Keyword: Illinois

  • Show Set for Retired Illinois Thoroughbreds

    A horse competition in Staunton, Ill., Oct. 20 will be held to benefit Thoroughbreds Helping Thoroughbreds, an organization that aims to promote the retired Thoroughbred as a capable horse breed for competition off the track.

  • Country Be Gold to Stand in Illinois for 2014

    Stallion Country Be Gold, previously standing in Oklahoma at Caines Stallion Station, has been sold and will stand the 2014 breeding season in Illinois at Lakewood Stables, near Centreville.

  • I'm Already Sexy captured the first division of the Hatoof by 4 3/4 lengths.

    Hatoof Stakes Winners Return in Pucker Up

    I'm Already Sexy and I O Ireland, each a winner in a division of the Hatoof Stakes, return in search of an initial graded stakes victory in the $175,000 Pucker Up (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park on Sept. 14.

  • Solitary Ranger comes home alone to win the Arlington-Washington Futurity.

    Solitary Ranger Takes Arlington-Washington

    Solitary Ranger returned from a layup to take the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) in solid fashion Sept. 7 at Arlington Park, becoming his sire's first stakes winner in the process.

  • Willcox Inn (center) gets up late to win the Washington Park Handicap.

    Willcox Inn Just Up in Washington Park 'Cap

    Lael Stable and All In Stable's Willcox Inn narrowly defeated front-running Gallant Eagle to capture his third graded stakes win in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park Aug. 31.

  • Real Solution (left) finished 2nd in the Arlington Million, but was awarded the victory via DQ.

    Ramseys' Real Solution Takes 'Million on DQ

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey capped an unbelievable day with their third grade I victory when Real Solution was placed first via disqualification in the Arlington Million Aug. 17.

  • Arlington Million: Rahystrada & Byron Hughes

    Arlington Million (gr.I) contender Rahystrada and trainer Byron "Scooter" Hughes, a few hours before the running of the 1 1/4-mile turf event at Arlington Park.

  • Little Mike led the way in last year's Arlington Million.

    Million Day: Little Mike Against All Others

    If Little Mike makes Arlington Million history, it will be over the likes of Grandeur, Indy Point, The Apache, and Hunter's Light as top international turf contenders gather at Arlington Park for the oval's marquee event.

  • Dark Cove

    Dark Cove Scratched from St. Leger

    Trainer Mike Maker discovered some filling in the tendon of multiple graded stakes winner Dark Cove, and the morning line second-choice will scratch from the $400,000 American St. Leger Aug. 17 at Arlington Park.

  • Arlington Million: Indy Point

    Arlington Million (gr.I) contender Indy Point gets a bath at Arlington Park with Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella standing by Aug. 16.

  • Arlington Million: Dale Romans - Little Mike

    Eclipse Award-winning trainer Dale Romans talks about the chances of 2012 Arlington Million (gr.I) winner Little Mike repeating in this year's edition, coming up Aug. 17.

  • My Option and Eduardo Perez take the Arlington Oaks.

    My Option Takes Arlington Oaks

    Tim Keeley's homebred My Option earned her first graded stakes score in the $150,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) at Arlington Park July 20, fending off the bid of Frivolous to preserve the decision by a neck.

  • Seaneen Girl won the 2012 Golden Rod Stakes.

    Wide Open Field of Fillies for Arlington Oaks

    An open field of experience, including graded stakes winners Seaneen Girl and Gold Edge, makes up the field of seven 3-year-old fillies that will go from the gate for the $150,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) July 20.

  • Rahystrada stretches for his third Arlington Handicap win.

    Rahystrada Wins Record Third Arlington 'Cap

    The hard-knocking Rahystrada raced into the record books with his third $200,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) victory July 13, the only horse to have won that many editions of the 1 1/4-mile turf event at Arlington Park.

  • Saint Leon holds off Hogy to win the Arlington Sprint.

    Saint Leon Repeats in Wild Arlington Sprint

    Margaret Burlingham's Saint Leon led from gate to wire to earn a repeat victory in the Arlington Sprint July 6 at Arlington Park. E. T. Baird rode the Michele Boyce-trained son of Stravinsky who scored by a head over Hogy.

  • 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.

  • Ill. Gov. Quinn Calls for Gaming Expansion

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who has vetoed two major gaming expansion plans within the past year, now suggests more gaming might help achieve his primary goal of state employee pension reform.