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Arlington Park

Arlington Park Barn Notes (6/19/11)

Contact: Graham Ross
graham.ross@arlingtonpark.com

In today's notes:

DIVITO SADDLES THREE WINNERS AT ARLINGTON SATURDAY

Veteran Arlington-based trainer Jimmy DiVito saddled three winners at Chicago’s northwest oval Saturday, including both halves of the Daily Double.

The 61-year-old native Chicagoan, son of the late longtime local trainer Pete DiVito, gave a leg up to jockey J. Z. Santana on Doubledown Stables’ Blue Forty in the opener, and then hoisted Santana aboard his own 4-year-old colt Jimmy Got Even in the second race to give that Puerto Rican-born reinsman a riding double for the day.

DiVito then returned to the paddock in the fifth event to saddle William Cox’s Ann of the Dance, like Blue Forty a 2-year-old filly making the first start of her career, to win that six-furlong dash and allow her sire, grass champion English Channel, his first winner at stud. Spanish-born jockey Diego Sanchez was up on Ann of the Dance.

“I think I’ll keep the D’Wildcat filly (Blue Forty) sprinting for awhile,” said DiVito Sunday morning during training hours, but as for the English Channel filly, she may have a future on the grass.

“I’ve got a real good record teaming up with J. Z.,” said DiVito of Santana after that rider swept the Daily Double. “He’s a good little up-and-coming rider. As for Diego, he’s kind of a mainstay around the barn. He works a lot of horses for me.”

Richard Templer, owner of Blue Forty’s Doubledown Stables silks, and William Cox, the Chicago doctor who owns Ann of the Dance, are, like DiVito, native Chicagoans.

Arlington’s current leading trainer Larry Rivelli, another native Chicagoan, and current runner-up Scott Becker, born downstate in Belleville, are the two other horsemen who have saddled training triples this season at Arlington Park.

JOCKEY JULIO FELIX HITS A HAT TRICK AT ARLINGTON SATURDAY

Jockey Julio Felix, who came to Arlington as a relative unknown in 2010 before riding three winners last August 27, tallied with another hat trick Saturday to register as the riding star of the afternoon.

Born in The Bronx, New York, but raised in St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands, Felix kicked off his Saturday triple in the fourth race astride Virginia Inman’s Hello Love for trainer Charlie Livesay, came back to the winner’s circle after the eighth aboard Jerry Jamgotchian’s Gribble’s Gamble for conditioner Eric Reed and concluded the hat trick in the finale on Ken Sentel and Tom Dorris’s No More Talkin for trainer Dorris.

FUNDRAISER FOR RETIRING RACEHORSES COMING JUNE 25

A chance to meet Arlington Park jockeys, a party in the paddock and a winner’s circle celebration are some of the highlights scheduled for the upcoming 2011 Annual Charity Fundraiser to Save Retiring Racehorses, to be held June 25 at Arlington after the last race of the afternoon.

Live entertainment, including Elvis at the Track, and a raffle will also be part of the package for $25 a ticket that will include entrance to the event, two cocktails as well as hors d’oeuvres. For more information, contact: ITHA, Mary Stout at (847) 577-6464.

FIRE AND POLICE APPRECIATION DAY AT ARLINGTON JUNE 26

Fire and Police Appreciation Day, a day designed to honor and appreciate local fire and police men and women and their families, is coming to Arlington Park on Sunday, June 26.

Arlington Park would like to help “Camp I Am Me” – an effort designed to provide a get away for child burn survivors – and a portion of online ticket sales by June 22 with the promo code AP11FIREPOLICE (for only $4) will go to benefit Burn Camp/Camp I Am Me.

ARLINGTON HOSTS ALL-TURF PICK-5 WEDNESDAY

Arlington has also scheduled an All-Turf Pick-5 for Wednesday’s program, weather permitting.

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