Thursday, June 28 2012


Arlington Park Barn Notes: Thursday, June 28, 2012


STIDHAM SCORES ARLINGTON’S 1ST TRAINING TRIPLE OF 2012 WEDNESDAY
Arlington-based conditioner Mike Stidham became the first horseman at the local oval’s 2012 session to saddle three winners on a single program Wednesday and that training triple moved him into a tie for the lead in the trainer standings entering Friday’s racing program.

In spite of that three-win afternoon and his newfound status as Arlington’s co-leading conditioner, Stidham downplayed his chances of earning the first training championship of his career at the end of the season.





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

ARIANA D FAVORED IN GRADE III CHICAGO HANDICAP


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 27, 2012) – Maple Leaf Farm LLC’s Ariana D, third in each of her last two trips postward, has accepted high impost of 121 pounds for her engagement in Saturday’s $150,000 Chicago Handicap. The seven-furlong Grade III race attracted a field of seven fillies and mares and will be run as the eighth of 11 races on the card that begins at 1 p.m. Central with the overnight $65,000 Mariah’s Storm Stakes kicking off the program.

A daughter of Rock Slide, Ariana D makes her second straight stakes start over the Arlington oval after posting a third-place finish in the Grade III Arlington Matron on May 26. In that nine-furlong affair, the 6-year-old mare was bumped at the break before making a three-wide bid to pick up the show money. The Andrew McKeever trainee should relish the turn back in distance as she is three for six at seven panels including a score in the $100,000 Avowal at Woodbine last October. Willie Martinez will ride the highweight who will spot her rivals from four to seven pounds.





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

Arlington Park Barn Notes: Wed., June 27


CATALANO CLOSING FAST IN ARLINGTON’S LEADING TRAINER CHASE

One month into Arlington’s 2012 session, the Chicago oval’s normally prolific conditioner Wayne Catalano had only registered four wins at the meeting, but less than three weeks ago he had moved into a tie for the seventh spot.

However, over recent racing days “the Cat Man” has been making up ground like a velociraptor, moving into third position by saddling Gary and Mary West’s Arcade for a win last Saturday and into a tie for the runner-up spot on Sunday with the victory of Darrell and Evelyn Yates’ Emile.





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

Wednesday, June 20 2012


Arlington Park Barn Notes: Wed., June 20


TRAINER BRIAN WILLIAMSON ADVANCING AMONG ARLINGTON’S ELITE

It wasn’t too many years ago that increasingly prominent conditioner Brian Williamson was known as an assistant to his father-in-law – the legendary Arlington trainer Harvey Vanier – but when the venerable Mr. Vanier retired in 2004 Williamson stepped up to take over the reins of that family-oriented operation.

However, this year, beginning at Oaklawn and now at Chicago’s northwest suburban oval, Williamson is in the midst of the best season of his own two decade-long career of saddling horses in his own name.





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

Monday, June 18 2012


Arlington Park Barn Notes: Sunday, June 17


SANDIA CREST RIFLES RIVAL IN SATURDAY’S SPRINGFIELD STAKES
Hondo Ranch’s Sandia Crest closed like a shot in Saturday’s $126,500 Springfield Stakes, shocking most in the crowd of more than 10,000 on hand for Arlington’s 12th renewal of the Prairie State Festival for Illinois-breds.

Sandia Ranch’s win price of $42.40 was easily the largest of Saturday’s six stakes races restricted to horses foaled in the Prairie State, but it came as no surprise to his conditioner Frank Kirby – the gentle bear of a man who will always be remembered for capturing two training titles at Arlington 30 years apart.





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

Thursday, June 14 2012


Arlington Park Barn Notes: June 13


HERSHELL DAVIS’S SON, DAUGHTER OFF TO THEIR OWN STARTS IN RACING

Fathers’ Day is upon us once again at Arlington, and who fits the profile of an ideal longtime Arlington-employed father better than Arlington’s assistant starter Hershell Davis, who began working on the local gate in 1989?

Davis, along with his Chicago-born wife Liane Davis – the veteran Arlington-based trainer – are the proud parents of four children, two of which have now chosen to follow their parents into the world of Thoroughbred racing.





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

Tuesday, June 12 2012


Jackpot High 5 Hit for $1.1 million


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (June 10, 2012) – After going unclaimed for the first 23 racing days of the 2012 Arlington Park meeting, the JackPOT High-5 was finally solved on Sunday when one lucky bettor had the lone winning ticket worth $1,115,184.20, an all-time Arlington Park payout on a single wager.

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.





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

Sunday, June 10 2012


Arlington Park Carryover Advisory: Jackpot High 5 carryover at $939,885


The total pool will likely surpass the million-dollar mark on Sunday.

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.





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

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.





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

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.





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

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.





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

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.”





Read more articles in the Arlington Park category.


 

Page 9 of 54 pages « FirstP  <  7 8 9 10 11 >  Last »