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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
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
Willcox Inn – Then and Now; Preakness-Winning Rider Castanon Back at Arlington; Joshinelli Santana Born on America’s Birthday
All In Stable’s Willcox Inn, winner of the $100,000 Arlington Classic, the first leg of the Mid-America Triple on May 28, returns to the local oval in pursuit of that series’ secon
Betty & Robert Irvin’s Juniper Pass, a winner of back-to-back Grade II events in California, and Poza de Luna’s Interaction, a multiple Group I winner in his native Argentina,
The Bart Evans-owned and -trained Wasted Tears will attempt to stretch her speed out to a mile and three-sixteenths as the 122-pound starting highweight in the Grade III $150,000 M
Tajaaweed Trying Saturday’s Arlington Handicap Again;Wasted Tears at Arlington for Saturday’s Modesty Handicap; Junior Jumps Right Back Into Winner’s Circle Sunday; Jockey Julio Felix Rides Three Winners Sunday
Underscoring her affinity for the seven-furlong distance, John Gunther, Eurowest Bloodstock Services and Tony Chedraoui’s Devil By Design rallied three-wide into the stretch to overtake the front runners and draw off for a 1 3/4-length victory in the Grade III $100,000 Chicago Handicap Sunday at Arlington Park. The 5-year-old mare, trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and ridden by Corey Nakatani, covered the distance in 1:25.54.
Former Jockey Carlos Silva Saddles First Winner as Trainer;Jockey Brandon Meier Returns from Injury With Two Wins; Indian Jockey Narredu Returns to India Sunday; Jockey Seth Martinez Scores S
Irish Invader Arriving Monday for American Derby July 9; Willcox Inn Heads List of American Derby Probable Starters; Baird, Becker and Midwest Thoroughbreds Win June Awards
Promising 2-Year-Old Horses Preview Saturday’s Fireworks Show; Introducing Owner-Trainer Mark Jensen to Arlington Guests; Trainer D. Wayne Lukas Makes 2011 Arlington Debut Sunday
Grade I stakes winners Dr.
The ‘Doctor’ Is In – Sunday’s Chicago Handicap;Jockey Junior Alvarado Returns to Riding Sunday at Arlington; Jockey J. Z. Santana Soars to Lead With Wednesday Triple
Block Builds Lead, Janks Adds to Streak in Prairie State Festival; Additional Festival Facts
It may be as close as a sure thing as there is in horse racing that trainers Chris Block and Christine Janks will each saddle at least one winner at the Prairie State Festival. Block, the leading conditioner in the annual Illinois-bred showcase, added two more wins to his record, which now stands at 19 victories in the series of races. Janks, who is the second-leading trainer in the Festival, posted a victory as well.
Ron Magers Running Third Chance in Prairie State Festival; Christine Janks Will Be at Arlington Saturday With Nine Entered