Racing & Wagering

Barn Notes: Thursday, August 28, 2014

In Today's Notes: Promising Avanzare Tries Synthetic in Washington Park; Catalano's Winter Dawn to Spinaway

Barn Notes: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In Today's Notes: Mister Marti Gras Always Ready to Party


Lothenbach Stables' Mister Marti Gras, winner of the 2011 edition of the Grade III Washington Park Handicap, faces five rivals on Saturd

Barn Notes: Sunday, August 24, 2014

In Today's Notes: One Go All Go Headed to Futurity; Mister Marti Gras Heads Washington Park Noms

Barn Notes: Saturday, August 23, 2014

In Today's Notes: Happy To Go Headed to Lassie; Catalano Festival Trio in Good Shape; My Option Works toward Fall

Barn Notes: Friday, August 22, 2014

In Today's Notes: Annulment Pucker Up-bound after Hatoof Win; La Tia Weighs Options after Big Beverly D. Effort; Big Kick 'Good' after Subpar American St. Leger Showing

Barn Notes: Thursday, August 21, 2014

In Today's Notes: Suntracer 'Fine' after Disappointing American St. Leger; Global View Kentucky-Bound after Secretariat


Racing fans will have a pair of nice carryover pools to shoot for when the racing week resumes with a 10-race card on Thursday at Arling

International Festival Notes: Sunday, August 17, 2014

In Today's Notes:  Hardest Core Exits Million Triumph Well; The Pizza Man Cools out Well after Big Win; European Winners Fine after Victories, To Go Separate Ways

Hardest Core Continues To Beat The Odds In Million XXXII

Living up to his name, Andrew Bentley Racing Stable’s Hardest Core has quickly made a career of beating the odds with defiant brilliance.

Local The Pizza Man Wins American St. Leger

An international cast assembled for the third edition of the Listed $400,000 American St. Leger, and it was Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Illinois-bred and -based The Pizza Man who got the job done.

Huge Pick 5 Carrover Sunday At Arlington

Sunday’s nine-race card at Arlington International Racecourse will have nearly $200,000 in carryover pools available topped by a $109,944 Pick 5 carryover.  The Pick 5, a 50-cent wager with a 15% takeout rate, covers the final races on the card (races 5-9).

Favored Adelaide Comes Through In Secretariat

 Derrick Smith, Mrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor, John Ingham, Bill Webb, John Murray and Tom Magnier’s Adelaide, the 1.10-1 favorite, stalked the pace of the pacesetting Tourist,

Beverly D. Win Launches Euro Charline’s American Campaign

Team Valor International picked an ambitious spot for the North American debut of Euro Charline, shipping halfway across the globe to face six older Grade or Group I winners as part of a field of 11 distaffers in the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D. on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse.

Quotes for the Grade I Arlington Million XXXII

Eriluis Vaz (jockey, Hardest Core, 1st):

Quotes for the Grade I $500,000 Secretariat Stakes

Ryan Moore (jockey, Adelaide, 1st):

Quotes for the Listed $400,000 American St. Leger

Florent Geroux (jockey, The Pizza Man, 1st):

Quotes for the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D.

Ryan Moore (jockey, Euro Charline, 1st):"She traveled real sweet and kicked on nicely like a good filly would."

International Festival of Racing Notes: Saturday, August 16, 2014

In Today's Notes: Hardest Core Opts for Million; Champion Castellano to Ride in First Beverly D., Million; Moore and Castellano Can Win All Four Festival Stakes; Spencer Lone Jockey Capable of Adding to Million Victory Total; Seven Trainers Can Win Multiple Festival Races; Two Ownerships Can Claim Consecutive Glory; Martin Schwartz Will Attempt to Extend Win Record in Beverly D.

International Festival of Racing Notes: Friday, August 15, 2014 – Second Edition

  In Today's Notes: Magician, Adelaide and Eye of the Storm Hit the Track; Belisarius Will Not Run in Secretariat; Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds Arrives for Million