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Istanford Beats the Boys in Arlington Classic

Ike and Dawn Thrash and Janet and Sam Alley’s Istanford ran away from her male counterparts in the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Classic Saturday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse. After a sharp break from the seven-hole in the field of eight starters, the daughter of Istan led at every call en route to an impressive […]

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Euro invader Treasure Beach favored in Secretariat Stakes

Press Release European-based sophomore star Treasure Beach, owned by Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor, is listed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Grade I $400,000 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park while Arlington Classic and American Derby hero All In Stable’s Willcox Inn has been installed at 9-2 in his bid to […]

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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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Willcox Inn looks Blue Grass bound

Recently finishing second in the Grindstone Stakes, trainer Mike Stidham is tentatively looking to build on that race with the Blue Grass Stakes for Derby contender Willcox Inn. He finished third over the same track last year in the Breeders’ Futurity.

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Gran Estreno’s career ends with ankle injury

Eight-year-old Gran Estreno, a multiple graded stakes winner, broke both sesamoids in his right front ankle joint during a workout Monday morning at the Fair Grounds and has been retired by his connections. “It was tragic, just horrible,” trainer Mike Stidham said, adding that there “was never a question about trying to save him.”

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