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Oscar Performance ‘Comfortable’ In First Work Since Arlington Million

Oscar Performance returned to the worktab for the first time since being pulled up near the wire and vanned off the Arlington Million, breezing four furlongs in 49.43 seconds on the Oklahoma turf track Monday morning. The six-time stakes winner was checked out at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. With no problems discovered, the 4-year-old […]

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Motion Off The Duck At The Spa, Points Spring Quality To Sword Dancer

After going 0-for-27 for the 2018 Saratoga meet, trainer Graham Motion picked up his first win in Saturday’s first race and is hoping that will set the tone for the remainder of the summer. Getting Motion off the duck was first-time gelding Arch of the Diver, who scored by 9 ½ lengths in a 1 […]

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Irad Ortiz Pilots Five Stakes Winners To Jockey Of The Week Title

Five stakes wins at two different tracks, three of which were graded, was enough to solidify Irad Ortiz, Jr. as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for August 6-12, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Million Winner Robert Bruce Extra ‘Special’ For Chilean Connections

Convento Viejo’s bloodstock advisor Luigi D’Alessandri believes that there is a lot of potential for growth on a worldwide scale for the Chilean breeding and racing industry. Such beliefs were solidified following a victory with Robert Bruce (CHI) in the Grade I Arlington Million on Saturday, the first ever by a Chilean bred horse in the Chicagoland’s marquee race. […]

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Updated: Oscar Performance Headed To Rood & Riddle For Evaluation

The wagering favorite in Saturday’s Arlington Million, Oscar Performance was pulled up sharply in mid-stretch by jockey Jose Ortiz. The 4-year-old colt walked on to the horse ambulance under his own power, and was vanned off the course back to his stable. The on-track veterinarian saw no immediate signs of distress. According to drf.com, Ortiz told […]

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Secret Message Gives Irad Ortiz Late Double In Pucker Up

Riding this time for trainer Graham Motion, birthday-boy Irad Ortiz, Jr. followed his Arlington Million win with a similar victory in the G3 Pucker Up Stakes. Aboard Secret Message, Ortiz came flying from second-last to win by just over length on the 6-1 choice. A sophomore daughter of Hat Trick, Secret Message completed nine furlongs […]

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Robert Bruce Circles Field To Top Brown Exacta In Arlington Million

On Irad Ortiz, Jr.’s birthday this Saturday, Carlos Lavin’s Robert Bruce gave the jockey a $1 million gift in the Grade 1 Arlington Million. Robert Bruce, a 4-year-old son of Fast Company, came flying from the rear of the field to best stablemate Almanaar by a half-length on the wire, earning his first G1 win […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arlington Million

A quartet of Grade 1 races feature on this weekend’s stakes schedule, three of which are run in conjunction with Arlington Park’s International Festival of Racing on Saturday. The first G1 to be contested is the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. The always-venerable Heart to Heart will be the one to catch on the front end, […]

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Arlington Million Card Offers Total Of $550,000 In Guaranteed Wagering Pools

With a lucrative 12-race card offered up for Saturday’s International Festival of Racing at Arlington Park, horseplayers will be treated to a bounty of wagering options including a total of $550,000 in Guaranteed Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 pools. The All-Stakes Twinspires.com Late Pick 4, comprised entirely of graded events, is guaranteed at $300,000 and […]

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‘Consistent’ Money Multiplier Could Head Back To Qatar After Breeders’ Cup

Al Shahania Stud’s Manager Dean Lavy is a man with a plan and he had just that when he purchased Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million contender Money Multiplier on behalf of Qatari ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani. Formerly owned by Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence, the 6-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky was bought […]

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