Friday, June 05 2009


Arlington Park Barn Notes: June 4


YOUTH IS SERVED AT ARLINGTON: FROM AUSTRALIA WITH LOVE

Meagan Jamieson is 25 years old, pretty as her picture (attached), and comes from “The Land Down Under” – where Thoroughbred racing is already an extremely popular social activity among young people.

Luckily, the Melbourne native is also this season’s Arlington intern from the sixth class of “Darley Flying Start” – the international management training program for the Thoroughbred industry that was founded by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Interestingly, Jamieson wants to concentrate on the marketing end of the industry when she graduates from the Flying Start program in July of 2010, and thankfully, she sees Arlington Park at the head of the class among American racecourses in its efforts to attract young people to her favorite sport.





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Thursday, June 04 2009


Arlington Park Barn Notes - Wed. June 3 2009


GRAHAM’S 4-WIN SUNDAY TIES JUNIOR FOR LEADING RIDER HONORS

Irish-born jockey James Graham, runner-up in Arlington’s 2008 jockey standings, enjoyed a quartet of trips to the local winner’s circle Sunday to tie Venezuelan-born Junior Alvarado for the lead this season’s standings entering Thursday’s Arlington program.

In Sunday’s opener, Graham scored with Sonny Huddleston’s Even Wilder, came back in the sixth aboard Barry Butzow’s Garburetor, got his third win on Skip Cheesman’s Girl Sleuth in the eighth and took the finale astride Dyedra Kademoglou’s Okefenokee.





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Monday, June 01 2009


Arlington Park Barn Notes: Sun. May 31


EMIGH SAYS ‘THANKS LORD’ AFTER 3,000TH CAREER WIN

During Arlington’s champagne-toasted winner’s circle ceremonies celebrating jockey Chris Emigh’s 3,000th career win Saturday, the Illinois-based reinsman was quick to note the appropriate name of his milestone-marking Thoroughbred – the Frank Kirby-trained Thanks Lord, owned by John Reinhart.

On Sunday morning, when reflecting on Saturday’s achievement, Arlington’s leading rider in 2006 added others to the list of those he wished to thank.





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Sunday, May 31 2009


NURSERY RHYME FIT FOR A QUEEN VICTRESS


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 30, 2009) – Janis Whitham’s Nursery Rhyme split horses at the sixteenth pole and held off a resurgent Sly Storm in the waning yards to win the $52,400 Fit For a Queen Stakes by a neck on Saturday at Arlington Park. Jesse Campbell was aboard the Ian Wilkes-trained daughter of Tale of a Cat who covered the 6 ½ furlongs over Polytrack in 1:17.08.

“I felt I had a chance at the five-sixteenths (pole),” said Campbell. “My filly was running within herself and I saw Eddie (asking) the favorite (Choragus) in the middle of the turn and it put a little more confidence in me. I decided to sit as log as I had to and she responded when the hole came open. When my filly got by (Sly Storm), she got to looking around and ease up a little bit so it ended up being a little closer than I wanted it to be.”





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CHRIS EMIGH NOTCHES CAREER VICTORY NO. 3,000


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 30, 2009) – Longtime Chicago-based jockey Chris Emigh notched the 3,000th victory of his career when he guided John Reinhart’s Thanks Lord for trainer Frank Kirby to a 1 3/4-length win in the fourth race Saturday at Arlington Park.

Emigh was joined in the winner’s circle by his wife Kim, son Hunter, daughter Taylor and agent Jay Fedor as well as his fellow riders and Arlington Park executives as a video played saluting the milestone score as well as highlights of his entire career.





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Arlington Park Barn Notes: May 30, 2009


EMIGH ONE WIN SHY OF 3,000 WITH 10 MOUNTS SLATED SATURDAY

Arlington’s 2006 jockey champion Chris Emigh achieved the 2,999th victory of his career Friday when he guided Scott Mullins’ It’s a Moon to the winner’s circle after the seventh race of the afternoon, and the 38-year-old Elburn, Illinois, resident enters Saturday’s 11-race Arlington Park program with 10 chances to reach the 3,000-career win milestone.

“I really thought I’d get it today,” said Emigh after his lone win Friday, “because I thought I had a big shot with Leo Gabriel’s horse (runner-up Ludmig in the sixth.) Oh, well – I’ve been waiting 20 years for this – I guess I can wait another day.





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Friday, May 29 2009


Arlington Park Barn Notes: Fri., May 29


ONE ARLINGTON FAN GETS $39,585 PROFIT ON DIME WAGER

Arlington Park’s highly popular Dime Superfecta Wager got more positive reviews Thursday when lucky fan realized a $39,985 payoff based on a dime investment.

In the superfecta wager, fans are required to pick the first four finishers in order all on the same ticket. The entire distributable superfecta pool on Thursday’s finale went to one lucky 10-cent superfecta ticket holder when William Tippett’s Jazzy Gallop paid a $58.60 win price – effectively eliminating all but extreme longshot players.





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Arlington Park Barn Notes: May 28, 2009


JOCKEY EMIGH AT 2,998 WINS – FOUR MOUNTS SCHEDULED THURSDAY

Veteran Illinois-based reinsman Chris Emigh, leading rider at Arlington’s 2006 race meeting, rode two winners on Monday’s Memorial Day program to move within two victories of the coveted 3,000-career win milestone.

The 38-year-old Elburn resident is listed to ride four mounts when racing resumes Thursday at the Northwest suburban oval.





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Tuesday, May 26 2009


Lopez, Karlsson Appear to Have Escaped Serious Injury in 7th Race Incident


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 25, 2009) – Jockeys Uriel Lopez and Inez Karlsson both appeared to escape serious injury Monday following a seventh race miscue involving two horses.

Parade Summer, ridden by Karlsson, fell near the top of the stretch unseating Karlsson while Lopez fell when his mount, Courtwright, tried to jump the fallen horse.





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Arlington Park Barn Notes: Monday, May 25


EUROPEAN UPDATES FOR ARLINGTON MILLION AUG. 8

Significant updates concerning the upcoming Arlington Million XXVII on Aug. 8 occurred in Ireland Sunday when the Irish-bred Casual Conquest bested his British-bred stablemate Famous Name in the Group I Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh.

The Tattersalls Gold Cup has often served as an early barometer for Arlington Million in past seasons, and Casual Conquest, owned by Moyglare Stud, and Famous Name, a Juddmonte Farms color bearer, are original nominees to this summer’s Million. In fact, the Juddmonte silks have been previously posed in the winner’s circle aboard Chester House in 2000 and Beat Hollow in 2002 following Arlington’s showcase race.





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Monday, May 25 2009


Stakes Re-Caps for Your Ladyship and Zen Stakes


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 24, 2009) – Homewrecker Racing Stable’s Wildeydsouthernboy came from just off the pace to draw clear late for a 2 3/4-length score and justify his role as the odds-on choice in Sunday’s $53,600 Zen Stakes at Arlington Park.

The Zen often serves as the preview of the $100,000 White Oak Handicap on Prairie State Festival Day, to be contested this year on June 20.





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Arlington Park Barn Notes - Sunday, May 24, 2009


GIANT OAK TAKES GIANT STEP TOWARD MID-AMERICA TRIPLE

On Saturday afternoon Virginia Tarra Trust’s Giant Oak made a successful return to the grassy surface over which he broke his maiden last summer with a dramatic one-length win in the 75th running of the $150,000 Arlington Classic.

On Sunday morning trainer Chris Block reported that Giant Oak came out of the race well and would be pointed toward the next leg of Arlington’s Mid-America Triple – the Grade II American Derby on July 11.





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