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Block Scores ‘Humbling’ Milestone Stakes Win At Arlington

Team Block’s Embarrassing drew clear of a field of six fillies and mares on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse, winning the the Mike Spellman Memorial Handicap to give trainer Chris Block the all-time stakes win record at the Chicago course. Breaking from post 2, jockey Jose Lopez guided Embarrassing to the rail and sat behind […]

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Beschizza Rallies Faraway Kitten To American Derby Triumph

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Faraway Kitten, eligible to be claimed for $50,000 three starts back, rallied under Adam Beschizza to win Saturday’s Grade 3 American Derby at Arlington Park, the last of three graded stakes on the Arlington Million Preview Day program at the suburban Chicago racetrack. Trained by Mike Maker, the 3-year-old colt […]

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Bandua Scores First U.S. Win In Arlington Handicap On Million Preview Day

Third in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes for trainer Dermot Weld on Arlington Million Day in 2018, Calumet Farm’s Bandua scored his initial U.S. victory on Saturday in the G3 Arlington Handicap, coming from just off the pace under Adam Beschizza to win Arlington Park’s prep race for the Aug. 10 G1 Arlington Million as […]

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Juliet Foxtrot Posts Front-Running Victory In Arlington’s Modesty Handicap

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Juliet Foxtrot remained undefeated in the United States while winning her first graded stakes, capturing Saturday’s Grade 3 Modesty Handicap by 1 3/4 lengths at Arlington Park on Million Preview Day at the suburban Chicago racetrack. Ridden by Florent Geroux, Juliet Foxtrot went wire to wire, covering the 1 3/16 miles on […]

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Milestone Win Nets Chris Emigh Jockey Of The Week Title

After reaching a career milestone with his 4,000th race win, Chris Emigh was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for July 1-7, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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Block Nears ‘Humbling’ Stakes Milestone At Arlington Park

Trainer Chris Block will be in position to take over the all-time stakes win record at Arlington Park on Saturday when he sends out Joyful Night in the Isaac Murphy Memorial, and Wile E Peyote in the Addison Cammack Memorial. Block got his first victory as a trainer in 1990 and has been a force […]

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My Mertie Upsets Chicago Handicap At 33-1

A field of eight fillies and mares went to post in Saturday’s GIII Chicago Handicap, and it was the 7-year-old mare My Mertie who scored a 33-1 upset over 3-5 favorite Hotshot Anna. My Mertie sat sixth in the early stages while the leaders sprinted the first quarter mile in 22.60 seconds and a half […]

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Weekend Lineup: Queen’s Plate Festival At Woodbine, Gulfstream’s Summit Of Speed

This week features the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest annually run race and the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Woodbine’s historic test is part of a card that also features the Grade 1 Highlander Stakes and the Grade 2 Dance Smartly, which has 2017 Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena […]

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Jockey-Turned-Trainer Vanden Berg Saddles First Winner

Brittany Vanden Berg scored her first victory as a trainer on Sunday June 9 at Arlington when her 5-year-old Trappe Valley won the second race on the Sunday card. Vanden Berg was a jockey for seven years before hanging up her tack to become a full time trainer. She won her first career race as […]

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‘Hope And Optimism’: Illinois Gambling Legislation To Put Casinos, Sports Betting At Racetracks

After more than 25 years of frustration, Illinois racetracks and horsemen will soon be able to better compete with neighboring states that benefit from casino revenue, thanks to omnibus gambling legislation that passed both the House and Senate in Springfield during overtime sessions this weekend. On Saturday, the Illinois House passed Senate Bill 690 by […]

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