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Barn Notes: Sunday, September 02, 2012

In Today's Notes: Trainer Dale Bennett Bounces Back in August After Slow Start; Torres Triples to Take Six-Win Lead in Jockey Standings

$200,000 Guaranteed 50-Cent Pick 4; $100,000 Guaranteed 50-Cent Pick 5 With 15% Takeout

fans of multi-race wagers, particularly those involving high-quality turf stakes races, will find plenty of opportunity to partake in such bets on Arlington Million Day on Saturday, August 18 when

Five Retired Jockeys to Return to Face Arlington Top 5 in Pari-Mutuel Race

Once again in 2012 as part of the festivities leading up to the Arlington Million, five retired jockey greats will return to the saddle for one race and square off against five of the top riders in the Arlington Park standings in the "Arlington Fab 5" vs. "Legends" turf race complete with pari-mutuel wagering to be held on Friday, August 17, one day before the 30th running of the Arlington Million.

WGN-TV to Air Arlington Million XXX

WGN-TV Chicago and WGN America will provide live HD coverage of The Arlington Million from Arlington Park Racetrack on Saturday, August 18 from 5-6pm CT.

Arlington to Offer Million VIP Lounge Package in International Room

Arlington Million Day on Saturday, August 18 is Arlington Park's biggest party of the year, and for 2012 the track is kicking things up a notch by offering a special Million VIP Lounge in the International Room.

Arlington Jockeys to Appear at Partners for Progress Event Aug. 13

Several jockeys from the Arlington Park riding colony will lend their time and expertise to "Partners for Progress" on Monday, August 13, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at stables located at 23525 West Milton Road in Wauconda, Ill. Among the jockeys expected to attend Francisco Torres, Miguel Mena, Eduardo Perez, Julio Felix, Inosencio Diego, Seth Martinez, Quincy Hamilton and Alejandro Contreras.

Trackside Chicago/Joe's Bar to Hold VIP Reception Monday, July 30

After more than 20 years at its original location, the Trackside Chicago off-track wagering facility has moved across the street into Joe's Bar, one of Chicago's most popular locations to watch spo

Record Million Preview Day Handle Set

The total handle on Arlington Park's 12-race Million Preview Day card on Saturday, July 14, of $7,616,325, the highest Million Preview Day handle since the event was launched in 2001.  In addi

Pick 5 Carryover of $66,483 for Sunday

There will be a $66,483 carryover into Sunday's Pick Five pool at Arlington Park.

Road To The 2012 Million Vol. II: Wednesday, July 11, 2012

EUROPEAN TRAINERS O'BRIEN, GOSDEN EYING ARLINGTON MILLION AGAIN;
GOSDEN ALSO PONDERING BEVERLY D., AMERICAN ST. LEGER POSSIBILITIES

Million Preview Day July 14

Arlington Park will present the 12th annual Million Preview Day program on Saturday, July 14, showcasing the final local prep races for the Aug.

Barn Notes: Saturday, July 07, 2012

In Today's Notes: Triple Crown-Tested 'Daddy' Named Late American Derby Nominee; Jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr.

'Racing, Music & Fireworks Event' Draws 37,809 to Arlington Park July 4

Arlington Park's Independence Day "Racing, Music and Fireworks" celebration was warmly greeted by a crowd of 37,809 despite record-high heat that saw temperatures soar to triple digits.

Barn Notes: Sunday, July 01, 2012

In Today's Notes: Chamberlain Bridge Possible to Jump Back into Arlington Sprint; Graham, Stidham Win Arlington Jockey, Trainer Awards for June; Leading Jockey Francisco Torr

'Kitty' Wins Grade III Chicago 'Cap in a Tizzy

It isn't often that trainer Jim Bond sends a horse to Arlington, but the New York-based trainer picked the right spot for William Clifton Jr.'s Kitty in a Tizzy who invaded to capture the Grade III

Arlington Asking Racing Fans to Write State Reps

Dear Arlington Racing Fan,

The Illinois Senate passed a bill (SB 1739) on May 1 that will authorize electronic gaming (slot machines) at Illinois racetracks. This bill will save Illinois horse racing, create new jobs and provide needed revenue to the State.

Bettor Wins Over $1.1 Million in JackPOT High-5

After going unclaimed for the first 23 racing days of the 2012 Arlington Park meeting, the JackPOT High-5 was finally solved on Sunday when one lucky bettor had the lone winning ticket worth $1,115

Five 2011 Illinois Champions Headline 2012 Prairie State Fest Noms

Seventy-seven horses, including five 2011 Illinois divisional champions, have been nominated to the six stakes races that comprise the June 16 Prairie State Festival at Arlington Park.

Jackpot High-5 Carryover for Saturday, June 9: $854,329

The Jackpot High-5 is a $1 wager that requires the bettor to select the first five finishers in exact order in the last race of the day.

'Galloping Out' Fundraiser to be Held as Part of Prairie State Festival Day June 16

 In addition to six $125,000 stakes races restricted to Illinois-registered horses that comprise the annual Prairie State Festival on Saturday, June 16, there will be a fundraiser before, duri