American Derby

Willcox Inn captures American Derby and 2/3 of the mid-America Triple

PRESS RELEASE ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 9, 2011) – For the second year in a row, trainer Mike Stidham is poised for an attempt at a sweep of the Mid-America Triple. All In Stable’s Willcox Inn, winner of the $100,000 Arlington Classic here in May, added an American Derby victory to his ledger. The son […]

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Trio of Arlington Million preps set for Saturday

Arlington Park will host the final local preps Saturday for the biggest races on next month’s Arlington Million Day card.  The G2 American Derby has traditionally served as a prep for the Secretariat Stakes, the Arlington Handicap as a prep for the Arlington Million and the Modesty Handicap as a prep for the Beverly D. […]

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American Derby entices Irish invader Cannon Hill

PRESS RELEASE IRISH INVADER ARRIVING SUNDAY FOR AMERICAN DERBY JULY 9 It’s a long way from Tipperary to Arlington Park, but Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone’s Irish-bred Cannon Hill, who raced twice at the Tipperary course on the Emerald Isle, is scheduled to arrive at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Monday morning to fire at Arlington’s […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS

Several early-season contenders for the Triple Crown races are showcased on both coasts in televised American Graded Stakes action this weekend. Saturday’s Grade 2 Virginia Derby, at a mile and a quarter on the Colonial Downs turf course offers Paddy O’Prado another opportunity to show his affinity for the green stuff. Third in the Kentucky […]

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