Richard and Karen Papiese

Midwest Thoroughbreds Transferring Horses From Gargan To Asmussen

Richard and Karen Papiese’s Midwest Thoroughbreds will be transferring their 14 horses in trainer Danny Gargan’s barn to the care of Steve Asmussen, according to The Midwest-Gargan duo has gone 83 for 342 over the course of their association, a 24 percent win rate. “We had a great run, but people have to do what […]

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The Pizza Man To Vie For Second Arlington Million Title

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ The Pizza Man is on track to contest his third Grade I Arlington Million on Aug. 12 at Arlington International Racecourse. In 2015 the son of English Channel became the first Illinois-bred to win Arlington’s centerpiece race, bringing home the trophy for Chicagoland residents Richard and Karen Papiese. “We’re really excited to have […]

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Longer Vacation Should Lead To Top-Notch Season For The Pizza Man

Richard and Karen Papiese’s 8-year-old Illinois-bred gelding The Pizza Man is on track to return to the spotlight in 2017, according to Unraced since Nov. 24, The Pizza Man turned in his first major workout of the year at Churchill Downs’ Trackside training center on Tuesday, breezing a half in :50 flat as trainer […]

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Geroux, Stidham, Midwest Thoroughbreds Lead Fair Grounds Meeting

Three new faces were crowned meet winners on Sunday at the conclusion of the 144th thoroughbred racing season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, La. Jockey Florent Geroux, coming off a career year in 2015, kept his momentum going throughout the winter, capturing the title of leading jockey with 87 wins. Not […]

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Catalano, Apprentice Esquivel Stars of Arlington Park Meeting

The 89-day meeting at Arlington Park ended Sunday, Sept. 29, with trainer Wayne Catalano earning his 11th Arlington crown while owners Midwest Thoroughbreds of Richard & Karen Papiese took down their second consecutive Arlington title. Apprentice jockey Emmanuel Esquivel was leading jockey and he is believed to be the first ‘bug-boy’ to win an Arlington […]

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