Racing & Wagering

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

Barn Notes: Thursday, May 22, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Maker Making His Presence Known this Season; Pataky Kid Returns to Favorite Course in Hanshin; Awesome Flower Looking to Do One Better for Connections; My Option Using Canadian Stakes as Chicago ‘Cap Prep;