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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Wednesday, May 01 2013


Barn Notes: Tuesday April 30, 2013


THIRD CHANCE A CHARM IN THE BREEDING SHED

Illinois racing loves to keep its champions as much as it loves to crown them. In the case of local star mare Third Chance, the second best thing to keeping her on the track racing for the fans is to have her at an Illinois farm producing future stars.





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Monday, April 29 2013


Barn Notes: Monday April 29, 2013


BLOCK STACKED AND READY TO BUILD ON SOLID 2012

Chris Block, one of the most decorated and respected trainers in Illinois, is rallying his equine troops for his annual assault on Arlington International Racecourse. A Prairie State native and 2012’s runner-up in the trainer standings, Block is poised to commence what could be an exceptionally rewarding meet.





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Friday, April 26 2013


Barn Notes: Friday April 26, 2013


FRESH MEET: ARLINGTON WELCOMES UPSTART APPRENTICE ESQUIVAL

Throughout the history of American turf, Arlington International Racecourse has been a heralded hotbed for rising jockey stardom. Laffit Pincay, Jr., started his U.S. career at Arlington in 1966 (winning the title in 1967), while the budding Hall of Fame careers of Pat Day, Jerry Bailey and Randy Romero laid their respective foundations here. Needless to say, when a fledgling jockey starts making local waves, the Windy City takes notice of the tide.





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Friday, February 01 2013


ARLINGTON TO RUN 25 STAKES IN 2013 WORTH $5.5 MILLION


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Jan. 29, 2013) – The International Festival of Racing, featuring the 31st running of the Grade I Arlington Million, tops a 2013 schedule that includes 25 stakes races worth $5.5 million during 89 days of racing at Arlington International Racecourse from Friday, May 3 through Sunday, Sept. 29.





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