Horse Racing

The Pizza Man, the Illinois-bred gelding whose outstanding career peaked with a victory in the 2015 Arlington Million, has been retired at age 8 after being diagnosed with an ankle chip sustained last weekend in his final race. Richard Papiese, who bred and raced The Pizza Man with his wife, Karen, under their Midwest Thoroughbreds
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Multiple Grade 1 winner Lady Eli will be offered at this year’s Keeneland November breeding stock sale, just days after an expected start at the Breeders’ Cup. The 5-year-old Divine Park mare will be consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, as agent for owner Sheep Pond Partners. “It is an honor and a privilege to
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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Oscar Performance took home another trophy and cemented his position atop the 3-year-old turf division when he won the Secretariat Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths over Taj Mahal on Saturday at Arlington. The race was marred by the breakdown of the English horse Permian right at the finish wire. Permian catastrophically
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