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Road to the Million: Vol. 5

With reigning Horse of the Year Curlin no longer in the mix, South American-bred but North American-based Einstein, hero of Churchill’s Grade I Woodford Reserve Turf Classic on Kentuck

Dreaming of Liz Wins Sweetest Chant Stakes

Frank Calabrese’s Dreaming of Liz wore blinkers for the first time and led every step of the way en route to a neck victory in the $53,300 Sweetest Chant Stakes at Arlington Park on Saturday.

Silverfoot Takes Grade III Stars and Stripes Handicap


Wednesday’s Turf Tab Features Million Preview Day Candidates

In Today’s Notes: 

Road To The Million IV: Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin passed his initial test on turf in pleasing fashion Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs, moving one step closer to a possible appeara

Champion Curlin Pleases in First Turf Work; Race on Grass Next

Reigning “Horse of the Year” Curlin successfully complete the first step in what could be a journey to Paris to run in the famed Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with a solid work under jockey Robby Alb

Examining Polytrack Statistics

Horseplayers crave consistency.

Grade I Winner Cloudy's Knight Highweighted For Friday's Grade III Stars and Stripes


Favored Leah's Secret Takes Chicago Handicap

A patient ride by Arlington Park leading jockey Rene Douglas was instrumental in getting  WinStar Farm LLC's Leah's Secret up in the final strides to capture the Grade III $144,500 Chicago Handicap

Indescribable, Leah's Secret Top Chicago Handicap

Courtlandt Farm’s Indescribable and WinStar Farm LLC’s Leah’s Secret, the one-two finishers in the Grade III Arlington Matron Handicap at nine furlongs last month, cut back

Road To The Million III: Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin – suddenly a possibility for this summer’s Grade I Arlington Million Aug.

Barbette Takes Possibly Perfect Stakes

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Discipline is the Key to Success

Most people play the races as a source of entertainment. Sorting out a horse race is a challenging, mental exercise.

Block Adds Two to Record Prairie State Festival Win Total

Trainer Chris Block, the leading conditioner in Prairie State Festival history, added to his win total with two tallies in the ninth edition of the six-race state-bred stakes extr

Road To The Million Vol. II

World-renowned Thoroughbred star Archipenko, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum and Dr. A. H.

Illinois Horse of the Year Rolling Sea Headlines Prairie State Festival Noms

Eighty-two different horses, including Millenium Farm’s Rolling Sea, reigning Illinois Horse of the Year, have been nominated to the six stakes races that comprise the June 21 Prairie State F

$14,203 Late Pick 4 carryover for Fri.; $60,000 Est. Pool

There will be a $14,203 carryover into Friday’s Late Pick Four pool at Arlington Park. For the second time this season, Arlington’s Pick Fo

Road to the Million Vol. 1

As soon as the brilliant turf runner Einstein crossed the wire a length clear in Churchill’s Grade I Woodford Reserve Turf Classic on Kentucky Derby Day, the 6-year-old Brazilian-

Early Season Stat Analysis

When playing the races, a certain percentage of people bet on the jockeys and trainers with the highest winning percentages.

Major Rhythm Wins Rossi Gold Stakes

James Messineo's Major Rhythm caught longshot front runner Rumor Has It at the eighth pole and held off that one to win by a half-length in the $54,200 Rossi Gold Stakes on Saturd