Racing & Wagering

Havelock Gets Up in Time to Take Arlington Sprint

Silverton Hill LLC’s Havelock made a three-wide rally in the stretch to edge favored Country Day at the wire in the $100,000 Arlington Sprint on Saturday at Arlington Park.  With Jermaine Bridgmohan aboard, the Darrin Miller-trained son of Great Notion covered the 5 ½ furlongs over firm turf in 1:02.71.

Barn Notes: Saturday, July 16

In Today’s Notes:  Santana Leading Rider for First Half of Arlington Park Season; Rivelli, Becker in Leading Trainer Duel – Catalano Closing Fast; ITHA Summer Picnic Monday in Fox River Grove

Barn Notes: Friday, July 15

In Today’s Notes:  Yankee Injunuity Tries for Another Hit in Arlington Sprint;Country Day In Saturday’s Arlington Sprint After

Barn Notes: Thursday, July 14

In Today’s Notes:   Equine Advocates to Honor Richard L. Duchossois at Saratoga; Jockey Chris Emigh Answers Ring of Opportunity; Saturday Hat Trick Vaults Graham to Second in Standings; All-Turf Pick-5, Late Pick-4 Featured Friday at Arlington

Road to the 2011 Arlington Million: Vol. 3

Barn Notes: Sun. July 10

In Today’s Notes:  Willcox Inn – Will He Sweep Mid-America Triple?; Tajaaweed Tuned up for Another Arlington Million Run; Fantasia’s Future Appears to Include Beverly D.

Tajaaweed Wins Grade III Arlington Handicap

Improving from a third-place finish in this race a year ago, Shadwell Stable’s Tajaaweed stormed down the center of the course to win the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Handicap by 1 ½-lengths. 

Fantasia Rallies for Storybook Victory in Modesty 'Cap

Augustin Stable’s Fantasia made a four-wide rally in the stretch to overtake the front runners and hold off a late charge by Romin Robin to win the Grade III $150,000 Modesty Handi

Barn Notes: Sat. July 9

In Today’s Notes:  Santana Celebrates ‘Daddy’ of All Weeks at Arlington; Clocker Bobby Belpedio – Chicago’s Original Clocker Bob; Block, Maker Have Horses in Three Million Preview Day Stakes; Virginia H. Tarra Trust Selected as Illinois Breeder of the Year

Barn Notes: Friday, July 8

In today's notes: Jockey J. Z. Santana Three Shy of 1,000-Career Win Milestone; Preakness Winner Jesus Castanon Clicks Again at Arlington; Julien Leparoux, Shaun Bridgmohan Busy on Million Preview Day; First ‘Breakfast at Arlington’ Program Saturday Morning

Barn Notes: Thurs. July 7

Willcox Inn – Then and Now; Preakness-Winning Rider Castanon Back at Arlington; Joshinelli Santana Born on America’s Birthday

Arlington Classic Winner Willcox Inn Returns in Grade II American Derby

All In Stable’s Willcox Inn, winner of the $100,000 Arlington Classic, the first leg of the Mid-America Triple on May 28, returns to the local oval in pursuit of that series’ secon

Juniper Pass, Interaction Top Grade III Arlington Handicap

Betty & Robert Irvin’s Juniper Pass, a winner of back-to-back Grade II events in California, and Poza de Luna’s Interaction, a multiple Group I winner in his native Argentina,

Wasted Tears Favored in Grade III Modesty Handicap

The Bart Evans-owned and -trained Wasted Tears will attempt to stretch her speed out to a mile and three-sixteenths as the 122-pound starting highweight in the Grade III $150,000 M

Road to the 2011 Arlington Million - Vol. 2

Barn Notes: Monday, July 4

Tajaaweed Trying Saturday’s Arlington Handicap Again;Wasted Tears at Arlington for Saturday’s Modesty Handicap; Junior Jumps Right Back Into Winner’s Circle Sunday; Jockey Julio Felix Rides Three Winners Sunday

Devil By Design Takes Grade III Chicago Handicap

Underscoring her affinity for the seven-furlong  distance, John Gunther, Eurowest Bloodstock Services and Tony Chedraoui’s Devil By Design rallied three-wide into the stretch to overtake the front runners and draw off for a 1 3/4-length victory in the Grade III $100,000 Chicago Handicap Sunday at Arlington Park.  The 5-year-old mare, trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and ridden by Corey Nakatani, covered the distance in 1:25.54.

Barn Notes: Sunday, July 3

Former Jockey Carlos Silva Saddles First Winner as Trainer;Jockey Brandon  Meier Returns from Injury With Two Wins; Indian Jockey Narredu Returns to India Sunday; Jockey Seth Martinez Scores S

Barn Notes: Sat. July 2

Irish Invader Arriving Monday for American Derby July 9; Willcox Inn Heads List of American Derby Probable Starters; Baird, Becker and Midwest Thoroughbreds Win June Awards

Barn Notes: Friday, July 1

Promising 2-Year-Old Horses Preview Saturday’s Fireworks Show; Introducing Owner-Trainer Mark Jensen to Arlington Guests; Trainer D. Wayne Lukas Makes 2011 Arlington Debut Sunday