Racing & Wagering

Keystoneforvictory Chases Another in Grade III American St. Leger

The 6th running of the Grade III $250,000 American St. Leger at Arlington International Racecourse drew a field of eight runners for the marathon 1 11/16-miles event over the turf.

Oscar Performance, Permian Clash in Stellar Secretariat

The Grade I $400,000 Secretariat Stakes, one of the premier Grade I turf stakes for 3-year-olds in America and throughout the world, has drawn an exceptional sextet of sophomores in 2017.

Dona Bruja Tops Ten in Deep Beverly D. Field

The 28th running of the Grade I $600,000 Beverly D.

Deauville Tops Wide-Open Arlington Million XXXV

 A field of 13 passed the entry box in advance of anticipated starts in Saturday's 35th running of the Grade I $1 million Arlington Million at Arlington International Racecourse.

Pre-Entries for 2017 Arlington International Festival of Racing

Pre-Entries for the Aug. 12 International Festival of Racing were taken on Friday, Aug. 4. Final fields will be drawn on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Ghost Hunter Upsets Grade III Arlington Handicap

The 82nd running of the Grade III $100,000 Arlington Handicap ended with an exciting upset as Triple K Stables’ Jamie Ness-trained Ghost Hunter held off Virginia H.

Dona Bruja Dazzles in Grade III Modesty

Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Modesty Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse was bet as a two-horse race, with Dom Felipe LLC’s Dona Bruja (Arg) and Philli

Sonic Boom Cruises in Grade III American Derby

Lothenbach Stables’ Sonic Boom, unbothered by early pace pressure, opened a clear lead on the backstretch and held firm for a facile 1¾-lengths win in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000

Keystoneforvictory Makes the Grade in Stars and Stripes

It was with a strong, sustained bid that Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Keystoneforvictory ran down Midwest Thoroughbreds’ The Pizza Man in the late stages of

Kasaqui Looks to Repeat in Grade III Arlington Handicap

Victorious in last year’s edition, Wimborn Farm’s Kasaqui (ARG) will attempt to repeat the effort in the 82nd running of the Grade III

The Pizza Man Faces Eight in Fifth Grade III Stars and Stripes

Midwest Thoroughbred’s 2015 Grade I Arlington Million winner The Pizza Man will face eight rivals as he tackles the Grade III $100,000

Time and Motion, Dona Bruja Top Eight in Grade III Modesty

Phillips Racing Partnership’s Time and Motion will look to return to the winner’s circle for the first since last year’s Grade I Queen

Seven to Start in Wide-Open Grade III American Derby

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s Gorgeous Kitten heads a field of seven sophomores looking to establish themselves in the 3-year-old turf div

Rivelli Lands 500th Arlington Victory

Arlington International Racecourse’s four-time leading trainer Larry Rivelli hit a new milestone when Patricia’s Hope LLC’s Do Not Enter gave “Riv” his 500th w

Lovely Loyree, Oak Brook Wire State-Bred Stakes

Going one better than her effort last year, Michele Boyce trainee Lovely Loyree relished the yielding turf when winning the 40th running of the $53,299 Mike Spellman Memorial Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse in wire-to-wire fashion under jockey Jose Valdiva, Jr. Feel The Thunder Stable, Oak Rock Racing, et al.’s 6-year-old daughter of Cactus Ridge jumped straight to the lead out of the gate and set fractions of 26.39, 52.81, and 1.18.48 while keeping clear of the rest of the field.

Babybluesbdancing, Smoke 'n' Gloat Victorious in Purple Violet, Springfield Stakes

Lizabeth Gore’s Babybluesbdancing sashayed her way to a second stakes victory with her win in the 40th running of the $53,750 Purple Violet Stakes at Arlington International Racecourse for 3-year-old Illinois-bred fillies. With Julio Felix back in the saddle, the Terrel Gore trainee broke well at the start and sat a few lengths off Royalty Farm’s Al Ali-trained Countess St Michel as the longshot frontrunner set opening fractions of 23.68, 47.01 and 1:12.51 under jockey Sebastian Saez.

Cowboy Culture Cruises in Arlington Classic

What appeared to be an evenly matched heat on paper turned into a romp when Head of Plains Partners’ and Cheyenne Stables’ Cowboy Culture drew away for a 5¾-length victory in Saturday’s 82nd running of the Grade III $100,000 Arlington Classic at Arlington International Racecourse. 

Fast and Accurate Tops Grade III Arlington Classic

The 82nd running of the Grade III $100,000 Arlington Classic drew a field of 10 colts and geldings for Saturday’s feature race going 1 1/16 miles over the turf at Arlington International Racecourse, including Grade III Spiral Stakes-winner Fast and Accurate. A winner on the grass when going 7½ furlongs in the Sage of Monticello Stakes at Gulfstream Park in February, the recent Kentucky Derby participant will be saddled by Mike Maker for Kendall Hansen et al. in his second start over turf. Channing Hill will stay aboard to guide the colt from post six.

Crewman Best in Thrilling Hanshin Cup; Trainer Dee Poulos Lands First Graded Win

Dundalk 5’s Crewman again proved his affinity for synthetic footing when returning to the Polytrack to post an upset in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Hanshin Cup at Arlington International Racecourse, giving his trainer Dee Poulos her first graded stakes win. The Hanshin was run for the 23rd time as an exchange race with the Japan Racing Association.

Hootenanny Headlines Hanshin

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael B. Tabor’s Grade I winner Hootenanny looms the one to beat in Saturday’s 65th running of the Grade III $100,000 Hanshin Cup at Arlington International Racecourse. At one mile on the main track, the Hanshin will be run for the 23rd time as an exchange race between Arlington and the Japan Racing Association.