Keyword: Arlington Park

  • Byrne Brings Promising Pair To Arlington

    Seven years ago, London-born but Louisville-based trainer Patrick Byrne campaigned a pair of 2-year-olds, one male and one female, who eventually garnered Eclipse Awards in their respective divisions. Byrne has another pair of promising juveniles who he plans to bring to Arlington Park for Saturday's closing day of the 2003 season.

  • Marquez Dedicates 5-Win Day to Father

    When jockey Carlos H. Marquez Jr. returned to the winner's circle following his fifth and final win on Arlington Park's Saturday program, he accomplished a goal he had never previously reached in his 19-year career, and was quick to dedicate his personal milestone performance.

  • Reineman Wins Arlington Achievement Award

    Prominent Illinois owner and breeder Russell L. Reineman was honored with Arlington Park's "Lifetime Achievement Award" as the highlight of festivities at the Chicago oval's annual awards dinner held Thursday evening at Trackside Arlington Park.

  • Compromise shortens Arlington season.

    Illinois Dates Set, But Questions Loom Over Purses

    The Illinois Racing Board has approved a compromise 2004 Chicago-area Thoroughbred season that has Arlington Park giving up a week of live racing in return for "host track" revenue from early-season simulcasting. But serious questions remain about purse levels for 2004 because the state legislature during its spring session backed away from approving slot machines at racetracks.

  • Stevens Returns to Arlington Park Saturday

    Gary Stevens hasn't ridden at Arlington Park since he was injured at the finish of the Aug. 17 Arlington Million (gr. IT). He is scheduled to return to Chicago Saturday to ride Hoh Buzzard in Saturday's grade III Pucker Up Stakes.

  • Arlington Gets Additional Sponsor

    Arlington Park announced Clifford Jeep Chrysler as an official partner of Arlington Park for the remainder of the 2003 race meet, which runs through Sept. 27. As part of the agreement, the dealership will display two vehicles, one in the paddock and the other in the park area, at Arlington Park for the rest of the racing season.

  • Here and There

    Tickets still available for Friday's TOBA national awards dinner...Arlington moves Friday post time to 2:30 p.m.

  • Waltzing Queen Dances Around Arlington

    Gestut Schlenderhan's Walzerkoenigin, the lone European invader for Saturday's Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT), breezed five furlongs in 1:06 3/5 with the "dogs" well out from the rail on Tuesday at Arlington.

  • Trainer Confident in Abilities of Perfect Drift

    Trainer Murray Johnson is 100 percent confident in the abilities of Perfect Drift to copy his grade I winning dirt form to the turf for Saturday's Arlington Million (gr. IT) at Arlington Park.

  • Sulamani, carries Godolphin banner in Arlington Million.

    Sulamani Crosses Pond for Arlington Million

    Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said Saturday's Arlington Million (gr. IT) at Arlington Park is a stepping stone toward the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships for European invader Sulamani.

  • $250,000 Pick 4 Set for Arlington Million

    Arlington Park will offer a special International Festival of Racing Pick 4 with a guaranteed gross pool of $250,000 on Aug. 16. The guaranteed Pick 4, will cover races eight through 11 and will include the $700,000 Beverly D. Stakes, the Arlington Million and the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes. All are grade I turf events.

  • Arlington Seeks Earlier Opening Date For 2004

    Arlington Park has asked the Illinois Racing Board for approval to open its 2004 season April 28, two weeks ahead of the track's traditional Mother's Day opener. If granted, the request would take the Kentucky Derby simulcast rights away from National Jockey Club, which hosted Derby Day this year during its spring meet at Hawthorne Race Course.

  • Here and There

    Equine Advocates to hold fundraiser in Saratoga Springs...Arlington honors Aspire Award winners and groom of the month.

  • Jockey Douglas Wins 7 of 9 at Arlington

    Rene Douglas, Arlington's leading jockey, won the first five races on Arlington Park's nine-race card Thursday and a total of seven victories from nine mounts on the program.

  • Jockey Campbell Treated for Concussion

    Jockey Jesse Campbell was treated and released from Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights Wednesday after sustaining a concussion in the second race when he fell from his mount, Great Eight, just before the finish line at Arlington Park.

  • Perfect Drift Preps for Washington Park

    Stephen Foster Handicap winner Perfect Drift worked four furlongs Saturday morning in preparation for the Washington Park Handicap on July 19 at Arlington Park.

  • Arlington Completes Wagering Probe of June 28 Race

    Arlington Park completed its investigation of a suspicious odds drop on the winner of the second race June 28, Rainy Day Rules, announcing Friday there was no proof of any past-post wagering.

  • 2002 Breeders' Cup Impact Put at $57 Million

    The 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships hosted by Arlington Park on Oct. 26 had an economic impact of approximately $57 million, according to a study performed by the Roosevelt University Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration.

  • Catalano, Douglas to Defend Arlington Titles

    Wayne Catalano, Arlington Park's trainer champion for two of the past three seasons, and Rene Douglas, back-to-back riding leader at the Chicago-area track, return to defend their titles at the 108-day meeting, which begins Friday.

  • World Cup Simulcast Handle Declines 8.6%

    The four-race simulcast from Dubai's Nad Al Sheba Racecourse on Saturday, which included the $6 million Dubai World Cup, was down by 8.6 percent from last year.

  • Arlington to Pay Off Winning Ultra Pick 6 Tickets

    Arlington Park has been authorized to distribute funds from Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 wagers to the customers who correctly selected five of six winners. There are 78 valid winning tickets each worth almost $44,000.

  • Arlington Park Serves as Dubai World Cup Simulcast Host

    On March 29 Arlington Park will serve North and South America as the simulcast host for the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest race and the first of the 14-part International World Series Racing Championship.

  • Duchossois Honored Locally for Hosting Breeders' Cup

    According to a report in the <i>Daily Herald</i>, Arlington Park chairman Richard Duchossois was honored as Arlington Heights' "Business Leader of the Year" Thursday night for his role in hosting the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Arlington and Breeders' Cup Seek Court Approval For Pick-6 Payment

    Arlington Park and its parent company, Churchill Downs Incorporated, filed a petition today with the U.S. District Court in New York to request that the court recognize Arlington Park's claim to the funds from the wagering pool of the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six wager. In granting the petition, the court would allow the Illinois Racing Board to authorize Arlington Park's payment to the rightful winners.

  • Rich Stakes Schedule Planned at Arlington

    Arlington Park will return to its traditional May opening for the 2003 season after conducting a June through October season for the past two years. The 2003 schedule includes 29 stakes worth more than $5.5 million in purses during its 104 days of racing from May 9 to Sept. 27.

  • IRB director Walter Dudycz.

    Federal Freeze May Delay Pick Six Payout

    The executive director of the Illinois Racing Board said Friday it was premature to say if the board will take up at its Dec. 9 meeting the issue of dispersing funds to holders of winning Pick Six tickets from the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Hammond Returns to NBC Broadcast Booth

    Tom Hammond, who appeared on last month's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships telecast on NBC while recovering from heart bypass surgery, will return to the broadcast booth Saturday for the Notre Dame-Rutgers football tilt.

  • IRB Bans Bets Involving More Than Three Races

    The Illinois Racing Board, without prior notice and over the angry objections of some track operators, on Nov. 12 slapped an immediate ban on wagers involving more than three races. It also put off licensing two tote companies for next year.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Chills and Thrills

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The competitive races at Arlington Park warmed the chilly 46,118 on hand for the Breeders' Cup races Oct. 26.