Keyword: Arlington International Racecourse

  • Trainer Louis Roussel III stands with Heavens Whisper, who brought him his 1,000th win Sept. 15 in a maiden event at Arlington International Racecourse under jockey Jose Valdivia Jr.

    Trainer Louie Roussel Joins 1,000-Win Club

    Trainer Louie Roussel III, who conditioned 1988 Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Risen Star, earned his 1,000th victory when a horse he owns, Heavens Whisper, won the fourth race at Arlington International Sept. 15 on debut.

  • Arlington-Washington Futurity entrant Barry Lee

    Arlington-Washington Futurity Draws 10 Entrants

    The Arlington-Washington Futurity Sept. 9 drew a field of ten juvenile colts and geldings to contest seven furlongs on the main track at Arlington International Racecourse, headed by Yeaman's Racing Stables' 13-length debut winner Soul of Discretion.

  • Dacita wins the Beverly D. Stakes

    Dacita Edges Tough Rivals in Beverly D.

    With a strong drive in the stretch, Dacita managed to edge out a tough field of 10 fillies and mares to win the $600,000 Beverly D. Stakes (G1T). Dona Bruja and Grand Jete dead-heated for second. 

  • Sonic Boom wins the American Derby

    Sonic Boom Wires American Derby

    Lothenbach Stables’ Sonic Boom, unbothered by early pace pressure, opened a clear lead on the backstretch and held firm for a dominant 1 3/4-lengths win in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 American Derby at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Crewman pulled off the upset in the Hanshin Cup

    Crewman Upsets Hanshin Cup

    Finishing seventh in last year's $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (G3), Crewman turned the tables in this year's event, when he won by a neck at odds of 25-1 May 13. 

  • Mondialiste powers to the win in the Arlington Million

    Mondialiste Battles to Arlington Million Win

    Last seen in the U.S. finishing second to Tepin in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I), Mondialiste (IRE) would not be denied Aug. 13, emerging from a multi-horse stretch battle in the Arlington Million XXXIV Stakes (gr. IT).

  • The Pizza Man wins the 2015 Arlington Million

    The Pizza Man Back for Another Million

    Midwest Thoroughbreds' homebred The Pizza Man will look to become the first horse to win the Arlington Million (gr. IT) back-to-back Aug. 13, but will have to pick up his recent form to do so.

  • Arlington Earns Full Safety Accreditation

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill., near Chicago, has earned full accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.

  • Moiety wins at Arlington International July 8.

    Moiety's Debut Worth the Wait for Godolphin

    Godolphin homebred Moiety, who was a promising filly at 2 but suffered a setback, made her career debut July 8 at Arlington and delivered with a four-length win over five other 3-year-old fillies in a maiden special weight event.

  • Surgical Strike (outside) wins Arlington Classic May 28

    Surgical Strike Gets His Graded Stakes Win

    The addition of blinkers and a dawdling pace may have helped, but in any event the consistent 3-year-old Red Giant colt Surgical Strike finally broke through for his first grade stakes victory May 28 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Brooklynsway wins the Dobledogdare (gr. III)

    Brooklynsway Heads Arlington Matron

    The 4-year-old Giant Gizmo filly upset heavy favorite I'm a Chatterbox two starts back on dirt, when she won the April 22 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland to earn her first graded score for trainer Bernie Flint.

  • Illinois THA Sues, Alleges Contract Interference

    The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association April 18 sued Arlington, the Illinois Racing Board, and a rival horsemen's group in an effort to block recognition of the organization as the bargaining agent for the summer meet at Arlington.

  • The 2016 Arlington meet begins May 6

    Illinois THA Reaches Out to Arlington

    The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said it believes it can find common ground with Arlington as it moves into contract negotiations and also work with track officials to better position Illinois racing.

  • IL Group Restates Opposition to Rule Changes

    The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Jan. 24 said proposed changes in state racing regulations, as well as another rule that allows racetracks to "recapture" purse money, "threaten to crush" horse racing.

  • Hawthorne is one of the Illinois tracks pushing for slot machines

    Slots Spread, Illinois Tracks Can Only Watch

    Illinois racetracks, which aren't permitted to have gaming machines, have watched about 5,100 other locations install slot machines which, according to a report, aren't subject to typical casino-style regulation.

  • CDI Reports Increase in Earnings, Revenue

    Churchill Downs Inc. reported a 19% increase in net earnings for the third quarter of 2015 compared with the same three months last year, and attributed a 61% spike in net revenue for the quarter to Big Fish Games.

  • Secret Gesture (center, maroon silks) in the Beverly D.

    Beverly D. DQ Of Secret Gesture Upheld

    The Illinois Racing Board upheld the stewards' decision to disqualify Secret Gesture in the 2015 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) from first to third place and also confirmed a $1,500 fine against her rider Jamie Spencer.

  • Arlington Adds Races, Increases Some Purses

    Citing higher than anticipated handle on its Aug. 15 Arlington Million card and following days, Arlington International Racecourse announced it will card additional races daily and increase purses for state-bred races.

  • Secret Gesture (center, maroon silks) finished first in the Beverly D., but was disqualified and placed third.

    Spencer, Beckett Say Beverly D. Appeal Likely

    The jockey and trainer of Secret Gesture (GB), who was disqualified from first to third in the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse, both expect the stewards' decision to be appealed.

  • Watsdachances gets the victory in the Beverly D. after the disqualification of Secret Gesture.

    Watsdachances Put Up in Beverly D. Stakes

    A late rally into second by Watsdachances helped the daughter of Diamond Green to her first grade I victory when she was placed first in the Beverly D. Stakes Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Highland Reel leads the way to victory in the Secretariat Stakes.

    Highland Reel Brilliant in Secretariat

    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.

  • Mizz Money holds off Return to Grace to win the Pucker Up.

    Mizz Money Makes Grade in Pucker Up Upset

    Mizz Money secured the first graded stakes victory of her career Aug. 15 with a narrow upset victory in the $100,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Arlington International Racecourse turf.

  • Euro Charline and Stephanie's Kitten finished 1-2 in the 2014 Beverly D. Stakes.

    Euro Charline, Stephanie's Kitten Rematch

    Team Valor International's Euro Charline and Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Stephanie's Kitten will hook up yet again in the $700,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse.