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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.
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
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
Millionaire and multiple Grade I stakes winner Winchester, who races in the colors of Mr. and Mrs.
'CAPE’, TAZEEZ, ‘WIGMORE’ TOP EUROPEANS LIKELY FOR MILLION XXIX;
RIVER JETEZ, ‘LADY’ FOR BEVERLY D.; SALTAS, ZIYARID IN SECRETARIAT
In Today’s Notes: Cloudy’s Knight: Stars and Stripes Ultimate Warrior;Winchester Heads 2011 Stars and Stripes Probables
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.
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
In Today’s Notes: Yankee Injunuity Tries for Another Hit in Arlington Sprint;Country Day In Saturday’s Arlington Sprint After
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
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.
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.
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
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,