arlington million

Arlington Million could host Gio Ponti-Cape Blanco rematch

It appears Gio Ponti will have a chance to avenge his defeat at the hands of Cape Blanco in the Man o’ War Stakes at Belmont Park.  Both runners are being pointed for the Arlington Million August 13. Trainer Aidan O’Brien has nominated Cape Blanco, who beat Gio Ponti by two and a quarter lengths […]

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Tajaaweed tuned up for another run at Arlington Million

PRESS RELEASE Shadwell Stable’s Tajaaweed, clearly best in Saturday’s Grade III Arlington Handicap, will continue on his projected road to the Grade I Arlington Million five weeks later on Aug. 13, according to trainer Dan Peitz. “I guess I started thinking about this plan last October at Keeneland,” said Peitz Sunday morning during training hours.  “I […]

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Trio of Arlington Million preps set for Saturday

Arlington Park will host the final local preps Saturday for the biggest races on next month’s Arlington Million Day card.  The G2 American Derby has traditionally served as a prep for the Secretariat Stakes, the Arlington Handicap as a prep for the Arlington Million and the Modesty Handicap as a prep for the Beverly D. […]

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General Quarters prepares for comeback

General Quarters worked Sunday over the Churchill Downs track in preparation for a return to racing Friday.  The son of Sky Mesa was last seen finishing seventh in the Arlington Million in August.  He’ll face six rivals, including Wise Dan, in Friday’s allowance race – a seven furlong dirt sprint.

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Arlington Million winner Paradise Creek dies

The Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association reports that Paradise Creek has died at age 22. Paradise Creek won eight of 11 starts during a brilliant 1994 U.S. racing season, which included wins in the Arlington Million and the Early Times Manhattan Handicap.  He stood at stud in Japan from 1995 to 2010.

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They Are Off: Fab four races of 2010

Michael Chamberlain in his blog They Are Off chronicles his “fab four races of 2010”. The Arlington Million, Tampa Bay Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic make up the list. Do you agree?

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DEBUSSY UPSETS GIO PONTI IN MILLION

By Ray Paulick American champion Gio Ponti surged to the lead with a powerful move at the top of the stretch, but Debussy ran him down nearing the wire to post a half-length upset at 11-1 odds in the 28th running of the Grade 1 Arlington Million at Arlington Park on Saturday. Tazeez finished […]

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HOW LONG CAN ARLINGTON LAST?

This weekend marks another running of the Arlington Million, a race expected to draw around 30,000 fans and show off the suburban Chicago track. However, the behind-the-scenes race shows a much different picture. Arlington Park is fighting for survival without alternate forms of gambling according to executives with Churchill Downs Inc, the company that currently […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS

Arlington Park, in suburban Chicago, presents the signature day of its racing season on Saturday when the Arlington Million and its sister race, the Beverly D., along with the Secretariat are run. They are all Grade 1 stakes taking place on the grass. In addition, the G3 Stars and Stripes is on the card, a […]

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