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‘Cisco’ Torres Will Hang Up His Boots To Pursue Career As Jockey Agent

Having returned from four broken necks to compete at a top level, jockey Francisco Torres said Saturday morning that he is retiring from the saddle after 32 years to pursue another career in horse racing. The catalyst came Nov. 23 — a month after Torres’ return from fractured and dislocated cervical vertebrae and a fractured […]

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OTTB ‘Poppi’ Enjoys Showing Off Under Headless Horseman At Keeneland

Closing day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet traditionally marks the popular appearance of the Headless Horseman, who at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday will ride through the Saddling Paddock during the special Former racehorse Private Son performs during Keeneland’s Halloween celebration. Halloween edition of Sunrise Trackside and that afternoon will gallop through the stretch after the […]

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Valdivia, Rivelli Repeat As Arlington Meet Champions

Jockey Jose Valdivia, Jr., trainer Larry Rivelli, and Vince Foglia’s Patricia’s Hope LLC all repeated their 2016 meet titles at the conclusion of Arlington International Racecourse’s 71-day live meet on Saturday. Breeders’ Cup and Belmont Stakes winner Jose Valdivia, Jr. captured his third leading rider title in as many seasons riding full time at Arlington. Valdivia […]

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Rivelli Tops Catalano’s Single-Season Win Record At Arlington

Arlington International Racecourse’s soon-to-be five-time leading trainer Larry Rivelli broke new ground Thursday when Mister Maestro scored in the day’s 10th race. The win was the 76th of the season for Rivelli, eclipsing Wayne Catalano’s previous single-season record of 75 wins in 2010. Since saddling his first winner in 2000, Rivelli’s operation has grown steadily […]

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Arlington Moves Closing Day Post Time To 12:25 P.M.

Arlington International Racecourse has moved post time for Saturday’s Closing Day card to 12:25 p.m. Arlington will run 12 live races on Saturday, and the change to the day’s first post will ensure all races can be completed by sunset. Admission gates will open at 11:45 a.m. Arlington has added a Mid Pick-4 that will […]

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Roussel Records 1000th Career Victory With Homebred Heavens Whisper

Trainer Louie Roussel, III recorded his 1,000th career training victory in Friday’s fourth race at Arlington International Racecourse with his homebred Heavens Whisper. “Thanks, and praise the Lord,” Roussel said. “Everyone has been so kind to me my whole life in this business. I want to thank the valets, the gate crew, the exercise guys, […]

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Arlington ‘Kids’ Cup’ Featured Child-Designed Silks On Sunday

Three young racing fans saw their designs become a reality when jockeys at Arlington International Racecourse finished 1-2-3 in Sunday’s eighth race wearing silks featuring the kids’ artwork. All season long young visitors to the Junior Jockey Zone at Arlington have been given a chance to design silks to be worn in a race by […]

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The Pizza Man To Parade At Arlington Sept. 16

The Pizza Man, winner of the 2015 Grade I Arlington Million, will say his final farewell to Chicagoland racing fans on Sept. 16 at Arlington International Racecourse. The Pizza Man, retired after his third run in the Million on Aug. 12, will parade in front of the fans between races in a ceremony paying tribute […]

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Report: Arlington Adds Purse Incentives, More Stakes As Meet Enters Final Stretch

Arlington Park officials have announced that they are adding seven overnight stakes races – each worth $65,000 – to the remaining schedule this season. According to the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the overnight stakes will be run Sept. 2, 4, 9, 16, and 23. There will be two scheduled for each of the last two Saturdays of […]

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Murrill Making Up For Lost Time Back ‘Home’ At Arlington Park

Jockey Mitchell Murrill has wasted no time in making up for his lost ground in the jockey standings at Arlington International Racecourse. The journeyman jockey was a familiar face the last two seasons, riding strongly enough to finish second in number of wins in both 2015 and 2016, but spent the early part of the […]

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