Racing & Wagering

Barn Notes: Sunday, June 8, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Purple Violet Winner Countess Cashmere Exits Well; Impressive Juvenile Winner Creaky Cricket Canada-Bound; Locally Based Good Bye Greg Taking His Act to Saratoga

Countess Cashmere Wins Purple Violet Stakes

John Carver’s Countess Cashmere wore down the front running Richies Sweetheart in the final few yards to prevail by a half-length in the $85,125 Purple Violet Stakes on Saturday at Arlington Intern

Barn Notes: Saturday, June 07, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Grade I-Placed Battlefield Angel Stakes-Bound after Impressive Score; Breeders’ Cup Third Colonel Joan Breaks Maiden for Harty

Barn Notes: Friday, June 06, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Bold Kitten on Target for Lincoln Heritage; Cabana Blows Out Bullet for Saturday’s Purple Violet; Stakes-bound Kepi Impressive in Thursday Score

Barn Notes: Thursday, June 5, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Temeraine Works toward Million Preview Day; Coalport Back in Training, Aims to Summer Stakes

Nine 3-Year-Old Fillies Vie in Purple Violet Stakes

State-bred 3-year-old fillies take the spotlight on Saturday, June 7, at Arlington International Racecourse in the $100,000 Purple Violet Stakes with last year’s Illinois Reserve Champion 2-Year-Ol

Barn Notes: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In Today’s Notes:Dank to Take on Boys at Ascot en Route to Arlington;Von Hemel’s Cabana Hopes to Pluck Purple Violet

Barn Notes: Sunday, June 01, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Open Company Awaits I Got It All After Springfield Romp; Pirate’s Trove Golden in Debut at ‘Arrrlington’; War Dancer Considering Stars and Stripes

I Got It All Had It All in Taking Springfield

Tom Swearingen, Leonard Denk, Daren Carlile and  Robert Bockel’s I Got It All sat just off the pace, made a three-wide move on the turn and drew off in the stretch to post an emphatic 9 ¼-leng

Barn Notes: Saturday, May 31, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Pistols Drawn Ready to Take Another Shot at Arlington; Regally Bred Aladeem Posts Bullet in First Career Work

Barn Notes: Friday, May 30, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Mason Enjoying Solid Start to 2014 Meet; Rambling Richie Primed for Redemption in Springfield; Saint Leon vs. Sweet Luca in Sunday Allowance

Barn Notes: Thursday, May 29, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Eoin Harty Brings High Profile Barn to Arlington; Good Bye Greg Woody Stephens-Bound after Bullet Work

Stakes Winners Rambling Richie, I Got It All Top Lineup for Saturday's $100,000 Springfield Stakes

Illinois-breds will take the spotlight four consecutive Saturdays beginning with the May 31 running of the $100,000 Springfield Stakes for Prairie State 3-year-olds going a one-turn mile over Arlington International Racecourse’s Polytrack surface. Nine sophomores, including three stakes winners, passed the entry box for the Springfield.

Barn Notes: Monday, May 26, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Ward Quartet Works for Royal Ascot; Ground Transport Works Bullet, Headed to Belmont Undercard

Barn Notes: Sunday, May 25, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Colt-Conquering Istanford to Consider Round Two vs. Boys; Runaway Matron Winner La Tia Takes Aim on Another Matron; Nikki’s Sandcastle to Return for More Arlington Glory this Summer

Istanford Hands the Arlington Boys a Classic Defeat

Ike and Dawn Thrash and Janet and Sam Alley’s Instanford ran away from her male counterparts in the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Classic Saturday a

Nikki's Sandcastle Upsets Hanshin Cup Field

Nikki’s Sandcastle closed from mid-pack to win the Grade III $150,000 Hanshin Cup by a half-length on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse.  Leandro Goncalves rode the David Kassen t

La Tia Wins Arlington Matron

Hernandez Racing Club’s La Tia, a longtime Arlington International Racecourse favorite, again showed her affinity for the local Polytrack with an emphatic front-running 6½-length victory in the Gra

Barn Notes: Saturday, May 24, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Cool Cowboy Possible for Belmont Stakes Undercard; Illinois H.O.Y. Work All Week Lights up Track with Return Bullet; Solar Flair Works Well Saturday toward Springfield

Barn Notes: Friday, May 23, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Suntracer on Schedule for Summer Arlington Marathons; Global View to Head to Arlington after Penn Mile; Giant Oak Full-Brother to Springfield Stakes