Archive for September 2017

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 »

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 »

2017 Rolling Meadows Stakes Preview

Arlington Park hosts a special Monday card on Labor Day, September 4.  The centerpiece of the day’s action is the Rolling Meadows Stakes, a seven-furlong polytrack test for Illinois-bred sophomore fillies.  Six have passed the entry box to vie for a share of a $65,000 purse. The Rolling Meadows Stakes takes its name from the suburb that... Read more »