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  • Fort Prado during his race days, winning 2009 Black Tie Affair Stakes.

    Team Block relocating Fort Prado to Indiana  

    Team Block's multiple graded stakes-winning stallion Fort Prado is being relocated from Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., to Swifty Farms in Indiana to take advantage of Indiana's breeding incentives, Chris Block said Sept. 27.

  • Prado's Sweet Ride catches Lady Zuzu to win the Regret Stakes.

    Prado's Sweet Ride Rallies to Win the Regret

    Under a perfectly timed stretch rally by jockey Julien Leparoux, Prado's Sweet Ride passed Lady Zuzu in the final strides to win the $100,000 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Saturday, June 13 at Churchill Downs.

  • Afortable makes his stakes debut in the Arlington Classic Stakes.

    Arlington Classic Stakes Debut for Afortable

    After rallying to an upset victory in a tough allowance race one month ago at Keeneland, Afortable will return to Arlington Park for his stakes debut May 24 in the Arlington Classic Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Fort Prado won or placed in 36 of 59 races and earned $1,211,681.

    Fort Prado to Hill 'N Dale in Illinois

    Fort Prado, an eight-time Illinois champion, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Richard Duchossois' Hill 'N Dale Farms near Barrington, Ill.

  • Nightlinger won the 2008 Shakertown at Keeneland.

    Sprint Specialists to Set Sail in Woodford

    A well-balanced group of seasoned turf sprinters will line up Oct. 10 at Keeneland for the $125,000 Woodford Stakes. The 5 1/2-furlong event is the first of five graded stakes on the card for Keeneland's second day of the fall meeting.

  • Mr. Nightlinger cruises to a new course record in the Arlington Sprint Handicap.

    Mr. Nightlinger Sets Arlington Turf Mark

    Moved from the main track for the first time this year, the $200,000 Arlington Sprint Handicap was won in gate-to-wire fashion by odds-on choice Mr. Nightlinger, who set a course record for 5 1/2 furlongs on the firm Arlington Park turf course Aug. 23.

  • Mr. Nightlinger set fast fractions and held on to win the Shakertown (gr. IIIT) April 13 at Keeneland.

    Mr. Nightlinger Rolls to Shakertown Win

    Making his first turf start in more than a year, 21-1 longshot Mr. Nightlinger broke on top and never relinquished his lead, defeating 10 rivals to take the $125,000 Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 1 3/4 lengths under Jamie Theriot April 13 at rainy Keeneland.

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    Full Field Entered For Shakertown

    Edith Dixon's Smart Enough is the most accomplished horse in a full field of older turf sprinters, and will carry a top weight of 121 pounds in the $125,000 Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13 at Keeneland.

  • Fort Prado Steals Show at Prairie State Festival

    Team Block's Fort Prado grabbed all the headlines at this year's Prairie State Festival when the 6-year-old gelding became the first horse to be a four-time Festival winner by capturing the $84,150 Black Tie Affair Handicap for the third straight year.

  • 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.

  • Mending Fences Wins Wet Connally BC Turf

    Mending Fences required little cooperation from Mother Nature as he led from gate to wire and won the $200,000 Connally Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park by three-quarters of a length Saturday night.

  • Silver Tree, winning the Bernard Baruch.

    Silver Tree Stands Tall in Connally BC Turf 'Cap

    Peter Vegso's Silver Tree has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 John B. Connally Breeders' Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT), the highlight of closing weekend at Sam Houston Race Park Saturday.

  • Cloudy's Knight, Ramsey Zimmerman up, wins the Fair Grounds Breeders' Cup Handicap, on Louisiana Derby Preview Day at Fair Grounds.

    Cloudy's Knight Rains On Devilment's Parade

    Cloudy's Knight created a mild surprise in the $198,500 Fair Grounds Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf Saturday, slipping through between rivals to win by a neck over Devilment under a well timed ride by Ramsey Zimmerman.

  • Sterling, Janks Highlight Prairie State Festival

    Jockey Larry Sterling Jr. scored a double in the seventh annual Prairie State Festival, Arlington Park's six-race showcase for Illinois-bred Thoroughbreds. Both of the the veteran local rider's victories came on horses he was not originally slated to ride.

  • Fort Prado Takes Connally Turf for 3rd Straight

    Fort Prado lived up to his 4-5 favoritism in Saturday night's $193,000 Connally Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park by winning his third consecutive stakes and second graded stakes of the year for owners Patricia, Ryan, and David Block.

  • Fort Prado Tackles Rapid Proof in Connally BC

    Team Block's Fort Prado is the 3-1 morning line favorite in Saturday's $200,000 Connally Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IIIT), which will be the first graded stakes race at Sam Houston Park since it opened in 1994.

  • Original Spin Named Illinois Horse of Year

    Original Spin, winner of the Arlington Washington Lassie (gr. III) and third-place finisher in the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) as a 2-year-old, edged Fort Prado for Illinois-bred Horse of the Year honors in 2005.

  • Late-Running Fort Prado Captures Tampa BC

    Graded stakes winner Fort Prado came from far back to tally a two-length victory in the $125,000 Tampa Bay Breeder's Cup on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday.

  • Fort Prado Storms to Fair Grounds BC Win

    Team Block's always-tough Fort Prado ran closer to the pacesetter Onthedeanslist this time around and registered a neck victory over his rival in the $189,800 Fair Grounds Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Harrah's Louisiana Downs turf Saturday.

  • Newly-Graded Fair Grounds BC Attracts Eight

    Team Block's Fort Prado is the 121-pound highweight and 5-2 morning line favorite in Saturday's $200,000-added Fair Grounds Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT), the final graded stakes of the Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.

  • Onthedeanslist wins the Col. Bradley Handicap at the Fair Grounds meet at Harrahs Louisiana Downs.

    Onthedeanslist Takes Col. Bradley Laurels

    Team Valor Stables' Onthedeanslist set the pace, then held off the charge of odds-on favorite Fort Prado to capture the $75,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap for older turf horses Sunday at the Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.

  • America Alive Sinks 'Fleet in River City

    Mill House's favored America Alive, last of a tightly bunched field at the head of the stretch, rallied on the outside to get up in the final stride, nosing G P Fleet to win the $167,700 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) Sunday on the Churchill Downs turf course.

  • Rough Sailing Faces G.P. Fleet in River City

    Former claiming horse G P Fleet returns to the scene of his most significant victory as he faces a strong field of seven rivals in Sunday's $150,000-added River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Spruce Run Sacks Fort Prado in Carey Memorial

    Golden Dome Stable's 14-1 shot Spruce Run collared favored Fort Prado in deep stretch and prevailed by a neck to take the $150,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Hawthorne turf Saturday.

  • Fort Prado Heads Robert F. Carey Field

    A cast of nine runners has been entered for Saturday's Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hawthorne Race Course. Fort Prado, winner of the Sea O Erin Breeders' Cup Mile Handicap, will line up as the 121-pound highweight.

  • Big Question for Soaring Free in Play the King

    Soaring Free goes for his third victory in the $230,800 Play the King Handicap (Can-II) and a tenth career win over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course on Saturday at Woodbine.

  • 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.

  • Campbell's 1,000th Win Tops Prairie Festival

    Jockey Jesse Campbell, who won the first race of his career at Arlington Park in 1995, scored his 1,000th victory when he guided High Expectations to a six-length tally in the $88,900 Springfield Stakes Saturday during Arlington's Prairie State Festival.

  • Illinois Champs Featured in Prairie State Races

    Four Illinois divisional champions from 2004 are prominent among 65 horses entered for the six $75,000-added stakes races that comprise the sixth annual Prairie State Festival to be held Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Full field for Pete Axthelm Stakes

    An overflow field of 16 passed the entry box for the 12th running of the Pete Axthelm Stakes Saturday to be contested over 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Calder Race Course. Only 12 3-year-olds will be allowed to start.

  • Cool Conductor Favored in First Commonwealth Turf

    Trainer Bill Mott, the all-time victory leader at Churchill Downs, can add another to his dazzling total under the Twin Spires when he saddles David Garner's probable favorite Cool Conductor to face 10 3-year-old rivals in Sunday's inaugural $150,000-added Commonwealth Turf.

  • Block Pair Win at Prairie State Festival; Mystery Giver 6th

    Trainer Chris Block always makes a point to circle the date of the Prairie State Festival on his calendar, and with good reason. Two of his runners – Fort Prado and Lighthouse Lil – found the winner's circle on Arlington's annual celebration for Illinois-registered horses.