Arlington Million

Race History

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July 27, 2013 - Yor

Skybet York Stakes

21 5/16 Miles (T)3Chart 

July 11, 2013 - New

Prince of Wales's Boylesport

21 1/2 Miles (T)5Chart  

May 4, 2013 - New

Qatar Bloodstock Jockey Club

21 1/2 Miles (T)3Chart

March 30, 2013 - Mey

Dubai Duty Free

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Michael L. W. Bell

Trainer

Aged 51, Bell trains at Fitzroy House Stables in Newmarket and first took out a licence to train in 1989, having previously served as assistant to Paul Cole for three years. He also recorded five wins as an amateur rider from 80 rides.  Now in his 24th  season he has trained around1070 winners in his career to date.

Jamie Spencer

Jockey

Jamie Spencer was born June 8, 1980 in County Tipperary, Ireland. He is married to Emma, daughter of former English trainer Lynda Ramsden. He also is the godson of Irish racing and breeding kingpin John Magnier, owner of Coolmore Stud. His father George was a trainer in Ireland, best known for 1963 Champion Hurdle winner Winning Fair.  Spencer won the 2009 Arlington Million aboard Cape Blanco

Mark Hawtin

Owner

Mark Hawtin is an Investment Director responsible for running a global long/short equity fund. Prior to joining GAM in 2008, Mark was a Partner and Portfolio Manager with Marshall Wace Asset Management for eight years, managing one of Europe’s largest technology, media and telecoms hedge funds.

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Pedigree

Wigmore Hall is by English, Irish and American champion High Chaparral, who won the first of his two Breeders' Cup Turf trophies here over the Arlington Park course in 2002. Like his Coolmore confrere Galileo, he is a son of Sadler's Wells and a winner of the Epsom/Irish Derby double.

High Chaparral's top performer is dual hemisphere champion So You Think, the just-retired hero of a total of 10 Group 1 events spanning Australia, England and Ireland. Although High Chaparral has several other smart Europeans -- Redwood, French highweight Joanna, last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf scorer Wrote -- most of his stand-outs have raced in Australia, such as multiple Group 1 victors Descarado, Monaco Consul and Shoot Out.

Wigmore Hall was produced by Love and Laughter, a maiden winner in England. She is a daughter of champion turf horse Theatrical, victorious in the Breeders' Cup Turf and five other Grade 1s in 1987, but only third to Hall of Famer Manila in that year's Arlington Million. Theatrical's progeny include transatlantic star Royal Anthem; 1996 Irish Derby winner Zagreb; multiple champion Japanese filly Hishi Amazon; 2002 Melbourne Cup victor Media Puzzle; multiple Grade 1 scorers Winchester, Shakespeare and Astra; and the versatile Geri, top-class on dirt and turf. Theatrical mares are responsible for turf champion English Channel, 2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Rail Link, classy turf miler Karelian and last year's Haskell winner Coil.

Love and Laughter is out of Hoh Dear, a Group 2-placed English stakes victress who added the Natalma to her resume at Woodbine. She is also the dam of French stakes winner Kissing the Camera. 

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Starter Analysis

Six-year-old has bankrolled over $2 Million and is no stranger to this turf course having raced here three times and finished second in the Secretariat Stakes in 2010. Son of High Chaparral won the twelve furlong Grade One Northern Dancer Stakes at Woodbine last fall and was last seen when finishing third in a Group Two event at York in late July. Gelding appears to have been pointed to this race for a while and should be suited by the distance and can be a threat from off the pace with Jamie Spencer in the irons. 

08 Wigmore Hall (IRE) 7-2