Arlington Park

Churchill Downs Inc. Buys Majority Interest In Casino Near Arlington Park

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI, Nasdaq: CHDN) has announced it has signed a definitive purchase agreement pursuant to which CDI will acquire certain of the ownership interests of Midwest Gaming Holdings, LLC, the parent company of Rivers Casino Des Plaines in Des Plaines, Ill., for cash. The Rivers Casino Des Plaines is 14 miles from CDI-owned […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Turf And Filly & Mare Turf

International runners have traditionally fared well in the Breeders’ Cup’s marquee turf races, hence why there are so many pictures of Frankie Dettori vaulting off horses in North American winner’s circles. The influence foreign runners have on the outcomes of the Breeders’ Cup Turf, and Filly and Mare Turf, is so strong that the top […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Ingrid Mason Suspension Latest Example Of A Broken System

Here we go again. Trainer Ingrid Mason has been suspended for one year and fined $2,500 by stewards at Arlington Park after Nuclear Option, winner of the first race on Aug. 23, tested positive for d-methamphetamine and amphetamine. Mason was suspended without having the benefit of a confirmatory split sample or being notified of the […]

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Doyle ‘Set The Bar High’ At Arlington, Finished Strong As Third-Leading Rider

Jockey Sophie Doyle came into the 2018 meet at Arlington International Racecourse with a plan. With the racing season wrapping up, everything went according to said plan for the 31-year-old rider. Doyle was a new face in the jockey’s room at the beginning of the meet but had spent the spring at Hawthorne Race Course […]

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‘Never Gets Old’: Leading Rider Valdivia Closes Arlington Season With Five-Win Saturday

For the second Saturday in a row Jose Valdivia, Jr. scored five wins in a single day at Arlington International Racecourse to close out the season as leading rider with 112 victories. With his title already a lock entering the final day, Valdivia captured the third race with Patricia’s Hope’s Good Bye Greg ($3.60), a […]

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Jockey Doyle Gets Four Wins On Arlington’s Thursday Card

Sophie Doyle equaled her North American best on Thursday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse when recording four wins on a single card for the second time in her career. After taking the opener by almost 10 lengths aboard Gary Broad’s Student Body ($8.60) for trainer Chris Davis, Doyle went on to capture race three for trainer Brian […]

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Illinois Racing Board Approves 2019 Dates; Hawthorne To Skip Winter Harness Meet

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the Illinois Racing Board approved the official schedule of racing dates for the 2019 season, according to drf.com. The major change to the schedule is that Hawthorne will not be hosting a harness meet during the winter months. Instead, Hawthorne will return to Thoroughbred racing several weeks earlier than […]

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Leading Rider Valdivia Rides Five Winners Saturday At Arlington

Jose Valdivia, Jr. captured five races on Saturday’s 10-race card at Arlington International Racecourse, raising his total number of wins for the 2018 season to 104. Valdivia started the day with a sweep of the first three races aboard Larry Rivelli’s Macho Alpha ($4.20), Justin Johns’ On My Toes ($4) and Carolyn Wilson’s Rivelli-trainee Silva […]

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Emigh: ‘Humbling’ To Earn Status Of Third-Winningest Rider At Arlington Park

Jockey Chris Emigh became the third-winningest rider of all time at Arlington International Racecourse when taking Saturday afternoon’s seventh race aboard Sea Diva ($8.80). Emigh, 47, captured win number 1,079 at the Chicagoland oval when guiding the 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman to victory to surpass Carlos Silva (1,078) for the title. He now trails only […]

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Pharoah Halter Among Offerings At Chicago’s Galloping Out Retirement Program Fundraiser

Galloping Out, the Thoroughbred retirement program serving Chicago racetracks Arlington Park and Hawthorne Race Course, is holding its second annual pig roast fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 16, at Arrowhead Farm in Long Grove, Ill. In addition to food and drinks, there will be games, live music, raffles and a silent auction with a number of […]

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