Keyword: Prairie State Festival

  • Arlington Park

    Arlington '08: 27 Stakes, $5.5 M

    Arlington Park released its stakes schedule for 2008, which includes 27 added-money races worth more than $5.5 million. The meet runs from May 2-Sept. 21.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Illinois' Finest Battle in Prairie State Festival

    Fifty-nine of the best Illinois-registered Thoroughbreds in training will do battle in six $75,000-added stakes races that comprise the fourth annual Prairie State Festival Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Illinois Stakes Highlight Arlington Park Program

    About $450,000 will be on the line June 20 in six Illinois-registered stakes that make up the third Prairie State Festival at Arlington Park. The afternoon is designed to showcase Illinois racing and the history of the state.