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  • Surgical Strike (outside) wins Arlington Classic May 28

    Surgical Strike Gets His Graded Stakes Win

    The addition of blinkers and a dawdling pace may have helped, but in any event the consistent 3-year-old Red Giant colt Surgical Strike finally broke through for his first grade stakes victory May 28 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Walk Close rallies to win the Modesty Handicap.

    Walk Close Pounces in Modesty Victory

    Highland Yard's Walk Close bided her time off the pace in the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) and then asserted herself in the stretch to win July 11 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Call Me George gets up late to win the New Orleans Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-z8R2DpF">Order This Photo</a>

    Call Me George Pulls New Orleans 'Cap Upset

    Call Me George wore down Albano and favorite Moreno late in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II), engineering a 22-1 upset that provided jockey James Graham a milestone win March 28 at Fair Grounds

  • Ike Walker rolls to victory in the South Mississippi Owners and Breeders' Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-3RsM62t">Order This Photo</a>

    Ike Walker Rules South Mississippi at FG

    Ike Walker took control after a quarter mile and coasted to a dominating victory in the $40,000 South Mississippi Owners and Breeders' Stakes March 6 at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots.

  • String King fights for the win in the Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap.

    String King Game in Col. Bradley Victory

    Louisiana-bred String King put away tough pacesetter Gentleman's Kitten and carried on to a well-earned victory Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds, taking the $125,000 Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) to become a graded winner.

  • Buggin Out leaves the rest behind in the Magic City Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-KtBSwtM">Order This Photo</a>

    Buggin Out Wins Alabama-Bred Stakes in LA

    Alabama-breds took center stage at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 12 as 4-5 choice Buggin Out led wire to wire in the $50,000 Magic City Stakes.

  • Najjaar won the 2013 Sycamore Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2840528077&k=NM9JPMh">Order This Photo</a>

    Najjaar Takes Down Sycamore Stakes

    Shadwell Stables' Najjaar returned to Polytrack for the first time since his 2-year-old season and handled the switch with success Oct. 17, taking an off-the-turf edition of the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes.

  • 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.

  • Ausus pulls away from the pack to win the Modesty Handicap.

    Ausus Notches First Graded Victory in Modesty

    Shadwell Farm's 4-year-old homebred filly Ausus snapped a four-race losing streak and earned her first black-type victory when she charged to the front in the stretch and pulled away to a 2 1/4-length advantage.

  • 2012 Jenny Wiley Stakes winner Daisy Devine is back in 2013.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1794380393&k=SwfBKvT">Order This Photo</a>

    Daisy Devine to Defend Jenny Wiley Title

    Defending Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IT) winner Daisy Devine is back to protect her title April 13 at Keeneland, but the 5-year-old daughter of Kafwain faces a steep question as she goes up against six stakes winners.

  • Daisy Devine won the Marie G. Krantz Memorial Handicap by 1 3/4 lengths on Jan. 26.

    Daisy Devine Favored in Bayou Handicap

    James Miller's Daisy Devine, already twice an easy winner this winter in New Orleans, has been installed as the looming 2-5 morning line choice in the $75,000 Bayou Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23.

  • Upperline wins the Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes.

    Upperline Bows Out With Game Dowager Triumph

    In the final start of her career, multiple graded stakes winner Upperline outfought Ciao Bella in the homestretch to prevail in the $125,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes Oct. 21 on the Keeneland turf.

  • Rivelli Wins First Arlington Training Title

    Trainer Larry Rivelli, who had a two-win advantage over conditioner Scott Becker entering the closing day of the 2011 Arlington Park season Sept. 25, officially earned his first trainer championship at the Chicago-area track.

  • Workin for Hops pulls away in the Hanshin Cup.

    Workin for Hops Brews Up Hanshin Cup Win

    Slight choice Workin for Hops shook free from the leaders in upper stretch and drew away to a three-length victory in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park May 21.

  • Daisy Devine (center, Blue & Yellow silks) begins the winning move in the Fair Ground Oaks.

    Daisy Devine Plucks Fair Ground Oaks

    Daisy Devine disposed of pacesetter Grandacious leaving the far turn and held sway in the lane to win the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) by a half-length March 26 at Fair Grounds.

  • Check the Label is in control down the stretch in the Appalachian Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8894440%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Check the Label Captures Appalachian Stakes

    Check the Label took over from odds-on favorite Rose Catherine approaching the eighth-pole and pulled clear under Julien Leparoux for a three-quarters of a length victory in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Free Fighter outfought favorite Brass Hat through a long stretch battle to produce a half-length victory in the  Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap at Arlington Park.

    Free Fighter Outfights Brass Hat at Arlington

    Free Fighter, with James Graham aboard, outfought 9-10 favorite Brass Hat through a long stretch battle to produce a half-length victory in the $125,000 Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park Sept. 7.

  • Giant Oak in the Fair Grounds paddock on Feb. 5.

    Live Oak in Louisiana Derby

    Perhaps no horse on the Derby trail is more aptly named than Giant Oak, who makes many of his opponents look like saplings next to him. A big, long-striding son of Giant's Causeway, his size, stride, and style of running can also be a detriment, as he demonstrated in the Risen Star Stakes.

  • Giant Oak in the Fair Grounds paddock on Feb. 5.

    Giant Oak OK After Minor Scare

    Giant Oak's breeze on March 7, clocked in 1:00.80 for five furlongs, was a routine move in advance of Fair Grounds' $600,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) on March 14. However, just past the wire, trainer Chris Block's big horse bobbled briefly, giving the Illinois-based conditioner some moments of concern until he was able to check out his horse back at the barn.

  • French Beret and James Graham (center, yellow cap) take the Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap by a nose.

    Bradley: French Beret Repeats By a Nose

    French Beret, with James Graham in the irons, won the $100,000 Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) for the second consecutive year, putting his nose down perfectly at the wire to edge Golden Yank in a thrilling photo finish Jan. 10 at Fair Grounds.

  • Stream Cat Denies Cosmonaut at Arlington

    Making his first start in more than eight months, Stream Cat split horses in the stretch and put away two-time defending event winner Cosmonaut to take the $194,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) by 3 3/4 lengths July 12 on the Arlington Park turf.

  • Chris McCarron

    Pincay, McCarron Closer to Court Award

    The former business managers for retired riders Laffit Pincay and Chris McCarron lost their bankruptcy case earlier this month, leaving the ex-jockeys closer to receiving millions of dollars in court-awarded judgments.