Category: Maiden Notes

Hawthorne Maiden Notes: 10.6.18, Race 1

Hawthorne’s Saturday opener is a maiden special weight for two-year-old fillies bred in Illinois, going five and a half furlongs on the dirt.  The track was good on Friday, by my eyes closer to the muddy side of good than the fast side, and will likely have even more water in it if the rain... Read more »

Arlington Maiden Notes: 9.15.18, Race 7

Saturday’s card at Arlington features one juvenile maiden race, a special weight turf mile carded as the seventh race of the day. The race drew a full field of twelve, including three first-time starters. those debut runners include Rustic Rick for Brian Williamson, Le Pond for Jim DiVito, and Swifty Sam for Doug Matthews. Trainer Chris... Read more »

Arlington Maiden Notes: 9.13.18, Race 4

Thursday’s Arlington card features a pair of two-year-old maiden races.  We tackled the day’s third race, a maiden special weight polytrack sprint for Illinois-breds, in a separate piece.  Here, we tackle the second of the day’s pair of juvenile races. Race 4: $25,000 maiden claiming, two-year-olds, one mile on the turf, post time 2:47pm CDT Of... Read more »
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Arlington Maiden Notes: 9.13.18, Race 3

Thursday’s Arlington card features a pair of two-year-old maiden races. and we’re tackling the maiden special weight first.  The third race of the day is a maiden special weight for Illinois-bred juveniles, sprinting on the polytrack.  The race features mostly new faces, as five of the six horses in the race are entered to make their... Read more »

Arlington Maiden Notes: 9.6.18, Race 4

The fourth race on Thursday at Arlington Park is a maiden special weight for juvenile fillies, going a mile on the grass.  As with so many two-year-old maiden races this time of year, it features a mix of first-time starters and more experienced types: in the field of eight, five have run and three have... Read more »

Arlington Maiden Notes: 9.1.18, Races 4 and 7

We look at Saratoga stakes races on Saturday, but that’s not the only action going on that day.  Saturday’s card at Arlington features a pair of two-year-old maiden special weight races, both six furlongs on the polytrack. Race 4: Maiden special weight, two-year-old fillies, six furlongs on the polytrack, post time 2:36pm CST This race... Read more »
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Arlington Maiden Notes: 8.24.18, Race 4

Friday’s card at Arlington features a juvenile maiden special weight at a mile on the grass.  All seven of the runners have raced at least once before, with five of the seven having tried a mile on the grass before.  Only Sayin Grace and Patch’s Lugh have not yet gone two turns; both have only... Read more »

Arlington Maiden Notes: 8.17.18, Race 2

Today’s Arlington second is a maiden special weight for two-year-old fillies, at five and a half furlongs on the polytrack.  It’s a smaller field than most recent two-year-old maidens at Arlington, with just seven entered.  It also, unlike most of the juvenile races over the last month or more, contains only first-time starters. Even with... Read more »

Arlington Maiden Notes: 8.16.18, Race 6

Thursday’s sixth race at Arlington Park is a maiden special weight for two-year-old fillies, going a mile on the grass.  The race is a mix of horses who have tried a turf mile before, runners stretching out for the first time, and others who are debuting at this longer trip. As has been common in... Read more »
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Arlington Maiden Notes: 8.4.18, Race 9

Saturday’s Arlington card concludes with a maiden special weight turf mile for juveniles.  Given that we’re into August, the race is a mix of experienced horses and first-timers: six of the ten starters have raced already, including three who have already gone this two-turn turf trip. As so often happens in these juvenile races, there... Read more »