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Doyle ‘Set The Bar High’ At Arlington, Finished Strong As Third-Leading Rider

Jockey Sophie Doyle came into the 2018 meet at Arlington International Racecourse with a plan. With the racing season wrapping up, everything went according to said plan for the 31-year-old rider. Doyle was a new face in the jockey’s room at the beginning of the meet but had spent the spring at Hawthorne Race Course […]

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‘Never Gets Old’: Leading Rider Valdivia Closes Arlington Season With Five-Win Saturday

For the second Saturday in a row Jose Valdivia, Jr. scored five wins in a single day at Arlington International Racecourse to close out the season as leading rider with 112 victories. With his title already a lock entering the final day, Valdivia captured the third race with Patricia’s Hope’s Good Bye Greg ($3.60), a […]

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Illinois Racing Board Approves 2019 Dates; Hawthorne To Skip Winter Harness Meet

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the Illinois Racing Board approved the official schedule of racing dates for the 2019 season, according to drf.com. The major change to the schedule is that Hawthorne will not be hosting a harness meet during the winter months. Instead, Hawthorne will return to Thoroughbred racing several weeks earlier than […]

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Leading Rider Valdivia Rides Five Winners Saturday At Arlington

Jose Valdivia, Jr. captured five races on Saturday’s 10-race card at Arlington International Racecourse, raising his total number of wins for the 2018 season to 104. Valdivia started the day with a sweep of the first three races aboard Larry Rivelli’s Macho Alpha ($4.20), Justin Johns’ On My Toes ($4) and Carolyn Wilson’s Rivelli-trainee Silva […]

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Emigh: ‘Humbling’ To Earn Status Of Third-Winningest Rider At Arlington Park

Jockey Chris Emigh became the third-winningest rider of all time at Arlington International Racecourse when taking Saturday afternoon’s seventh race aboard Sea Diva ($8.80). Emigh, 47, captured win number 1,079 at the Chicagoland oval when guiding the 4-year-old daughter of Midshipman to victory to surpass Carlos Silva (1,078) for the title. He now trails only […]

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‘You Can Always Count On Him’: 8-Year-Old Cammack Still Going Strong

Team Block’s old warrior Cammack is still highly competitive at age eight and backed his ambitious nature when scoring his twelfth career victory in Friday afternoon’s third race over the turf at Arlington International Racecourse. In doing so, he made amends by defeating Zulu Alpha who narrowly beat the son of Giant’s Causeway the last […]

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Hellenic Granddaughter, Superioritycomplex Nails North American Debut At Arlington

In her first start in just over a year, Superioritycomplex (IRE) found the winner’s circle in Saturday’s eighth race at Arlington International Racecourse, a one-mile turf allowance event. In addition, the one-length victory was the 4-year-old daughter of Hard Spun’s North American debut for trainer Michael Stidham. Guided by jockey Mitchell Murrill, Superioritycomplex was sixth […]

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Arlington International Festival Success Leads To Carding Of 14 More Races In 2018

The 2018 Arlington International Festival of Racing, headlined by the 36th running of the Arlington Million, succeeded in surpassing wagering projections for the entire weekend. Due to that success Arlington will invest its additional purse money into carding more races in the final 20 days of the 2018 season. Arlington will add 14 additional races to […]

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Sistercharlie Now Highest-Ranked Turf Horse In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Four-year-old filly Sistercharlie moved to eighth on this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll after her third Grade 1 win of the season in Saturday’s Beverly D. at Arlington International Racecourse and is the top-rated turf horse in the Poll. The Beverly D. confirmed her status as the nation’s leading turf female and her consistency at […]

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Secret Message Gives Irad Ortiz Late Double In Pucker Up

Riding this time for trainer Graham Motion, birthday-boy Irad Ortiz, Jr. followed his Arlington Million win with a similar victory in the G3 Pucker Up Stakes. Aboard Secret Message, Ortiz came flying from second-last to win by just over length on the 6-1 choice. A sophomore daughter of Hat Trick, Secret Message completed nine furlongs […]

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