Racing & Wagering

Jockey James Graham Scores Prairie State Stakes Double

Jockey James Graham enjoyed a productive Prairie State Festival, booting home two winners in the six Illinois-bred stakes races.

Barn Notes: Saturday, June 16, 2012

In Today's Notes: Trainer Champion Larry Rivelli Keeping His Cool Again This Summer; Leading Jockey Torres Gets Riding Triple Friday; Graham Doubles; Two Stars and Stripes St

Barn Notes: Friday, June 15, 2012


Barn Notes: Thursday, June 14, 2012

In Today's Notes: Three International Festival Preps on East Coast Saturday; Arlington Classic Hero Silver Max Wins Indiana's Oliver Stakes

Illinois' Best Vie in Prairie State Festival

Most of the top Illinois-registered Thoroughbreds in training will have a chance to strut their stuff as Arlington Park presents the 13th annual Prairie State Festival which is comprised of six sta

Barn Notes: Sunday, June 10, 2012

In Today's Notes: Haran Ready to Crash Saturday's 'Prairie Festival' Party; Promising Saturday Previews for International Festival of Racing; Curlin's First Foal to Start Ent

Nikki's Sandcastle Wins Sea o' Erin

With his namesake watching from the stands, Richard Sherman's Nikki's Sandcastle, who is named for his owner's granddaughter, found room along the rail at the sixteenth pole to overtake the paceset

Barn Notes: Saturday, June 09, 2012

In Today's Notes: Jockey Julio Felix Feels Like He's 'Improving With Age'; Reminder: 'Galloping Out' Fundraiser Saturday

Barn Notes: Friday, June 08, 2012

In Today's Notes:  Ride Along With Timmy When Brothers Nicholas Wins; Arlington International Festival Previews Saturday

Barn Notes: Thursday, June 07, 2012

In Today's Notes: Seruni-Middie Coupling Serves as Sea o' Erin Choice Saturday;  Workin for Hops Returns to Mike Stidham Barn; Arlington's Jackpot High-5 Carryover Swell

Barn Notes: Wednesday, June 06, 2012

In Today's Notes: Arlington Hosting Triple Crown Bash This Saturday; Mr. Vegas One to Beat in Arlington's Sea o' Erin Stakes Saturday

Barn Notes: Sunday, June 03, 2012

In Today's Notes: Trainer Ingrid Mason Building Career With 100th Winner Saturday; Ron Magers at Arlington for Third Chance's Saturday Breeze; Beverly D.

'St. Louis' Posts Meafara Upset

William Stiritz' St. Louis City surprisingly took the lead right from the start and never relinquished that advantage in Saturday's $66,400 Meafara Stakes.

Barn Notes: Saturday, June 02, 2012

In Today's Notes: Roger Brueggemann Uncomfortable Under Glow of Limelight; Stidham, DiVito Downplay Chances for Leading Trainer Honors

Barn Notes: Friday, June 01, 2012

In Today's Notes: Famous Stable Ponies: 'Coach' Sprinted While 'Lava' Flowed; Differences and Similarities Between Coach Jimi Lee and Lava Man

Barn Notes: Thursday, May 31, 2012

In Today's Notes: • Trainer Attfield Eyeing Stars & Stripes for Simmard; $543,664 Jackpot Carryover Available at Arlington Friday; Torres, Graham, Homeister All Earn Ridi

Barn Notes: Wednesday, May 30, 2012

In Today's Notes: Lotta Lovin Embraceable Choice in Saturday's $65,000 Meafara; Hollywood's Gamely Heroine Belle Royale Bound for Beverly D.

Barn Notes: Monday, May 28, 2012

In Today's Notes: Arlington's American Derby July 14 Continues Mid-America Triple; Three Sunday Riding Doubles Tighten Arlington Jockey Standings; Reminder: 'Night School' i

Barn Notes: Sunday, May 27, 2012

In Today's Notes: Upperline Keeps Enjoying Rare Air of Two Worlds; Jockey Brandon Meier Mending Well; 'Learn to Win' Seminar in Park Area on Memorial Day

Upperline and Silver Max Shine at Arlington

Favorites were the order of the day in Saturday's stakes races at Arlington Park with Stone Farm, John Adger, Oakcrest Farm & Mike Stidham's Upperline taking the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Ma