Friday, August 15 2014
Arlington Million XXXII Advance
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 13, 2014) – Strong, short, intimidating, tenacious, and encompassing many countries and continents, Arlington Million XXXII is a lot like Napoleon Bonaparte, and much like the life of said reference the Grade I, 1¼-miles turf fixture seems to be flourishing in its thirties despite environmental turmoil. Seven top class horses – including five Group I winners and two other stakes victors hailing from Ireland, England, France, America, and Canada and representing ownerships from Ireland, America, Qatar, England, Greece and Canada – are set to test the deep waterloos of one of the world’s most competitive and often – like Le Petit Corporal himself – provocatively unpredictable racing events.
Thursday, September 05 2013
TWO-YEAR-OLDS SPOTLIGHTED SATURDAY
ARLINGTON-WASHINGTON LASSIE AND ARLINGTON-WASHINGTON FUTURITY
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Sept. 5, 2013) – High Roll and Captain’s Affair headline a field of nine 2-year-olds for Saturday’s Grade III $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity while 11 juvenile fillies including Maria Maria, stakes-placed Divergent View and stakes-placed Sweetsoutherndame passed the entry box for its sister race, the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie. Each race will be run at the one-turn mile distance over Arlington’s Polytrack.
Wednesday, July 31 2013
Road to the Million
• Arlington Million XXXI: Side Glance and Indy Point Increase Global Intrigue
• Beverly D.: Royal Ascot Winner Duntle Could Be Daunting
• Secretariat: Jack Milton and Java’s War Poised and Proven
• American St. Leger: Twilight Eclipse Could Blot Out Euros
Monday, July 15 2013
Barn Notes: Sunday, July 14, 2013
• Remarkable Rahystrada Ready for Million after Win
• Ausus Makes Good on Peitz Promise in Modesty
• Infinite Magic Could Join Stablemate in Secretariat
• Dark Cove a Bright Spot for Ramsey Invasion
Monday, July 08 2013
Barn Notes: Sunday July 7, 2013
SAINT LEON EXITS ARLINGTON SPRINT IN DIVINE FORM
Saint Leon has long been considered one of the best sprinters on the grounds at Arlington International Racecourse, but after Saturday’s gutsy victory in the Listed $100,000 Arlington Sprint, the 8-year-old speed demon could be mentioned as one of the best in the country. Sprinting wire-to-wire in a race turned inside-out by a bad break, the son of Stravinsky dueled the length of the stretch with Hogy, eventually turning back the highly regarded graded stakes winner to win by a head under E. T. Baird.
Saturday, June 29 2013
Barn Notes: Friday, June 28, 2013
• Channing Hill Set for Saturday Return
• Chris Block’s Stakes Squad Primed for July
Friday, June 14 2013
Barn Notes: Friday, June 14, 2013
NYE, THE DOLL OF VOODOOMON STABLE, SPREADS HER MAGIC
No matter one’s spiritual, religious or otherwise transcendent beliefs, there is often something to be said for the intangible and seemingly divine power of perspective. For Voodoomon Stable owner Vanessa Nye, her experience as part of the racing industry has given her the kind of bittersweet-glazed smile and outlook one can only gain through facing the extremes of high and low within such a passion-filled field.
GENERAL ELECTION ON TARGET FOR AMERICAN DERBY, SECRETARIAT
WinStar Farm’s Grade III $150,000 Arlington Classic winner General Election is on target to take a stab at becoming only the second winner of the Mid-America Triple in its current all-turf configuration. The only other horse to win all three – Grade III Arlington Classic, Grade III American Derby and Grade I Secretariat Stakes – was Honor Glide in 1997. That Bonnie Heath homebred won his first stakes in the Arlington Classic and would go on to win graded stakes through his 7-year-old season – including two Grade Is.
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.
Barn Notes: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
• Penn Mile Winner Rydilluc Targeting Secretariat
• Promising Juvenile Debuts for Hansen
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.
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.