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|Arlington Park Barn Notes (8/27/09)
Contact: Graham Ross
In today's notes:
Veteran Illinois-based trainer Roger Brueggemann saddled his first training double of Arlington’s 2009 season Wednesday, taking the sixth race on the eight-race program with Scarlet Stable’s W W Case Ace with Tim Thornton aboard, and coming back to the winner’s circle after the finale with Mike and Maureen Moore’s King Negwer with Brandon Meier in the irons.
Also on Wednesday, defending trainer champion and current leading conditioner Wayne Catalano drew off to a 10-win advantage over his nearest pursuers by saddling Lars Becdelamotte’s Rose’s Tiger to win the fourth race with Ariel Smith aboard.
Jockey Junior Alvarado increased his lead in the current jockey standing to six wins by piloting WinStar Farm’s North Goal to win Wednesday’s opener for trainer Shannon Ritter.
The last weekend of August in 2009 at Arlington Park kicks off Friday afternoon with the “Miller Lite Party in the Park” helping celebrate the waning days of summer.
Featured on the Miller Lite Band Stage will be an acoustic duo named “Acoustic Sideshow,” with their first song and Arlington’s first race both beginning at 2:30 pm.
Once again serving as a staple of the entertainment introduced this summer at “Party In The Park” will be the popular Baggo game.
On Saturday, the “Miller Lite Taste of Summer” in the Park Area features the southern rock music of “61 Beale Street” as well as numerous food specials.
This Sunday is Family Day at Arlington, and features the live family-friendly music of Jeanie B. Also on Sunday, members of Arlington’s Junior Jockey Club will get a tour of the paddock and see the horses up close as they are being saddled for a race.
Looking ahead to Labor Day Weekend, there will be a full slate of entertainment with live music on Friday and Saturday and also on Labor Day – the second of only two Monday racing programs at Arlington this season.
Also on Sept. 5, the final “Breakfast at Arlington” program of Arlington’s 2009 season will be offered, including a buffet-style meal available for purchase, backstretch tours and the opportunity to watch horses go through their morning training regimen.
There will be a stakes tripleheader later that Saturday at Arlington, which will precede Arlington’s third annual Arlington Park Turf Showcase to include four stakes races on Labor Day Monday.
Arlington’s 2009 racing season continues through Sept. 27.
A “Learn to Win” Seminar will be held Saturday at Arlington Park featuring Daily Herald handicapper Joe Kristufek.
Kristufek will be available to answer questions and talk racing in a casual atmosphere from 1 pm until 2 pm at the Kiosk on the clubhouse (west) side of the apron and then from 2:30 pm until 4 pm at the Kiosk on the grandstand (east) side of the apron near the Park Area.
Kristufek, born and raised in Chicago, is also Arlington Park’s line maker as well a handicapper for Horseplayerpro.com.
There will be a $50 live money harness handicapping contest this Saturday at Trackside Rockford focusing on the Balmoral Park Standardbred races that evening.
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