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Chicago Tribune Archive

Auction set for Balmoral, Maywood track assets (12/9)

Legislative hearing on Balmoral Park future canceled (11/25)

Will County to state: Give us our money (11/24)

Rep. Jones launches effort to keep Balmoral, Maywood open (11/10)

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah runs away with Breeders' Cup Classic in his final race (10/31)

Commentary: Horse racing can thrive if states agree to uniform rules (10/31)

Horse racing falls victim to casinos, video gambling, politicians (10/30)

Historic Balmoral Park to close next year (10/2)

The Pizza Man adds local flavor to field for Arlington Million (8/14)

Stablemates Big Blue Kitten, Slumber set to duel again in Arlington Million (8/12)

Adrenaline rises, bankroll ebbs in night at Maywood Park Racetrack (7/16)

Commentary: Hurray, American Pharoah! Now, let's end horse racing (6/9)

California Chrome could be one in the Arlington Million (6/3)

Balmoral Park ramps up quest for new customers (5/28)

Former Arlington Heights mayor to join horse racing board following O'Hare noise, Metra boards (12/29)

Illinois Horse racing tracks tied to Blagojevich scandal file for bankruptcy (12/24)

Lawsuit leaves horse tracks facing bankruptcy, attorney says (12/17)

Red Rifle wins $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (11/29)

Cary Street likes long, grinding road (11/28)

Feral cat caretaker cries foul at Hawthorne track's changes (11/28)

Breeders' Cup Day 2: Texas Red wins Juvenile by 6 1/2 lengths (11/1)

From hockey to horses: Eddie Olczyk lands Breeder's Cup TV role (10/29)

Illinois racehorse at center of legal battle (10/11)

Racing Board approves 'status quo' schedule for 2015 (9/30)

Female jockey punches opponent in the face (9/29)

Recount wins Arlington-Washington Futurity in photo finish (9/6)

Private Prospect a good prospect at Arlington (9/5)

Chris Emigh wins Washington Handicap for 3,500th career victory (8/30)

Gimmeadrink could surprise in Washington Park Handicap (8/29)

Hardest Core upset winner in Arlington Million (8/16)

England's Euro Charline takes $750,000 Beverly D. (8/16)

Finnegans Wake battles Arlington Million history (8/15)

Side Glance benefits from woman's touch (8/15)

Million distance no problem for Up With the Birds (8/14)

Real Solution looking for real repeat in Million (8/13)

Arlington International will be truly that Saturday (8/9)

Quarantine over after equine herpes scare at Illinois State Fair negative (8/9)

Aurelia's Belle takes Grade III Arlington Oaks (7/19)

Arlington Oaks field boasts graded stakes winner (7/18)

Finnegans Wake edges Admiral Kitten (7/12)

Interesting fields for Million Preview Day (7/10)

Saint Leon wins Arlington Sprint for third year in a row (7/5)

Old gelding, young filly set for Arlington Sprint (7/4)

My Option easy winner in Chicago Handicap (6/28)

Apropos looks to pad resume in Chicago Handicap (6/27)

Liam Durbin's Belmont Stakes analysis (6/5)

Istanford 3rd filly to win Arlington Classic (5/24)

Filly challenging colts in Arlington Classic (5/23)

Wayne Catalano in a class by himself at Arlington (5/1)

Big day for trainer Carlos Silva at Hawthorne (4/26)

Land of Lincoln Stakes tops card for Illinois-breds at Hawthorne (4/24)

A nice nose job at Illinois Derby finish (4/19)

Horse racing isn't a lark for Blackhawks coach (4/19)

Bob Baffert really wants this Illinois Derby (4/17)

Illinois Derby analysis (4/17)

Midnight Hawk set for Illinois Derby (4/16)

Archives: At the track with Mickey Rooney (1993)

Joel Quenneville all in for Run for the Roses (3/15)

Chicago-area harness opening set for weekend (3/11)

Hawthorne meet opens; harness still at impasse (2/20)

Tony Maurello, truck repair shop owner and horse racing fan, 1921-2014 (2/6)

Start of harness meetings in jeopardy (1/31)

Governor signs advanced deposit wagering bill (1/29)

Horse racing - letter (1/20)

Wise Dan repeats as horse of the year at Eclipse Awards (1/18)

Wise Dan proved to be no folly for his owner (1/16)

Nick Balodimas, 1943-2014 (1/14)

Ed Duffy, 1945-2014 (1/9)

Santa Anita begins a new meeting with a different attitude (12/26)

Harvey Vanier, 1924-2013 (12/6)

Last Gunfighter wins Hawthorne Gold Cup (11/30)

Field deep for Gold Cup (11/29)

Illinois Racing Board releases details of wagering accord (11/20)

Illinois horsemen, tracks reach ADW accord (11/19)

Illinois' 2014 horse racing calendar remains uncertain (11/18)

Word Power upset winner in Windy City (11/15)

Lucan Hanover and Lindy's Tru Grit take center stage (11/14)

Top-ranked Bee A Magician wins $118,000 3-year-old filly trot (11/9)

Top Standardbreds on tap for Balmoral (11/8)

Bee A Magician added to American-National program (11/6)

Top harness horses coming to Balmoral Park (11/2)

George Rowe, 1922-2013 (10/17)

Kid Dreams romps in Hawthorne Derby (10/5)

Hawthorne Derby highlights fall meeting (10/4)

Patrick Flavin, software mogul and racehorse owner, 1939-2013 (9/24)

IRB presents 4 dates alternatives (9/24)

Tracks brace for decision on race dates (9/21)

Illinois Derby content to make own way (9/19)

King Mufasa takes Su Mac Lad at Balmoral (9/14)

I'm Already Sexy takes Pucker Up Stakes (9/14)

Local fillies head field for Pucker Up Stakes (9/13)

Mare looking for 4th straight Super Night triumph (9/13)

Arlington Park: Solitary Ranger takes Futurity (9/7)

Joedini has pedigree to win Futurity (9/6)

Willcox Inn nips Gallant Eagle at wire (8/31)

Willcox Inn coming back to Polytrack at Arlington (8/31)

Arlington Million draws race fans, people watchers (8/20)

Admiral Kitten's great omen for owner-breeder Ramsey (8/17)

Arlington Million TV viewers left in dark (8/17)

Real Solution wins Million on disqualification (8/17)

Can Indy Point transfer success from Argentina? (8/16)

Million not only game to play (8/16)

Stevens' career reads like Hollywood script (8/15)

Little Mike seeks to regain stature in Arlington Million (8/15)

Little Mike faces foreign challenge in Million (8/10)

My Option comes through to win Arlington Oaks (7/20)

Seaneen Girl can come into own in Arlington Oaks (7/20)

One for the aged: Rahystrada takes Arlington Handicap (7/13)

Rahystrada looks to make history in Arlington Handicap (7/11)

Saint Leon wins $100,000 Arlington Sprint (7/6)

Old-timers set for showcase in Arlington Sprint (7/4)

Cozze Up Lady wins Chicago Handicap (6/29)

Aubby K real threat in Chicago Challenge (6/28)

Santa Anita will play host to Breeders' Cup in 2014 as well (6/10)

Gambling expansion bill dead for spring session (5/31)

Hogy wins Hanshin Cup in near record time (5/25)

Nate's Mineshaft seeks to re-establish credentials (5/23)

Celebrate Mom at Arlington Park (5/7)

Slot machines on the brain for those at Arlington track on opening day (5/3)

Desormeaux looking to resurrect career (5/2)

Fancy hats and 50-cent hot dogs for track's opening weekend (5/1)

Renewed gambling expansion push picks up steam (5/1)

Silva back in winner's circle — as trainer (4/27)

Chatfield Road looks to get back on track (4/26)

Arlington averts Derby betting blackout (4/24)

Departing takes Illinois Derby easily (4/20)

Neil Milbert's Illinois Derby analysis (4/19)

Favorite Departing hopes to run away with Illinois Derby (4/19)

IRB appoints mediator for Arlington-horsemen dispute (4/10)

Dispute widens between Arlington and horsemen (3/27)

Magna Fortuna, horse featured on Tribune's front page, charges to victory at Hawthorne (3/14)

New beginning for Hawthorne (2/14)

Racehorse's first victory: Survival (2/10)

Horsemen and Arlington in another squabble (2/12)

Illinois Derby setting up as Preakness prep (1/29)

Illinois tracks, horsemen seek legislative help (1/23)

Wise Dan's sweep leaves hard feelings (1/20)

New Bolingbrook off-track betting establishment to open by May (1/9)

Gambling revenue to feed affordable housing (1/8)

Equine disease causing havoc at Hawthorne (11/22)

Market Share looks to top $2 million in Galt Trot (11/16)

Maven takes $130,000 American-National 3-year-old filly trot at Balmoral (11/10)

4 top Hambletonian/Breeders Crown horses at Balmoral (11/9)

Video gaming up in air (10/17)

Casino support fades among public, Tribune/WGN-TV poll finds (10/14)

Dirt winning surface once again for Pool Play (10/6)

Hawthorne Gold Cup boasts strong field (10/5)

Duchossois: At 91, still workhorse (9/29)

Illinois racing dates set for 2013 (9/25)

Arlington-Hawthorne fight goes to Racing Board (9/24)

Leading Astray wins Pucker Up Stakes (9/15)

Riccolo wins Su Mac Lad trot at Balmoral (9/15)

Pucker Up Stakes has European flavor (9/13)

Well To Do Guru well-positioned for Super Night (9/13)

Pataky Kid takes Arlington-Washington Futurity (9/8)

Futurity has lost its luster (9/7)

Middie takes Washington Park Handicap (9/1)

Illinois still shut out of Kentucky Derby qualifying races (8/29)

English jockey 1st female to win Beverly D (8/18)

Willcox Inn out to make history in Million (8/18)

Little Mike could take owner to pinnacle of success (8/17)

Crackerjack King could gain respect for Italian racing (8/15)

Strong foreign contingent in Arlington Million (8/11)

Arlington Heights eyes revenue increase from slots at racetrack (7/24)

Tacos cement relationship that helps La Tia to victory (7/21)

La Tia stepping up in class in Arlington Oaks (7/19)

Rahystrada beats Boisterous by neck (7/14)

Catalano hopes Vertiformer looks like a Million (7/13)

Saint Leon wins $100,000 Arlington Sprint (7/7)

Breeders' Cup champions to duel in Arlington Sprint (7/6)

Arlington goes to extreme measures in extreme heat (7/5)

Quinn faces deadline on gambling expansion (7/2)

Torres riding high at Arlington (6/30)

Catalano likes chances with Honey Chile (6/30)

Arlington Heights celebrates Independence Day, 125th anniversary (6/28)

Racing board members sound off on Illinois Derby snub (6/26)

Illinois Derby left out of mix (6/23)

Duchossois at center of debate (6/23)

La Tia and Capt. Bullet Bob among Prairie State winners (6/16)

Arlington's Prairie State card features 5 state champs (6/14)

'Bolt gun' used to kill race horse in Indiana (6/1)

Illinois lawmakers approve major gambling expansion (5/31)

Taste at the Track is back at Arlington Park (5/31)

Arlington Matron no downer for Upperline (5/26)

Ice has warm feeling about Arlington Classic (5/25)

Havelock wins Grade III Hanshin Cup (5/19)

Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another wins Preakness (5/19)

'Hope' is high for Hanshin Cup at Arlington (5/18)

Finally, Hamilton Smith has his chance at the Kentucky Derby (5/4)

Betting slow on short fields for Arlington opening (5/4)

Derby notes: Rosie Napravnik becomes first woman to win Kentucky Oaks (5/4)

Contract accord ensures Kentucky Derby wagering in Illinois (5/3)

Arlington Park gets its way on race days (5/1)

Big day for Magers' Third Chance (4/28)

Gas leak brings firefighters back to scene of fire that killed jockey (4/27)

Horsemen, Arlington squabble coming down to wire (4/26)

Illinois Champions Day Saturday at Hawthorne (4/26)

Jockey Eddie Razo Jr. identified as fire victim (4/25)

Garage fire at home of Arlington Park jockey kills one (4/24)

She's All In wins Sixty Sails Handicap at Hawthorne (4/21)

Arena Elvira looking for 6th straight in Sixty Sails at Hawthorne (4/19)

Calabrese, Arlington reach accord (4/19)

Calabrese dumps trainer, assigns 15 horses to run at Arlington (4/12)

Walmart to build supercenter on Sportsman's Park site (4/9)

Done Talking wins Illinois Derby (4/7)

Lukas looking for Kentucky Derby edge at Hawthorne (4/5)

Calabrese-Arlington feud may be cooling (4/5)

Neil Milbert's Illinois Derby analysis (4/5)

Horsemen's president claims Arlington discriminating against him (4/4)

Details revealed in drunken fatal crash at Balmoral Park (4/4)

Is Arlington stalling on stalls? (4/1)

Marje Everett, former Hollywood Park chief executive, dies at 90 (3/23)

Aldermen approve OTBs in Prospect Heights (3/13)

OTB plans delayed while racetrack shops new locations (3/6)

Off-track betting facility coming to Hoffman Estates in September (2/27)

Magers learns horse game well (2/17)

Hawthorne eager for spring meeting to start (2/15)

Buffalo Grove considers OTB on village property (2/7)

Filly Havre de Grace wins Horse of the Year (1/16)

Quinn optimistic about odds for Chicago casino agreement this year (1/6)

Elmer Polzin: Longtime horse-racing handicapper for the Tribune (1/5)

Charlie Springer: Chicago-area horseman worked with '02 Kentucky Derby winner (12/9)

Quinn report doubts hefty gambling revenues (11/21)

Betterthancheddar takes $175,000 Windy City Pace (11/18)

In defense of slots at the racetracks (11/18)

Betterthancheddar could strengthen case at Maywood (11/18)

Orland Hills in home stretch of off-track betting campaign (11/14)

Betterthancheddar wins $225,000 pace at Balmoral (11/12)

Big Bad John looking for redemption (11/11)

OTB will once again serve food, liquor (11/11)

Arlington Park Racecourse wants off-track wagering on 159th (11/11)

Revamped gambling expansion fails in Illinois House (11/9)

Illinois gambling regulator calls new casino plan 'pile of junk' (11/9)

Revamped gambling expansion passes Illinois House panel (11/8)

Redemption in Cup Classic (11/5)

Breaking down Saturday's Breeders' Cup races (11/5)

Drosselmeyer rallies to win Breeders' Cup Classic (11/5)

Royal Delta wins Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (11/4)

Uncle Mo has plenty of challengers in Breeders' Cup Classic (11/4)

Chantal Sutherland hopes for a big Breeders' Cup (11/3)

Gene Lamb, 1929-2011 (10/27)

Quinn: new gambling measure not 'serious effort' to address concerns (10/26)

Cullerton 'disappointed' in Quinn gambling veto threat (10/20)

Quinn to show his hand on gambling bill (10/6)

Boom time for Hawthorne (9/29)

Betting up 3 percent at Arlington Park (9/28)

Hawthorne keeps spring meeting (9/27)

Governor: Sign the gambling bill, create jobs (9/25)

Arlington making big play for better dates, more revenue (9/24)

Campbell takes 2 at Balmoral (9/21)

Enjoy a Taste of Arlington Park (9/19)

Senate president open to cutting gambling positions in casino bill (9/19)

Super Night XXIII at Balmoral Park (9/17)

Canadian filly closes well (9/17)

Miller should have good time at Super Night (9/16)

Summer Savory favorite in meet's final major race (9/16)

Gambling bill would weaken state's regulatory muscle, critics fear (9/15)

Shared Property wins Arlington-Washington Futurity (9/10)

Rags-to-riches stories at Arlington (9/8)

Mister Marti Gras wins Washington Park Handicap (9/3)

Workin For Hops likes Arlington's Polytrack (9/2)

Iron Lady proves her mettle (8/27)

Whit hitting his stride (8/26)

3-time Derby-winning jockey Borel arrested in Indiana for DWI (8/21)

Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair (8/17)

The real effects of gambling (8/17)

Cape Blanco wins Arlington Million (8/13)

McAnally recalls 1st Arlington Million (8/12)

Arlington increases purses 21 percent (8/12)

Trainer succeeding with mission improbable (8/11)

O'Brien has favorite in both Million and Secretariat (8/9)

Neil Milbert's Arlington Million analysis (8/9)

Gio Ponti tops 10-horse field announced for Arlington Million (8/6)

Arlington Park hopes to hold 3 night programs in 2012 (8/3)

Gambling bill brings jobs (7/25)

Course just right for Free Fighter (7/23)

Gambling interests cover their bets with campaign contributions (7/22)

Winchester hopes to reclaim Arlington as his turf (7/22)

Jockey Jermaine Bridgmohan wins battle of brothers (7/16)

Willcox Inn wins $200,000 American Derby (7/9)

Million Preview Day bringing stars to Arlington (7/8)

Devil by Design wins Chicago Handicap (7/3)

Dr. Zic brings proven record into Chicago Handicap (7/2)

Storms hit Kentucky Derby track; horses, humans OK (6/23)

Seguin family members host "Race for the Cause" fundraiser (6/20)

Gaming Board chairman blasts casino expansion as 'garbage' (6/15)

Ruler On Ice splashes way to huge upset in Belmont Stakes (6/12)

Aaaaaaand they're off racing at Arlington Park (6/11)

The racing day begins early at Arlington Park (6/11)

Gambling expansion may be shrunk to avoid Quinn veto (6/10)

Style favors Derby champ Animal Kingdom (6/10)

Arlington Park may see slots (5/31)

Senate approves Chicago casino, pressure now on Quinn (5/31)

House bets on gambling boom, Chicago casino (5/30)

House OKs Chicago casino, slots at O'Hare, Midway (5/30)

Willcox Inn wins Arlington Classic handily (5/28)

Butler tries again at Arlington (5/27)

Jockey at Arlington Park breaks collar bone (5/27)

Chicago casino plan fails first test in Springfield (5/25)

Major gambling push starts, but will plan pass? (5/24)

Voice of the People: Horse-racing jobs (5/21)

Workin for Hops wins Hanshin Cup Handicap (5/21)

Shackleford edges Animal Kingdom to win 136th Preakness (5/21)

Dialed In passes Animal Kingdom as betting favorite (5/20)

Arlington Heights trustees favor slot machines at horse track (5/17)

Board’s slots endorsement leaves mixed feelings (5/17)

Blago retrial: Alleged shakedown of horseracing tracks owner described (5/17)

Village board backs slots at racetrack (5/17)

Races open at Arlington Park (5/6)

Chicagoan gets once-in-lifetime shot to pick Derby champ (5/5)

Arlington meeting opens without Calabrese (5/5)

Woman killed in DUI incident at Balmoral Park (4/11)

Joe Vann cruises to victory Illinois Derby (4/9)

Watch Me Go easily classiest contender in Illinois Derby field (4/7)

Mulder: Slots needed at track (4/7)

Watch Me Go tops 12-horse field for Illinois Derby (4/6)

Illinois horse racing at crossroads (4/5)

Issue of slots at track divide candidates (3/21)

Sending sports fans around the track (3/6)

Slots at tracks show mixed results (2/28)

Mysterious appeal of animal racing fades (2/28)

St Elmo Hero does it again (2/26)

St Elmo Hero returns to scene of original triumphs (2/25)

Hawthorne meeting opens with industry struggling (2/10)

Video gambling machines (1/31)

A new round for racetrack site (1/26)

Domestic battery charge for harness driver (1/23)

Moylan lobbies against casino bill (1/10)

Casinos good for Illinois business (1/7)

Wirtz plans to build office and warehouse in Cicero (1/6)

Supporting gambling in Illinois (1/6)

Buffalo Grove signs off on new betting parlor owner (1/4)

Ex-sportscaster Sudberry gets Arlington post (1/3)

'Last' casino license holder frets opening of new competitors (1/1)

Fate of slots at track uncertain (12/30)

Buffalo Grove betting parlor gets reprieve from village (12/7)

Voice of the People: Tim Carey (12/3)

Slots at track mixed blessing (12/2)

Senate approves gambling expansion but House leaves town (12/1)

Ownership change at Buffalo Grove OTB raises questions (11/30)

Mayors continuing to fight slot machine proposal (11/22)

Aracache Hanover holds off One More Laugh at Maywood (11/19)

One More Laugh and Mystic Desire must adapt to half-mile oval (11/19)

Bettor Sweet holds off Won The West in American-National aged pace (11/13)

Balmoral Park card boasts top-flight competition (11/11)

Goldikova wins Mile; Uncle Mo becomes Kentucky Derby favorite (11/7)

Blame nips Zenyatta at wire in Breeders' Cup Classic (11/6)

Zenyatta won't go 20-0, finishes 2nd at Classic (11/6)

Zenyatta loses Breeders' Cup Classic by a head to Blame (11/6)

At the Breeders' Cup, it's one for the show (11/4)

Retired Tribune racing writer honored (11/4)

If Zenyatta wins Saturday, is she greatest horse ever? (11/3)

Legislators set to bet on gambling expansion (10/26)

Arlington Park president resigns (10/11)

Yankee Fourtune wins Hawthorne Derby easily (10/9)

Redding Colliery wins Hawthorne Gold Cup (10/2)

Two top Illinois-breds have tough challenges at Hawthorne (10/1)

Shots fired during robbery attempt at race track (9/22)

Fox Valley Topaz fails in bid to become first to win 3 different Super Night races (9/18)

Balmoral Park: Neil Milbert's Super Night picks (9/16)

Another fine day for Catalano at Arlington (9/11)

Magers' filly Third Chance has real chance in Lassie Stakes (9/9)

Pucker Up Stakes feature event in Labor Day lawn party (9/5)

Gran Estreno wins Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park (9/4)

Can Country Flavor win spot in Breeders' Cup Classic? (9/3)

Magee monopolizes American-National races (8/28)

Balmoral's American-National premier harness event in Illinois this year (8/27)

Beverly D. win special to Duchossois (8/21)

Debussy rallies to win Arlington Million (8/21)

Irish eyes on Summit Surge in Arlington Million (8/20)

Breaking down 3 big races at Arlington (8/20)

Jockey Karlsson takes unusual route to Arlington Million (8/19)

Gio Ponti 7-5 favorite to repeat in Arlington Million (8/17)

Gio Ponti early favorite to repeat as Million champ (8/17)

Gio Ponti tops pre-entry list for Arlington Million (8/14)

Tuscan Evening, Workin For Hops and Rahystrada triumphant (7/17)

General Quarters answering call for Arlington Handicap (7/15)

Arlington Park murder case closed (7/14)

With death of Steinbrenner, horse racing loses a prominent owner, breeder (7/13)

Informed bettors get it right with Informed Decision (7/4)

Upperline surges to victory in Arlington Oaks (7/3)

Chantilly Nayla unlikely favorite in Oaks (7/1)

Chamberlain Bridge wins Arlington Sprint easily (6/26)

Arlington Sprint: Winner gets ticket to Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (6/24)

Track owner recalls alleged shakedown for Blago donation (6/21)

O'Donnell among most recent Sun-Times Media cuts (6/16)

18 holes with Denis Savard (5/8)

Clock ticks as state budget remains elusive (5/7)

Too many speed horses for one to win Kentucky Derby (4/30)

Kentucky Derby braces for rain (4/30)

Pletcher shrugs off Derby disappointments (4/30)

Latest slot machines at horse tracks pitch faces uphill climb (4/29)

Arlington’s distance runner (4/29)

Arlington Park won’t rest on laurels under Duchossois (4/29)

American Lion roars in Illinois Derby (4/3)

American Lion takes Illinois Derby (4/3)

Backtalk favorite for Illinois Derby (4/1)

State budget crisis sinks World Trotting Derby (3/25)

Rachel Alexandra gets honor, and the potential to face rival (1/19)

Harness legacy Marcus Miller leads double life at Chicago-area horse tracks (1/6)

Municipal video gambling bans don't hurt dollar estimates (12/1)

Yellow Diamond wins American National 3-year-old filly pace at Balmoral (11/15)

Mr. Big will end career at Balmoral (11/14)

Churchill to acquire (11/11)

Zenyatta wins Breeders Cup Classic (11/8)

Bad day for favorites, good day for U.S. horses at Breeders' Cup (11/7)

Online horse gambling off and running in Illinois (10/14)

Online horse race betting now legal in Illinois (10/13)

Fairmount Park gets 52 racing days for next year (9/24)

Racing with danger (9/16)

Full Labor Day lineup at Arlington Park (9/7)

Jockey Straight's ride isn't just for show (9/6)

Rachel Alexandra makes history with electrifying win against older boys in Woodward Stakes (9/5)

Muscle Hill easy winner in $200,000 American-National at Balmoral (8/30)

Muscle Hill favorite for American-National at Balmoral (8/28)

Indiana's track casinos raise concerns with lawmakers (8/24)

Bugler Jean Laurenz, Mt. Prospect (8/23)

Turf royalty Gio Ponti wins 27th Arlington Million (8/8)

Kent Desormeaux rides Dynaforce to victory in Beverly D and Take The Points to triumph in Secretariat (8/8)

Arlington Million favorite Gio Ponti used to tough competition (8/8)

She keeps Arlington on track (8/8)

Einstein could be brilliant choice for Arlington Million (8/7)

Hall of Fame jockeys gather for charity auction at Arlington (8/7)

Indiana state representative has hopes for long shot in Secretariat (8/6)

Presious Passion gets good Arlington Million post, but Gio Ponti and Einstein are favored (8/5)

Three top turf horses in Arlington Million field (8/2)

Arlington Handicap to Just As Well (7/12)

My Happiness seeks upset in Arlington Handicap (7/10)

93-year-old farmer keeps making hay (7/3)

Arlington Park: 20 years after new grandstand, track works to serve both families and bettors (6/26)

Low-key day on track for Borel at Arlington (6/21)

Quest to fly puts ex-Marine on the right track (6/15)

Ill. horse racing tracks hope for riverboat money (6/9)

High court stays out of fight between Ill. casinos and racetracks in case tied to Blagojevich (6/8)

D. Wayne Lukas enjoying his new roles in horse racing (6/5)

Buffalo Grove backs OTB in 7½-hour meeting (6/2)

Jockey Jamie Theriot appeals Arlington Park suspension (5/27)

Jockey suspended for causing spill at Arlington Park (5/25)

Arlington jockey Rene Douglas has spinal surgery (5/24)

Jockey Rene Douglas injured after getting thrown at Arlington Park (5/24)

Giant Oak takes aim at Arlington Classic (5/21)

Rachel Alexandra defeats Mine That Bird by 3/4s length to take 134th Preakness (5/16)

Thanks to the filly Rachel Alexandra, 134th Preakness filled with mystery and intrigue (5/16)

Filly Rachel Alexandra favored to win Saturday's Preakness (5/16)

Mine That Bird operates in background at Preakness despite status as Kentucky Derby winner (5/15)

Racing Board grants license for Hoffman Estates OTB (5/12)

It's post time for OTB plan (5/6)

On to Preakness for Derby winner Mine That Bird (5/4)

Long shot Mine That Bird stuns field to win Kentucky Derby (5/2)

Teacher finds his special pupil (5/2)

Gomez has one hill left to climb (5/2)

Teen tweets way to Derby (5/1)

Arlington Park opens season Friday (5/1)

Friesan Fire's trainer, owner optimistic (4/25)

Five to watch in the Kentucky Derby (4/25)

ESPN's Chicago Web venture launches Monday (4/9)

Illinois Derby winner Musket Man appears well-armed for Kentucky Derby (4/5)

Illinois Derby has fine field (4/3)

Balmoral Park: Track photographer snaps winners (3/25)

Carey family takes pride in 100 years of Hawthorne Race Course (3/6)

Hawthorne Race Course hoping for slot machines to rejuvenate business (3/6)

Mike Paradise's harness racing notes (2/21)

Stormy journey for Cardinals' owners (1/24)

Blagojevich lawyers object to tapes' release (1/7)

Southwest Side father of 10 lived for family, horses before fatal Cicero crash (1/7)

What might be on the secret Blagojevich tapes (1/6)

Mike Paradise's Illinois division champions (12/19)

Awarding of casino license is delayed (12/16)

Casino questions (12/16)

Shadow Play shines at Balmoral Park (11/2)

Third-ranked horse leads Balmoral field (10/31)

Cicero racetrack will be razed to make way for mall (10/31)

Cup an upset special (10/26)

Zenyatta wins Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (10/25)

Zenyatta takes perfect record into Ladies' Classic (10/24)

Curlin never horsing around (10/22)

Top ICF freshman pacer dies at Maywood (10/17)

Curlin faces strong field at Breeders' Cup Classic (10/16)

Hawthorne bidding for license to build casino at race track (10/14)

Big Brown injured, retires from racing (10/13)

Grade III $250,000 Hawthorne Derby preview (10/11)

Shadow Play wins at Maywood (10/10)

NHL great is part-owner of a harness horse (10/9)

Horse racing was his passion (10/7)

Fairbanks is golden; Curlin at $10 million (9/28)

Fairbanks coming on strong (9/26)

Brothers Nicholas will race at Gold Cup (9/25)

Metro East horse track to lengthen schedule (9/23)

Hall of Famer jockey Fires retires (9/21)

Booze Cruzin sets Super Night record at Balmoral (9/21)

Trainer Erv Miller is loaded for Super Night at Balmoral (9/20)

Arlington gets extra week of racing in 2009 (9/15)

Hawthorne in race to keep its dates (9/14)

Stewards clear a lane to move Terrain to 1st (9/13)

My Dominick James looks like winner (9/11)

Big Brown gets Breeders' Cup warmup (9/10)

C.S. Silk, Closeout winners at Arlington Park (9/7)

Dreaming of Liz wants to win bigger title (9/5)

Mr. Nightliner wins Arlington Sprint Handicap (8/23)

Local Maxter favorite at Balmoral (8/23)

Spirit One wins Arlington Million (8/9)

Mauralakana earns 4th straight victory (8/9)

Irishman keeps making Grade (8/8)

Mike Paradise's harness racing notes (8/8)

Shea knows Archipenko, will choose his strategy (8/7)

Arlington winners Saturday will qualify for Breeders' Cup (8/7)

Archipenko, winner on three continents, is 2-1 Arlington Million favorite (8/7)

Neil Milbert's Arlington Million analysis (8/7)

Einstein can make his trainer a genius (8/6)

Top fillies choose their own path over the Arlington Million (8/4)

Cloudy's Knight adds homegrown flavor to Million (8/3)

Big Brown rebounds in Haskell Invitational (8/3)

Archipenko early favorite in Million (8/3)

Arlington and Hawthorne feature Saturday stakes races (7/31)

Karelian wins $150,000 event at Arlington Park (7/26)

Tough day allows new opportunity to surface (7/24)

Stream Cat places Million on schedule (7/12)

Arlington preps for races to come (7/10)

American Derby lures 2 foreigners (7/10)

Driver Ryan Anderson has successful surgery (7/9)

Silverfoot snaps skid with racing win (7/4)

Cloudy's Knight is class on grass (7/3)

Trample steroids (6/28)

Arlington adds Wednesday to racing schedule (6/16)

No answers from Big Brown's camp (6/8)

Balmoral record eight wins for Mike Oosting (6/8)

Familiar role for Zito horse (6/7)

Big Brown's Triple Crown bid over (6/7)

Big Brown photos (6/7)

Belmont Stakes photos (6/7)

Casino Drive's bad turn (6/6)

Big Brown racing with history (6/6)

Big Brown's trainer admires the competition (6/6)

Casino Drive spoiling for Belmont upset (6/5)

Illinois horse racing wins in court (6/5)

Court rules casinos must pay surcharge to horse racetracks (6/5)

Neil Milbert's Belmont Stakes analysis (6/5)

Big Brown draws rail for Belmont Stakes (6/4)

Real world beater (6/3)

A N.Y. minute by Big Brown (6/3)

Big Brown: Foal to fairest of all (6/1)

Louisiana bush tracks jump-started Desormeaux's career (5/31)

Ill. Senate approves major gambling expansion (5/31)

Dutrow: Big Brown's Triple Crown a 'foregone conclusion' (5/29)

House Democrats: little chance of passing capital plan (5/28)

Hall of Fame trainer returns to Arlington (5/25)

Coragil Cat captures Hanshin Cup at Arlington (5/24)

Desormeaux's kin eyes win in Arlington Classic (5/23)

Grass racing in her blood (5/23)

Hastert, Poshard propose $31 billion construction plan (5/20)

Trainer invokes name of Secretariat (5/18)

Big Brown cruises to another easy victory in Preakness (5/17)

Stud deal finalized for Big Brown (5/17)

Eight Belles had no diseases, bone abnormalities (5/16)

Prized mount adds luster to Desormeaux's revival as jockey (5/16)

Behindatthebar scratched from Preakness (5/16)

Top amateur drivers race at Maywood (5/16)

Racing can't run from high-profile deaths (5/16)

Imperfect trainer for a near-perfect horse (5/16)

Eight Belles had no diseases, bone abnormalities (5/16)

Big Brown Preakness bettors to get small odds (5/14)

Neil Milbert's Preakness Stakes analysis (5/14)

Preakness' new blood (5/13)

Hoffman Estates officials cool to OTB proposed for bowling alley (5/13)

Berwyn man sentenced to 60 years in murder of Hawthorne horse groomer (5/13)

Harlem Rocker takes pass on Preakness (5/12)

Hoffman Estates committee to hear pitch for OTB parlor (5/11)

Changes in horse racing landscape cause more breakdowns (5/11)

Illinois Derby winner in Preakness (5/8)

No progress in jockeys' dispute on mount fees (5/7)

Mike Paradise's harness racing notes (5/7)

Trainer: Eight Belles not on drugs (5/7)

Jockey Gabriel Saez not talking about Eight Belles (5/6)

Could Big Brown win Triple Crown? (5/3)

Favorite Big Brown wins Kentucky Derby (5/3)

Second-place horse Eight Belles euthanized (5/3)

Fond hopes, bitter memories for Michael Matz (5/2)

Proud Spell runs away with Kentucky Oaks (5/2)

On the surface, Arlington a winner (5/2)

Mike Paradise's harness racing notes (5/1)

Big Brown looking good so far (5/1)

Synthetic horse racing tracks a real issue (5/1)

Big Brown will try to win Kentucky Derby from post 20 (4/30)

Oaks favorite to run as Derby long shot (4/30)

Neil Milbert's Kentucky Derby analysis (4/30)

Illinois Derby winner keeps owner upbeat (4/29)

Jockey walkout causes a holdup at Hawthorne (4/26)

Favorites fall at Hawthorne (4/20)

Former jockey Sibille back—but not in saddle (4/18)

Tomcito must earn Kentucky Derby start (4/18)

Blue Grass, Arkansas Derby will test contenders (4/12)

Harness racing notes (4/11)

Claudius Q an oldie and a goodie (4/10)

Harness driver Ryan Anderson back in action Wednesday at Balmoral (4/8)

New Orleans horse wins Illinois Derby (4/5)

Favorite's fade puts his spot in Kentucky Derby in doubt (4/5)

Colonel John's success mounts (4/5)

Denis of Cork reminds of Curlin headed into Illinois Derby (4/4)

In the majors once again (4/4)

Denis will try to uncork late run in Illinois Derby (4/1)

Villa Park OKs zoning change for OTB; suburb to get 1 percent of bets (3/25)

Bill Walsh 1934 - 2008: Developer, horse-racing enthusiast (3/25)

Villa Park in line to place its bets on OTB (3/21)

Sportsman's Park redevelopment lands construction manager (3/17)

Villa Park zoning board voices support for off-track betting parlor (3/14)

Backstretch workers with children sue Arlington Park (3/13)

Gambling laws in U.S. may be at odds (3/11)

Lots of competition for Hawthorne opener (3/6)

Villa Park Village Board supports off-track betting parlor (2/25)

Zito pair look like Derby contenders (2/25)

4 state tracks reach deal on advance-deposit bets (1/31)

State gambling plan worries some leaders (1/24)

Curlin wins race for Horse of Year (1/22)

Racing board approves drug testing of Illinois horses (1/9)

Queen enjoyed Tafel's royal Derby showing (12/12)

Expansion may dilute Breeders' Cup quality (12/11)

Madigan gambling bill proposed (12/11)

3 Hawthorne jockeys hurt (12/1)

Jockey rode to win - fiercely (11/27)

Chicago casino proposal worries riverboat cities (11/16)

Gelding leaves no questions (11/4)

A day at the races (10/28)

Curlin a classic in every sense (10/27)

George Washington euthanized (10/27)

Curlin takes BC Classic (10/27)

Classic could become just that (10/27)

Trujillo rallies Maryfield in the muck (10/27)

Three new races may overfill Breeders' Cup (10/26)

Dylan Thomas is poetry in motion on track (10/25)

And they're off! at Homewood OTB (10/25)

Pletcher has the aces in richest races (10/24)

Neil Milbert handicaps the Breeders’ Cup Classic (10/24)

They'll send their regrets (10/23)

Classic finish beckons (10/21)

Tough field awaits Street Sense in Breeders' Cup Classic (10/18)

Demands slow up casino push (10/18)

Small but select field for BC Classic (10/17)

Hawthorne Derby to Bold Hawk (10/13)

Record night for Green Day (10/13)

Booze Cruzin sets record on Friday (10/13)

Glass Pack aims for more at Maywood (10/12)

Last major Hawthorne race draws Pletcher horse (10/12)

John Henry : An appreciation (10/10)

Equine legend John Henry dies (10/9)

Trainer Biancone suspended (10/5)

Curlin wins Gold Cup (10/1)

Student Council has a big day on dirt (9/30)

Miami Sunrise in for a wake-up call (9/29)

Gold Cup has rich horse (9/28)

Street Sense snubs Hawthorne (9/25)

Hawthorne's a track for all seasons (9/21)

Mare loses 125th in row (9/20)

His kind of racing town (9/20)

Compromise schedule for Hawthorne, Arlington (9/19)

Bettors' night at Balmoral (9/16)

Double treat scheduled at Balmoral (9/15)

'Horse people' rally after barn fire in Peotone (9/13)

Dreams do come true for a pair of Calabrese horses (9/9)

Dreaming duo seeking Breeders' Cup glory (9/8)

India horse an Arlington first (9/3)

Wicked Style shows off winning style at Arlington (9/2)

Horse racing park's wager on new surface pays off (9/1)

Running in footsteps of Street Sense (9/1)

Equine flu in Australia costs millions (8/31)

Danae wins American-National (8/26)

American-National trotters highlight Balmoral Park card (8/24)

Street Sense trainer fears his rivals (8/23)

Marietta wins at Arlington (8/19)

Horse trainer Pletcher plays third string (8/17)

OTB gets state OK in 2 new suburbs (8/14)

Racetrack industry gambling on OTBs (8/14)

International flair on grass (8/12)

Spicy upset for Jambalaya at Million (8/12)

Trainer Pletcher attempts big coup (8/10)

Favorite's trainer a Derby winner (8/10)

Arlington becomes key stop on road to Breeders' Cup (8/10)

West Coast flair for Million (8/8)

Team Valor looks to regain Arlington glory (8/7)

Beverly D., Secretariat thrive while Million lags (8/6)

Balmoral/Maywood meet has quality (8/6)

Magee drives in 6 winners (8/5)

The Tin Man seeks back-to-back wins (8/5)

Another shot for aging pacer (8/4)

At $500, we wouldn't want to make it a double (8/3)

Romero thinks protege will ride to stardom (8/1)

Arlington seeks longer schedule in '08 (8/1)

Jockey Santos will retire (7/30)

Derby winner is just dandy (7/30)

Lewis Michael gets major victory (7/29)

'Anna' duo seeks second top triumph (7/28)

Power outage stops racing (7/27)

Betting on Thoroughbreds' future (7/26)

Town runs with big plan for race site (7/25)

Two Weeks Notice rolls (7/22)

It's rerun day at Arlington Park (7/22)

Dygert tops Hawthorne card (7/21)

Poor track record for Arlington Preview Day (7/21)

OTB parlor is approved by Illinois Racing Board (7/20)

Weld successful at Arlington despite no Million (7/20)

Gaming commission OKd as OTB parlor vote looms (7/19)

Homewood board won't block OTB (7/19)

OTB plan to be focus of forum (7/17)

Pavarotti proves to be king of Round Table (7/15)

Dominican top 3-year-old at Arlington (7/13)

Funny Cide, 7, snaps 6-race losing streak (7/5)

No second place this time for Always First (7/5)

Last year's top finishers Stars & Stripes long shots (7/4)

Contract deal to reopen track (6/30)

Jockeys sue for increase in mount fees (6/30)

Love affair fit for hall of fame (6/26)

Jockey finds suspension hard to stomach (6/26)

Pletcher wins at Arlington (6/24)

Saluting valor and sacrifice (6/24)

No bets taken at Hawthorne (6/23)

Medal of Honor vets to be feted (6/23)

Hawthorne opening in jeopardy (6/21)

Trainer Mott has dominated at Arlington (6/21)

Elk Grove Village slams door on foes of OTB site (6/21)

Lady Belsara makes victory a family affair (6/17)

Local Breeders' Cup a real draw (6/16)

Vote delayed on betting parlor near day-care center (6/15)

Arlington's ban on jockey Houghton upheld (6/15)

Mundelein open to plan for OTB parlor (6/13)

Horse trainer pleads guilty to animal cruelty (6/12)

All eyes on Rags to Riches (6/11)

Rags to Riches ends a 102-year drought (6/10)

A filly! Rags to Riches takes Belmont (6/9)

Belmont fits Hard Spun's forte (6/9)

Belmont would be better with Tafel in it (6/8)

Well-bred filly aims to make history (6/7)

Turf gets top filly back on track (6/3)

Street Sense out of Belmont (6/1)

Gambling in the way of new state budget (5/30)

Banned jockey files suit against Arlington (5/29)

On the surface, a hit (5/29)

81-1 long shot's win a Fires family production (5/27)

Senate Democrats advance massive gambling expansion proposal (5/25)

Off-track betting proposal advances (5/25)

Turf star Fort Prado to give synthetic track a go (5/24)

Expansion of gambling may be used to fill huge holes in state budget (5/24)

Trustees hear plan for betting parlor (5/23)

Company to pitch betting parlor (5/22)

Chelokee could add sizzle to Belmont (5/20)

Curlin's sneak attack works (5/20)

3 races before winning Preakness, rider thrown off (5/20)

Not too sensible to back Street Sense (5/20)

Lukas has long shot going in Preakness (5/19)

Liam Durbin's Preakness computer analysis (5/19)

He's a 'pauper' among princes (5/17)

Pletcher's horses trying to end drought (5/17)

Trainer loves the bad guy's role (5/17)

Yesterday's horse more reliable (5/15)

A poignant Pimlico return (5/15)

Circular Quay may run in Preakness (5/14)

Trying addition by subtraction (5/13)

Curlin to run in Preakness (5/11)

Bet he feels stupid now (5/8)

Triple Crown chase moves to Pino country (5/7)

From Derby to White House (5/7)

Lightly raced Street Sense dazzles with driving finish (5/6)

Nafzger holds off talk of retiring (5/6)

Pletcher's 5 fail big-time, finish out of money (5/6)

In death, Barbaro bigger than ever (5/6)

Derby computer analysis (5/6)

Three pathways to the summit (5/5)

Dreaming of Anna fades quickly (5/5)

Racing emerges from sad saga of Barbaro (5/5)

Kentucky Derby computer analysis (5/5)

Arlington opens with new track (5/4)

Dreaming of Anna has a shot in Oaks (5/4)

Hard Spun states case in big run (5/4)

New track, old problem at Arlington (5/3)

Paging Lukas, Zito, Baffert (5/3)

It'll need to be an inside job (5/3)

Faith in this Derby horse unbridled (5/2)

Griffin's horse won't run Saturday (5/2)

Juvenile jinx (5/1)

Hoping to burnish his golden record (5/1)

Hard Spun's workout a sizzler (5/1)

Pletcher's 5-pack (5/1)

History says Curlin can't (4/30)

Chicagoans dream of victory in Oaks (4/30)

A wide open Run for Roses (4/29)

New track passes first rain test (4/26)

King, queen crowned at Hawthorne (4/22)

National Jockey Club looms as 2-horse race (4/20)

Drink packs pricey punch (4/17)

Dominican, Curlin win Kentucky Derby preps (4/15)

Juvenile winner aims for big prize (4/13)

`Cat' romps at Hawthorne (4/8)

Nobiz Like Shobiz wins Derby prep (4/8)

Wood heads 3 prep races for Ky. Derby (4/7)

Merv Griffin's horse seeks encore (4/6)

Piece of Barbaro history to be auctioned (4/2)

Scat Daddy on a roll heading into Derby (4/1)

Arlington Park ditches the old dirt surface (3/30)

Pletcher stable loaded from coast to coast (3/12)

Racetrack, U.S. reach a deal on housing (3/2)

Ride to school is a long stretch (2/18)

Probation for racehorse doping (2/10)

Arlington Park picks synthetic surface over dirt (2/6)

Barbaro's ashes may go to museum (2/1)

But he's Barbaro, and that's why we care (1/31)

Barbaro's death hard to accept (1/31)

Barbaro's battle transcends sports (1/30)

Barbaro may be buried at Churchill Downs (1/30)

If Barbaro surgery fails, `we'll quit,' surgeon says (1/29)

2 top racing awards go to local owners (1/23)

Vet on rocks for allegedly giving horses vodka shots (1/20)

Hawthorne gets Illinois Derby (1/10)

Expansion could lessen Breeders' Cup quality (1/9)

Breeders' Cup expands to 11 races (1/8)

Preakness honors Barbaro (12/22)

Arlington's $10 million bet (12/9)

Track goes artificial: `Best thing' for horses (12/8)

Arlington Park expected to switch to artificial track (12/7)

Baze rides 1 winner, ties Pincay's career record (12/1)

Lo Duca's horse cashes in (11/28)

Jereme's Jet wins Windy City Pace (11/17)

Jereme's Jet ready for Windy City Pace (11/15)

The Quiet Mon in upset (11/11)

Prestigious races set for Balmoral (11/10)

Suburb bans smoking, except at race track (11/8)

Bernardini retired; Barbaro's cast off (11/7)

Invasor all but swipes Horse of the Year (11/6)

A day at the races (11/5)

Invasor upsets heavy favorite Bernardini in $5 million race (11/5)

Filly put down after breakdown (11/5)

Quality quantity his goal (11/4)

Classic prediction (11/4)

Chicago owner's dream horse (11/3)

From Chicago to Louisville via Toronto (11/3)

Try to catch him (11/2)

Chicagoan's filly gets respect (11/2)

Trainer sues (11/2)

No-smoking plan exempts track (11/1)

Sheiks' horses wear best genes (11/1)

Perfect Drift ready for 5th shot at Classic (10/31)

He's still the favorite (10/26)

Best of Buddies wins at Hawthorne (10/15)

Brilliant favorite for Hawthorne Derby (10/14)

Pletcher sets earnings record again (10/9)

Small fields, large stakes at Belmont (10/7)

Sport of kings has its eye on fake dirt (10/6)

Rezoning for eatery near track stalls (10/5)

It's No Joke wins Hawthorne Gold Cup (10/1)

Penney gearing up for Gold Cup (9/29)

Racing's ultimate long shot (9/29)

Auction has rein on future of farm (9/21)

Arlington gets OK for some 4-day weeks (9/20)

Super Night for Loyal Opposition (9/17)

Illinois Derby left up in air (9/17)

Illinois Derby up in air with NJC's withdrawal (9/16)

Thoroughbreds move to Hawthorne (9/15)

Painful season wraps up (9/13)

Second dead heat in Futurity's 72 years (9/11)

Shermanesque favorite for Sunday's Arlington race (9/8)

Local official to enter Hall of Fame (9/8)

Jockey Club in bind (9/6)

Vets at Arlington Park also getting a workout (8/29)

Bluegrass Cat retired after injury in Travers (8/28)

Historic night at Balmoral (8/26)

Top-ranked Standardbreds headline Balmoral card (8/26)

2 more horses are put down (8/22)

Trainer hopes Arlington agrees with Baghdaria (8/18)

Barbaro walks outside, grazing on grass (8/15)

Dreamy day coats track's nightmares (8/13)

Barbaro's stablemate scores at Arlington (8/13)

Tin Man off to be the winner (8/13)

Phoenix Reach has chance to be a star (8/12)

Liam Durbin's Arlington Million handicap (8/11)

Jockey out of Arlington Million, judge says (8/11)

Not here just for show (8/11)

Jockey sues to ride in Million (8/11)

Arlington track safe, expert says (8/11)

Arlington track cleared in horse deaths (8/10)

Better Talk Now not same since Breeders' win; Fallon banned (8/10)

Horse caregiver charged (8/9)

Horse owner charged with cruelty (8/8)

Pre-entries named for Arlington Million (8/6)

4 European horses in Arlington Million (8/5)

IRB slates 3rd Arlington exam (8/5)

Head-butting jockey sent to stable with 1-day ban (8/4)

Arlington's season of pain (8/3)

Arlington could control Hawthorne's fate (8/1)

Surgery set Monday for injured Thoroughbred (7/31)

7 horses euthanized at California track (7/30)

Horse sense often out to pasture (7/30)

20th breakdown at Arlington Park (7/29)

Veterinary hospital is breed apart (7/29)

Sons of same stallion on very different paths (7/29)

Consultant flap at Arlington (7/29)

7 horses euthanized at California track (7/29)

Bigdog gets 'good draw' (7/28)

Perfect Drift is favorite in Washington Park Handicap (7/26)

National champ heads field at Balmoral's American-National (7/26)

State will screen more horses at Arlington (7/25)

Another horse lost in race at Arlington (7/24)

American Derby goes to 23-1 Union Avenue (7/23)

Golden Arrow piques Million Preview interest (7/21)

Outside horse experts sought (7/19)

Barbaro's trainer encouraged by reports (7/19)

Arlington track gets OK (7/18)

Consultant finds track 'consistent and uniform' (7/17)

17th horse breaks down, dies at Arlington Park this season (7/17)

Barbaro `comfortable,' remains in stable condition (7/17)

Deaths cast shadow on racing tradition (7/16)

Jockey visits, Barbaro naps (7/15)

Bettor drops the dime on 'em, bags 21 grand (7/14)

Derby winnner's survival a long shot (7/14)

State probe turns to Arlington track (7/12)

Barbaro's infection may be serious (7/12)

Independent probe ordered into Arlington horse deaths (7/11)

Barbaro still has long road ahead (7/6)

State to check racehorses (7/6)

Savard's not horsing around (7/5)

Fatal breakdowns hit 17 this season at Arlington Park (7/4)

Cast on Barbaro's leg replaced again (7/4)

Breakdowns baffling (7/3)

Major Rhythm pulls upset (7/3)

What's injuring Arlington racehorses? (7/1)

Arlington Park checks tracks' composition (6/29)

Ebony Breeze cashes in with Breeders' Cup win (6/18)

Barbaro's leg looking good (6/14)

Horses get his heart racing (6/11)

Belmont course perfect for Jazil (6/11)

Belmont creates new racing star (6/11)

She knows way to winner's circle (6/11)

Bluegrass Cat jockey makes own comeback (6/10)

Pletcher seeks end to 0-19 run (6/9)

Instant message - Belmont draw (6/8)

Official says taxes from casinos secure (6/7)

4 casinos sue state over tax for tracks (6/1)

Jockey, Barbaro to reunite (5/30)

Buzz missing from Belmont (5/28)

Gouldings Green wins Arlington's Hanshin Cup (5/28)

Jockey goes 5-for-5 at Arlington (5/27)

Recovering Barbaro shows usual feistiness (5/26)

Preakness winner a no-go for Belmont (5/25)

Barbaro's itching to get better (5/24)

Barbaro's fight for survival strikes a human chord (5/23)

Barbaro's surgery goes well (5/22)

Crown bid comes to sorrowful end (5/21)

Glory, not riches (5/21)

Dream in sight for horse lovers (5/20)

Trainer likes odds this time (5/19)

Man, machine in sync on Barbaro now (5/19)

Wanted: Light traffic (5/18)

Prado no stranger to success in the Triple Crown (5/17)

Barbaro thoroughly pampered champ (5/17)

All quiet just days away from Preakness (5/16)

They'll try again to beat Barbaro (5/8)

Looking fit for a Crown (5/7)

Barbaro's owners also leg up in England (5/7)

Wanted: Name riders (5/7)

Jockey: I'm not washed up (5/7)

Opening Day a winner for Arlington die-hards (5/6)

History has been tough on favorites (5/6)

Grateful for reprieve (5/6)

Derby picks by a stable of writers from Tribune newspapers (5/6)

Trainer went distance (5/5)

Barbaro will have no excuses (5/5)

Sentimental assignment for Baffert (5/5)

95-day Arlington meet set to open (5/5)

Derby is O.J.'s kind of event (5/5)

Baffert says he's 'armed, dangerous' (5/4)

Giacomo trainer, jockey on their own (5/4)

Cordero finds another race to win (5/3)

Can't stay away from his horses (5/2)

Baffert's horses hitting stride before Derby (4/30)

Trainer Ritchey on sidelines (4/30)

Torrid pace looms in Run for the Roses (4/30)

Will County man accused of doping his racehorse (4/27)

Horse racing gets a leg up (4/27)

Harness suspensions upheld in fixing case (4/25)

Fleet Indian easily wins Sixty Sails (4/23)

Big winner--but not on the road (4/22)

Showing Derby stuff (4/16)

Lawyer Ron should win Derby prep (4/15)

Grand Derby tradition to cost a grand (4/12)

Baffert has big 2 for Derby (4/10)

Gelding blows away field in Illinois Derby (4/9)

Brother Derek 1st in Derby tuneup (4/9)

Sweetnorthernsaint wins Illinois Derby (4/8)

Trainers avoid Brother Derek (4/7)

Illinois Derby favorite has the genes (4/5)

Cause to Believe tops field for Illinois Derby (4/4)

4 arrested in probe of harness fix (4/4)

Unbeaten Barbaro early Kentucky Derby favorite (4/2)

Electrocutionist wins Dubai World Cup (3/26)

Niles backs OTB parlor plan (3/23)

Shirreffs' A.P. Warrior wins San Felipe Stakes (3/19)

Record price paid for colt (3/1)

New direction for Hawthorne (2/24)

John Henry's owner Sam Rubin dies at 91 (2/22)

Bob Lewis, owner of 2 Derby winners, dies at 81 (2/18)

Actress takes stand on Derby (2/15)

Suburbanites get to vote on OTB parlor (2/14)

Lemon Drop Kid nominated for Hall of Fame (2/13)

Carey to head Hawthorne group (2/9)

Horse slaughter to continue despite action (2/7)

2-year-old champion out for Kentucky Derby (2/7)

New criticism of Ryan's grant to track (2/6)

First Samurai upset at Gulfstream (2/5)

A Kentucky Derby 1st: Race takes on sponsor (2/2)

Troubled Pimlico confident on Preakness (2/1)

Niles residents sue clerk to get OTB item on ballot (1/31)

Bailey gets a kick from 2nd-place finish in last ride (1/29)

Ex-guard admits stealing from racetrack workers (1/24)

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