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  • Kasaqui Hits High Note in Grade III Arlington Handicap

    Kasaqui Hits High Note in Grade III Arlington Handicap

    Wimborne Farm’s Kasaqui (ARG) proved much the best for trainer Ignacio Correas, IV as he won the 81st running of the Grade III $125,000 Arlington Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse on July 9 and punched his ticket to the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million. The 6-year-old son of Lasting Approval sat just off the leaders through the opening six furlongs, was guided outside on the turn by jockey Robby Albarado then made the lead entering the stretch and cleared the field under mild urging to win by 1¼ lengths in a final time of 1:55.62 for the 1 3/16 miles on the turf.
  • Faufiler Flies Home in Grade III Modesty

    Faufiler Flies Home in Grade III Modesty

    All eyes at Arlington International Racecourse were on Flaxman Holdings’ homebred Faufiler as she won the 60th running of the Grade III $125,000 Modesty Handicap on July 9. The Graham Motion trainee sat a patient trip under Arlington’s leading rider Jose Valdivia, Jr. in the opening stages, was able to split foes in the stretch and then overtake the front runners in the final furlong to win by 1¼ lengths.
  • Greengrassofyoming Gets the Money in Grade III Stars and Stripes Thriller

    Greengrassofyoming Gets the Money in Grade III Stars and Stripes Thriller

    While longshot Chip Leader had the wire all to himself the first time past the finish in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Stars and Stripes at Arlington International Racecourse, it was Michael Hui’s Greengrassofyoming whose nose landed on the wire first when it mattered in a thrilling four-horse photo finish on Million Preview Day.
  • One Mean Man Takes Top Honors in Grade III American Derby

    One Mean Man Takes Top Honors in Grade III American Derby

    L. T. B. Inc. and Hillerich Racing’s One Mean Man improved upon his second-place finish in last month’s Grade III Arlington Classic when storming from off the pace to capture Saturday’s Grade III $125,000 American Derby for 3-year-olds as part of Million Preview Day at Arlington International Racecourse.
  • 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.