Racing & Wagering

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

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.