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  • Hardest Core comes from behind to win Million Aug 16, 2014 6:35 PM
    Hardest Core came charging down the stretch Saturday to win the 32nd running of the Arlington Million. The gelding, ridden by Vaz Eriluis, posted a wining time of 2:01.51. Magician, a pre-race favorite, finished second, followed by Side Glance. Up With the Birds, Finnegans Wake, Smoking Sun and Real Solution made up the rest of the field.

     
  • Adelaide takes path less followed to victory Aug 17, 2014 12:24 AM
    Turning for home in the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes, Adelaide was taking the lead from Tourist in the four path of the Arlington International turf course. By the time he reached the finish line, Adelaide had drifted out to the nine or 10th path. But not to worry. Maybe the three-year-old Irish-bred son of Galileo was just in a hurry to get closer to the winner’s circle. Because that’s exactly where he landed moments later with a 1½-length victory over Tourist.

     
  • Pizza Man wins St. Leger Aug 17, 2014 12:24 AM
    The Pizza Man and jockey Florent Geroux were back at it Saturday at Arlington, winning the $400,000 American St. Leger, the marathon 1 11/16ths mile turf race which officially kicked off a highly entertaining International Festival of Racing.

     
  • Euro Charline makes history in Beverly D. Aug 16, 2014 10:37 PM
    The young lady made a real catch on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse. Racing seventh on the final turn, Euro Charline caught up to the pace-setting La Tia and I’m Already Sexy at the top of the stretch and went on by to grab a 3/4-length victory over favored and hard-charging Stephanie Kitten’s in the $750,000 Grade I Beverly D.

     
  • Hardest Core one in a Million Aug 16, 2014 10:32 PM
    Longshot Hardest Core provided his version of the Miracle Million on Saturday, beating favorite Magician to capture the 32nd running of the Arlington Million.

     
  • Fans enjoy racing, fashion at Arlington Million Aug 16, 2014 9:10 PM
    Stephanie Slinger enjoyed the best of both worlds at the Arlington Million at Arlington International Racetrack Saturday. In between riding in two races, the apprentice jockey sported a dress and judged a Best Dressed Lady Contest. "This is one of the premier events in the world, so it's great to be here and be part of it and to ride today," she said, adding, however, that she also enjoys the glamour and fashion at major horse racing events.

     
  • For a day, Arlington Park as great as ever Aug 16, 2014 10:28 PM
    After a gorgeous day Saturday, another year has passed. Another Arlington Million concluded. Another racing season headed for the wire. You just have to wonder how many are left at the palace known as Arlington International Racecourse.

     
  • Spellman: My Million pick rhymes with ‘Chagician’ Aug 15, 2014 6:58 PM
    Time to soak in another Million Week. Oh, and other stuff this week in Spellman's Scorecard.

     
  • Kristufek’s Arlington Million selections Aug 15, 2014 6:00 AM
    Joe Kristufek's selections for Aug. 16 racing at Arlington International.

     
  • Jockey Geroux has rare opportunity at Arlington Aug 14, 2014 8:53 PM
    Florent Geroux, who has ridden at more than 50 race tracks in France, gives credit for his success as a jockey in the United States to the “American dream”. While many jockeys can only dream of riding three of the four races in the Festival of Racing at Arlington International Racecourse, that’s the opportunity the French-born Geroux will have Saturday.

     
  • Kristufek’s Arlington selections for Aug.14 Aug 14, 2014 7:50 AM
    Joe Kristufek's selections for Aug. 14 racing at Arlington International.

     
  • Kristufek’s Arlington selections for Aug. 15 Aug 14, 2014 5:49 PM
    Joe Kristufek's selections for Aug. 15 racing at Arlington International.

     
  • Magician looks to do the trick with win in Million Aug 13, 2014 9:19 PM
    A compact field of seven horses entered for Saturday's showcase event of the day — the 32nd running of the Arlington Million — where Aiden O’Brien trainee Magician, the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Turf champion, has been installed as the 7-5 morning-line favorite.

     
  • Best home stretch ever for trainer Catalano Aug 12, 2014 9:13 PM
    Late Tuesday morning, Wayne Catalano gingerly walked out of the rehabilitation center at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates and headed home. Pretty amazing stuff considering that just three weeks earlier the 11-time training champion at Arlington Park was admitted to the hospital suffering from H1N1 influenza and pneumonia.

     
  • Again, Million week comes with fear, appreciation Aug 11, 2014 9:16 PM
    Arlington Million week arrives with the customary mixed emotions: Appreciation for the International Festival of Racing and fears for Arlington Park beyond the Richard Duchossois era.

     
  • Kristufek’s Arlington selections for Aug. 10 Aug 9, 2014 5:00 PM
    Joe Kristufek's selections for Aug. 10 racing at Arlington International.

     
  • Duchossois: Nixon was gifted, honest and ‘brilliant’ Aug 9, 2014 6:45 AM
    Richard Duchossois supported Richard Nixon "down to the very end," the Arlington Park chairman says on the 40th anniversary of Nixon's resignation from the presidency. While not close friends, Duchossois, who was a major contributor to the Nixon presidential library, admired Nixon throughout his public life and believes one day history will treat him more kindly.

     
  • Kristufek’s Arlington selections for Aug. 9 Aug 8, 2014 7:00 PM
    Joe Kristufek's selections for Aug. 9 racing at Arlington International.

     
  • Spellman’s Scorecard: What’s not to like about Trestman? Aug 8, 2014 5:30 AM
    It's hard not to be a fan of Bears coach Marc Trestman. Unless of course he fails to take them to the promised land.

     
  • Kristufek’s Arlington selections for Friday Aug 7, 2014 9:01 PM
    Joe Kristufek's selections for Aug. 8 racing at Arlington International.

     
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