Arlington Million

Race History

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July 12, 2014 - AP

Stars and Stripes

31 1/2 Miles (T)3ChartReplay

May 24, 2014 - CD

Louisville Handicap

31 1/2 Miles (T)2ChartReplay

Aug. 17, 2013 - AP

American St. Leger

 1 11/16 Miles (T)2Chart


Chris Block


Chris Block was born December 10, 1966, in Champaign, Ill.  He was introduced to racing when his father, David, bought a claiming horse while Chris was in grade school. He went to school for Equine Management in Champaign. Chris worked for Bill Mott at Arlington, Canterbury and Churchill. Took out his trainer’s license in 1989 and saddled his first winner, La Fab, on May 2, 1991 at Sportsman’s Park.

Javier Castellano


Javier Castellano was born October 23, 1977 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela.  Castellano began his riding career in La Rinconada and Santa Rita racetracks (Venezuela). In June 1997 moved to the United States where rode at race tracks in southern Florida until 2001 when he moved to race on the New York State racing circuit.

Team Block


Team Block is the stable name for David, Patricia, Ryan & Dina Block.  David and Patricia are the parents of Ryan, Dina and trainer Chris Block.


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Starter Analysis

Frustrating closer finished well when runner-up in this event last year and has a record of 13-1-5-2 on the Arlington turf course. Son of Kitten's Joy once again did not quite have enough late when closing late to finish third in the Stars and Stripes Stakes in his latest here in July when making his first start after a short break for trainer Chris Block who wins with 18% of his runners on grass and with 15% in non-graded stakes. Chestnut, who has hit the board without winning in five of his last thirteen outings, will be ridden by leading turf rider Javier Castellano for the first time and is likely to be in contention for a minor award again running from off the pace.

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