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  • Earlie Fires

    Hall of Fame Jockey Earlie Fires Retires

    Hall of Fame jockey Earlie Fires retired Sept. 21 with a fifth-place finish aboard Manchu Prince in the fifth race at Arlington Park, where he is the track's all-time leading rider.

  • Jerry Bailey will be one of the hosts for "Dining with the Dynasties."

    'Dynasties' Event Planned at Arlington

    Hall of Fame jockeys Jerry Bailey, Pat Day and Earlie Fires will host "Dining with the Dynasties," a special lunch for seven other participants at Arlington Park on Aug. 8, the day before the Arlington Million (gr. IT). The luncheon, in the track's Million Room, is being auctioned on eBay to benefit the Illinois Race Track Chaplaincy of America division and the Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Three-year-old Brayden Cecchi and his father are joined in the winner's circle by the jockey colony at Arlington Park June 29.

    Arlington Riders Greet Aspiring Jockey

    Brayden Cecchi, a 3-year-old who suffers from leukemia but loves horses, horse racing and jockeys, presented the trophy following the second race at Arlington Park on June 29.

  • Essex winner Spotsgone is the morning-line favorite for the Hanshin Cup.

    Spotsgone Tries to Repeat in Hanshin Cup

    This time one year ago, Robert Yagos' Spotsgone was sent off at odds of 81-1 in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Handicap (gr. III). In the 2008 edition to be held May 24 at Arlington Park, the son of Bright Launch was installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite. Of course, the drastic change in odds may have a little something to do with Spotsgone lighting up the toteboard with a $165 mutual in last year's edition.

  • Mario Pino

    Pino Delivers 6,000th Win

    Mario Pino became the 15th jockey in North America to earn 6,000 wins Nov. 7 when he piloted Pass Play to victory in the seventh race at Laurel Park.

  • Fires Wires Hanshin Cup With 81-1 Spotsgone

    Robert Yagos' Spotsgone broke on the lead for Hall of Fame jockey Earlie Fires and never looked back en route to a 2 1/4-length victory over 6-5 favorite Lewis Michael in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup (gr. III) on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Fires Guides Major Rhythm to Stars & Stripes Victory

    No jockey has won more races at Arlington Park than Hall of Fame rider Earlie Fires, and the veteran added to his total with a well-timed come-from-behind upset victory by a head aboard Major Rhythm in Sunday's $195,500 Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IIIT).

  • 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.

  • Fires Visits Arlington Winner's Circle for 37th Year

    Hall of Fame jockey Earlie Fires, Arlington Park's all-time leading rider, won a the Chicago track for a record 37th season Sunday when he guided James Messineo's Major Rhythm to a rousing win in the eighth race of the afternoon.

  • Jockey Perry Ouzts Reaches 4,500-Win Mark

    Veteran jockey Perry Ouzts won his 4,500th race Sunday at muddy Turfway Park after riding Private Ambition to a 1 3/4-length victory in the third race, a $5,000 claiming event.

  • Paul Meyocks Dead at 81

    Paul Blair Meyocks, longtime jockey agent and father of former New York Racing Association president Terry Meyocks, died Sunday at Manor Care Nursing Home in Plantation, Fla. after a lengthy illness. He was 81.

  • Fires Reaches Keeneland Milestone

    Hall of Fame jockey Earlie Fires, the fourth-leading rider in Keeneland history, won his first race in Lexington since the 1995 spring meeting, when he piloted Glen Hill Farm's Poydras to a 6 1/2-length score Saturday at Keeneland.

  • Reluctant Full Mandate Wins Black Tie Affair

    Padua Stables & Fog City Stables' Full Mandate rallied from last to take the lead at the eighth pole and hold off a game Bonus Pack to win the $100,000 Black Tie Affair Handicap by a neck Saturday at Arlington Park.

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  • Most Feared Scares Up Win in Arlington Futurity

    Tom R. Durant's Most Feared took the lead approaching the eighth pole and run a drew off for a three-length tally in the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III)Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Earlie Fires, emotional during Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

    Emotional Fires Joins Others in Hall of Fame Induction

    While temperatures soared under a hazy morning sun in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., emotions ran warmer and percolated over inside at the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion. The occasion Monday, Aug. 6, was the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

  • Deford Keynote Speaker at Hall of Fame Ceremonies

    Frank Deford, himself a member of the National Association of Sporstcasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, will be the keynote speaker at this years National Musuem of Racing and Hall of Fame inductiion ceremony. The new members of the Hall of Fame will be enshrined at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Fasig-Tipton sale pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Richard Mandella, elected to racing's Hall of Fame.

    Fires, Mandella Elected to Hall of Fame

    Earlie Fires, who led all apprentice jockeys in 1965 and is one of only 14 North American riders to win more than 6,000 races, and trainer Richard Mandella, who won his first stakes in 1974, are among the newest members of the Hall of Fame. This year's equine inductees will be Holy Bull, Paseana, and Maskette.