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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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Bradley: Four Track Records In Chile Precipitated Dacita’s Purchase

Leading into the Grade I Beverly D. at Arlington International Racecourse last Saturday, all eyes were on a mare from Argentina to see if she could best the top turf females in the United States. It took another runner from South America to do so, coming in the form of Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley […]

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Buick Suffers Fractured Vertebrae In Arlington Spill; No Surgery Required, Jockey ‘In Great Spirits’

Jockey William Buick was aboard the Mark Johnston-trained Permian in Saturday’s Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park when the colt suffered a fatal breakdown shortly after the wire. Buick, conscious but in pain, was loaded onto an ambulance and taken to Northwest Community Hospital, and according to racingpost.com he was diagnosed with a fractured T-12 […]

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Fault Saves Ground For Pucker Up Win

In the Million Day finale, Agave Racing Stable’s Fault saved all the ground early and angled out in mid-stretch to run down Sam-Son Farm’s Journey Home in the final strides of the Grade III $100,000 Pucker Up for 3-year-old fillies. With Miguel Mena aboard, Fault earned his first stakes win, completing the 1 1/8 miles […]

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Beach Patrol Very Game To Secure Secretariat-Arlington Million Double

James Covello, Sheep Pond Partners and Head of Plains Partners’ Beach Patrol captured the G1 Secretariat during the 2016 Arlington International Festival of Racing, then did not find the winner’s circle again until the same day in 2017, when he was triumphant in the 35th running of the Grade 1 Arlington Million. The 4-year-old son […]

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