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Pachattack Wins Arlington Matron; Willcox Inn Takes Arlington Classic

Trainer Gerard Butler sent a string of six horses from his English home base to Arlington Park this summer with eyes on taking down some of the track’s graded stakes races.  It didn’t take lon

Barn Notes: Sat. May 28

Memorial Day Showcases 2nd Foursome of Festival Previews;Jockey Junior Alvarado Awaiting Visit to Specialist Next Week;Jockey Corey Nakatani  Due at  Arlington Wednesday

Alvarado Taken to Northwest Community Hospital

Jockey Junior Alvarado was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Barn Notes: Friday, May 27

International Festival Previews Abound Saturday; Alternation Works at Arlington Friday; The Run for Voodoo Renewed Saturday at Arlington

Barn Notes: Thurs., May 26

She’s All In, Pulpitarian Head Von Hemel’s Horses Saturday;Indian Jockey Rides First Mount at Arlington Park Wednesday;Friday’s Party In The Park Launches Extended Holiday Weekend; Two $13,000-Plus

Pick 5 and Pick 6 Both Carryover to Friday

There will be a $13,176 carryover into Friday’s 50-cent Pick 5 and a $13,176 carryover into Friday’s Pick 6 at Arlington Park. 

Matron & Classic - Saturday Stakes Doubleheader

The Grade III Arlington Matron and the $100,000 Arlington Classic, both longtime fixtures at Chicago’s premier Thoroughbred oval, will share top billing on Saturday.  Stone Farm, John Adger, Oak Crest Farm & Mike Stidham’s Upperline headlines the Arlington Matron and All In Stables’s Willcox Inn among the favorites in the Arlington Classic.

Barn Notes: Wednesday, May 25

Saturday’s Arlington Matron Features 2 Foreign Stakes Winners; Arlington’s Top Three Jockeys All Enjoy Multiple Wins Sunday; Stidham Tries for Mid-America Triple Sweep with Willcox Inn; Paddy O’ Prado Retired Following Win in Pimlico’s Grade II Dixie

Barn Notes: Sunday, May 22

Stidham Starts Off With Stakes Win; More to Come Saturday?; Jockey James Graham First to Fire Off Four-Win Day This Season

Workin for Hops Wins Hanshin Cup

Estrorace’s Workin For Hops tipped three wide approaching the top of the stretch, took command at mid-stretch and drew off to win the Grade III $100,000 Hanshin Cup by three lengths on Saturday at Arlington Park.  The Mike Stidham-trained son of City Zip rallied under strong handling by James Graham to cover the one mile distance over Polytrack in 1:34.55.

Barn Notes: Sat., May 21

Slone Alone:  Gerard Butler Assistant Returning to Racing Roots; Willcox Inn Works as Arlington Classic Approaches May 28

Barn Notes: Friday, May 20

Barn Notes: Thurs. May 19

Trainers Dorochenko, Kirby Make Up Mutual Admiration Society; Arlington Offers $17, 563 Pick-5 Carryover Pool for Friday; Season High Win Payoff Posted Wednesday at Arlington

Workin for Hops Tops Competitive Hanshin Cup

Multiple stakes winner Workin for Hops, who races for Amy Bondon’s Estrorace LLC, heads a competitive group of nine, including defending champion Jim Tafel LLC’s Country Flavor, entered for Saturda

Barn Notes: Wed. May 18

Britain’s Butler Breezes Barrage of  Stakes Horses Mid Week; Princeville Condo Pointing for Prairie State Festival June 25;

Barn Notes: Sunday, May 15

International Jockey Arrives from India for Arlington Season;Second Arlington Million Prep at Pimlico on Preakness Day; Brad Rainwater Issued Illinois Trainer’s License

Barn Notes: Saturday, May 14

Trainer Joe Griffitt Scores 1st Career Win, Then Hits a Double; Junior, E. T. Tied Atop Arlington Jockey Standings Through Friday; Trainer Owen Rainwater Dies at 75

Barn Notes: Friday, May 13

Tajaaweed Back to Try for Another Arlington Million Run; Introducing Trainer W. T. (Tom) Howard to Arlington Fans

Barn Notes: Thurs. May 12

Hindsight Should Have Hazelton 20-20 for Hall of Fame; E. T. Rides Second Consecutive Hat Trick Wednesday

Barn Notes: Wed. May 11