Keyword: Gene Cilio

  • Chicago Trainer Gene Cilio Dead

    Gene Cilio, one of Chicago's leading trainers for a number of years, died Saturday night of cancer at age 74.

  • Cashel Castle Returns in Arlington Sprint

    Barry & Sondra Buchholz' Cashel Castle makes his fist start aft a 16-month absence in Saturday's $100,000 Arlington Sprint. The Arlington Sprint is a six-furlong dash for 3-year-olds & upward and attracted a field of seven.

  • Here and There

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

  • 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.

  • Miesque's Approval Rates Nod in Sea o'Erin

    Live Oak Plantation's Miesque's Approval, runner-up in the Maker's Mark Mile at Keeneland in April, will be the staring high weight at 118 pounds when he faces seven rivals in the $150,000 Sea o'Erin Breeders' Cup Mile on turf Sunday at Arlington Park.

  • Cilio Toasts 74th Birthday with Late Double

    Veteran Arlington Park trainer Gene Cilio celebrated his 74th birthday twice Friday when he took the last two races of the day for Crown's Way Farm with Lil' Joe in the eighth and Octagon in the ninth.

  • Lakenheath Heads Chou Croute Field

    James Tafel's Lakenheath, coming off a half-length victory over Bala in the Truly Bound Handicap Jan. 3, heads a field of nine in Saturday's $150,000 Chou Croute Handicap for older fillies and mares at Fair Grounds.

  • Allspice Flavors Silverbulletday Stakes

    The good news for Allspice is the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies does not possess a dominating presence like 2002 winner Take Charge Lady or undefeated Lady Tak.

  • Lakenheath Gets it Done in Truly Bound

    Heavy favorite Lakenheath found her best stride in the stretch Friday at Fair Grounds, winning the $75,000 Truly Bound Handicap by a half-length over a fast-charging Bala.

  • Lakenheath Breezes for Sunday's Spinster

    James Tafel LLC's Lakenheath, winner by a head in the <br>Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park on Labor Day, breezed a half mile at Keeneland Thursday in :50, according to Arlington Park-based trainer Gene Cilio.

  • Hollendorfer Halves His Arlington String

    Jerry Hollendorfer, the defending champion trainer at Arlington Park, has apparently conceded any chance to repeat after shipping 22 horses from his Arlington string back to his Northern California base of operations.

  • Spinster Could be Next for Matron Winner Lakenheath

    James B. Tafel LLC's Lakenheath, winner by a head in Monday's Arlington Matron (gr. III), came out of her victory in good order and may try Kentucky for her next trip to the post, according to trainer Gene Cilio.

  • Lakenheath Nips With Ability in Arlington Matron

    James B. Taefel's Lakenheath outdueled favored With Ability down the stretch of the 1 1/8-mile Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) to prevail by a head bob on a muddy track Monday.