In Today’s Notes:Million Contenders Wind up in Woodford; Beverly D. Contenders in Distaff Turf Mile; Mid-America Triple Contenders in American Turf Stakes; 15% Takeout Wagers Give More Back to the Fans
In Today's Notes: Upperline, 'Willcox' Exit Beverly D., Million 'In Good Shape'; Catalano, Stidham Stay One-Two in Trainer Standings; Torres, Graham Continue Duel for Leading Rider Honors; Maywood's Joe Mazzone Arlington's Announcer for Thursday
In Today's Notes: Germany's Kapitale to Keep Campaign in North America; Europeans in Fine Fettle Sunday Shortly Before Flight Time; Inaugural American St. Leger One for the Books; Hall of Famer Fires Made History 22 Years Ago Today
LITTLE MIKE STANDS UP FOR AMERICA IN ARLINGTON MILLION XXX
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 18, 2012)—After breaking in full stride to take immediate control of the 30th anniversary edition of the Arlington Million, Priscilla Vaccarezza’s Kentucky-based Little Mike made the pace throughout and withstood a late surge by Darley Stud Management’s European-based Afsare to save the day for the America’s equine team in the last of the four races that now make up Arlington’s International Festival of Racing.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 18, 2012) – After butting heads with some of Europe’s top older females, I’m A Dreamer found the reality of American racing much more to her liking on Saturday at Arlington Park, winning the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes by a head over Marketing Mix.