Keyword: International Festival of Racing

  • Slumber is one of the 14 pre-entries for the Arlington Million.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-76t9qB3">Order This Photo</a>

    14 Pre-Entered for Arlington Million

    There are 33 horses pre-entered for Arlington International Racecourse's trio of grade I events for the International Racing Festival Aug. 15, including 14 for the marquee event, the Arlington Million (gr. IT).

  • Dank rolls to victory in the Beverly D. Stakes.

    Dank Dashes to Victory in Beverly D.

    Dank, winner of the Kilboy Estate Stakes (Ire-II) last time out July 21 at the Curragh, made it two in a row with a brilliant score in the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park on Aug. 17.

  • 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 Park

    Arlington Releases 2011 Stakes Schedule

    Highlighted by the Arlington Million (gr. IT), Arlington Park will offer 22 stakes races worth more than $4.2 million during its 86 days of racing in 2011. The meet runs from May 6 through Sept. 25.

  • Arlington Park

    Arlington Stakes Schedule Announced

    The International Festival of Racing, featuring the 27th running of the grade I Arlington Million, tops a 2009 schedule that includes 27 stakes races worth $5,325,000 during 98 days of racing at Arlington Park from May 1 through Sept. 27.

  • O'Brien to Send Trio for Arlington Turf Festival

    Irish-based trainer Aidan O'Brien, who sent Mrs. John Magnier's Powerscourt to Chicago to win last summer's Arlington Million (gr. IT), is likely to send highly regarded candidates to all three of Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing grade I races on Aug. 12.

  • 94-Day Arlington Park Meet Begins Friday

    Thoroughbred racing returns to Arlington Park for its 78th season on Friday at 3 p.m. for the first of 94 days of racing that will continue at the northwestern Chicago oval through Sept. 18.

  • Mabee winner Musical Chimes, left, early favorite in Saturday's Beverly D. at Arlington Park.

    Musical Chimes 2-1 Choice for Beverly D.

    Gainsborough Farm's Musical Chimes, a resounding winner of the John C. Mabee Handicap (gr. IT) on Del Mar's opening weekend, has been installed the 2-1 morning line choice for Saturday's Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park.

  • Arlington Racing Fest Handle Tops $15 Million

    The total handle during Arlington Park's 12-race card on Saturday's International Festival of Racing was $15,257,859, the second highest on a non-Breeders' Cup day in Illinois history.

  • $250,000 Pick 4 Set for Arlington Million

    Arlington Park will offer a special International Festival of Racing Pick 4 with a guaranteed gross pool of $250,000 on Aug. 16. The guaranteed Pick 4, will cover races eight through 11 and will include the $700,000 Beverly D. Stakes, the Arlington Million and the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes. All are grade I turf events.

  • Rich Stakes Schedule Planned at Arlington

    Arlington Park will return to its traditional May opening for the 2003 season after conducting a June through October season for the past two years. The 2003 schedule includes 29 stakes worth more than $5.5 million in purses during its 104 days of racing from May 9 to Sept. 27.

  • Post Positions for Beverly D., Secretariat

    The Simon Bray-trained Astra has been made the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday's $700,000 Beverly D. Handicap (gr. IT) on Arlington Million Day after drawing post 7 on Wednesday. A total of nine fillies and mares will go postward in the 1 3/16-mile race.