Racing & Wagering

International Festival Barn Notes: Thursday, August 15, 2013 – 2nd Edition

In Today’s Notes: Two Euros Put in Grass Works for Festival; Gifted Girl Camp Confident; “Little Difference” between Botti’s Dandino and Jakkalberry

Barn Notes: Thursday, August 15, 2013 – 1st edition

In Today’s Notes: $1 Million Purse Attracts Indy Point to Arlington Million

Barn Notes: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – 2nd edition

In Today’s Notes:The Apache Works Toward Million;Dank a Danger to the Favorites in the Beverly D.

Winners Of Grade/Group I Races On Five Continents Make Arlington Million XXXI A Global Gala

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 14, 2013) – Priscilla Vaccarezza’s three-time North American Grade I winner and defending Arlington Million champion Little Mike will defend his crown against a field that includes the winners of Group I races on four other continents in Saturday’s marquee turf spectacular.  The Dale Romans-trained son of Spanish Steps has not finished better than fourth in three Grade/Group I events in 2013, including a disappointing trip to Dubai, but has been training forwardly for his confident connections.

Europeans Invade Local Favorites For Beverly D.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 14, 2013) – Craig Bernick said he wants to test his family’s Marketing Mix on an international level, and the mare will get that chance as the 5-2 morning line favorite against eight others in the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes as part of the International Festival of Racing on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse.

Thirteen Vie For Secretariat Stakes Title

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 14, 2013) –     Thirteen sophomore colts and geldings will contest the $500,000 Grade I Secretariat Stakes at 1¼-miles on Arlington International's world-famous turf course. Three have a special connection to the Secretariat, being sons of 2004 winner Kitten's Joy, who will seek to become the first Secretariat winner to sire a subsequent winner. That trio of runners looking to make history will be met by four runners exiting the Grade II Virginia Derby, another major race won by Kitten's Joy in 2004.

Dandino Invades As American St. Leger Favorite

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 14, 2013) –  In last year’s inaugural running of the American St. Leger, it was the globetrotting Jakkalberry owned by Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock and trained by Marco Botti that took home the top prize in the $400,000 race.  That team returns this year with the British-bred Dandino in hopes of a repeat score in Saturday’s mile and eleven-sixteenths marathon turf event at Arlington International Racecourse.

Barn Notes: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – 1st edition

In Today’s Notes: Contessa Shares Firm Stance on Rydilluc’s Strengths

Arlington Jockey Colony Well Represented in International Festival

Ask any rider which race he or she would most like to win, and the most frequently offered answer is the Kentucky Derby, but within each riding colony around the country, there exists a sense of pr

International Festival Barn Notes: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 – 2nd Edition

In Today’s Notes:Local Connections Want Beverly D. Win for Marketing Mix;Key Connections Relish Chance to Run in Million

Barn Notes: Monday, August 12, 2013 – Late Edition

In Today’s Notes: Trainer Reade Baker Confident in Solid Appeal; Final Europeans Arrive For Festival

Barn Notes: Monday, August 12, 2013 – 1st Edition

In Today’s Notes: Kitten’s Joy Offspring Figure Prominently in International Festival of Racing

International Festival of Racing Barn Notes: Sunday, August 11, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Nates Mineshaft and Ioya Bigtime Impressive in Final Festival Drills; My Option Puts in Easy Drill for Hatoof; Ten Euros Arrive at Arlington, Four More Expected Sunday; Night School to Focus on Million Tuesday and Thursday

International Festival Barn Notes: Saturday, August 10, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Shadwell’s Festival Duo Work in Tandem; La Tia Works with Desormeaux; Amen Kitten and Ojos de Hielo Drill Toward Festival; Block Works Hatoof Hopefuls

Festival Pre-Entries: Friday August 9, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Six Euros Pre-enter Million to Take on Little Mike, A Bevy of Talent Pre-entered for Beverly D., Secretariat Could Be Round Three for Rydilluc and Jack Milton, Dark Cove and Dandino Headline American St. Leger Pre-entries

Barn Notes: Thursday, August 08, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Peitz Pleased but Prudent about Festival Pair; Stevens to Ride Draw Two in Secretariat; Temeraine Training Well Toward Million

Road to the Million – Vol. 9: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

In this edition: Arlington Million XXXI:  Europe Prepares Big Assault on Little Mike; Beverly D.:  Improving Ausus Takes on Marketing Mix and Euro Trio; Secretariat:  A Field Packed with Promise; American St. Leger:  Wigmore Hall Could Finally Achieve Arlington Glory

Barn Notes: Sunday, August 04, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Nates Mineshaft Works Toward Million; Team Block Prepares Possible Festival Duo; Amen Kitten Under Festival Consideration After Work; Tuesday’s Night School to Focus on Import Horses

Barn Notes: Saturday, August 3, 2013

In Today's Notes: Draw Two Could Be Number One in Secretariat for Nihei

Barn Notes: Friday, August 2, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Arlington Sprint Star Saint Leon Crusades to Kentucky; Jockey Thornton Ready to Return