Thursday, June 06 2013


Barn Notes:  Thursday, June 6, 2013


STIDHAM’S TREND ANYTHING BUT A FAD

The only thing passing about Trend in Wednesday’s featured eighth race was his whereabouts in relation to the field and the wire. Stone Farm’s strapping homebred son of Grade I winner Sligo Bay dismantled a group of impressive stakes-performing allowance horses en route to a facile 2 ¼-length victory.





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Barn Notes:  Wednesday, June 05, 2013


• Penn Mile Winner Rydilluc Targeting Secretariat
• Promising Juvenile Debuts for Hansen





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Saturday, June 01 2013


Barn Notes:  Saturday, June 01, 2013


• Promising Work All Week Headlines Cammack Nominations
• Third Chance Contestants May Meet Again in Isaac Murphy


PROMISING WORK ALL WEEK HEADLINES CAMMACK NOMINATIONS

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ rising star sprinter Work All Week leads the nominations for next Saturday’s Addison Cammack Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse. The athletic son of swift sire City Zip has won all three of his races this year by a combined 24 lengths without ever being headed.





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Wednesday, May 29 2013


PURPLE VIOLET, SPRINGFIELD STAKES TOP SATURDAY CARD


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 28, 2013) – State-bred sophomores of both sexes will be featured Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse with the running of the $100,000 Purple Violet Stakes for fillies and its open counterpart the $100,000 Springfield Stakes. Each race will be run at one mile over Polytrack.





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Sunday, May 26 2013


GENERAL ELECTION GETS THE VOTE IN THE ARLINGTON CLASSIC


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 25, 2013) – WinStar Farm’s General Election survived an eventful stretch drive and a claim of foul to prevail by a length in the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Classic for trainer Kellyn Gorder and jockey Joe Rocco, Jr. in 1:45.48 for the mile and a sixteenth on turf.





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Saturday, May 25 2013


Arlington International Racecourse Barn Notes


Barn Notes: Friday, May 24, 2013

In Today’s Notes:

• Block and Janks Dominate Purple Violet Nominees

BLOCK AND JANKS DOMINATE PURPLE VIOLET NOMINEES

Next weekend’s Purple Violet Stakes has drawn a healthy amount of nominees from local trainers, including three each from Chris Block and Christine Janks. Veterans to Illinois racing, both Block and Janks have previously proven victorious in the eight-furlong main track event for Illinois-restricted 3-year-old fillies – Block in 2003 and 2009, and Janks in 1997.





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Thursday, May 23 2013


Arlington Classic, Arlington Matron, Hanshin Cup


GRADED RACE TRIPLEHEADER KICKS OFF LUCRATIVE 2013 ARLINGTON STAKES SLATE

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 22, 2013) – A trio of Grade III stakes races on Saturday will not only kick off the Memorial Day holiday weekend at Arlington International Racecourse, but will also serve as the curtain raisers on the track’s 25-event $5.5 million stakes slate. Two of Saturday’s main events will be run over the Polytrack while the third will be contested over Arlington’s grass course.





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052313-Barn Notes:  Thursday, May 23, 2013


• Nates Mineshaft off the Shelf for the Hanshin
• Peitz Prepares Live Longshots for Weekend Graded Stakes

NATES MINESHAFT OFF THE SHELF FOR HANSHIN

Windy Hill Farm’s Nates Mineshaft, one of the premier American handicap horses last year, returns to the track this weekend in the Grade III Hanshin Cup over one mile on the Arlington International Racecourse Polytrack.





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Wednesday, May 22 2013


GRADED TRIPLEHEADER KICKS OFF LUCRATIVE 2013 ARLINGTON STAKES SLATE


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 22, 2013) – A trio of Grade III stakes races on Saturday will not only kick off the Memorial Day holiday weekend at Arlington International Racecourse, but will also serve as the curtain raisers on the track’s 25-event $5.5 million stakes slate. Two of Saturday’s main events will be run over the Polytrack while the third will be contested over Arlington’s grass course.





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Sunday, May 19 2013


Barn Notes:  Sunday, May 19, 2013


• Top Four from Dixie Stakes All Million Nominated
• Baird Wins Three on Saturday – Joins Leaders


TOP FOUR FROM DIXIE STAKES ALL MILLION NOMINATED

Calumet Farm’s Skyring impressed many with a wire-to-wire victory at Pimlico Race Course in its signature turf event, the Dixie Stakes one race prior to the Preakness. Under a heady ride by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, the D. Wayne Lukas trainee won his second stakes over the Baltimore oval, while leaving multiple graded stakes winners in his wake.





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Saturday, May 04 2013


Barn Notes


DESORMEAUX AT HAND AND HANDS-ON

When one has earned nearly every accolade in their respective craft, it is easy to assume they can take a moment to rest on their proverbial laurels. Such is not the case for Kent Desormeaux, a decorated jockey who joins an already solid rider colony for the 2013 Arlington International Racecourse meet.





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Thursday, May 02 2013


050213-Barn Notes: Wednesday, May 1, 2013


All you have to do is take a gander at the pictures on the grandstand walls to see that champions converge at Arlington International Racecourse. Elite equines, remarkable riders and talented trainers have consistently made their presence known on the first-rate main track and world-renowned turf course for decades, and this will no doubt occur in perpetuity when the season commences in less than 48 hours.





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