Arlington Million


  • Barn Notes: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    • Million Favorite Puts in Work at Arlington
    • Mott’s Festival Entrants Stretch Their Legs
  • Da Big Hoss Aims to Stay the Course in American St. Leger

    The 5th running of the Grade III $300,000 American St. Leger drew a field of 11 for the marathon race to kick off a $200,000 guaranteed all graded-stakes Festival Pick-4 on Aug. 13 at Arlington International Racecourse. Headlining the 1 11/16-miles turf contest will be Grade II winner Da Big Hoss. Claimed by trainer Mike Maker for owners Skychai Racing last June for $50,000, the 5-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid has since won five stakes races when stretching out beyond 1¼ miles, including three graded stakes wins. The winner of the Grade II Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland earlier this year, he is coming off a 1½-length win in the two-mile Belmont Gold Cup in June. Florent Geroux retains the mount and will break from gate five.

  • Budding Rivalries Blossom in Secretariat

    A field of nine 3-year-olds passed the entry box for Saturday's 40th running of the Grade I $400,000 Secretariat Stakes to be contested at 1¼ miles over the world-renowned Arlington International Racecourse turf course. One of three Grade I races on Saturday's International Festival of Racing program, the Secretariat is the first leg of a $100,000 guaranteed Festival Pick-3 that includes the Grade I Beverly D. Stakes and ends with the Grade I Arlington Million.

  • Sea Calisi Tops Full Field in Beverly D.

    A full field of 14 fillies and mares were entered in the 27th running of the Grade I $700,000 Beverly D. at Arlington International Racecourse as part of the International Festival of Racing on Aug. 13. The 1 3/16-miles turf event is a “Win and You’re In” race for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Topping the entries is Martin Schwartz’s Sea Calisi (FR). Trained by Chad Brown, the 4-year-old daughter of Youmzain (IRE) won a Group II in France before finishing third in a narrow loss in the Group I Darley Yorkshire Oaks last August. The filly made her North American debut in May, winning the Grade II Sheepshead Bay before another narrow defeat in the Grade II New York in June. Partnered with Florent Geroux for the first time, the pair will break from post 13. The same connections will also team up to send out Elusive Million (IRE). Lightly raced in France, the daughter of Pour Moi (IRE) will break from post 11 under rider Julio Felix as Schwartz pursues his fourth win as an owner in the Beverly D.

  • Tryster, World Approval Head Field of 13 in Arlington Million

    A competitive international field of 13 passed the entry box for Saturday's 34th running of the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million as part of the International Festival of Racing at Ar

  • Barn Notes: Sunday, August 7, 2016

    • Block Readies Three for International Festival of Racing
    • Inconclusive in Consideration for Grade III Pucker Up Stakes

  • Barn Notes: Saturday, August 6, 2016

    • The Pizza Man Puts Final Touches on Arlington Million Reprise
    • Tryster Gets First Glance at Arlington Oval Ahead of Million
  • Barn Notes: Friday, August 5, 2016

    • Block Considering Beverly D. Next for No Fault of Mine
    • Princess Erindelle Looking to Rebound in Pucker Up
    • Who’s Your Drama Could Break Maiden in Bruce D. Memorial

  • Barn Notes: Thursday, August 4, 2016

    • Tryster First European to Arrive for Arlington Million
    • Schwartz Aiming for Fourth Victory in Beverly D.

  • Barn Notes: Saturday, July 30, 2016

    • Moiety Stays Perfect in Second Start
    • Motion Modesty Winner Likely to Start in Beverly D.