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Saturday, June 09 2012


Jackpot High 5 Carryover at more than $850,000 for Saturday


The Jackpot High-5 is a $1 wager that requires the bettor to select the first five finishers in exact order in the last race of the day. The Jackpot provision means that the entire pool pays out only when there is one and only one winning ticket sold that correctly selects the first five finishers in exact order.

In the event there are multiple tickets sold with the first five finishers in exact order, 50% of the daily Jackpot High-5 pool will be distributed to those ticket holders and 50% of the daily Jackpot High-5 pool will be carried over to the next scheduled Jackpot High-5 event and added to any existing carryover pool.





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Thursday, June 07 2012


JACKPOT HIGH-5 CARRYOVER FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 8:  $778,070


The Jackpot High-5 is a $1 wager that requires the bettor to select the first five finishers in exact order in the last race of the day. The Jackpot provision means that the entire pool pays out only when there is one and only one winning ticket sold that correctly selects the first five finishers in exact order.

In the event there are multiple tickets sold with the first five finishers in exact order, 50% of the daily Jackpot High-5 pool will be distributed to those ticket holders and 50% of the daily Jackpot High-5 pool will be carried over to the next scheduled Jackpot High-5 event and added to any existing carryover pool.





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Wednesday, June 06 2012


Arlington Park Barn Notes: Wed., June 6


Think in terms of threes this Saturday at Arlington! That’s when Chicago’s northwest suburban oval plays host to the largest Triple Crown Bash in the Midwest.

Reddam Racing’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another’s connections are hoping for another – that is a third victory in Saturday’s 144th running of the Belmont Stakes – making their 3-year-old colt the 12th horse in Thoroughbred racing history to sweep North America’s Triple Crown.





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Sunday, June 03 2012


‘ST. LOUIS’ POSTS MEAFARA UPSET


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 2, 2012) – William Stiritz’ St. Louis City surprisingly took the lead right from the start and never relinquished that advantage in Saturday’s $66,400 Meafara Stakes. The 18-1 outsider reported home a 2 ½-length winner under jockey Robby Albarado.

“She didn’t feel like an 18-1 shot and she didn’t run like an 18-1 shot,” Albarado said. “She got aggressive leaving there. I didn’t anticipate being on the lead but fortunately I was. She ran well within herself. She finished up real nice and ran on to the wire.”





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Arlington Park Barn Notes: June 2, 2012


ROGER BRUEGGEMANN UNCOMFORTABLE UNDER GLOW OF LIMELIGHT

Arlington trainer Roger Brueggemann is a nice guy with a ready smile – not truculent in the least – but he doesn’t like the limelight.

“I just don’t like to talk about myself,” Brueggemann explained during training hours on a recent morning at Arlington, one day after he saddled two winners to place himself firmly in the hunt for leading trainer honors at the local session. “For some reason, things never seem to work out for me whenever I do that.”





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Saturday, June 02 2012


Arlington Park Barn Notes: Friday, June 1


FAMOUS STABLE PONIES: ‘COACH’ SPRINTED WHILE ‘LAVA’ FLOWED

STD Racing Stable and Jason Wood’s Lava Man, who retired as the only horse in history to win Grade I races over dirt, grass and synthetic surfaces, is back in the news these days as the sidekick and escort pony for Reddam Racing’s 2012 Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another.

That’s as it should be, because the possibility of a Triple Crown sweep is always a positive boldface headline story for Thoroughbred racing, and the fact that I’ll Have Another was accompanied leading up to the Kentucky Derby and Preakness by California’s loveable Lava Man – and will be again leading up to the Belmont Stakes – just adds to the feel-good intrigue of all things equine.





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Thursday, May 31 2012


Arlington Park Barn Notes: Thurs. May 31


TRAINER ATTFIELD EYEING STARS & STRIPES FOR SIMMARD

English-born but Canadian-based trainer Roger Attfield, to be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at Saratoga this summer, has one of America’s oldest stakes races – Arlington’s 80th renewal of the Grade III Stars and Stripes – on his radar for Simmard, who won last week’s Grade III Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs and last winter’s Grade II Mac Diarmida at Gulfstream Park.

“We are certainly going to keep the Stars and Stripes under consideration for Simmard, and possibly for Musketier as well,” said Attfield, speaking over the phone from his barn at Woodbine mid-week. “When do the nominations close for that race? We’ll be taking a good look at it.”





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Arlington Park carryover advisory: JackPOT High 5 pool at $543,664 for Friday


The Jackpot High-5 is a $1 wager that requires the bettor to select the first five finishers in exact order in the last race of the day. The Jackpot provision means that the entire pool pays out only when there is one and only one winning ticket sold that correctly selects the first five finishers in exact order.

In the event there are multiple tickets sold with the first five finishers in exact order, 50% of the daily Jackpot High-5 pool will be distributed to those ticket holders and 50% of the daily Jackpot High-5 pool will be carried over to the next scheduled Jackpot High-5 event and added to any existing carryover pool.





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Wednesday, May 30 2012


Arlington Park Barn Notes: Wed., May 30


LOTTA LOVIN EMBRACEABLE CHOICE IN SATURDAY’S $65,000 MEAFARA

William Butler’s Lotta Lovin, a winner of three straight stakes at Turfway Park before failing to get the 1 1/16-mile distance of Keeneland’s Grade I Ashland, returns to sprint competition and is expected to rule the strong choice in Saturday’s $65,000 Meafara Stakes, restricted to 3-year-old fillies at six and a half furlongs over Arlington’s Polytrack course.

The Meafara is named in honor of the Chicago-based filly owned by the late Frank Muench who twice finished second by a neck against males in the 1992 and 1993 Breeders’ Cup Sprints and also captured Arlington’s Grade III Chicago Handicap in 1993.





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Monday, May 28 2012


Arlington Park Barn Notes: Monday, May 28


ARLINGTON’S AMERICAN DERBY JULY 14 CONTINUES MID-AMERICA TRIPLE

The souvenir American flags distributed to Arlington’s guests on Memorial Day conjured up thoughts of the upcoming Grade III American Derby, Arlington’s oldest stakes race which will observe its 98th running less than seven weeks from now on July 14.

In its more recent history, the American Derby has served as the middle leg of Chicago’s Mid-America Triple – a three-race series for sophomores that has only been swept three times since its inception and was last completed 15 years ago by Richard Schaedle III’s Honor Glide.





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Arlington Park Barn Notes: Sunday, May 27


UPPERLINE NOW ENJOYING RARE AIR OF TWO WORLDS

Along with his 5-year-old mare Upperline, who he also owns in partnership with Stone Farm, Oakcrest Farm and John Adger, trainer Mike Stidham has now joined an exclusive group of four other conditioners whose fillies accomplished victories in both the Grade III Arlington Oaks as well as the Grade III Arlington Matron.

Stidham saddled Upperline to win the Arlington Oaks in 2010 and together they added a comfortable four-length tally in Saturday’s Arlington Matron to their resume.





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Sunday, May 27 2012


Arlington Park Barn Noes: Sat. May 26


IRISH-BORN TRAINER JOHN HARAN STEPPING INTO ANOTHER GAME
Gaelic football, or rugby as Americans know it, is a rough game which Irish-born Arlington-based trainer John Haran played for about 15 of his younger years and coached for another five.

Then, after coming to the United States in 1985, Haran got into the construction business for another two decades, but when the bottom fell out of that industry about five years ago Haran became increasingly involved with breeding, owning and now training Thoroughbreds.





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