Posts in category "Arlington Park"

Notte d' Oro, Key To Power are Victorious in Closing Day Stakes

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — On a picture-perfect Autumn afternoon, Arlington International ended its yearly meet with a pair of stakes.  Both stakes were on the turf, contested at a mile, and for three-and-up types.  Females went first in the Melanie Frances Stakes while open company followed a half-hour later in the Teleprompter. Melanie Frances Stakes: NOTTE... Read more »

2015 Teleprompter Stakes & Melanie Frances Stakes Preview

Arlington International runs it final day of racing for the year this upcoming Saturday, and the northwest suburban oval is giving its fans – and bettors – a going-away present.  A pair of stakes, each worth fifty thousand dollars for horses aged three and up, serve as co-features on the program.  Each race is slated... Read more »

Marquee Miss Makes a Winning Debut in the Arlington-Washington Lassie

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — The trainer/owner team of Ingrid Mason and Joe Ragsdale didn’t attend today’s eighty-first running of the $75,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie as they saddled Sarah Sis to a fourth place effort in today’s G1 Ballerina.  The Ballerina was contested at Saratoga on the undercard of the Travers Day program – with the feature race... Read more »

2015 Arlington-Washington Lassie Preview

The biggest event of the racing weekend is Travers Day from Saratoga, and the Picks and Ponderings duo has a detailed look at Travers Day. However, this week Arlington stages the fillies-only complement to last week’s Arlington-Washington Futurity.  Contested as well at seven furlongs, the Arlington-Washington Lassie is the feature on the August 29th card... Read more »

Shogood Proves Best in the Arlington-Washington Futurity

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — On June 19, in a juvenile maiden special weight at Arlington, all eyes were on The Zip Zip Man.  He obliged as the buzz horse and the odds-on favourite, but there was one horse in the field who finished in the same zip code as The Zip Zip Man: the 22/1 shot... Read more »

2015 Arlington-Washington Futurity Preview

This week’s coverage at Picks & Ponderings is a three-pronged attack covering both coasts of the States, their boutique summer meets, and a little something in between.  On the East Coast is Saratoga, and coverage centers there with the G1 Alabama Stakes and the Troy Stakes on their undercard.  On the West Coast is Del... Read more »

2015 Arlington Million Day Recap

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Today’s International Festival of Racing got underway under a hot sun and a clear sky, but things turned grey by midday.  The stakes portion of the day started under the hot sun on the polytrack, when the three-year-olds came out for the Bruce D. Memorial. It started to rain during the Secretariat... Read more »

2015 Arlington Million Day: Full Card Picks and Analysis

This is an edited version of a post originally available at Danonymous Racing.  This will be updated for scratches, should any occur. Today is the flagship day of the Arlington summer meet: the Arlington International Festival of Racing.  Culminating in the Arlington Million, today’s card features six stakes races.  Four, all turf routes, are considered... Read more »

Friday: Final Preparations

Bookrunner (left, Million) and Lucky Speed (right, American St. Leger) head out together, as usual.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — The Arlington International Festival of Racing is tomorrow, and most of the festival horses took one more visit to the track this morning. In addition to the horses that Picks and Ponderings has seen all week, a few more joined the fray.  The last batch of European runners made their way out... Read more »

Calvados to Scratch from Tomorrow's American St. Leger

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — During Friday morning training, Ignacio Correas – trainer of CALVADOS – announced to Daily Racing Form and to social media he would scratch his charge from Saturday’s G3 $350,000 American St. Leger.  CALVADOS in his last start was a troubled third in the G3 Stars & Stripes on Million Preview Day a... Read more »