Keyword: Richard Duchossois

  • IRB Member Pulls Slaughter Rule, Resigns

    A proposal designed to prevent shipment of horses from racetracks to slaughter facilities stalled Nov. 17 at the Illinois Racing Board meeting as its sponsor withdrew the plan and abruptly resigned.

  • Man Behind the Million

    A WWII veteran and Chicago business tycoon continues to influence Arlington International Racecourse -- despite his advanced age and the political challenges faced by the Illinois racing community.

  • Illinois Racing: 'It's Home'

    View more from Chris Emigh, Chris Block, and other members of the Illinois racing community in 'Man Behind the Million,' our latest longform feature currently at www.BloodHorse.com/ArlingtonLongform

  • Illinois Racing: 'It's Home'

    View more from Chris Emigh, Chris Block, and other members of the Illinois racing community in ‘Man Behind the Million,’ our latest longform feature currently at www.BloodHorse.com/ArlingtonLongform.

  • A fire destroyed the Arlington grandstand in 1985, but track chairman Richard Duchossois was determined to rebuild. In this Daily Herald photo, firemen work to put out the fire.

    Arlington Million Retrospective

    A look at the history of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) and Arlington International Racecourse, run by 92-year-old Richard Duchossois. Read the companion longform feature at http://www.bloodhorse.com/ArlingtonLongform

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    Man Behind the Million

    A WWII veteran and Chicago business tycoon continues to influence Arlington International Racecourse – despite his advanced age and the political challenges faced by the Illinois racing community.

  • Richard L. Duchossois

    Duchossois: Slots Revenue Would Be Welcome

    Arlington Park chairman Richard L. Duchossois said he doesn't know if the racetrack can survive unless the Illinois legislature finally allows Arlington to add slot machines.

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    Eclair de Lune Doing 'Light' Duty

    Hall of Fame conditioner Ron McAnally is taking a page out of the John Henry training manual in preparing Eclair de Lune for the Emirates Airlines Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Richard Duchossois

    Thoroughbred Club to Honor Duchossois

    The Thoroughbred Club of America has selected Richard Duchossois as its Honored Guest and will honor him at the organization's annual Testimonial Dinner in Lexington.

  • Arlington Completes Purchase of Leased Land

    Churchill Downs Inc.'s wholly-owned subsidiary Arlington Park has entered into an agreement to purchase approximately 66.8 acres of leased land which is currently part of Arlington Park's racing facilities in Arlington Heights, Ill., from The Duchossois Group for a total purchase price of $27.5 million, as of Dec. 3.

  • Duchossois Given May Award by RCI

    Industry veteran Richard Duchossois was given the William H. May Award by the Association of Racing Commissioners International during the group's recent annual conference held in Lexington. The award recognizes meritorious service to racing by an individual or group.

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    Hall of Fame Jockey Earlie Fires Retires

    Hall of Fame jockey Earlie Fires retired Sept. 21 with a fifth-place finish aboard Manchu Prince in the fifth race at Arlington Park, where he is the track's all-time leading rider.

  • Evans: CDI Committed to End ADW Dispute

    A leading executive of Churchill Downs Inc. told a gathering of shareholders June 19 that he didn't know when a nasty revenue-sharing dispute with horsemen would be resolved, but promised the company would do its part in reaching a satisfactory conclusion for all.

  • Arlington Park Names Arnold Racetrack President

    Arlington Park named Roy Arnold president of the historic Chicago-area racetrack and its off-track betting facilities. The March 30 announcement was made by track chairman Richard Duchossois and Andrew Skehan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Churchill Downs, Inc., Arlington's parent company.

  • Duchossois Honored Locally for Hosting Breeders' Cup

    According to a report in the <i>Daily Herald</i>, Arlington Park chairman Richard Duchossois was honored as Arlington Heights' "Business Leader of the Year" Thursday night for his role in hosting the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Arlington Has Made Every Effort for a 'World-Class Event'

    When Breeders' Cup Ltd. selected Arlington Park to host the World Thoroughbred Championships, the organization and racetrack were sailing into uncharted water. With Arlington having seating capacity of 12,000, no track that small had ever been considered for racing's biggest event.

  • Arlington Classic Kicks Off Mid-America Triple

    Horses coming from as close as the local backstretch will be joined in the starting gate by horses coming from as far as Ireland for Saturday's Arlington Classic, the first Grade II stakes race of the Arlington Park meet.

  • Chicago Icon Dave Feldman Remembered by Friends, Colleagues

    Longtime Chicago <i>Sun-Times</i> Turf writer Dave Feldman was remembered by friends, colleagues and even some of his fellow Broken Down Horseplayers during memorial services in Chicago on Wednesday afternoon. Feldman died from heart failure on Monday night -- six days before the Kentucky Derby and decades after he began answering a "How you doin?" greeting from people with "I'm dyin!"