Images of Opening Day at Arlington Park

 
Published4/29/2010 10:25 PM
Tanner Riggs wins the second race of the day riding Flamming Gloryn.
  Tanner Riggs wins the second race of the day riding Flamming Gloryn.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
The fourth race of the day, Illinois Allowance, was on turf at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season .
  The fourth race of the day, Illinois Allowance, was on turf at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season .
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Meghan Rice's grandmother Joanna Rice gets a hug from jockey Inez Karlsson who rode in race #3, the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park .
  Meghan Rice's grandmother Joanna Rice gets a hug from jockey Inez Karlsson who rode in race #3, the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park .
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
The first day of the thoroughbred racing season at Arlington Park.
  The first day of the thoroughbred racing season at Arlington Park.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Brandon Meier, riding Vaults Last Sister, wins the Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race.
  Brandon Meier, riding Vaults Last Sister, wins the Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Tanner Riggs, far right, riding Forthelonghaul at the beginning of the sixth race at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season.
  Tanner Riggs, far right, riding Forthelonghaul at the beginning of the sixth race at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Churchill Downs COO Bill Carstanjen plays the bugle to start a race at Arlington Park on Thursday.
  Churchill Downs COO Bill Carstanjen plays the bugle to start a race at Arlington Park on Thursday.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Crews from the CBS television series "Undercover Boss," videotapes the winner's circle with Kenny Rice, and his wife Tamara, after the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
  Crews from the CBS television series "Undercover Boss," videotapes the winner's circle with Kenny Rice, and his wife Tamara, after the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
A shoe on the track at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season .
  A shoe on the track at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season .
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Kenny Rice, and his wife Tamara, watch a memorial video to daughter Meghan Rice on a giant screen after the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
  Kenny Rice, and his wife Tamara, watch a memorial video to daughter Meghan Rice on a giant screen after the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Tanner Riggs, far right, riding Forthelonghaul at the beginning of the sixth race of the day, Illinois Allowance, which he won and which on turf .
  Tanner Riggs, far right, riding Forthelonghaul at the beginning of the sixth race of the day, Illinois Allowance, which he won and which on turf .
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Kenny Rice waves to the crowd after the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park on Thursday April 29. Kenny Rice's daughter Meghan Rice was born with a heart defect and died in March 2009 at the age of 20.
  Kenny Rice waves to the crowd after the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park on Thursday April 29. Kenny Rice's daughter Meghan Rice was born with a heart defect and died in March 2009 at the age of 20.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Tanner Riggs wins the second race of the day riding Flamming Gloryn.
  Tanner Riggs wins the second race of the day riding Flamming Gloryn.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
In the winner's circle after The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
  In the winner's circle after The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Brandon Meier, riding Vaults Last Sister, wins the Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
  Brandon Meier, riding Vaults Last Sister, wins the Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Tanner Riggs, far right, riding Forthelonghaul, at the beginning of the sixth race of the day which he won and which on turf.
  Tanner Riggs, far right, riding Forthelonghaul, at the beginning of the sixth race of the day which he won and which on turf.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Churchill Downs Bill Carstanjen and Kenny Rice and Richard Duchossois with The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race trophy.
  Churchill Downs Bill Carstanjen and Kenny Rice and Richard Duchossois with The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race trophy.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Mark Stapleton of Chicago enjoys a cigar on the first day of the thoroughbred racing season.
  Mark Stapleton of Chicago enjoys a cigar on the first day of the thoroughbred racing season.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Tanner Riggs, far right, riding Forthelonghaul at the beginning of the sixth race of the day, Illinois Allowance, which he won and which on turf at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season.
  Tanner Riggs, far right, riding Forthelonghaul at the beginning of the sixth race of the day, Illinois Allowance, which he won and which on turf at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Brandon Meier, riding Vaults Last Sister, wins the Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
  Brandon Meier, riding Vaults Last Sister, wins the Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Kenny Rice gets a hug from jockey Inez Karlsson who rode in the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park .
  Kenny Rice gets a hug from jockey Inez Karlsson who rode in the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park .
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Churchill Downs COO Bill Carstanjen plays the bugle to start a race at Arlington Park on Thursday.
  Churchill Downs COO Bill Carstanjen plays the bugle to start a race at Arlington Park on Thursday.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Jean Laurenz of Mt. Prospect plays to start the first day of the thoroughbred racing season at Arlington Park on Thursday April 29.
  Jean Laurenz of Mt. Prospect plays to start the first day of the thoroughbred racing season at Arlington Park on Thursday April 29.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Kenny Rice and his wife Tamara, watch a memorial video in honor of their daughter Meghan Rice on a giant screen after the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park. Kenny Rice's daughter Meghan died in March 2009.
  Kenny Rice and his wife Tamara, watch a memorial video in honor of their daughter Meghan Rice on a giant screen after the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park. Kenny Rice's daughter Meghan died in March 2009.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Bugler Jean Laurenz of Mt. Prospect, left to right, Churchill Downs COO Bill Carstanjen, and Richard Duchossois at Arlington Park for the first day of racing.
  Bugler Jean Laurenz of Mt. Prospect, left to right, Churchill Downs COO Bill Carstanjen, and Richard Duchossois at Arlington Park for the first day of racing.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
The horses come out of the gate for the fourth race of the day, Illinois Allowance, which was on turf at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season.
  The horses come out of the gate for the fourth race of the day, Illinois Allowance, which was on turf at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
Arnold Mandell of Skokie enjoys a cigar at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season at Arlington Park . Mandell said it was his wife Kathleen's birthday, but she still let him go to opening day.
  Arnold Mandell of Skokie enjoys a cigar at the first day of the thoroughbred racing season at Arlington Park . Mandell said it was his wife Kathleen's birthday, but she still let him go to opening day.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
The crowd applauds the ceremony in the winner's circle after the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
  The crowd applauds the ceremony in the winner's circle after the The Meghan Samantha Rice Memorial Race at Arlington Park.
George LeClaire | Staff Photographer
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