Posts in category "Arlington Park"

Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 20 Derby Horses- 2014 Edition

Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 20 Derby Horses- 2014 Edition
This is the only blog I do annually (assuming you don’t count 2013 as a year). In 2011, I correctly had the 20-1 Animal Kingdom as my winner, but in 2012 I told I’ll Have Another that I went into the future, and back again, only to tell him he didn’t win the Derby- even... Read more »

Gino's East or Giordano's? Wrigley Field or Soldier Field? Google Results Declare Winners in 20 Chicago Rivalries

Gino's East or Giordano's? Wrigley Field or Soldier Field? Google Results Declare Winners in 20 Chicago Rivalries
We Chicagoans love to compare.  We will always  compare our city to New York, just like we’ll always debate  who serves  the best deep dish pizza and which side of town hosts the superior baseball team. I thought Google results could be one simple metric to declare a winner, and while I was a it... Read more »

Two Betting Anomalies at the Breeders' Cup Saturday, and Other Musings

Two Betting Anomalies at the Breeders' Cup Saturday, and Other Musings
Pictured: Stephanie’s Kitten winning the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.  She raced her first career race  at Arlington Park on July 9th, 2011  After noticing the staggering payouts for the last two Daily Doubles ($1,181 and $2,535) at the Breeders’ Cup on Saturday, I decided to crunch some numbers- two sets of numbers in... Read more »
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How I am Playing the Horses on Arlington Million Day

How I am Playing the Horses on Arlington Million Day
This article kind of piggybacks over my last one which can be seen here. I will be opening my wallet on Saturday in an attempt to win the Pick 4 at Arlington, starting with the 7th race- The Hatoof, then the Secretariat, The Beverly D. and the Arlington Million.  Admittedly, I haven’t look too closely... Read more »

6 Preliminary Thoughts on the Arlington Million, Secretariat and Beverly D., at Arlington on Saturday

6 Preliminary Thoughts on the Arlington Million, Secretariat and Beverly D., at Arlington on Saturday
Saturday is Christmas to all the  Arlington fans- it’s Arlington Million Day, afterall. All eyes in the horse racing world pause to watch what happens on Arlington Park’s turf course on Arlington Million Day. Between the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, the Gr. 1 Beverly D., and the jewel- the Gr. 1 Arlington Million, the racing... Read more »

6 Things I Learned at Arlington Park on Saturday

6 Things I Learned at Arlington Park on Saturday
I spent another gorgeous Chicago summer Saturday at Arlington Park. Armed with an open mind, open wallet, open ears and a shut mouth, I ventured into the newsroom (not recommended if you don’t have a media credential) looking to get my horse playing swag back and tap the minds of anyone who would give me... Read more »
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10 Things I Enjoyed About Arlington Park on Saturday

10 Things I Enjoyed About Arlington Park on Saturday
  In preparation for Arlington Park’s signature day of racing- The Arlington Million Day,  Saturday featured three prep races for the three key races on August 13th’s Million Day. Saturday’s American Derby was a prep race for The Secretariat Stakes, which was won impressively by Wilcox Inn. The Modesty Handicap, a prep race for the... Read more »