Racing & Wagering

Arlington to Offer $5.5 Million Stakes Schedule for 2014; Arlington Million Set for Aug. 16

The International Festival of Racing, featuring the 32nd running of the Grade I Arlington Million and the 25th running of the Grade I Beverly D., top a 2014 schedule that includes 25 stakes races worth $5.5 million during 89 days of racing at Arlington International Racecourse from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, Sept. 28.

Breeders' Cup: International Contender Analysis

Arlington International Racecourse's Michael Adolphson gives an in-depth analysis of the global contenders competing in this weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.  


The 89-day meeting at Arlington Park ended Sunday, Sept.

Barn Notes: Saturday, September 28, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Team Tamazula Decides on Mazarine; Jockey Race Far From Finished; Indiana Stakes with Strong Breeding Ties to Arlington

Barn Notes: Friday, September 27, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Million Winners Square off in New York; Martinez Lands Thursday Hat Trick

Barn Notes: Thursday, September 26, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Catalano Wraps up Record Meet; Najjaar Healthy, Peitz Happy

Barn Notes: Sunday, September 22, 2013

In Today’s Notes: Sweet Luca Adds Savory New Dimension; Cool Cowboy a Hot Talent

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