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Dandino Invades As American St. Leger Favorite

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 14, 2013) –  In last year’s inaugural running of the American St. Leger, it was the globetrotting Jakkalberry owned by Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock and trained by Marco Botti that took home the top prize in the $400,000 race.  That team returns this year with the British-bred Dandino in hopes of a repeat score in Saturday’s mile and eleven-sixteenths marathon turf event at Arlington International Racecourse.

Barn Notes: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – 1st edition

In Today’s Notes: Contessa Shares Firm Stance on Rydilluc’s Strengths

Arlington Jockey Colony Well Represented in International Festival

Ask any rider which race he or she would most like to win, and the most frequently offered answer is the Kentucky Derby, but within each riding colony around the country, there exists a sense of pr

International Festival Barn Notes: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 – 2nd Edition

In Today’s Notes:Local Connections Want Beverly D. Win for Marketing Mix;Key Connections Relish Chance to Run in Million

Barn Notes: Monday, August 12, 2013 – Late Edition

In Today’s Notes: Trainer Reade Baker Confident in Solid Appeal; Final Europeans Arrive For Festival

Barn Notes: Monday, August 12, 2013 – 1st Edition

In Today’s Notes: Kitten’s Joy Offspring Figure Prominently in International Festival of Racing

International Festival of Racing Barn Notes: Sunday, August 11, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Nates Mineshaft and Ioya Bigtime Impressive in Final Festival Drills; My Option Puts in Easy Drill for Hatoof; Ten Euros Arrive at Arlington, Four More Expected Sunday; Night School to Focus on Million Tuesday and Thursday

International Festival Barn Notes: Saturday, August 10, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Shadwell’s Festival Duo Work in Tandem; La Tia Works with Desormeaux; Amen Kitten and Ojos de Hielo Drill Toward Festival; Block Works Hatoof Hopefuls

Festival Pre-Entries: Friday August 9, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Six Euros Pre-enter Million to Take on Little Mike, A Bevy of Talent Pre-entered for Beverly D., Secretariat Could Be Round Three for Rydilluc and Jack Milton, Dark Cove and Dandino Headline American St. Leger Pre-entries

Barn Notes: Thursday, August 08, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Peitz Pleased but Prudent about Festival Pair; Stevens to Ride Draw Two in Secretariat; Temeraine Training Well Toward Million

Road to the Million – Vol. 9: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In this edition: Arlington Million XXXI:  Europe Prepares Big Assault on Little Mike; Beverly D.:  Improving Ausus Takes on Marketing Mix and Euro Trio; Secretariat:  A Field Packed with Promise; American St. Leger:  Wigmore Hall Could Finally Achieve Arlington Glory

Barn Notes: Sunday, August 04, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Nates Mineshaft Works Toward Million; Team Block Prepares Possible Festival Duo; Amen Kitten Under Festival Consideration After Work; Tuesday’s Night School to Focus on Import Horses

Barn Notes: Saturday, August 3, 2013

In Today's Notes: Draw Two Could Be Number One in Secretariat for Nihei

Barn Notes: Friday, August 2, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Arlington Sprint Star Saint Leon Crusades to Kentucky; Jockey Thornton Ready to Return

Barn Notes: Thursday, August 01, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Stephanie’s Kitten “Leaning To” Beverly D.; Arlington Infants: Thursday, Aug. 1 Preview

Road to the Million – Vol. 8: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In this edition: Arlington Million XXXI:  Side Glance and Indy Point Increase Global Intrigue; Beverly D.:  Royal Ascot Winner Duntle Could Be Daunting; Secretariat:  Jack Milton and Java’s War Poised and Proven; American St. Leger:  Twilight Eclipse Could Blot Out Euros

Barn Notes: Sunday, July 28, 2013

In Today's Notes: Nates Mineshaft Back to Old Self for New Trainer Anne P. Smith

Brandon Meier ‘Gets the Gate’

It came with little fanfare – a simple stewards’ ruling that stated “The… jockey license is hereby rescinded without prejudice in lieu of a race track employee license (assistant starter)” – and wi

Barn Notes: Saturday, July 27, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Arlington Infants: Sunday, July 28 Preview; Saratoga-Bound Willcox Inn Impresses Clockers

Barn Notes: Thursday, July 25

In Today’s Notes: Arlington Infants: Friday, July 26 Preview; Locally Based Bashaar Aiming Toward Mid-Summer Derby