Keyword: Eusebio Razo Jr.

  • Liberty Bull (near) noses out Isabull to win the Smarty Jones at Oaklawn jan. 21.

    'Liberty' Wins Battle of the Bulls

    Two colts by Holy Bull battled through the stretch at Oaklawn Park Jan. 21, and it was Kenneth Maier's Liberty Bull who earned a neck victory over Alex and Joann Lieblong's Isabull in the $50,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile.

  • New Arlington Polytrack gets positive reviews.

    Arlington's New Surface Healing Old Wounds

    A year after an unprecedented string of catastrophic breakdowns left horsemen wondering what was wrong with the dirt track at Arlington Park, they were singing the praises of a new synthetic racing surface.

  • Irish Dreamer Upsets Dixieland in Oaklawn Opener

    Irish Dreamer, a $1,500 Ocala Breeders' Sale colt, stormed to a decisive upset victory in the $50,000 Dixieland Stakes on opening day at Oaklawn Park Friday before a crowd of 20,070.

  • Fort Prado Conquers Sea O'Erin BC Mile

    Team Block's Fort Prado overtook Old Deuteronomy mid-stretch and drew off to win the $117,000 Sea o'Erin Breeders' Cup Mile by 1 1/4 lengths Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Unbeaten Happy Ticket Stomps Chicago Foes

    Stewart Madison's undefeated Happy Ticket turned back a talented group of fillies and mares, including defending champion and grade I stakes winner My Trusty Cat, with a 3 ½-length victory in the $175,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Lord of the Game Takes Fast Hanshin Cup

    Lord of the Game, claimed for $10,000 out of his first start on Dec. 31, earned the biggest tally of his brief career when he rallied from off a quick pace to capture the Hanshin Cup (gr. III) by a half-length on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Gritty Eye of the Tiger Wins Washington Park

    A wide trip and a claim of foul couldn't keep John D. Gunther's Eye of the Tiger from reaching the winner's circle following the $350,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Princess Pelona Takes Sloppy 'Guest

    Pope McLean's Princess Pelona, making her first start since February, showed no signs of rustiness en route to a front-running, 4½-length tally in the $38,000 Reluctant Guest Handicap Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Razo Registers 2,000th Career Win

    Longtime Chicago rider Eusebio Razo Jr. scored his 2,000th career win aboard Shadoc in Hawthorne's second race on Friday afternoon.

  • 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.

  • Cilio Hits Double in Prairie State Festival

    For the second time in three years, trainer Gene Cilio was the standout of the Prairie State Festival, saddling two winners in the six-race extravaganza for Illinois-registered horses.

  • Fight For Ally Digs Deep in National Jockey Club

    Frank Calabrese's Fight For Ally disposed of favored Keats in the stretch of Saturday's $250,000 National Jockey Club Handicap (gr. III) and held off the late challenge of Colonial Colony and Parrott Bay to win by a neck at Hawthorne Race Course.

  • Show Price Shocker in Hawthorne's Lady Hallie

    It looked to be a one horse race heading into the gate for the $100,000 Lady Hallie Handicap at Hawthorne. But in the end, it was the small show bettors doing best of all.