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Just as Well Takes Arlington Handicap

Just as Well, owned and trained by Jonathan Sheppard, made a sweeping last-to-first move to win the Grade III $200,000 Arlington Handicap by a length on Saturday.  The son of A. P.

Yankee Injunuity Wins Arlington Sprint

Encore Racing Stable & James McMullen's Yankee Injunuity earned a hard-fought victory and a possible spot in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint this November when he gutted out a neck win ove

Reb Wins Grade II American Derby

Ashbrook Farm's Reb made a furious late rally to get up in the final stride to overtake pacesetter No Inflation in the Grade III $300,000 American Derby on Saturday.  The Rusty Arnold-trained son o

Pure Clan Easy Victress in Modesty Handicap

Lewis Lakin's Pure Clan lived up to her 4-5 off odds and rallied from last to easily capture the Grade III $200,000 Modesty Handicap by 2 ½ lengths on Million Preview Day at Arlington

Giant Oak Heads Field for Grade II American Derby

Virginia Tarra Trust's Giant Oak, winner of the $150,000 Arlington Classic here in May, has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in Saturday's $300,000 American Derby at Arlington

Cosmonaut, Stream Cat in Arlington Handicap Rematch

Defending champion Fab Oak Stable, Bobby Hurley and John Goldthorpe's Stream Cat, and two-time Arlington Handicap winner Cosmonaut, who races in the colors of Flying Zee Stable, are among a cast of

Pure Clan Tops Grade III Modesty Handicap

Lewis Lakin's Pure Clan has accepted highweight of 122 pounds for Saturday's Grade III $200,000 Modesty Handicap at Arlington Park and will head to post as the likely favorite in the field of six f

Chamberlain Bridge Favored in the $200,000 Arlington Sprint

Carl Moore Management's Chamberlain Bridge, winner of his last two starts on turf, will head to post as likely favorite in the $200,000 Arlington Sprint, a race moved to the turf last year to serve

Road To The Million V: Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Globetrotting Archipenko, runner-up in last year's Grade I Arlington Million and the projected European-based Million favorite this year, was a late withdrawal from last weekend's Group I Coral-Ecl

Informed Decision Prevails as Favorite in Chicago Handicap

Augustin Stable's Informed Decision took the lead shortly after the start, put away rival Authenicat at the start of the stretch, and drew off to a 4 3/4-length victory over Unforgotten in the Grad

Informed Decision Solid Choice in Chicago Handicap

Grade I stakes winner Informed Decision, who races in the colors of the Augustin Stable, looks to add her name to an impressive list of Chicago Handicap heroines when she heads to post as th

Road to the Million Vol. 4

After winning last summer's Grade III Arlington Handicap, the well regarded Stream Cat, owned by Fab Oak Stable, Bobby Hurley and John Goldthorp was inexplicably rank in the early going of the 2008

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Rumor Has It Takes Polar Expedtion Sstakes

James Glenn and William Patterson's Rumor Has It had everything his way going gate to wire in Saturday's $52,500 Polar Expedition for 3-year-olds and up at Arlington Park on Saturday at the

Road To The Million III: Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Archipenko, denied victory by three-quarters of a length in last summer's Grade I Arlington Million after being boxed in much of the way, is likely to try again, according to a spokesman for the In

Arlington Park to Host 4 Breeders' Cup Challenge Races Including Washington Park 'Cap, a BC Classic Qualifier

Fort Prado Steals the Show at Prairie State Festival

Trainers Chris Block and Christine Janks have always dominated Arlington Park's Prairie State Festival and 2009 was no exception with Block notching two victories and Janks adding one to her win to

Amazing Results, Fort Prado Headline Prairie State Festival

Team Block's Fort Prado, the 2006 Illinois Horse of the Year, and his stablemate Amazing Results, the reigning Illinois Horse of the Year, are the star attractions among the 53 horses who pa

Road to Arlington Million XXVII Vol. 2: June 17, 2009

As Arlington Million Day approaches each August as the highlight of the Chicago Thoroughbred racing season, the majority of the European-based horses arriving to compete in Arlington's Internationa

Cherokee Queen Rules Possibly Perfect Stakes

In a race taken off the turf and run on Polytrack, Mack Robinson's Cherokee Queen was able to set a slow early pace and had plenty left in the lane to take down winning honors in Saturday's $53,000