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What the Nation is saying about the Purple Violet ...

On this hot (well, hot to me) and sunny day in Chicago the best of Illinois-bred runners were featured in a sextet of $125,000 stakes races. The day started off with quite the downpour (so much that the first race was delayed) but the sun came out and provided the expected picturesque setting at Arl...Read More
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  • cpsoren121 · Thanks Shadowfax! It was a bit hot for my Minnesotan blood for sure, but a very fun day none the less. Third Chance was quite impressive! · 674 days ago ·
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  • cardsbymarcy · Great recap Dark Horse! I must say I have never been closer to Illinois racing and I am finding it to be a wonderful experience. · 671 days ago ·
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Here is my recap of the Prairie State Festival of racing from Arlington Park as well as an inside look at an old friend.... Read More
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  • RobertPotter · Chris-I make figures using the Quirin methodology and gave Shrewd Operator a 112 which equals roughly a 110 on the Beyer scale as far as I know. · 1028 days ago ·
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  • cpsoren121 · Agreed. Do NOT question Zen!! · 1028 days ago ·
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The Chicago Dark Horse previews Saturday's feature races for Illinois-bred horses! This shaped up to be an outstanding card! Click and take a look at what awaits you...Read More
  • BrianZipse · Gotta love the Illinois breds! No Giant Oak, but still a bunch of nice horses ... looking for Dundalk Dust to make some more noise nationally this year, and I still think Seans Silverdancer is one to watch out for. I wish I was there with you, Chris! · 1034 days ago ·
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  • christysontheweb · I'm late to the party here...but this preview if I remember right has you picking just about every single winner of the day in the 6 races you cover here. I'm no handicapper extraordinaire or anything but that's some pretty solid cappin' my friend! Way to hit it out of the park (thought this fit well for todays photo excursion I got to go on through the text line!) ;) · 1032 days ago ·
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It may be as close as a sure thing as there is in horse racing that trainers Chris Block and Christine Janks will each saddle at least one winner at the Prairie State Festival.  Block, the leading conditioner in the annual Illinois-bred showcase, added two more wins to his record, which now sta...Read More
Ron Magers, longtime dean of Chicago newscasters and anchorman at ABC affiliate WLS in recent years, will be on hand for Saturday’s Prairie State Festival at Arlington, where he will watch his filly Third Chance, owned in partnership with Roe Conn and Bob Marcocchio, run in the Purple Violet Stakes ...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Tr
#
Dist.[Filter]
Sf.
$
Cnd
Race
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details06/01/13AP71 mileS03 F (S)Purple Violet Bold KittenMy OptionAlette1:37.54
View Details06/16/12AP81 mileS03 F (S)Purple Violet La TiaDolly PeachWonder Country1:38.24
View Details06/25/11AP61 mileS03 F (S)Purple Violet Our Lady In RedCityrapThird Chance1:39.47