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Champion 2YO Female: She Be Wild

Champion 2YO Female: She Be Wild

Mike and Nancy Mazzoni's homebred filly won the Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III) and capped the year off with a score in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita.

Dreaming of Anna Digs In, Wins Virginia Oaks

Dreaming of Anna Digs In, Wins Virginia Oaks

Dreaming of Anna, the 2006 champion juvenile filly who struggled earlier this year, appears to be back on her game with a return to the turf, as the Frank Calabrese homebred went gate to wire to win the $210,000 Virginia Oaks at Colonial Downs by a half-length Saturday.

'Anna Solidifies Oaks Bid With Bullet Drill

Eclipse Award-winning filly Dreaming of Anna all but cemented her Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) credentials Saturday when she drilled a bullet five furlongs in :58 3/5, fastest of 47 workouts at the distance.

Dreaming of Anna Wears 2YO Filly Crown

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From the time she was a foal, Dreaming of Anna had a confident demeanor and seemed sure she would make it to the top, according to farm manager Suzi Shoemaker of Lantern Hill Farm near Midway, Ky.

Arlington Posts Modest Gains in 2005

The 94-day 2005 Arlington Park race meet concluded with a 0.8% increase in total handle and a 0.5% rise in average daily attendance over the track's 96-day meet in 2004. On track average daily handle decreased by 0.8% while total attendance slipped by 1.6% with two less days compared to a year ago.

Catalano Breaks Own Mark for Arlington Wins

Wayne Catalano, Arlington Park's leading conditioner in three of the last four years, saddled three winners Friday to break the mark he established three years ago for training victories in a season at the Chicago track.

Guidry Makes Impassioned Plea for Victims

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Louisiana-born rider Mark Guidry, a veteran leader of the jockeys' room at Arlington Park, gave the track's campaign for the victims of Hurricane Katrina a kick start when he arrived for his riding assignments Thursday.

My Trusty Cat Seeks Repeat Win in Chicago BC

Carl Pollard's grade I winner My Trusty Cat will return to defend her title in Saturday's $175,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park. Trained by David Vance, My Trusty Cat won last year's seven-furlong event by 1 3/4lengths over Our Josefina.

Injustice Doesn't Stop in Azeri BC 'Cap

Injustice, bought privately last month for a reported $165,000 by Darrell and Evelyn Yates and turned over to Chicago-based trainer Wayne Catalano, paid an immediate dividend by winning the $175,000 Azeri Breeders' Cup (gr. III) gate to wire before a sun-baked crowd of 22,087 Saturday at Oaklawn Park.

Catalano, Douglas to Defend Arlington Titles

Wayne Catalano, Arlington Park's trainer champion for two of the past three seasons, and Rene Douglas, back-to-back riding leader at the Chicago-area track, return to defend their titles at the 108-day meeting, which begins Friday.

Wayne Catalano Fighting His Way to Top

Growing up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Wayne Catalano learned early to fight for what he wanted. It was the kind of neighborhood where you didn't back down. "Life started out hard for me," Catalano said. "My mother raised five kids by herself. We weren't exactly what you call rich."

Hollendorfer Halves His Arlington String

Jerry Hollendorfer, the defending champion trainer at Arlington Park, has apparently conceded any chance to repeat after shipping 22 horses from his Arlington string back to his Northern California base of operations.

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