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» Cotillion for the Championship
09/16/14 09:58 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Not to be outdone by the return of California Chrome on the same card, the Cotillion takes a backseat to no race. Simply put, the million dollar showdown Saturday at Parx is the best field of three-year-old fillies assembled in 20...

» California Chrome draws #1 in the Pennsylvania Derby
09/15/14 10:53 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  As the last huge race restricted to three-year-olds, the 2014 Pennsylvania Derby has attracted a strong field of eight sophomore males looking for not only a sizable payday, but also to head to the Breeders’ Cup Classic on a winni...

» The Dark Report – Is Winning at the Races Easier than Before?
09/14/14 06:57 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  (Drawing by Debbi Martin !)   Is handicapping and picking winners/ making money at the races any easier than before? Before, meaning maybe 20 years ago or so (give or take)?   It occurred to me the other day. See, I belo...

» The Dark Report – Is Winning at the Races Easier or Harder now?
09/14/14 06:57 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  (Drawing by Debbi Martin !)   Is handicapping and picking winners/ making money at the races any easier or more difficult than before? Before, meaning maybe 20 years ago or so (give or take)?   It occurred to me the othe...

» Is Winning at the Races Harder than it used to be?
09/14/14 06:57 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Is handicapping and picking winners/ making money at the races any easier or more difficult than before? Before, meaning maybe 20 years ago or so (give or take)?   It occurred to me the other day. See, I belong to a “ secret ...

» The Grey Gatsby over Australia: Race of the Year?
09/14/14 03:49 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Despite being a French Derby winner, The Grey Gatsby suffered from an identity crisis. As classic distance colts in Europe go, the conversation began and ended with Australia . And why not? The Aidan O’Brien trained colt has every...

» Picks and Ponderings: Pucker Up Stakes recap
09/13/14 21:54 from Blinkers Off
My recap of the Pucker Up Stakes (GIII) is live at Picks and Ponderings!  The final graded stakes of the Arlington season, this route for three-year-old fillies drew a well-matched field of nine who were willing to take on nine furlongs ...

» Pucker Up Stakes: Drayden Van Dyke Strolls To First Graded Victory On Sistas Stroll
09/13/14 21:15 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS -- Jockey Drayden Van Dyke first won a race less than a year ago, closing from far back to get Money Clip home in a maiden special weight at Hollywood Park on November 21 of last year.  Money Clip was trained by Tom Pro...

» Sistas Stroll eats up the soft turf in the Pucker Up
09/13/14 12:51 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  In the grand tradition of top notch Pucker Up winners of the past, Sistas Stroll exploded on the soft turf of the Arlington International stretch to score an emphatic 1 ½-length victory in the Grade 3 feature. Content to stalk the...

» Pucker Up Day: full-card Arlington picks and analysis
09/13/14 11:40 from Blinkers Off
Today is the final graded stakes races of the summer, with the Pucker Up (GIII) for three-year-old fillies.  That is the only race that will be on the turf today; the others that were originally carded for grass have been moved to the ma...

» Chicago Railbird: 9.12.14
09/12/14 23:12 from Blinkers Off
This weekend, Chicago Railbird takes a look at jockey Channing Hill.  He has been riding in races for over ten years, and a regular at Arlington for the last three.  This weekend he raced in the Pucker Up Stakes, the final graded event o...

» Greatest Horses Never to Win a Championship
09/12/14 07:55 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Sometimes greatness goes unrecognized, and sometimes great thoroughbreds failed to ever have their names called when the championships are handed out. The following list represents my ranking of the greatest horses in American rac...

» Picks and Ponderings: Woodbine Mile Day
09/12/14 02:14 from Blinkers Off
Sunday is a big day on the Woodbine racing calendar, and I have previewed the big races that day for Picks and Ponderings.  The Woodbine Mile (GI – CAN) headlines, and eleven horses vie for a share of a million-dollar purse, as wel...

» 2014 Woodbine Mile Day Stakes Preview
09/11/14 21:42 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
[caption id="attachment_2299" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Pizza Man, after his 2014 American St. Leger victory.[/caption] This Sunday, we meander along to the Great White North for a trio of graded stakes at Woodbine.  The card fe...

» Long Shot Alert: Walk Close in the Sands Point
09/11/14 12:38 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Despite being in direct competition with each other, Saturday’s Sands Point at Belmont Park and Arlington Park’s Pucker Up have both attracted a solid field of young turf fillies. With Keeneland’s Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth Challenge...

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Recent headlines

Governor Quinn appoints Spann-Cooper to Racing Board (9/16)

Fairmount Park leaders say track needs slots to survive (9/14)

Pucker Up Proctor pair exit well (9/14)

In an about face, Collinsville City Council supports slot machines at Fairmount Park (9/14)

Suntracer's nose hits wire first in Kentucky Turf Cup (9/13)

Soft turf no problem for Sistas Stroll in Pucker Up (9/13)

Suntracer has his day in Turf Cup thriller (9/13)

Sistas Stroll gives Van Dyke first graded win (9/13)

Proctor duo finish one-two in Grade III Pucker Up Stakes (9/13)

Sarah Sis headed to Keeneland (9/13)


 

 

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