Racing & Wagering

Black Tie Affair Handicap Pans Out for The Pizza Man with Victory

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ The Pizza Man took the lead inside the final furlong overtaking pacesetter Tazz to win the $85,450 Black Tie Affair Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse by a half-l

Jockey Rolando Aragon Breaks Maiden at Arlington

Barn Notes: Saturday, June 21, 2014

In Today's Notes: Hill Hat Trick Highlights Friday Afternoon; Cozze Up Lady and My Option Lead Chicago Handicap Noms

Barn Notes: Friday, June 20, 2014

In Today's Notes: Arlington Oaks and Hatoof Probable Targets for Maria Maria; Big Tom Prado May Try American Derby

Barn Notes: Thursday, June 19, 2014

In Today’s Notes: Global View Works, American Derby Possible; Arlington Alum Creaky Cricket in Saturday Woodbine Stakes; Hootenanny Wins at Royal Ascot

Road to the 2014 Million – Vol. 2: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In this edition: Arlington Million XXXII: Million Noms Dominate Prince of Wales’s; Beverly D.: 2013 Runner-up Gifted Girl Possible to Return; 

State-Bred Turfers Spotlighted Saturday

A pair of Illinois-restricted turf races – the $100,000 Lincoln Heritage Handicap for the distaff set and its open counterpart the $100,000 Black Tie Affair Handic

Barn Notes: Sunday, June 15, 2014

In Today’s Notes:  Fire Tricks Exits Isaac Murphy Well, Eyes Chicago Handicap; Chicago Handicap the Target for Eden Prairie

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