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Arlington Matron


What the Nation is saying about the Arlington Matron...

I had the pleasure of my first visit of the year to Arlington Park yesterday, and I picked an excellent day to attend. If you’ve never been to the suburban track just a short drive northwest of Chicago, I can only ask why not, as there is not a finer facility in American racing, and when the quality...Read More
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  • Floridaf · Y'all always make Arlington sound so nice. I really am going to have to start trekking north rather than further south. · 332 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · That magnificent eidfice has to run some schlock nowadays...Like an old resort hotel serving MacDoanld's hamburgers · 332 days ago ·
The return of Nates Mineshaft is just one of the stories Saturday at Arlington Park.Read More
Will be getting on Ice Cream Silence and Ausus to win.
Mike Stidham's Upperline and Dale Roman's Silver Max run away with impressive victories at Arlington on Saturday. Read More
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  • Chicago · You're not kidding! I was surprised he didn't fade after going so fast early! That horse is something special and I'm sure we'll see him on August 18th! · 695 days ago ·
  • LongLiveBigRed · It was hot and humid here yesterday, too. To run that pace throughout in these conditions showed me a lot. · 695 days ago ·
Favorites were the order of the day in Saturday’s stakes races at Arlington Park with Stone Farm, John Adger, Oakcrest Farm & Mike Stidham’s Upperline taking the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Matron and Mark Bacon & Dana Wells’ Silver Max capturing the $125,000 Arlington Classic.Read More
In an attempt to do something completely different I completed a preview of this weekend's Arlington Matron and Arlington Classic in video format. Two very good stakes races kick off Memorial Day weekend! Check it out!Read More
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  • LongLiveBigRed · Nice job, Chris. I like LaBailladora in the Matron. I'm up in the air about the classic. For one thing it's raining outside as I type this (I'm in the northern Chicago suburbs); will they move off the turf? · 697 days ago ·
  • cpsoren121 · It turned out to be a great day actually, turf was 'good' for a while but then was upgraded to 'firm' · 697 days ago ·
The Grade III Arlington Matron and the $125,000 Arlington Classic, both longtime fixtures at Chicago’s premier Thoroughbred oval, will share top billing on Saturday, May 26. Stone Farm, John Adger, Oak Crest Farm & Mike Stidham’s Upperline headlines the Arlington Matron and Grade II Mark Bacon & Dia...Read More
This afternoon’s Victoria Park Stakes at Woodbine could be the most intriguing edition of the race in recent memory. A connection to yesterday’s Belmont Stakes result is part of the reason. Read More
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  • xMystix · Is Inglorious for sure running in the Queen's Plate? I watched the wins of Inglorious and Check Your Soul, and the trainer of Inglorious seemed hesitant and very non-committal after witnessing Check Your Soul win his race. I haven't heard and read much news on Inglorious' possible next start in the Queen's Plate, though. · 1045 days ago ·
  • timgsmith10 · How about Elite Alex? · 1045 days ago ·
Trainer Gerard Butler sent a string of six horses from his English home base to Arlington Park this summer with eyes on taking down some of the track’s graded stakes races.  It didn’t take long for Butler to accomplish that goal as he saddled Michael Deegan’s Pachattack to a six-length victory...Read More
Sweet home Chicago! I've decided to ignore the risk of being labeled a homer, so please indulge me the opportunity to get in a little old fashioned home town “sis boom bah!” Tomorrow will be my first visit of the season to my home track, Arlington Park, and it looks like I have picked an excellent d...Read More
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  • RaTalk_Girl · Tough to beat the Kitten Joy's on the turf so you should have no problem there. Enjoy your race day, sounds almost good enough to make me want to take the trip. · 1061 days ago ·
  • xMystix · The weather should be nice there. Just wish I could visit the historic track, if it weren't so far away from where I live. Maybe, one day I will. It sounds like a fun time! Good luck on Suntracer! Here's a side note: Banned is also by Kitten's Joy. · 1061 days ago ·
The Kentucky oaks is three weeks in the past, the focus on three year old fillies has shifted forward and much like the headlining events for the sophomore fillies the focus of this blog has also changed direction. It starts with the title, Kentucky Oaks Runner will return next year when the Kentuck...Read More
  • zatt · Love the new look, Brian! The Sheepshead Bay should be fun, but I will be at the Arlington Matron in person ... gotta love the fillies! · 1062 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · Oh nice, have fun at the races! Definietly have to love the fillies, especially this year! · 1062 days ago ·
No decision had been made as of Thursday morning about Alternation’s participation in New York’s upcoming Belmont Stakes by Pin Oak Stable, according to trainer Donnie K. Von Hemel, but the 49-year-old veteran conditioner had journeyed through America’s tornado-ravaged heartland Wednesday to attend ...Read More
The international aura of Arlington Park will be emphasized once again this weekend when the 75th anniversary edition of the Grade III Arlington Matron for fillies and mares over the the Polytrack goes to the post with two European stakes winners among its entrants.   Michael Deegan’s Pachatta...Read More
The Grade III Arlington Matron and the $100,000 Arlington Classic, both longtime fixtures at Chicago’s premier Thoroughbred oval, will share top billing on Saturday.  Stone Farm, John Adger, Oak Crest Farm & Mike Stidham’s Upperline headlines the Arlington Matron and All In Stables’s Willc...Read More
County Flavor scored a significant upset in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Handicap (G3) on Saturday at Arlington Park, rolling to three-quarter-length win at 21.20-to-1 odds. A four-year-old Empire Maker gelding making his stakes debut, Country Flavor pushed the pace before seizing the lead near the quar...Read More
The racing world participates in its own barbecue over Memorial Day weekend and the featured item are stakes.  The weekend kicks off today with six graded stakes races from across the country (NY, 2 in KY, 2 in IL, CA).  I’ll be back Monday to preview some graded stakes from around the cou...Read More
Defending champ Euphony and last year's Arlington Oaks (gr. III) winner Peach Brew, both trained by Donnie K. Von Hemel, are among a dozen older fillies and mares entered in the $150,000 Arlington Matron Stakes (gr. III) May 29 at the Illinois track. The Arlington Matron, in its 74th running, is one...Read More
Natalie Douglas, the wife of jockey Rene Douglas, emphasized Thursday that it is "too early to tell" whether her husband suffered permanent paralysis in the wake of his horrific spill in last Saturday's Arlington Matron H. (G3). Speaking in a telephone interview on HRTV, she noted that the doctors h...Read More
Severely injured jockey Rene Douglas continues to make steady progress after undergoing seven-hour back and neck surgery following a one-horse spill Saturday at Arlington Park, but a long-term prognosis for Douglas's recovery still is murky.Doreen Razo, wife of jockey Eddie Razo and close friends wi...Read More
Jamie Theriot has appealed the 30-day suspension levied on him by the Illinois Racing Board for his involvement in the May 23 racing accident that caused severe injury to Rene Douglas, Theriot’s agent, Fred Aime, said May 27.Theriot, in a statement released May 27, said: “This was a very difficult d...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details05/25/13AP71 1/8 mS03+ FArlington Matron-G3Imposing GraceSisterhoodLotta Lovin1:50.21
View DetailsView Video05/26/12AP71 1/8 mS03+ FArlington Matron-G3UpperlineHooh WhyAriana D1:51.73
View DetailsView Video05/28/11AP81 1/8 mS03+ FArlington Matron-G3PachattackLa Gran BailadoraHome's The Best1:49.64
View Details05/29/10AP101 1/8 mS03+ FArlington Matron-G3TizaqueenaFloating HeartEuphony1:53.57
View DetailsView Video05/23/09AP91 1/8 mS03+ FArlington Matron-G3EuphonyKiss With A TwistIndescribable1:50.72
View DetailsView Video09/08/07AP61 1/8 mS03+ FArlington Matron-G3Solo SurvivorMs. LydoniaRound Heels1:49.94
View Details09/04/95AP91 1/8 mD03+ FArlington Matron-G3Mariah's StormMysteriouslyMinority Dater1:50.98