Keyword: Arlington Park

  • Crafty Shaw to Make '05 Debut in Hanshin Cup

    The 7-year-old Crafty Shaw, who surpassed the $1-million mark in career earnings late last year, makes his seasonal debut as 119-pound highweight Saturday in the Hanshin Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park.

  • 94-Day Arlington Park Meet Begins Friday

    Thoroughbred racing returns to Arlington Park for its 78th season on Friday at 3 p.m. for the first of 94 days of racing that will continue at the northwestern Chicago oval through Sept. 18.

  • Churchill Loses $13.9M in First Quarter of 2005

    Churchill Downs Inc. posted revenue gains for the opening quarter of 2005 thanks to the addition of 61 racing dates at the newly acquired Fair Grounds, but higher corporate expenses resulted in a net loss of $13.9 million, the company reported May 10.

  • New 'Turf Trifecta' Planned at Arlington

    Arlington Park plans to showcase its turf racing during the 2005 season by offering the Turf Trifecta, a $100,000 guaranteed gross trifecta pool offered on every race that is actually run on the turf at on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

  • CDI Secures $1 Million Policy for Jockeys

    Churchill Downs Inc. has finalized agreements with AIG Insurance to provide $1 million in on-track insurance coverage for jockeys who compete at CDI racetracks located in states where jockeys are not currently covered by workers' compensation programs.

  • ITHA and Arlington Park Form New Backstretch Council

    The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Arlington Park have joined to form a new Backstretch Council comprised of people and organizations that will assist in providing services to backstretch residents while having a daily presence at the racetrack.

  • Arlington Accelerates Backstretch Housing Construction

    Arlington Park president Cliff Goodrich announced Monday that the track's plans to build two new backstretch family housing facilities, originally scheduled to be completed in two phases over the next 17 months, has been accelerated into a new schedule that calls for both buildings to be ready for the start of the track's 2005 meet in May.

  • For Lone Star Park officials, hosting their first Breeders' Cup is both a joy and a test.

    For Breeders' Cup, Yet Another Host Site Test

    Given the money and time that go into preparing a racetrack for the Breeders' Cup, it would seem inappropriate to use the word "test." But when the World Thoroughbred Championships is held Oct. 30 at Lone Star Park, it will be just that.

  • TV Analyst Gabriel to Receive Cancer Award

    Arlington Park TV analyst Christine Gabriel, a three-time cancer survivor, will he honored as a recipient of the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation (CTRF) "Superhero Award" Saturday night.

  • Dooley Named Track Announcer at Fair Grounds

    John G. Dooley has been named track announcer at Fair Grounds Race Course for the 2004-05 season. Dooley has been announcer at Arlington Park for the last five seasons. Arlington's season runs from May until September, allowing him to announce at both tracks.

  • Juveniles Send Off 2004 Arlington Park Season

    A pair of grade III stakes for 2-year-olds--the $200,000 Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Futurity and the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie--will bring the curtain down on the Arlington Park meet Sept. 19. Six colts are entered in the Futurity, and nine fillies in the Lassie.

  • Carlos Silva Picks Up 1,000 Win at Arlington

    Longtime Arlington Park rider Carlos Silva picked up his 1,000th career win at the suburban Chicago oval on Thursday when he guided the Tom Swearingen-owned and -trained Deno's Connection to a two-length victory in the eighth race.

  • Eddie Martin Breaks Collarbone, Out 4-6 Weeks

    Jockey Eddie Martin Jr. is expected to miss four to six weeks of action after he suffered a broken collarbone in a spill Saturday in Arlington Park's Paradise Creek Stakes.

  • Ellis Park: Five-Day Week, Commitment from CDI

    Ellis Park is expected to return to a five-day live racing week next year on the heels of a 2004 meet that produced an increase in total handle but double-digit decreases in average daily handle and on-track business.

  • Rare August Foal Starts Slowly at Arlington

    Squire Brown, a Kentucky-bred 2-year-old gelding foaled in August of 2002 finished far back Friday in his second career start at Arlington Park, two years and one week after his actual foaling date.

  • Bowling Green Handicap winner Kicken Kris among the field of 13 for Saturday's  Arlington Million.

    Lucky 13 Set for Arlington Million

    An international field of 13 runners will attempt to capture one of the most prestigious turf races on the North American calendar Saturday as they line up for the $1 million Arlington Million (gr. IT) over 10 furlongs at Arlington Park.

  • Monmouth to Host 2007 Cup

    Breeders' Cup Limited and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority have scheduled a press conference Sunday, Aug. 8 at which they are expected to announce that the 2007 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will be run at Monmouth Park.

  • Rider Fong Gets His First Win at Arlington

    Recent Arlington Park arrival Freddy Fong Jr. rode the first winner of his career on Saturday when he guided The Edwards Group's Coppers 'n' Brass to victory in the first race at the suburban Chicago racetrack.

  • Olmadavor, Colonial Colony Rumble in Washington Park

    Wertheimer & Frere's Olmodavor -- high-weighted at 121 pounds -- and Lakeside Farm's recent grade I stakes winner Colonial Colony headline a field of five in the Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Toasted Pops Up in American Derby at Arlington

    The Sidney Port Trust's Toasted, winner of the Arlington Classic (gr. IIT) in his last start, drew the inside post in a field of eight for the $250,000 American Derby (gr. IIT), one of three graded stakes on "Million Preview Day" July 24 at Arlington Park.

  • Lone Star Champ Martin to Ride at Arlington

    Veteran jockey Eddie Martin Jr., who won the jockey championship at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas, when that meeting concluded July 11, plans to compete at Arlington Park for the balance of the current meeting, which concludes Sept. 19.

  • Arlington Park Infied Board Mostly Operational

    Arlington Park's infield tote board, out of service since an internal fire following the racing program June 12, was mostly up and running in time for the July 4 racing program.

  • Ballingarry Eyes Repeat in Stars and Stripes

    Ballingarry, a 5-year-old horse who has earned more than $1.5 million in his career, returns to Arlington Park July 4 to defend his title in the $200,000 Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at 1 1/2 miles on the turf.

  • Churchill Revises Earnings Forecast: Stock Price Declines

    Churchill Downs Inc. has revised its earnings estimates for the second quarter and current fiscal year, primarily as a result of costs associated with the company's efforts to seek legalized alternative gaming in California and Florida and its proposed acquisition of Fair Grounds in Louisiana.

  • Lovato Ends Slump With Four Wins at Arlington

    Veteran rider Frankie Lovato Jr. broke out of his seasonal shutout in a big way Saturday by registering the first four-win afternoon by any jockey riding during the current session at Arlington Park.

  • Mayo On the Side Tops Chicago BCup Handicap

    Lathenbach Stablesê grade I stakes winner Mayo On the Side, looms the likely choice of the betting public when she faces four rivals in Saturday's $175,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park.

  • Arlington Tote Board Catches Fire; No Injuries

    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.

  • Competition Said to Impact Appeal of Arlington Signal

    Plagued by bad weather and short fields during the first month of its season, Arlington Park lost ground to racetracks in other states where purses are sweetened by slot machine revenue, Arlington president Cliff Goodrich told the Illinois Racing Board June 10.

  • Arlington Million Lures 97 Nominations

    Godolphin's Sulamani has been nominated to defend his title in the Arlington Million (gr. IT), it was announced today by the Arlington Park racing office. He headlines a group of 97 international runners nominated the signature event of the Chicago racing season. This year's Million will be run Aug. 14.

  • 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.

  • Beverly Lewis Named Distinguished Woman in Racing

    Beverly Lewis will be honored as this year's recipient of Arlington Park's 2nd annual "Penny Chenery Distinguished Woman in Racing Award." The award will be presented at an invitation-only charity luncheon to be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 12 in Arlington Park's International Room.

  • 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

    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.

  • Here and There

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

  • CDI Revenue Dips in Third Quarter

    Fewer racing dates and an unfavorable racing commission ruling led net revenue for Churchill Downs Inc. to drop by 6% during the third quarter of the year.