Arlington International

Beach Patrol Very Game To Secure Secretariat-Arlington Million Double

James Covello, Sheep Pond Partners and Head of Plains Partners’ Beach Patrol captured the G1 Secretariat during the 2016 Arlington International Festival of Racing, then did not find the winner’s circle again until the same day in 2017, when he was triumphant in the 35th running of the Grade 1 Arlington Million. The 4-year-old son […]

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Arlington Million Card Features Trio Of Guaranteed Pools

Arlington International Racecourse will offer a trio of guaranteed pools on Saturday’s Arlington Million card. A $150,000 guaranteed Pick-5 will begin on the eighth race (Bruce D. Memorial) and will cover the final five races of the day. A $300,000 guaranteed Pick-4 will start on the ninth race (American St. Leger), and a $100,000 guaranteed Pick-3 will […]

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Fetlock Injury Rules Scottish Out Of Arlington Million

Multiple stakes winner Scottish will be forced to miss Saturday’s G1 Arlington Million after injuring a fetlock during a workout Thursday morning. The 5-year-old gelding by Teofilo apparently suffered a recurrence of an old fetlock injury, according to information posted on the Godolphin website. Trainer Charlie Appleby told Godolphin.com that Scottish appears to have reinjured his right […]

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Dona Bruja Goes For First North American G1 Win In Beverly D.

The 28th running of the Grade I $600,000 Beverly D. over 1 3/16-miles on the turf at Arlington International Racecourse sets up as a battle between Dom Felipe’s brilliant Dona Bruja (ARG) and nine other talented fillies and mares in the field. The Beverly D. is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Grade […]

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Deauville, Divisidero Headline 35th Arlington Million

A field of 13 passed the entry box in advance of anticipated starts in Saturday’s 35th running of the Grade I $1 million Arlington Million at Arlington International Racecourse. The Million, run at 10 furlongs on the Arlington turf course, will be contested as a “Win and You’re In” race for the Grade I $4 […]

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Opinion: Illinois Racing ‘On The Brink Of Destruction’

The G1 Arlington Million will be run for the 35th time this Saturday, and it has once again attracted several international competitors. The Million, along with the G1 Beverly D. and G1 Secretariat, can be considered among the top turf races in North America, and possibly in the world. While the Million continues to do well and […]

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Jockey Jose Valdivia, Jr., Notches Five Wins Sunday At Arlington

Arlington International Racecourse’s leading rider, Jose Valdivia, Jr. bagged five wins from seven races on Sunday’s live program. Valdivia landed a cold Pick-3 to start the card, guiding Sophia Ali and Perry and Nancy Camodeca’s Lemon Grove ($4) to a win the day’s opener and followed that up with wins aboard Five Sons Racing and […]

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‘Bigger And Stronger’ Time And Motion Headlines Modesty Handicap At Arlington

Trainer Jimmy Toner will saddle two starters Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse for the Ride to the Million presented by Miller Lite. Phillips Racing Partnership’s homebred Grade I-winner Time and Motion will contest the Grade III $100,000 Modesty Handicap, while Darby Dan Farm Racing’s Manitoulin will make his graded-stakes debut in the Grade III $100,000 […]

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Emigh Rides 1,000th Winner At Arlington Racecourse Sunday

Jockey Chris Emigh recorded his 1,000th victory at Arlington International Racecourse in a thrilling finish aboard American Star Racing Stable’s Baltic Star in Sunday’s finale. The 46-year-old veteran jockey entered the stretch second behind an open-lengths leader and rallied his mount to close the distance as the crowd’s roar grew with every stride until he […]

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Arlington’s ‘Summer Enrichment Program’ Supports Children Of Backstretch Workers

Sophie Ali, daughter of trainer Alnaz Ali, together with the support of Arlington International Racecourse, has organized the Summer Enrichment Program for the Backstretch, a once-a-month program for the children of families living and working on the backstretch. Ali, who spent two years working for a non-profit focusing on youths in need, moved to the […]

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