Racing & Wagering

The Pizza Man Delivers as Favorite in Charles Springer Memorial Illinois Owners Stakes

Midwest Thoroughbreds' The Pizza Man found a running lane late in the stretch to register a neck victory over Mr.

Barn Notes: Saturday, September 21, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Local Filly Tamazula Possibly Grade I-Bound; Apprentice Esquivel Hits Homestretch with First Clear Lead; Million Runner-Up The Apache to Champion Stakes

Barn Notes: Friday, September 20, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Hungry Wildcat: A House Horse; Whyruawesome to Dive into Keeneland’s Bourbon

Barn Notes: Thursday, September 19, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Martinez Reflects on Another Solid Season; Futurity Victor Solitary Ranger Fires Bullet

Nates Mineshaft Tops Illinois Owners Stakes

Illinois-owned horses are featured Saturday in the $65,000 Illinois Owners Stakes Charles Springer Memorial with Windy Hill Farm’s Nates Mineshaft likely the horse to beat.  The 6-year-old Mineshaft ridgling should relish the drop to restricted company after finishing 12th against some of the best turf horses in the world in Arlington Million XXXI.  In his two starts prior to the Million, the Anne Smith trainee won a stakes-quality allowance race on the turf and ran a good second in a Polytrack allowance race.  E. T. Baird has the mount.

Barn Notes: Sunday, September 15, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Pucker Up Winner I’m Already Sexy Keeneland-Bound; Stidham Stakes Horses Exit Runner-Up Finishes Well; Catalano Breaks Earnings Record

I'm Already Sexy Wires Pucker Up Rivals

Hit the Board Stables' I'm Already Sexy, an easy winner in a division of the Hatoof Stakes in her local prep, assumed command of the lead through the stretch the first time and never faced a seriou

Barn Notes: Saturday, September 07, 2013

In Today’s Notes: First Progeny Win for Eight-time Illinois Champ Fort Prado; Strong Nominations for Illinois Owners Stakes

Barn Notes: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Rivelli Revels in Rewarding Meet; Illinois Turf Queen La Tia Takes on Canada Sunday; Covert Mission Lights Up Tote Board Thursday

Homeister Remains Upbeat Despite Challenging Season

At the start of racing on June 19, jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr.

Hatoof Winners Seek Graded Stakes Glory in Grade III Pucker Up Stakes

Hit The Board Stables’ I’m Already Sexy and Team Blocks I O Ireland, each a winner in a division of the Hatoof Stakes run on Arlington Million Day, return in search of their first graded stakes vic

Barn Notes: Wednesday, September, 11, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Scherer’s Star Filly Shoots for the Stratosphere; Arlington Infants:  Friday, Sept. 13 Preview

Barn Notes: Sunday, September 08, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Lofty Long Range Goals for Solitary Ranger; Lassie Fillies Could Rematch in Alcibiades; Ninth Race on Thursday to Employ Alternate Finish Line

Barn Notes: Saturday, September 07, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Twenty-five Fillies from Across the Country Nominate to Pucker Up; Nates Mineshaft Works Toward Charles Springer

Barn Notes: Thursday, September 05, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Whyruawesome to Answer the Question in Futurity; Catalano Takes Familiar Path with Solitary Ranger

Barn Notes: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Veteran Graham and Apprentice Esquivel in Title Dogfight; Arlington Infants: Friday Presents Intriguing Maiden

Two-Year-Olds Spotlighted in Futurity and Lassie

High Roll and Captain’s Affair headline a field of nine 2-year-olds for Saturday’s Grade III $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity while 11 juvenile fillies including Maria Maria, stakes-placed Di

Barn Notes: Monday, September 3, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Willcox Inn in Good Shape after Washington Park Win; Arlington Horse for Course Gallant Eagle a Happy Warrior

Barn Notes: Sunday, September 1, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Big Performance a Meaningful One for Team Hattaash

Barn Notes: Saturday, August 31, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Mountaineer Juvenile Winner Rise Up Heads Futurity Noms; Divergent View and Tamazula Lead Lassie Noms