Racing & Wagering

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

Rene Douglas Updates - last update 7/1/09

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

Road To The Million I: Wednesday, June 10, 2009

French-born conditioner Christophe Clement, an acknowledged master handler of turf-favoring Thoroughbreds, has won the last two renewals of Arlington's Grade I Beverly D.

Injured Douglas Honored by Saturday Stakes Winners

On a day set aside to honor injured jockey Rene Douglas, Stephanie Clark, owner of Silverfoot who won the $54,100 The Tin Man Stakes, and fellow rider Jesse Campbell, who was aboard $53,300 Nicol

Arlington Riders to Hold Autograph Session To Raise Funds to Help Douglas

Members of the Arlington Park jockey colony will make themselves available in the Paddock area Saturday to sign autographs for fans while raising money for their injured colleague Rene Dougl

Jockeys Across North America to Recognize Rene Douglas, PDJF on Belmont Day

On Saturdaym June 6, riders at racetracks across the US and Canada will take part in a unified show of support for recently injured jockey Rene Douglas and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

Nursery Rhyme Fit For a Queen Victress

Janis Whitham's Nursery Rhyme split horses at the sixteenth pole and held off a resurgent Sly Storm in the waning yards to win the $52,400 Fit For a Queen Stakes by a neck on Saturday at Arl

Chris Emigh Notches Career Victory No. 3,000

Longtime Chicago-based jockey Chris Emigh notched the 3,000th victory of his career when he guided John Reinhart's Thanks Lord for trainer Frank Kirby to a 1 3/4-length win in the fourth race Satur

Lopez, Karlsson Appeared to Escape Serious Injury in 7th Race

Jockeys Uriel Lopez and Inez Karlsson both appeared to escape serious injury Monday following a seventh race miscue involving two horses.

Velazquez, McGaughey Team Score Again in Hanshin

The jockey-trainer-owner trio of John Velazquez and "Shug" McGaughey posted their second Arlington Park stakes victory of the afternoon when they combined for a 2 ¼-length tally with Vaca

Wildeydsouthernboy, Magnetic Miss Win Prairie State Previews

Homewrecker Racing Stable's Wildeydsouthernboy came from just off the pace to draw clear late for a 2 3/4-length score and justify his role as the odds-on choice in Sunday's $53,600 Zen Stakes at

Euphony Wins Matron; Douglas Injured

Pin Oak Stud's Euphony regained the lead at the top of the stretch and drew clear to a three-quarter of a length victory in the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Matron under jockey Cliff Berry.

Consequence Wins the American 1000 Guineas

Phipps Stable’s Consequence split horses mid stretch and held off a late rally by Excelente to win the second running of the American 1000 Guineas by a half-length Saturday at Arlingt