Racing & Wagering

Rahystrada Wins Grade III Arlington 'Cap for Second Time

Robert Courtney Jr.'s 2010 Grade III Arlington Handicap winner Rahystrada returned to Arlington Park to capture the 2012 edition of the $200,000 turf race in wire-to-wire fashion under jockey Joel Rosario. The Scooter Hughes-trained son of Rahy went the mile and a quarter over "good" turf in 2:01.84.

Romacaca Gamely Prevails in Grade III Modesty Handicap

Frank Calabrese's Romacaca prevailed after a prolonged stretch duel with Barbara Hunter's Snow Top Mountain to win the Grade III $200,000 Modesty Handicap by a neck Saturday at Arlington Park. The Danny Miller-trained daughter of Running Stag covered the mile and three-sixteenths over "good" turf in 1:56.67.

Barn Notes: Saturday, July 14, 2012

In Today's Notes: Bill Thayer Reminisces About 'Glory Days' With Harvey Vanier; Vanier Saddled Two Winners of American Derby, Modesty 'Cap; Thayer Another Legendary Figure in

Barn Notes: Friday, July 13, 2012

In Today's Notes: Former Arlington Jock Champ Chris Emigh Rides Thursday Triple; Defending Jock Champ Graham Scores Thursday Double

Barn Notes: Thursday, July 12, 2012

In Today's Notes: Trainer Michelle Lovell One to Watch at Arlington; French-Born Jockey Florent Geroux Readies for Return; Irish-Born Jockey James Graham Scored Hat Trick Sat

Stars & Stripes Joins Million Preview Day Card

Stella Perdomo's Musketier, three-time winner of the Grade III Singspiel Stakes at Woodbine Race Course, and Henry Pabst Trust's Joinem, runner-up in the Grade III Louisville Handicap at Churchill

Arlington Classic Winner Silver Max Returns in Grade III American Derby Saturday

Mark Bacon & Dana Wells' Silver Max, winner of the $125,000 Arlington Classic, the first leg of the Mid-America Triple on May 28, returns to the local oval in pursuit of that series' second leg

Boisterous Invades for the Grade III Arlington Handicap

Phipps Stable's Boisterous, third in the Grade I Manhattan Handicap in New York on the Belmont Stakes undercard, has accepted high impost of 122 pounds as he heads a field of 11 turf specialists en

Upperline Seeks Second Arlington Stakes Score of 2012 in Grade III Modesty Handicap on Million Preview Day

Stone Farm, John Adger, Oak Crest Farm & Mike Stidham's Arlington Matron winner Upperline looks to become the first horse since Belle of Cozzene in 1996 to win both the Matron and Grade III $20

Barn Notes: Sunday, July 08, 2012

Saint Leon's Victory in Arlington Sprint One Miraculous Story

Saint Leon Pulls Off Arlington Sprint Upset

Margaret Burlingham's locally based Saint Leon was fastest away from the gate in the $100,000 Arlington Sprint and was able to maintain that advantage to hold off the furious rally of 2010 champion

Barn Notes: Friday, July 6

In Today's Notes: Rahystrada, Nikki's Sandcastle Ready to Join Arlington 'Cap Mix; Hard Seven Added to Those Likely for Modesty Handicap; Lordy, Lordy, Rosemary Turns 40 as a

Barn Notes: Thursday, July 05, 2012

In Today's Notes: 'Chamberlain' Tries to 'Bridge' Age Gap in Arlington Sprint; Birdie Beats Par: Arlington Sprint Trumps Summit of Speed


After consulting with the Illinois Racing Board, other racing interests and the National Weather Service, Arlington Park management has adjusted first race post time to 5 p.m.

Road To The 2012 Million: Vol. 1 - Wednesday, July 04, 2012


Two BC Turf Sprint Winners Headline Arlington Sprint

Vinery Stables' Regally Ready and Carl R.

Barn Notes: Saturday, June 30, 2012

In Today's Notes: Jockey Quincy Hamilton Enjoying Newfound Status as Family Man; Torres, Graham, Stidham, Janks All Post Doubles Friday

Barn Notes: Friday, June 29, 2012

In Today's Notes: Arlington Trainer Tony Granitz Learned Game From Ground Up; Here Comes Frazier Settling in at Heart of Tucson

Barn Notes: Thursday, June 28, 2012

In Today's Notes: Stidham Scores Arlington's 1st Training Triple of 2012 Wednesday; Arlington Jockey James Graham Rides Four Winners Wednesday; Arlington's JackPOT High-5 Poo

Ariana D Favored in Grade III Chicago Handicap

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.