Keyword: Arlington

  • Nates Mineshaft makes his first start in more than 11 months in the Hanshin Cup.

    Nates Mineshaft Back After 11-Month Layoff

    Multiple graded stakes winner Nates Mineshaft highlights the lineup for this year's $150,000 Hanshin Cup (gr. III) at Arlington Park May 25, making his first appearance for owner Windy Hill Farm in more than 11 months.

  • IL Racing Threatened by Legislative Stalling

    Illinois racing dates may be vacated and laboratory operations curtailed if the state legislature does not quickly reauthorize advance deposit wagering, Illinois Racing Board officials said April 30.

  • Arlington Race Voided as Turf Rail Collapses

    The ninth race at Arlington Park Sept. 15 was declared no contest by the stewards when several sections of the turf rail came apart and fell onto the course in front of the field, causing interference to most of the horses.

  • Gold Edge wears down pacesetter La Song to win the Arlington-Washington Lassie.

    Arlington-Washington Lassie: Gold Edge Shines

    Dolphus Morrison's homebred Gold Edge remained unbeaten in three starts when she inched by La Song in the final yards to win the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (gr. III) by a neck Sept. 8 at Arlington Park.

  • Morrison's Gold Edge Preps for Lassie

    Dolphus Morrison's Gold Edge, winner of the Lisa M Stakes at Arlington Park Aug. 4, breezed five furlongs over the Polytrack in 1:00 4/5 the morning of Sept. 3 in preparation for the upcoming Arlington-Washington Lassie.

  • Middie streaks home to win the Washington Park Handicap under Francisco Torres.

    Middie Makes His Move in Washington Park

    Outsider Middie spurted away from the field in upper stretch to post a 3 3/4-length victory under jockey Francisco Torres in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap in track-record time over Polytrack at Arlington Park Sept 1.

  • Afsare at Arlington Park.

    Million Entrant Afsare Works at Arlington

    British-bred Afsare, originally scheduled for turf work on the morning of Aug. 16 in preparation for the Arlington Million (gr. IT), instead drilled a half-mile over the Arlington Park main track due to a steady rain.

  • Purse Bonus for Field Size Gets Illinois OK

    The Illinois Racing Board agreed July 26 to require race tracks to include "field size bonus" money in the base purse amount used to calculate owners' and breeders' awards.

  • Rahystrada holds off Boisterous to win the Arlington Handicap.

    Rahystrada Quiets Boisterous at Arlington

    Robert Courtney Jr.'s Rahystrada, an 8-year-old Rahy gelding, holds off 9-5 favorite Boisterous by a neck July 14 in the $200,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT). Rahystrada won the Arlington Handicap in 2010.

  • Upperline won the Arlington Matron on Polytrack on May 26.

    Upperline Highweight in Modesty

    Two-time 2012 stakes winner Upperline carries top weight of 121 pounds July 14 in the 1 3/16-mile Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT). The Modesty is one of four stakes on Arlington's 'Million Preview Day.'

  • Richard L. Duchossois

    Equine Advocates to Honor Duchossois

    Richard L. Duchossois will receive the Ellen and Herbert Moelis "Equine Savior Award for Philanthropy" at the Equine Advocates' 10th annual awards dinner and charity auction Aug. 4 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Hot Cha Cha angled four-wide for her stretch run and caught 2-1 favorite Romacaca to post a 1 1/4-length victory in the Pucker Up Stakes on the Arlington Park turf course.

    Hot Cha Cha Rallies to Win Pucker Up

    Nelson McMakin's homebred Hot Cha Cha angled four-wide for her stretch run and caught 2-1 favorite Romacaca inside the sixteenth pole to post a 1 1/4-length victory under James Graham in the $200,000 Pucker Up (gr. IIIT) Sept. 7 on the Arlington Park turf course.

  • Jockey Mike Straight

    Jockey to Have Surgery, Paralysis Feared

    Apprentice jockey Michael Straight, seriously injured in an Aug. 26 spill at Chicago's Arlington Park, will undergo surgery for four fractured vertebrae at Luther General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. at approximately 3:30 p.m. CDT.

  • Churchill Downs Inc. CEO and president Robert Evans

    Evans: We Believe We Must Win Slots Battle

    Although Churchill Downs Inc. posted a slight increase in revenue during the second quarter of 2009 despite the depressed economic picture with the U.S., the racetrack operating company's president and CEO said the "results from our racing operations were disappointing."

  • Arlington Park

    Arlington Version of 1,000 Guineas Set

    Arlington Park will offer its own version of the One Thousand Guineas for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on May 24--the $200,000 American One Thousand Guineas.

  • Arlington Park

    Arlington '08: 27 Stakes, $5.5 M

    Arlington Park released its stakes schedule for 2008, which includes 27 added-money races worth more than $5.5 million. The meet runs from May 2-Sept. 21.

  • Petrillo Named Vice President at Arlington

    Tony Petrillo has been promoted to vice president of facilities and operations, Arlington Park President Roy Arnold announced Feb. 7. Petrillo had served as the racetrack's director of facilities and operations since 1999.

  • Account-Bet Dispute Continues; Hawthorne Signal in Jeopardy

    Churchill Downs Inc. exercised its contractual rights in regard to an account wagering dispute in Illinois by revoking permission for TVG sub-licensees to take bets on the Arlington Park signal, a company official said a day after the Arlington meet ended. Meanwhile, it remains unclear whether the Hawthorne Race Course signal would be available through TVG or other account wagering outlets.

  • Motion Sizes Up Arlington Festival Races

    Trainer H. Graham Motion has a contender in two of the three big races at Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing, so he's in a good spot to assess the relative quality of Saturday's fields.

  • Greely Named to Post at Arlington Park

    Arlington Park announced today that Kevin Greely has been named vice president of racing and racing secretary. Greely joins Arlington Park following more than a decade with the Emirates Racing Association and Dubai Racing Club, where he served as secretary to the association and racing secretary.

  • Arlington Posts Modest Gains in 2005

    The 94-day 2005 Arlington Park race meet concluded with a 0.8% increase in total handle and a 0.5% rise in average daily attendance over the track's 96-day meet in 2004. On track average daily handle decreased by 0.8% while total attendance slipped by 1.6% with two less days compared to a year ago.

  • Bridgmohan Runs Away With Arlington Riding Title

    Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan earned his first outright career riding title at Arlington Park on Sunday, bringing home one final mount of the season to finish 50 wins ahead of his closest competitor.

  • Catalano Breaks Own Mark for Arlington Wins

    Wayne Catalano, Arlington Park's leading conditioner in three of the last four years, saddled three winners Friday to break the mark he established three years ago for training victories in a season at the Chicago track.

  • Guidry Makes Impassioned Plea for Victims

    Louisiana-born rider Mark Guidry, a veteran leader of the jockeys' room at Arlington Park, gave the track's campaign for the victims of Hurricane Katrina a kick start when he arrived for his riding assignments Thursday.

  • Mark Guidry Now Fourth All-Time at Arlington

    Veteran jockey Mark Guidry, enjoying a highly successful mid-summer return to Arlington Park, became the fourth leading rider in Arlington history with a pair of victories Sunday.

  • Unbeaten Purim Heads American Derby

    Edward Joseph Sukley's homebred Purim, unbeaten in three starts, will face seven 3-year-olds in Saturday's American Derby (gr. IIT) at Arlington Park. The American Derby goes as the fifth race and is the first of three graded stakes on the program with an approximate post of 2:56 p.m. CDT.

  • 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.

  • 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.