James B. Tafel Illinois Owners S.

Race 10 at Arlington Park on May 3, 2008

  • Grade
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:50.76
Order of Finish
1

Lord Carmen

Ordway  – Gregorian Winloc

7YO

$60,000
  • J:Ramsey Zimmerman
  • T:Frank J. Kirby
  • B:Audrey Daniels
  • O:J. David Banks and Hondo Ranch, Inc. (Frank J. Kirby and Sharon N. Kirby)
  • Margin:2
  • Sire: Ordway , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Lifetime: 65 yearlings sold, median $4,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Gregorian , Dark Bay or Brown, 1976.
  • Sale History: 2002 KEESEP, $30,000; 2003 OBSMAR, $42,000.
2

Fort Prado

El Prado (IRE)  – Fort Pond

7YO

$20,000
  • J:Carlos H. Marquez, Jr.
  • T:Chris M. Block
  • B:David P. Block
  • O:Team Block (David, Patricia and Ryan Block)
3

Rey Del Sol

Eltish  – Majestica Anna

5YO

$11,000
  • J:Eduardo E. Perez
  • T:Moises R. Yanez
  • B:Moises Yanez
  • O:Charles Sigrist and Del Sol Farm LLC (Moises R. Yanez)
  • Margin:¾
  • Sire: Eltish , Bay, 1992. Lifetime: 76 yearlings sold, median $8,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Majestic Light , Bay, 1973.
4

Chief Thief

Chief Seattle  – Coni Bug

4YO

$6,000
  • J:Jose A. Velez, Jr.
  • T:Anthony J. Granitz
  • B:James Carfagno Jr.
  • O:Captain Jack Racing Stable LLC (James Carfagno and James Loven)
5

Major Rhythm

Rhythm  – Specifically

9YO

$3,000
  • J:Jesse M. Campbell
  • T:Doug Matthews
  • B:Bon Marche
  • O:James M. Messineo
6

Wildrally

Wild Event  – Prattler

4YO

  • J:James Graham
  • T:Thomas M. Amoss
  • B:Fred H. Jordan
  • O:GAL Racing Stable, LLC (Mike Fromknecht)
7

Brothers Nicholas

Smart Strike  – Lady Nicholas

4YO

  • J:Earlie Fires
  • T:Jerry D. Calvin
  • B:Needham/Betz Thoroughbreds, Blackburn, Lamantia & Halecky
  • O:Northwestern Stable (Sharon E. Walsh, et al)
8

Rector

Vicar  – Saratogan

4YO

  • J:Diego Sanchez
  • T:Greg Geier
  • B:Jim Tafel, LLC
  • O:Jim Tafel LLC (James B. Tafel)
9

Ravensworth

Old Kentucky Home  – Shakespeares Dream

4YO

  • J:Trey Agilar
  • T:Doug Matthews
  • B:Nelson Bunker Hunt Sr.
  • O:John Wade
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
  • Fort Prado during his race days, winning 2009 Black Tie Affair Stakes.

    Team Block relocating Fort Prado to Indiana  

    Team Block's multiple graded stakes-winning stallion Fort Prado is being relocated from Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., to Swifty Farms in Indiana to take advantage of Indiana's breeding incentives, Chris Block said Sept. 27.

  • Prado's Sweet Ride catches Lady Zuzu to win the Regret Stakes.

    Prado's Sweet Ride Rallies to Win the Regret

    Under a perfectly timed stretch rally by jockey Julien Leparoux, Prado's Sweet Ride passed Lady Zuzu in the final strides to win the $100,000 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) on Saturday, June 13 at Churchill Downs.

  • Afortable makes his stakes debut in the Arlington Classic Stakes.

    Arlington Classic Stakes Debut for Afortable

    After rallying to an upset victory in a tough allowance race one month ago at Keeneland, Afortable will return to Arlington Park for his stakes debut May 24 in the Arlington Classic Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Gran Estreno returns to his favorite track for the Hanshin Cup Stakes.

    Gran Estreno Heads Lineup for Hanshin Cup

    Gran Estreno, a former claimer who registered his first graded stakes victory at Arlington Park last summer to cap a six-race winning streak, returns to his favorite track for the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (gr. III) May 29.

  • Star Guitar is seeking to become the third Thoroughbred in history to win three times on a Louisiana Champions Day program in New Orleans.

    Star Guitar, Others Seek Louisiana Repeats

    Brittlyn Stable's Star Guitar is seeking to become the third Thoroughbred in history to win three times on a Louisiana Champions Day program in New Orleans when he goes forward in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic.

  • Fort Prado won or placed in 36 of 59 races and earned $1,211,681.

    Fort Prado to Hill 'N Dale in Illinois

    Fort Prado, an eight-time Illinois champion, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Richard Duchossois' Hill 'N Dale Farms near Barrington, Ill.

  • Nightlinger won the 2008 Shakertown at Keeneland.

    Sprint Specialists to Set Sail in Woodford

    A well-balanced group of seasoned turf sprinters will line up Oct. 10 at Keeneland for the $125,000 Woodford Stakes. The 5 1/2-furlong event is the first of five graded stakes on the card for Keeneland's second day of the fall meeting.

  • Honest Man tuned up for the N.O. Handicap with a win in the Mineshaft.

    Honest Man Favored in NO Handicap

    Fox Hill Farms' Honest Man, winner of the grade III Mineshaft Handicap in his last start, is the 121-pound highweight and 3-1 morning-line favorite for the $500,000, grade II New Orleans Handicap, which is contested at 1 1/8 miles on the dirt as part of the March 14 Louisiana Derby card at Fair Grounds.

  • Let It Rock gets through on the rail to take the Razorback.

    Let It Rock Rolls in Razorback

    Stalking Let It Rock emerged from between horses in deep stretch to score his first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park March 7.

  • Prom Shoes wins the 2009 Essex Handicap.

    Prom Shoes, Jonesboro in Razorback Clash

    Convincing Essex Handicap winner Prom Shoes seeks to make it back-to-back stakes victories at Oaklawn Park March 7 in the $150,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III). The Jinks Fires trainee will face six rivals in the 1 1/16-mile test, including 2008 Razorback winner Jonesboro.

  • Honest Man pulls away in the Mineshaft.

    Honest Man Cruises to Mineshaft Score

    Fox Hill Farms' Honest Man stayed close to a slow pace, passed My Pal Charlie in upper stretch, and easily pulled away for a 4 1/4-length score in the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III), the first of four graded stakes at Fair Grounds Feb. 7.

  • Grasshopper, who won the the 2008 Mineshaft, will try for a repeat in 2009.

    Familiar Faces Entered in Mineshaft

    A collection of familiar faces to Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots will line up Feb. 7 in the Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III), which is part of the six-stakes "Louisiana Derby Preview Day" card scheduled for the New Orleans-area track.

  • Mr. Nightlinger cruises to a new course record in the Arlington Sprint Handicap.

    Mr. Nightlinger Sets Arlington Turf Mark

    Moved from the main track for the first time this year, the $200,000 Arlington Sprint Handicap was won in gate-to-wire fashion by odds-on choice Mr. Nightlinger, who set a course record for 5 1/2 furlongs on the firm Arlington Park turf course Aug. 23.

  • Cloudy's Knight heads the Stars and Stripes Handicap at Arlington Park July 4.

    Old Versus Young in Stars in Stripes

    It's not surprising that S J Stables' Cloudy's Knight, a grade I winner who towers over his competitors with earnings of more than $2 million, will be the starting highweight in the July 4 Stars and Stripes Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park.

  • Mr. Nightlinger set fast fractions and held on to win the Shakertown (gr. IIIT) April 13 at Keeneland.

    Mr. Nightlinger Rolls to Shakertown Win

    Making his first turf start in more than a year, 21-1 longshot Mr. Nightlinger broke on top and never relinquished his lead, defeating 10 rivals to take the $125,000 Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 1 3/4 lengths under Jamie Theriot April 13 at rainy Keeneland.

  • Smart Enough comes into the April 13 Shakeertown (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland from a five-month layoff. <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%3D2174864%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Full Field Entered For Shakertown

    Edith Dixon's Smart Enough is the most accomplished horse in a full field of older turf sprinters, and will carry a top weight of 121 pounds in the $125,000 Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13 at Keeneland.

  • 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.

  • Ramazutti, shown winning the Mac Diarmida, will break from the rail in the Stars and Stripes at Arlington Wednesday.

    Competitive Field On Tap for Stars and Stripes

    Always First and Ramazutti, the second and third-place finishers in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 26 at Churchill Downs, top a competitive field of nine grass course specialists entered in Wednesday's $200,000 Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Fires Wires Hanshin Cup With 81-1 Spotsgone

    Robert Yagos' Spotsgone broke on the lead for Hall of Fame jockey Earlie Fires and never looked back en route to a 2 1/4-length victory over 6-5 favorite Lewis Michael in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup (gr. III) on Saturday at Arlington Park.

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