
|August 15||Arlington Million XXXIII S. (gr. I)||$1,000,000g||3&up||10f T||Results & Video|
|August 15||Beverly D. S. (gr. I)||$700,000g||3&up, f/m||9.5f T||Results & Video|
|August 15||Secretariat S. (gr. I)||$450,000g||3yos||10f T||Results & Video|
|August 15||American St. Leger S. (gr. III)||$350,000g||3&up||T||Results & Video|
|August 15||Pucker Up S. (gr. III)||$100,000g||3yos, Fillies||9f T||Results & Video|
|August 15||Bruce D. Memorial S.||$50,000a||3yos||8f||Results & Video|
|August 22||Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III)||$100,000g||2 yo||7f||Results & Video|
|August 29||Arlington-Washington Lassie S.||$75,000g||2 yo, Fillies||7f||Results & Video|
The Illinois Racing Board Sept. 29 voted to consolidate all 2016 Chicago-area racing at Arlington International Racecourse and Hawthorne Race Course, averting potential draconian cuts at both those tracks.
In an effort to provide a measure of protection for horses and racetrack workers in Illinois, an Illinois Racing Board commissioner wants to require tracks to consider their welfare in the event of track shutdowns.
William Stiritz's Shogood made his stakes debut in impressive fashion Aug. 22, soaring gate-to-wire to win the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) at Arlington International Racecourse.
On Aug. 22 the Nobiz Like Shobiz colt returns to stretch out to seven furlongs and step up in company in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III), departing from post 4 in a field of 13 with Chris Emigh up.
The 6-year-old English Channel gelding galloped to victory in the $1 million Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse, scoring the greatest victory of his career.
Lucky Speed saved all for the stretch run, surging from off the pace to collar Panama Hat in deep stretch and capture the $350,000 American St. Leger (gr. IIIT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Highland Reel went gate-to-wire in the $450,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse, quickening away brilliantly after setting the pace to win by 5 1/4 lengths.
Undefeated Italian Derby winner (Ity-II) Goldstream will make his first start for Australian Bloodstock Aug. 15, when he faces Belmont Derby (gr. IT) victor Force the Pass in the $450,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT).
There are 33 horses pre-entered for Arlington International Racecourse's trio of grade I events for the International Racing Festival Aug. 15, including 14 for the marquee event, the Arlington Million (gr. IT).
Arlington International Racecourse has signed LiftMaster, a brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, as presenting sponsor of the track's International Festival of Racing.
Jockey Carlos Montalvo recorded his 1,000th career victory Aug. 1 at Arlington International Racecourse, winning with Jere R. Smith Jr.'s Oh My Todd in the day's first race.
Midnight Cello earned his first graded stakes score and first victory of the season in style July 18, taking the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Arlington International Racecourse with a bold early move up the rail.
Highland Yard's Walk Close bided her time off the pace in the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) and then asserted herself in the stretch to win July 11 at Arlington International Racecourse.
World Approval nabbed pacesetter Nun the Less with an eighth of a mile to run and fended off menacing Crittenden for a narrow win in the $100,000 American Derby (gr. III) July 11 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Kevin Warner's Quiet Force, a sharp $40,000 claim in March 2014, comes from just off the pace to win the Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT). The son of Dynaformer will likely start in next month's Arlington Million (gr. IT)
The Illinois Racing Board June 23, amid warnings the state's racing industry is at "death's door," narrowly refused to let Arlington International Racecourse trim its daily programs to fewer than eight races.
U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome is among 78 nominations for the Arlington Million (gr. IT), the centerpiece of the International Festival of Racing Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse
A quartet of trainer Wesley Ward's Royal Ascot hopefuls each breezed a half-mile on the turf at Arlington International Racecourse May 24.
Churchill Downs Inc., reported April 27 first-quarter results that showed net revenues of $250 million, up 50% over the same quarter of 2014, primarily due to its acquisition of Big Fish Games.