Hall of Fame jockey Earlie
Fires, Arlington Park’s all-time leading rider who retired from active
competition at the end of the 2008 local season, worked two horses during
training hours early Wednesday morning to warm up for Saturday’s special
“Young Guns vs. Cagey Veterans” race on Saturday’s Arlington Million Day.
Fires, 63, will be one of the
members of the “Cagey Veterans” team. The native of Rivervale, Arkansas,
worked one horse for leading trainer Wayne Catalano and another for cagey
veteran conditioner Spanky Broussard.