Racing & Wagering

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

Arlington Classic Winner Willcox Inn Returns in Grade II American Derby

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

Juniper Pass, Interaction Top Grade III Arlington Handicap

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,

Wasted Tears Favored in Grade III Modesty Handicap

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

Road to the 2011 Arlington Million - Vol. 2

Barn Notes: Monday, July 4

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

Devil By Design Takes Grade III Chicago Handicap

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.

Barn Notes: Sunday, July 3

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

Barn Notes: Sat. July 2

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

Barn Notes: Friday, July 1

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

Solid Field of Distaffers Assembled for G3 Chicago ‘Cap

Grade I stakes winners Dr.

Barn Notes: Thurs. June 30

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

Road to the 2011 Arlington Million - Vol. I

Barn Notes: Sun. June 26

Block Builds Lead, Janks Adds to Streak in Prairie State Festival; Additional Festival Facts

Block and Janks Score at Prairie State Festival

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.

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