Arlington Million

News

  • Barn Notes: Friday, July 1, 2016

    • Swagger Jagger Taking a Swing in the Grade III American Derby
    • Rivelli Homebred Set for Stakes Debut at Churchill Downs

  • Barn Notes: Thursday, June 30, 2016

    BLOCK PREPARES BLAME FILLIES FOR MILLION PREVIEW DAY

  • Barn Notes: Saturday, June 25, 2016

    • Puntsville Keeping It Short and Sweet
    • Million Preview Day the Next Course for The Pizza Man

  • Barn Notes: Friday, June 17, 2016

    • The Pizza Man Favored in Wise Dan
    • Forever Royal in Sunday for Arlington Racing Club
  • The Pizza Man Sets Sights on Arlington Million Repeat

    Midwest Thoroughbreds’ The Pizza Man is set for a summer campaign that will likely include a prep at Arlington International Racecourse for his return to the Grade I Arlington Million. The 2015 Million winner made his most recent start in the Grade I Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap on February 6 following his win in the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup last November at Del Mar. After his fifth place finish at Gulfstream, the Illinois-bred was sent to his owner’s farm in Florida for some time off.

  • Barn Notes: Sunday, June 12, 2016

    • Marypop on Track for Modesty
    • Sarah Sis Pointing Towards Chicago Handicap

  • Barn Notes: Friday, May 27, 2016

    • The Pizza Man Eyes Three Summer Stakes on the Menu
    • Eight Fillies Debut in Saturday Opener
  • International Festival of Racing Notes: Sunday, August 16, 2015

    International Festival of Racing Notes:  Sunday, August 16, 2015                    

  • A Chicago-Style Million for The Pizza Man

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 15, 2015) – Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Illinois-bred turf phenom The Pizza Man stamped his ticket to the Grade I $3,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf with a saucy performance in the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Handicap Saturday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse. After breaking ninth of 13 from post seven, the son of the champion English Channel – fourth in the 2006 Million – accomplished what his sire could not when settling in ninth, advancing while racing four-wide and then circling rivals, rallying determinedly to win by a neck over Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s favored Big Blue Kitten. The victory was a popular one,  producing a deafening roar from the crowd and taking a slice out of history, as The Pizza Man became the first Prairie State-bred to win the state’s most prestigious race.