Posts in category "Arlington Park"

2017 Les Ahrens Memorial Stakes and Steve Morgan Memorial Stakes Preview

Arlington’s summer meet draws to a close on Saturday with a twelve-race card.  Set your clocks a little early if you’re planning to come out to the track; to make sure everyone crosses the wire before sunset, first post will be at 12:25pm, an hour earlier than usual.  Co-anchoring the card are two $65,000 overnight stakes... Read more »

Chicago Racing Review: September 14-16, 2017

We draw ever closer to the end of the Arlington summer meet.  But, before the final weekend, let’s take a look back at last week.  Of course, Picks and Ponderings has already discussed Saturday’s pair of stakes races, the Richard Scherer Memorial (won by Puntsville) and the Jeff Lynn Memorial (won by Good Bye Greg). But,... Read more »

PUNTSVILLE, GOOD BYE GREG Win Stakes Honoring Local Trainers

Chicago horse racing lost two of its own earlier this year, trainers Richard Scherer and Jeffrey Lynn.  In their memories, Arlington ran a pair of main-track sprint stakes today: chances for the Chicago-area racing community to get together, celebrate their memories, and enjoy the sport to which both devoted so much of their lives. In both... Read more »
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Carryover Time: Arlington Park Early Pick 4, Friday, September 15

When a Brave ‘n Away baby is the shortest-priced winner in a Pick 4 sequence, you may have a big payout afoot.  Or, in Thursday’s case, when Away She Glows ($13.00) was followed by Wayaway ($24.40), Time For Parading ($23.80), and class-jumping Americanperfection ($35.80), it’s a recipe for a $14,977 carryover in Friday’s early Pick... Read more »

2017 Jeff Lynn Memorial Stakes and Richard Scherer Memorial Stakes Preview

Arlington’s series of late-season overnight stakes continues this Saturday with a pair of $65,000 overnight stakes races named for longtime Chicago trainers who passed away this spring. The first stakes of the day, a six-furlong sprint for open company, runs in memory of Jeff Lynn.  Lynn ran his first horses in Nebraska, at Ak-Sar-Ben and Fonner,... Read more »

Chicago Racing Review: September 1-9, 2017

Here, we look back at a pair of highlights over the last two weeks of Chicago racing, beyond the stakes races.  Of course, if you haven’t already — make sure to look back at the triumphs of Devileye, Babybluesbdancing, Bet She Wins, Barry Lee, and Moms Choice! Imposing Will Fights On Three-year-old Imposing Will (Wilburn – Relentless, by... Read more »
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Arlington-Washington Futurity Day Recap: A Day of Firsts

It was a day of firsts at Arlington Park. The stakes portion of Saturday’s card began with the first running of the Avers Wexler Memorial, where four-year-old  Moms Choice broke through in stakes company for the first time. Then, Barry Lee won the Arlington-Washington Futurity.  Making his Arlington debut after two starts on the east coast, today... Read more »

2017 Arlington-Washington Futurity Day Stakes Preview

Saturday’s ten-race card at Arlington features a trio of stakes races; this piece takes a look at all of them.  As planned all meet, the card features a pair of $75,000 listed stakes for two-year-olds: the Arlington-Washington Futurity and the Arlington-Washington Lassie.  Both of the races drew well-subscribed fields of two-year-olds: ten males in the... Read more »

Rolling Meadows Stakes: Special filly BABYBLUESBDANCING comes home, proves best

After Babybluesbdancing won the Rolling Meadows Stakes today at Arlington Park, owner Lizabeth Gore reflected on what her star filly has meant to her from the very beginning.  “She was born at our house.  Her mother died the night she was born.  I bottle fed her ’til we got a nurse mare, so she’s just... Read more »
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Arlington Heights Stakes: Undefeated DEVILEYE wins the clash of Illinois's sophomore titans

Horse racing has a way of coming full circle, even after an eventful year. On August 19 of last year, SMOKE ‘N GLOAT went off the favourite in an Illinois-bred maiden special weight at Arlington.  A longshot, 12/1 first-time starter DEVILEYE, rode the rail to a narrow victory.  Their paths diverged from there, not to... Read more »