Racing & Wagering

Barn Notes: Sunday, July 21

In Today’s Notes: Arlington Oaks One-Two Could Return in Hatoof; Alette Possible for Hatoof

Illinois-Bred My Option Takes Grade III Arlington Oaks

Timothy Keeley’s My Option, coming off a tough defeat to Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s Bold Kitten in the restricted Purple Violet Stakes on June 1, turned the table on that rival and four others when

Barn Notes: Saturday, July 20, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Local Juvenile Winner Catches Attention of Coolmore; Rosemary Homeister, Jr. Out Two Days with Bruised Wrist

Barn Notes: Friday, July 19, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Coalport “Bounced” in Disappointing Arlington Handicap; Impressive Cameo Appearance to Step Up in Straight Line; Apprentice Esquivel Not Done Yet in Jockey Race

Barn Notes: Thursday, July 18, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Promising Juvenilr Heart to Heart Breaks Loose in Debut

Road to the Million – Vol. 6: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In this edition: Ramsey Litter Ready to Roar; A Profusion of Preps This Past Weekend; Past Conquerors Royer-Dupre and Weld Tip Their Hands

Seaneen Girl Gets Slight Nod in Wide Open Arlington Oaks

With six of the seven sophomore fillies entered in Saturday’s Grade III Arlington Oaks listed with morning line odds of 6-1 or less, it is safe to

Barn Notes: Sunday, July 14, 2013

In Today’s Notes: 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

Team Valor's Infinite Magic All Charm in the American Derby

Team Valor International’s Infinite Magic, a colt making only his fourth start in America after racing in Europe to begin his career, was given a stealthy ride by Channing Hill to take the second l

Ausus Earns First Graded Stakes Win in Modesty ‘Cap

Shadwell Stables' Ausus notched the first stakes victory of her career with a powerful move from mid-pack under jockey James Graham in Saturday's Grade III $200,000 Modesty Handicap on the Arlingto

Rahystrada Wins Grade III Arlington ‘Cap for the Third Time

At nine years of age, Robert Courtney Jr.’s Rahystrada became not only the oldest horse to win the Arlington Handicap but also the first horse to win the Grade III turf race three

Dark Cove Sets Course Record in Grade III Stars and Stripes

Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey’s Dark Cove overtook pacesetter and defending champion Ioya Bigtime in the stretch to win the $150,000 Stars and Stripes Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths in course record time of 2:27.39 for the mile and half distance over firm turf.

Barn Notes: Saturday, July 13, 2013

In Today's Notes: Bold Kitten Leads Home Team Noms for Arlington Oaks; Martinez on Fire Friday Afternoon

Barn Notes: Friday, July 12, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Formidable Fordubai Back on the Winning Track; Diego Sanchez Comes Back in Style; Jockey Rosie Napravnik to be at Arlington University Saturday

Barn Notes: Thursday, July 11, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Four Stakes Winners Face Off in Coach Jimi Lee

General Election Campaigns for Leg 2 of Mid-America Triple

WinStar Farm’s General Election, an impressive winner of the first leg of the Mid-America Triple – the Grade III Arlington Classic on May 25 – returns against some familiar foes and a few new faces

Dark Cove, Ioya Bigtime Top Grade III Stars and Stripes

Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey’s formidable Dark Cove and Team Block’s defending champion Ioya Bigtime, plus the relative dearth of marathon runners in this country leaves the field fo

Colonial Flag, Strathnaver, La Tia Headline Competitive Grade III Modesty

Skara Glen Stables, W. S. Farish & George Prussin’s Colonial Flag, Andrew Stone’s Strathnaver and Hernandez Racing Club’s La Tia are among the more prominent names in Saturday’s Grade III $200,000 Modesty Handicap at a mile and three-sixteenths on the turf.

Dullahan and Rahystrada Top Strong Edition of Grade III Arlington Handicap

Multiple Grade I winner Dullahan and two-time Arlington Handicap champion Rahystrada headline a field of eight older males in Saturday's Grade III $200,000 Arlington Handicap to be run over 10 furlongs on the Arlington International turf course.

Road to the Million – Vol. 5: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

In This Edition: Arlington Million XXXI:  Little Mike on Track for Million, Italian Vedelago Joins Fray; Beverly D.:  Gifted Girl and Ladys First Bring Rivalry Across the Pond; Secretariat:  American Derby Tops Three Major Preps this Weekend; American St. Leger:  Forte dei Marmi Impressive in Singspiel; Stars & Stripes Key Prep