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KCA Stables Racing To Benefit The V Foundation

A little less than a year ago, Vince Lodl put together KCA Stables, a small ownership group looking to win races while giving to a good cause. The purple and white silks will make their Arlington International Racecourse debut this weekend when trainer Chris Block saddles Smokinwatchstopper and Air Turbulence for the group. A 4-year-old Florida-bred […]

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8-Year-Old Matrooh Delivers Trainer, Jockey First Graded Scores In Hanshin Cup

Crystal Racing Enterprises and Contreras Stable’s Matrooh motored home in Saturday’s 66th running of the Grade III $100,000 Hanshin Cup to give trainer Cipriano Contreras and jockey Santo Sanjur the first graded stakes win of their careers. Run for the 24th year as an exchange race with the Japan Racing Association, a field of nine […]

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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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Arlington International Offers $3.7 Million Stakes Schedule During 2018 Meet

A stakes schedule worth a total of $3,700,000 will be offered throughout the 2018 meet at Arlington International Racecourse, which kicks off on Friday, May 4. Headlining the 71-day season is the International Festival of Racing on Saturday, August 11. Three Grade I events over Arlington’s internationally acclaimed turf course are scheduled for the program, including the […]

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Illinois Racing Board Approves 2018 Dates Despite Dire Financial Concerns

On Tuesday the Illinois Racing Board approved a similar 2018 racing schedule to that of 2017, but shareholders were sure to make it known that the industry will face dire financial straits without some kind of legislative assistance. According to bloodhorse.com, officials from Fairmount Park noted that they may have to cancel half-way through the 2018 […]

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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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Mongolian Saturday Preparing For His Third Try In Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Mongolian Stables’ 2015 Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mongolian Saturday drilled Friday over the main track at Arlington International Racecourse in preparation for his next start in the 5½-furlong Grade II $200,000 Woodford at Keeneland on Oct. 7. The 7-year-old son of Any Given Saturday returned to his barn at the Chicagoland oval […]

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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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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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