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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Carrick Upsets Analyze It In Hard-Fought Secretariat Victory

Donegal Racing’s Carrick provided a 38-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, besting the talented 4-5 favorite Analyze It by a half-length at the wire. A 3-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Carrick covered 1 1/4 miles over Arlington Park’s “good” turf course in 2:01.04. Ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Tom Morley, Carrick earned […]

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Arlington Million Card Offers Total Of $550,000 In Guaranteed Wagering Pools

With a lucrative 12-race card offered up for Saturday’s International Festival of Racing at Arlington Park, horseplayers will be treated to a bounty of wagering options including a total of $550,000 in Guaranteed Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 pools. The All-Stakes Late Pick 4, comprised entirely of graded events, is guaranteed at $300,000 and […]

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Brown Has ‘Faith’ In Off-The-Bench Almanaar Ahead Of Arlington Million

After Almanaar (GB) took home his first United States victory in last year’s Grade I Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, owner Shadwell Farms’ Racing Manager Rick Nichols had the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million in the back of his mind for the son of Dubawi (IRE). Unfortunately, some setbacks put him on the shelf for the remainder of […]

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O’Brien Preps Quartet Of Ballydoyle Runners For Arlington International Festival

Trainer Aidan O’Brien has been known for sending a strong hand from Ballydoyle to Arlington International Racecourse for the International Festival of Racing and this year appears to be no exception. Three of O’Brien’s four runners already have some experience in the United States under their belt. In the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million, Deauville (IRE) will […]

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E.T. Baird Back In The Winner’s Circle After 18-Month Hiatus

After a year and a half hiatus from race riding, jockey E.T. Baird made a return to the winner’s circle on Saturday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse when guiding Good Bye Greg ($5.60) to victory for current leading trainer Larry Rivelli. It was Baird’s 2,400th career win. Baird sent the Florida-bred son of Teuflesberg straight to the front in the […]

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