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Road to the 2011 Arlington Million - Vol. 5: Wednesday, July 27

CAPE BLANCO, GIO PONTI REMAIN ARLINGTON MILLION HEADLINERS; ‘JETEZ’, ‘DUBAWI’ TOP BEVERLY D.; EUROPEANS TO CHALLENGE ‘WILLCOX’

Barn Notes: Sunday, July 24

In Today’s Notes:  Free Fighter Wins Again on Arlington’s Military Appreciation Day; Winchester to Take a Shot

Free Fighter Wins Off the Turf Stars and Stripes

Frank Mancari’s Free Fighter took the lead in mid-stretch and drew off to win the $100,000 Stars and Stripes Stakes Saturday at Arlington Park.  The Mike Reavis-trained son of Out of Place was ridden by Tim Thornton and covered the mile and a half over Polytrack in a track record of 2:31.98 for the seldom run distance.

Arlington Park Barn Notes: Sat. July 23

In Today’s Notes: Winchester Given a Shot at Stars and Stripes Taken Off Turf; Chicagoland’s Overnight Rains Followed Near Record Heat Wave; European-based Arlington Million Candidate Runner-Up at York; Becker Ties Rivelli in Trainer Standings Friday

Barn Notes: Friday, July 22

In Today's Notes: Chicago-born Medal of Honor Recipient at Arlington Park Saturday; Illinois-raised Medal of Honor Recipient Baker Returning Saturday; First Living Medal of Honor Recipient Since Vietnam Attending

Barn Notes: Thursday, July 21

Winchester the Choice in the Grade III Stars and Stripes

Millionaire and multiple Grade I stakes winner Winchester, who races in the colors of Mr. and Mrs.

Road to the 2011 Arlington Million - Vol. 4: Wed. July 20

'CAPE’, TAZEEZ, ‘WIGMORE’ TOP EUROPEANS LIKELY FOR MILLION XXIX;
RIVER JETEZ, ‘LADY’ FOR BEVERLY D.; SALTAS, ZIYARID IN SECRETARIAT

Barn Notes: Sunday, July 17

In Today’s Notes: Cloudy’s Knight:  Stars and Stripes Ultimate Warrior;Winchester Heads 2011 Stars and Stripes Probables

Havelock Gets Up in Time to Take Arlington Sprint

Silverton Hill LLC’s Havelock made a three-wide rally in the stretch to edge favored Country Day at the wire in the $100,000 Arlington Sprint on Saturday at Arlington Park.  With Jermaine Bridgmohan aboard, the Darrin Miller-trained son of Great Notion covered the 5 ½ furlongs over firm turf in 1:02.71.

Barn Notes: Saturday, July 16

In Today’s Notes:  Santana Leading Rider for First Half of Arlington Park Season; Rivelli, Becker in Leading Trainer Duel – Catalano Closing Fast; ITHA Summer Picnic Monday in Fox River Grove

Barn Notes: Friday, July 15

In Today’s Notes:  Yankee Injunuity Tries for Another Hit in Arlington Sprint;Country Day In Saturday’s Arlington Sprint After

Barn Notes: Thursday, July 14

In Today’s Notes:   Equine Advocates to Honor Richard L. Duchossois at Saratoga; Jockey Chris Emigh Answers Ring of Opportunity; Saturday Hat Trick Vaults Graham to Second in Standings; All-Turf Pick-5, Late Pick-4 Featured Friday at Arlington

Road to the 2011 Arlington Million: Vol. 3

Barn Notes: Sun. July 10

In Today’s Notes:  Willcox Inn – Will He Sweep Mid-America Triple?; Tajaaweed Tuned up for Another Arlington Million Run; Fantasia’s Future Appears to Include Beverly D.

Tajaaweed Wins Grade III Arlington Handicap

Improving from a third-place finish in this race a year ago, Shadwell Stable’s Tajaaweed stormed down the center of the course to win the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Handicap by 1 ½-lengths. 

Fantasia Rallies for Storybook Victory in Modesty 'Cap

Augustin Stable’s Fantasia made a four-wide rally in the stretch to overtake the front runners and hold off a late charge by Romin Robin to win the Grade III $150,000 Modesty Handi

Barn Notes: Sat. July 9

In Today’s Notes:  Santana Celebrates ‘Daddy’ of All Weeks at Arlington; Clocker Bobby Belpedio – Chicago’s Original Clocker Bob; Block, Maker Have Horses in Three Million Preview Day Stakes; Virginia H. Tarra Trust Selected as Illinois Breeder of the Year

Barn Notes: Friday, July 8

In today's notes: Jockey J. Z. Santana Three Shy of 1,000-Career Win Milestone; Preakness Winner Jesus Castanon Clicks Again at Arlington; Julien Leparoux, Shaun Bridgmohan Busy on Million Preview Day; First ‘Breakfast at Arlington’ Program Saturday Morning

Barn Notes: Thurs. July 7

Willcox Inn – Then and Now; Preakness-Winning Rider Castanon Back at Arlington; Joshinelli Santana Born on America’s Birthday