Arlington International

Weekend Lineup: Arlington Million

Titans of the turf will be in the spotlight this weekend as the Grade 1 Arlington Million headlines a trio of top-level grass tests at Arlington International Racecourse while the Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap anchors Saturday’s card at Saratoga Race Course. The Fourstardave Handicap and Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special will be broadcast live on […]

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Trainer of Arlington Million Starter Intellogent Relying On Geroux’s Local Knowledge

The French based trainer Fabrice Chappet will be looking to make a splash in his first visit to the Grade I Arlington Million held Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill. Chappet will saddle Intellogent, a 4-year-old Irish-bred colt by Intello. The Million is a Win and You’re In Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series […]

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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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Trio Of Carryovers Offer Opportunity On Sunday Card At Arlington

Sunday’s 8-race card at Arlington International Racecourse will feature a bevy of wagering opportunities with the Jackpot Pick 6, Late Pick 5 and Jackpot High 5 all offering substantial carryovers at the Chicagoland oval. A vexing second-half of Saturday’s Arlington Million card featured longshot winners Sir Anthony ($72.20; Bruce D. Memorial Stakes) and Carrick ($78.20; Grade I Secretariat […]

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Oscar Performance Headlines Field Of 11 In Arlington Million

The 36th running of the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million drew a field of 11 entrants for the 1¼-mile turf event at Arlington International Racecourse. Chicago’s marquee race attracted a bevy of worldly talent, but Amerman Racing Stables’ Oscar Performance, victorious in last season’s Grade I Secretariat, will star from stage right when they break from the […]

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Free Drop Billy Could Switch To Turf For Secretariat Stakes

Trainer Dale Romans indicated that 2018 Triple Crown contender Free Drop Billy could make the switch over to grass for the Grade I $400,000 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday, Aug. 11. The 1 1/8-miles turf event for 3-year-olds is just one of five stakes carded for the Arlington International Festival of Racing. The Bruce D. Memorial Stakes, Grade […]

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Divisidero, Daddys Lil Darling Expected To Return In Million, Beverly D.

Trainer Kelly Rubley is considering a return to Arlington International Racecourse in the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million on Aug. 11 for Gunpowder Farms’ Grade III Arlington Handicap winner Divisidero. Rubley, who has conditioned the 6-year-old since he transferred to her barn last winter, earned her first graded stakes victory with his win Saturday. “We wouldn’t rule it out,” […]

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Millionaire Daddys Lil Darling Seeks First 2018 Win In Modesty Handicap

Daddys Lil Darling, with purse earnings of $1,250,405, will look to add to her coffers in Saturday’s 62nd running of the Grade III $100,000 Modesty Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse. The 1 3/16-mile turf tilt for fillies and mares, three-year-olds and upwards is one of four graded stakes offered in the Ride to the Million, […]

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Dozen Turf Marathoners In Arlington’s Stars And Stripes

Arklow, Nessy and Slim Shadey represent the class of Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Stars and Stripes, a 1 1/2-mile turf event for 3-year-olds and upwards at Arlington International Racecourse. Twelve assemble for the grassy marathon, one of four graded stakes offered in the Ride to the Million, presented by Miller Lite on July 7. Donegal […]

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Jockey Sophie Doyle’s ‘Thick Skin’ Facilitates American Racing Adventure

It’s been quite an adventure for jockey Sophie Doyle since coming to ride full time in the United States in 2013. This summer, another chapter will be written in her story when she competes at Arlington International Racecourse for the 2018 meet. Doyle, 31, has been surrounded by racing her whole life, which is no […]

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