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  • A Chicago-Style Million for The Pizza Man

    A Chicago-Style Million for The Pizza Man

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 15, 2015) – Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Illinois-bred turf phenom The Pizza Man stamped his ticket to the Grade I $3,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf with a saucy performance in the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Handicap Saturday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse. After breaking ninth of 13 from post seven, the son of the champion English Channel – fourth in the 2006 Million – accomplished what his sire could not when settling in ninth, advancing while racing four-wide and then circling rivals, rallying determinedly to win by a neck over Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s favored Big Blue Kitten. The victory was a popular one,  producing a deafening roar from the crowd and taking a slice out of history, as The Pizza Man became the first Prairie State-bred to win the state’s most prestigious race.
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  • Highland Reel Casts Away in Gate-to-Wire Secretariat Win

    Highland Reel Casts Away in Gate-to-Wire Secretariat Win

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 15, 2015) – Highland Reel went right to the front under Seamie Heffernan and never looked back to give trainer Aidan O’Brien his fourth victory in the Grade I $450,000 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse as part of the International Festival of Racing featuring the Arlington Million presented by Liftmaster.
  • Lucky Speed Leads One-Two Euro Punch in Grade III American St. Leger

    Lucky Speed Leads One-Two Euro Punch in Grade III American St. Leger

    LUCKY SPEED LEADS ONE-TWO EURO PUNCH IN GRADE III AMERICAN ST. LEGER; MIZZ MONEY CASHES IN GRADE III PUCKER UP
  • International Festival of Racing Notes: Sunday, August 16, 2015

    International Festival of Racing Notes: Sunday, August 16, 2015

    International Festival of Racing Notes:  Sunday, August 16, 2015