| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:38 PM
It is the 2013 Breeders' Cup this weekend at Santa Anita. That means, if you believe in trends, Richard Mandella will drive to the races in a Brinks truck.
Mandella is 63, a Hall of Fame trainer as active as ever in the high-stakes world of thoroughbred...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:43 PM
NEW KENT - Though by his own admission he’ll rarely be found at a betting window, trainer Ken McPeek couldn’t help but notice how lightly his thoroughbred War Dancer had been wagered upon Saturday by the public just prior to the Virginia Derby...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:40 AM
The public can drive Ford's turbocharged direct-injection vehicles Saturday at Arlington Park racetrack, 2000 W. Euclid Ave.
A featured EcoBoost Challenge event pits Ford vehicles head to head against the competition. There will also be instruction in...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The Breeders' Cup, created as a roving championship of thoroughbred racing, shunned Louisville's Churchill Downs this week and announced it would return to Santa Anita Park in 2014 for a third consecutive year.
Santa Anita, of course, is owned by the...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The Arlington Park race course's opening weekend will be a festive time for all ages, with a Kentucky Derby party (and Derby hat contest), live music and a free-admission Fan Appreciation Day (Friday), where visitors can get a hot dog and a beer (or soda)...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Looking for something to do this weekend? We have you covered, with events in and around Chicago, including Arlington Park's season opener, Lisa Lampanelli, Too Short, Tracy Morgan, Cinco de Mayo, Kids and Kites, George Lopez, the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Jockey Brandon Meier glances at a race program and doesn't blink at the prospect of riding the beast that had recently buried its hooves into his chest.
The last time Meier rode Bedroom Eyes was two weeks ago, when the racehorse clipped heels with...
| Apr 12, 2013
Historical societies perform a balancing act between preserving a community's past while connecting the threads to the current social fabric. This is the second in our two-part series on historical societies in Chicago and the suburbs.
| Jan 13, 2013
When Iris Levenberg found herself divorced and living in South Florida in her 50s, the executive head hunter-turned-life coach was determined to find a life partner.
"I was on a mission," recalls Iris, now 61. "I spent years as a head hunter, and that's...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:55 PM
This weekend, more than 1,000 luxury car enthusiasts will descend upon Arlington Park Racetrack in Arlington Heights, Illinois, as the Jaguar ALIVE Driving Experience comes to town. Free of charge, they'll get a chance to get behind the wheel to push some...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Jockey Mario Pino, an Ellicott City resident who has spent most of his career in Maryland, is close to joining horse racing's top 10 all-time North American wins list.
Pino is just one win away from tying Hall of Fame rider Earlie Fires, who is currently...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 10:43 PM
Michael Jordan is lending his support (and signature) to the next outdoor art exhibit coming to Michigan Avenue.
The five-time NBA MVP signed a 3-foot golf ball Monday at Michael Jordan’s Steak House that will be on display in September on...