Arlington Million

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July 13, 2013 - AP

Arlington Handicap

31 1/4 Miles (T)4ChartReplay

May 25, 2013 - CD

Louisville Handicap

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Daniel C. Peitz


Born July 24, 1957 in Conway, Ark., Dan Peitz grew up attending the races at Oaklawn Park with his father each spring. He went for a year and a half to the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. After three semesters of college, Peitz decided to pursue a career at the racetrack. Peitz went to work for trainer Paul Adwell who showed him the ropes. While working for Adwell, he spent a couple of summers at Arlington Park in the 1970s.

James Graham


James Graham was born May 17, 1979 in Finglas, Dublin, Ireland James notched his first Arlington riding title in 2011 with 82 victories topped by graded stakes scores in the Grade III Hanshin Cup with Workin For Hops, and the Grade III Arlington Handicap with Tajaaweed.

Shadwell Stable


Shadwell Stables is the stable name for Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who was born Dec. 25, 1945. Sheikh Hamdan is the second son of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, a previous Ruler of Dubai. He is Dubai’s Deputy Ruler and Minister of Finance and Industry for the United Arab Emirates. His brother is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and overseer of the Godolphin/Darley racing empire.


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Starter Analysis

Colt comes off a respectable fourth place finish in the Arlington Handicap here in mid-July when making his first start since closing to finish a close third behind Dark Cove at Churchill in May over twelve furlongs. Four-year-old should be suited to this distance being by Belmont Stakes winner Jazil and out of a mare by Darshaan and is from the barn of Danny Peitz who wins with 13% of his runners in non-graded stakes. Bay may be a factor at the finish at decent odds with James Graham an asset in the saddle. 

07 Najjaar 6-1