Arlington International

Recount Wins Thrilling Arlington-Washington Futurity Finish

Doubledown Stables’ Recount managed to nose out his rivals in what came down to a three-horse finish at the wire of the Grade 3, $125,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Arlington Park on Saturday. The juvenile gelding led early, with Private Prospect sitting just off his flank in second. The two dueled throughout the stretch, with One […]

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Hardest Core Comes Out of Million Triumph Well

Andrew Bentley Stable’s Hardest Core has exited the effort of his life in fine form, according to trainer Eddie Graham. The son of Hard Spun left early Sunday morning to head back to his Mid-Atlantic base after beating five Group I or Grade I winners in the to win the majority of the Arlington Million […]

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Adelaide Cruises in Secretariat

In just his second American start, Adelaide took to the Arlington International turf and grabbed a victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday afternoon. Tourist broke sharply and waltzed to an uncontested lead, but was overtaken by Adelaide in deep stretch. Sheldon was third; Global View finished fourth. The final time was […]

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The Pizza Man Takes Charge in American St. Leger

A cast of characters from several countries were in appearance for the $400,000 American St. Leger Stakes, but it was a local favorite, The Pizza Man, who took over moving into the far turn and held on to score on Saturday at Arlington International. Big Kick took control early, leading the field through the first […]

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Illinois Lawmakers Adjourn With No Action on ADW Law

The final Illinois state legislative session of the 2013 ended Thursday with no action taken on various proposals to extend advance deposit wagering (ADW). The Illinois law authorizing ADW will expire on Jan. 31, 2014. If ADW is not renewed, the Illinois Racing Board has said it will substantially reduce the live racing calendar in Illinois […]

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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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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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Workin For Hops proves best in Hanshin Cup (G3)

Press Release ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 21, 2011) – Estrorace’s Workin For Hops tipped three wide approaching the top of the stretch, took command at mid-stretch and drew off to win the Grade III $100,000 Hanshin Cup by three lengths on Saturday at Arlington Park.  The Mike Stidham-trained son of City Zip rallied under strong […]

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