Racing & Wagering

Barn Notes: Thursday, August 29, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Agent Di Nozzo Not in Washington Park for Third Place; Arlington Infants: Friday, Aug. 30 Preview

Heidi Rose Scores First Career Victory

Jockey Heidi Rose scored her first victory when the Ida Spagnola-owned and –trained Silver Prince won the opening race by a nose Thursday at Arlington International Racecourse. 

Barn Notes: Wednesday, Aug. 28

In Today’s Notes: Catalano’s Local Turf Stars Plot Paths; Tamazula Turns Some Heads

Willcox Inn, Mister Marti Gras Head Grade III Washington Park Handicap

Multiple graded stakes winners Willcox Inn and Mister Marti Gras will share high impost of 122 pounds as they headline a field of six entered for Saturday’s Grade III $150,000 Washington Park Handi

Barn Notes: Sunday, August 25, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Team Valor Importing Irish Colt for Futurity; Arlington Played Key Role in French Group I Win

Barn Notes: Saturday, August 24, 2013

LA TIA POINTS TO AUTUMN CAMPAIGNHernandez Racing Club’s La Tia, who made all the running in the Grade I Beverly D. before finishing a valiant fifth, has exited her run in great shape, according to trainer Armando De La Cerda.

Barn Notes: Friday, August 23, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Mister Marti Gras Heads Washington Park Noms; Arlington’s Brian W. Spencer New Fair Grounds Paddock Analyst

Barn Notes: Thursday, August 22, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Trainer Dale Bennett Hits 500 Wins; Blackhawks Resurgence Reflected in Horse Names; Nates Mineshaft Aggravates Suspensory in Million

Barn Notes: Sunday, August 18, 2013

In Today’s Notes: After Going Two for Four, Euros Depart; Home Team Festival-placed Shadwell Duo Come Back Well; Team Block Pleased with Performances on Illinois’ Biggest Day

Real Solution Judged Winner In Arlington Million XXXI

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2013) – In a stretch run that was drama-filled before and after the finish line, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s Real Solution was adjudged the winner in Arlington Million XXXI over Essafinaat Limited’s The Apache in front of an enthralled crowd of 34,222. 

Ramsey Homebred Makes History In Secretariat

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2013) – Admiral Kitten, a homebred son of Kitten's Joy for Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, became the first Secretariat winner sired by a previous winner.

American St. Leger Result Has A Familiar Feel

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2013) – The result of the second edition of the $400,000 American St.

Dank Stretches Out To Lead European Exacta In Beverly D.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2013) –  Dank came into the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D.

Quotes For The Grade I Arlington Million XXXI

Alan Garcia (Real Solution, official winner): “Well, he broke really good, first two and a half I took him back out of there, he was nice and relaxed.

Quotes For The Grade I Beverly D. Stakes

Ryan Moore (Dank, 1st):  “She’s been real aggressive all year. She wasn’t real aggressive at Royal Ascot but apart from that she’s been real aggressive.

Quotes for the Grade I Secretariat Stakes

Rosie Napravnik (Admiral Kitten, 1st): “We were able to sit back and realx, that’s kind of the horse’s style. We got a clear trip around the second turn and he was just finishing fat.

American St. Leger Quotes


International Festival of Racing Barn Notes: Saturday, August 17, 2013

In Today’s Notes:  Dark Cove out of American St. LegerFour Jockeys Can Win Festival’s Three Grade I StakesQuartet of Riders Can Win Another Million

Barn Notes: Friday, August 16, 2013 – 2nd Edition

In Today’s Notes: Well Traveled Side Glance Ready for More; Fourth Time Hopefully a Charm for Wigmore Hall; Noseda Sanguine and Sensible

Barn Notes: Friday, Aug. 16 – 1st Edition

In Today’s Notes: Little Mike Connections Hope Million Sets Up Showdown with Wise Dan