Posts in category "Arlington Park"

Pucker Up Stakes: Drayden Van Dyke Strolls To First Graded Victory On Sistas Stroll

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Jockey Drayden Van Dyke first won a race less than a year ago, closing from far back to get Money Clip home in a maiden special weight at Hollywood Park on November 21 of last year.  Money Clip was trained by Tom Proctor, for whom Van Dyke had worked mucking stalls and... Read more »

2014 Pucker Up Stakes Preview

Also this week, be sure to check out Nicolle’s Preview of Woodbine Mile Day. Wander around Chicago and its suburbs long enough and you’ll find something with the namesake of Dan and Ada Rice. The mash-up of their first names is sometimes used as well, Danada. The Rices donated to a number of philanthropic causes,... Read more »

2014 Arlington-Washington Futurity Day Stakes Recap

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Of all the stakes races run at Arlington throughout the summer, only two cater to the younger set.  Both of them took place today: the Grade III Arlington-Washington Futurity, and the listed Arlington-Washington Lassie.  The track was busier than usual thanks to the always-popular Taste at the Track event, but there were... Read more »
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2014 Arlington Washington Futurity/Lassie Preview

(Note: The out-of-town stakes previews along with Chicago based coverage continues this week with a look at Churchill.) Like last week’s feature, the races this week honor the former venues of Washington Park, first on the south side of Chicago and later in suburban Homewood. That’s where the “Washington” part comes from in the name,... Read more »

Washington Park Handicap: Jockey Chris Emigh Takes Avanzare Gate to Wire for 3,500th Win

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Jockey Chris Emigh has been riding in thoroughbred races for 25 years, and has been a regular on the Chicago circuit since 1996.  He entered today’s Washington Park Handicap (GIII) with 3,499 career wins.  He came into the race with thirteen graded victories, including five at Arlington.  Those  included the Hanshin Cup... Read more »

2014 Washington Park Handicap Preview

After a week away from Arlington, but with another return engagement planned at Saratoga, Picks & Ponderings returns to the northwest suburbs on the last Saturday of August for a look at their feature, the G3 Washington Park Handicap. Like next week’s G3 Arlington-Washington Futurity and the Arlington-Washington Lassie, this race pays homage to Washington... Read more »
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2014 Arlington Million Day Stakes Recap

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Saturday, August 16 was a warm August day, and Arlington was abuzz with excitement for the state’s biggest racing day: the International Festival of Racing. Seven stakes races, including three Grade I events, made for an exciting and classy card. There had been a chance of rain in the forecast, just as... Read more »

Arlington Million Day: Full Card Analysis

Picks and Ponderings has gone into detail about the stakes races, but there are still five more races to be run today.  The races include allowances and claimers, maidens and more experienced types.  There are all kinds of races on Million Day, and we have you covered here from first post until the last horse... Read more »

2014 Arlington Million Festival Picks and Ponderings

Here’s a one-stop shop that contains links to all the pieces for the Arlington International Festival of Racing, better known as Million Day. The 2014 Festival will be contested on Saturday August 16th. The Arlington Million will be televised live from 5pm-6pm live on WGN-TV and WGN America nationally, as well as streamed on their... Read more »
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2014 Hatoof Stakes Preview (Both Divisions)

Winner of the 1994 Beverly D. Stakes, Hatoof took a winning performance in suburban Chicago along with a runner-up showing in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf against males and used that to nail Eclipse down honors as that year’s Older Female Turf Champion.   Hatoof also won the G1 E. P. Taylor Stakes in Canada two... Read more »
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