Arlington Million

Race History

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Date/TrackRaceGradeDistanceFinishChartReplay

July 13, 2013 - AP

Stars and Stripes

31 1/2 Miles (T)1ChartReplay

May 25, 2013 - CD

Louisville Handicap

31 1/2 Miles (T)1ChartReplay

April 26, 2013 - Kee

Elkhorn

21 1/2 Miles (T)1ChartReplay

Connections

Michael J. Maker

Trainer

Mike Maker was born in Garden City, Michigan on February 7, 1969. His father George was a trainer in Detroit. Michael bought his first horse at the age of 13 with money he earned from hot walking and delivering newspapers. Michael would work for his father as an assistant before opening his own stable, but later leaving to work for D. Wayne Lukas in 1993. In 1997,  he became Lukas's top assistant of the Churchill Downs stable.

Joel Rosario

Jockey

Joel Rosario has yet to ride a horse in the Arlington Million but he did finish second in the 2011 Beverly D. with Dubawi Heights. He enrolled in jockey school for six months in his native Dominican Republic and by the age of fourteen had his jockey’s license. He won the Del Mar riding title in 2009-10-11. Joel won his first graded stakes race in 2008 aboard Zappa in the San Pasquel (GII) and his first Breeders’ Cup race in 2009 with Dancing in Silks.

Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey

Owner

In 1994, Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey bought Almahurst Farm, outside of Nicholasville, Ky., birthplace of 1918 Kentucky Derby winner Exterminator and Standardbred legend Greyhound, and renamed it Ramsey Farm. The purchase of the historic property was soon followed by great successes at the track that belied the couple’s relative newness to the sport.

Pedigree

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Starter Analysis

Best of the home based runners has improved since being claimed by Mike Maker over a year ago winning four of his last five starts, most recently when taking the Stars and Stripes Stakes here in mid-July. Maker wins with 26% of his runners that won their last start and gelding has yet to tackle this distance but is unbeaten in three starts over twelve furlongs. Six-year-old has some tactical speed and can be in good position early breaking from the rail under Rosie Napravnik who has been aboard for the BRIS Prime Power selection’s last two starts. 

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