Racing & Wagering

Fire Tricks Ignites Down Lane, Wins Isaac Murphy via DQ

Meryl J. Squires-Cannon’s first career stakes win as an owner came Saturday afternoon in the $100,000-added Isaac Murphy Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse when Fire Tricks was elevated to first after Ragnar Korthase’s Frabster was disqualified from first to third for interference with William Stiritz’s Scarlet Power. 

Barn Notes: Saturday, June 14, 2014

In Today's Notes: The Pizza Man Leads Black Tie Affair Noms; Defending Champ La Tia the Standout of Lincoln Heritage Noms; Arlington Welcomes Apprentice Aragon

Barn Notes: Friday, June 13, 2014

In Today's Notes: Mister Marti Gras Works Bullet toward Summer Campaign; Lincoln Heritage-Bound Bold Kitten and La Tia Work

Barn Notes: Thursday, June 12, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Team Valor Acquires Arlington 2-Year-Old Winner; Every Way on Her Way to Modesty

Road to the 2014 Arlington Million – Vol. 1: Wednesday, June 11

In this Edition: Arlington Million XXXII: Real Solution Ready for Repeat; Beverly D.: Dank on Course for U.S. Return; Secretariat: Bobby’s Kitten and Global View Lead Home Team Possibles; American St. Leger: Dandino, Suntracer and Temeraine Look Tough

Kip Berries Seeks Isaac Murphy Repeat

Defending champion Kip Berries heads a field of 10 Illinois-bred distaffers for the 2014 edition of the $100,000 Isaac Murphy Handicap on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse.  The s

Barn Notes: Sunday, June 8, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Purple Violet Winner Countess Cashmere Exits Well; Impressive Juvenile Winner Creaky Cricket Canada-Bound; Locally Based Good Bye Greg Taking His Act to Saratoga

Countess Cashmere Wins Purple Violet Stakes

John Carver’s Countess Cashmere wore down the front running Richies Sweetheart in the final few yards to prevail by a half-length in the $85,125 Purple Violet Stakes on Saturday at Arlington Intern

Barn Notes: Saturday, June 07, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Grade I-Placed Battlefield Angel Stakes-Bound after Impressive Score; Breeders’ Cup Third Colonel Joan Breaks Maiden for Harty

Barn Notes: Friday, June 06, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Bold Kitten on Target for Lincoln Heritage; Cabana Blows Out Bullet for Saturday’s Purple Violet; Stakes-bound Kepi Impressive in Thursday Score

Barn Notes: Thursday, June 5, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Temeraine Works toward Million Preview Day; Coalport Back in Training, Aims to Summer Stakes

Nine 3-Year-Old Fillies Vie in Purple Violet Stakes

State-bred 3-year-old fillies take the spotlight on Saturday, June 7, at Arlington International Racecourse in the $100,000 Purple Violet Stakes with last year’s Illinois Reserve Champion 2-Year-Ol

Barn Notes: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In Today’s Notes:Dank to Take on Boys at Ascot en Route to Arlington;Von Hemel’s Cabana Hopes to Pluck Purple Violet

Barn Notes: Sunday, June 01, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Open Company Awaits I Got It All After Springfield Romp; Pirate’s Trove Golden in Debut at ‘Arrrlington’; War Dancer Considering Stars and Stripes

I Got It All Had It All in Taking Springfield

Tom Swearingen, Leonard Denk, Daren Carlile and  Robert Bockel’s I Got It All sat just off the pace, made a three-wide move on the turn and drew off in the stretch to post an emphatic 9 ¼-leng

Barn Notes: Saturday, May 31, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Pistols Drawn Ready to Take Another Shot at Arlington; Regally Bred Aladeem Posts Bullet in First Career Work

Barn Notes: Friday, May 30, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Mason Enjoying Solid Start to 2014 Meet; Rambling Richie Primed for Redemption in Springfield; Saint Leon vs. Sweet Luca in Sunday Allowance

Barn Notes: Thursday, May 29, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Eoin Harty Brings High Profile Barn to Arlington; Good Bye Greg Woody Stephens-Bound after Bullet Work

Stakes Winners Rambling Richie, I Got It All Top Lineup for Saturday's $100,000 Springfield Stakes

Illinois-breds will take the spotlight four consecutive Saturdays beginning with the May 31 running of the $100,000 Springfield Stakes for Prairie State 3-year-olds going a one-turn mile over Arlington International Racecourse’s Polytrack surface. Nine sophomores, including three stakes winners, passed the entry box for the Springfield.

Barn Notes: Monday, May 26, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Ward Quartet Works for Royal Ascot; Ground Transport Works Bullet, Headed to Belmont Undercard