Racing & Wagering

One Bettor Takes Down $109,094 in Place Pick 9 Wager

Buoyed by a carryover of more than $53,000 and the prospect of a closing day mandatory payoff, more than $98,000 was bet into Sunday's Place Pick 9 pool at Arlington Park and when the dust settle

Calabrese, Catalano, Alvarado Take Meet Titles

The 98-day meeting at Arlington Park ended Sunday, Sept. 27, with owner Frank C.

Peyote Patty Wins Virginia Tarra Illinois Owners Stakes

Timothy Keely's Peyote Patty captured her fifth straight race when making her turf debut in the $100,000 Virginia H.

Alvarado, Graham Take Jockey's Race Down to Final Day

After 97 days of racing at Arlington Park, jockeys Junior Alvarado and James Graham take the battle for leading rider down to the meet's last Sunday, Sept. 27.

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Ballynoe Rallies to Win Claire Marine Stakes

Blue Nine Stables' Ballynoe charged down the stretch to defeat favorite Winter View in the $53,900 Claire Marine Stakes in the Saturday feature at Arlington Park.

Late Pick 4 Carryover of $44,913 for Sunday, Sept. 13

There will be a $44,913 carryover into Sunday's Late Pick Four pool at Arlington Park.  Since there were no perfect tickets on Saturday's Late Pick Four, those who had three of four correct receiv

Hot Cha Cha Dances to Pucker Up Stakes Victory

Nelson McMakin's Hot Cha Cha made a four-wide rally in the stretch to collar 2-1 favorite Romacaca inside the final furlong en route to a 1 ¼-length victory in the Grade III $200,000 Pucker

Free Fighter Upsets Grade III Stars and Stripes Field

Illinois-foaled Free Fighter, owned by Tom Fedro Sr.

More Than Able's Third-Place Finish a ‘Win' for Straight

Although it wasn't a win for trainer Jan Ely and owners Smile Stable, it was a win for the family of injured jockey Michael Straight.

Catalano-Trained Babies Sweep 2-Year-Old Headliners

Trainer Wayne Catalano swept Arlington's signature events for 2-year-olds when Dixie Band captured the Grade III $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity and She Be Wild won the Grade III Arlington-W

Gran Estreno Steals Washington Park Handicap

Twice claimed this year for $20,000, Feel The Thunder Stable's Gran Estreno picked up his sixth straight win and biggest victory to date when he posted a wire-to-wire, half-length tally in t

Romacaca Puts Win Streak on Line in Pucker Up

Frank Calabrese's Romacaca seeks her sixth straight score when she heads a full field of 12 sophomore distaffers entered for Monday's Grade III $200,000 Pucker Up Stakes.  The nine-furlong g

Silverfoot Highweighted for Stars & Stripes Repeat Bid

Defending champion Silverfoot, owned by the Chrysalis Stables LLC of Stephanie Clark, will carry starting high weight of 118 pounds Monday when the 9-year-old gelding seeks a repeat score in the Gr

California Invaders Top Washington Park Handicap

Back on the Arlington Park stakes schedule after a one-year hiatus, the Grade III Washington Park Handicap returns with added incentive for the eight starters who passed the entry box for th

Catalano Trainees Favored in 2yo Stakes

Arlington Park's perennial leading trainer Wayne Catalano, in his traditional spot atop the meet's standings, send out the morning line favorites in both of Saturday's 2-year-old stakes race

Carlos Silva Picks Up North American Win No. 3,500

Longtime Chicago-based jockey Carlos Silva, third on Arlington's list of all-time leading riders, notched the 3,500th North American victory of his career when he guided Ben Barnow's Iris Germanica

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Gio Ponti Gets 4th Straight Grade I Win In Arlington Million XXVII