Racing & Wagering

Arlington Million Heads 2010 Stakes Slate

The International Festival of Racing, featuring the 28th running of the Grade I Arlington Million, tops a 2010 schedule that includes 27 stakes races worth more than $5 million during 9

Another BC Juvenile Fillies Win for Catalano

Clearly Wayne Catalano knows a good 2-year-old filly when he sees one.

BC Filly & Mare Turf Has Strong Arlington Appeal

The $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf often has a strong Arlington connection and the 2008 renewal to be run Friday at Santa Anita Park is no exception.  Dynaforce, th

Gio Ponti Shuns Turf for Classic Attempt

Arlington Million winners have captured the Breeders' Cup Mile (Steinlen) and Breeders' Cup Turf (Manila) but no Million hero has ever won the Breeders' Cup Classic.  Gio Ponti will attempt to beco

Can Lightning Strike Twice for Catalano?

In 2006, trainer Wayne Catalano won his first Breeders' Cup race when he trained Frank Calabrese's Dreaming of Anna to victory in the Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs.

Three Arlington Breeders' Cup Challenge Winners on List of Breeders' Cup Pre-Entered Horses

Arlington Park again proved to be a stepping-stone for the Breeders' Cup World Championships with three Breeders' Cup Challenge winners, four additional 2009 Arlington stakes winners, nine other Ar

Benefit for Michael Straight Oct. 25

A benefit to assist injured jockey Michael Straight has been planned for Sunday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. at Philly G's Restaurant in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

One Bettor Takes Down $109,094 in Place Pick 9 Wager

Buoyed by a carryover of more than $53,000 and the prospect of a closing day mandatory payoff, more than $98,000 was bet into Sunday's Place Pick 9 pool at Arlington Park and when the dust settle

Calabrese, Catalano, Alvarado Take Meet Titles

The 98-day meeting at Arlington Park ended Sunday, Sept. 27, with owner Frank C.

Peyote Patty Wins Virginia Tarra Illinois Owners Stakes

Timothy Keely's Peyote Patty captured her fifth straight race when making her turf debut in the $100,000 Virginia H.

Alvarado, Graham Take Jockey's Race Down to Final Day

After 97 days of racing at Arlington Park, jockeys Junior Alvarado and James Graham take the battle for leading rider down to the meet's last Sunday, Sept. 27.

Michael Straight Updates - Updated Jan. 6, 2010


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Ballynoe Rallies to Win Claire Marine Stakes

Blue Nine Stables' Ballynoe charged down the stretch to defeat favorite Winter View in the $53,900 Claire Marine Stakes in the Saturday feature at Arlington Park.

Late Pick 4 Carryover of $44,913 for Sunday, Sept. 13

There will be a $44,913 carryover into Sunday's Late Pick Four pool at Arlington Park.  Since there were no perfect tickets on Saturday's Late Pick Four, those who had three of four correct receiv

Hot Cha Cha Dances to Pucker Up Stakes Victory

Nelson McMakin's Hot Cha Cha made a four-wide rally in the stretch to collar 2-1 favorite Romacaca inside the final furlong en route to a 1 ¼-length victory in the Grade III $200,000 Pucker

Free Fighter Upsets Grade III Stars and Stripes Field

Illinois-foaled Free Fighter, owned by Tom Fedro Sr.

More Than Able's Third-Place Finish a ‘Win' for Straight

Although it wasn't a win for trainer Jan Ely and owners Smile Stable, it was a win for the family of injured jockey Michael Straight.

Catalano-Trained Babies Sweep 2-Year-Old Headliners

Trainer Wayne Catalano swept Arlington's signature events for 2-year-olds when Dixie Band captured the Grade III $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity and She Be Wild won the Grade III Arlington-W

Gran Estreno Steals Washington Park Handicap

Twice claimed this year for $20,000, Feel The Thunder Stable's Gran Estreno picked up his sixth straight win and biggest victory to date when he posted a wire-to-wire, half-length tally in t