Arlington Million


  • Dubai Duty Free Contender Little Mike & Owner Carlo Vaccarezza Share 'Rags to Riches' Story

    Born in Genoa, Italy, Carlo Vaccarrezza makes no bones of telling how he arrived in America with just sixty dollars in his pocket to start a new life.

  • Arlington Park 2013 Stakes Schedule Announced

    The International Festival of Racing, featuring the 31st running of the Grade I Arlington Million, tops a 2013 schedule that includes 25 stakes races worth $5.5 million during 89 days of

  • Little Mike and I'm A Dreamer Top List of 13 Arlington-Raced Horses Pre-Entered for Breeders' Cup

    Led by Breeders' Cup Challenge winners Little Mike and I'm a Dreamer, a total of 13 horses who have raced at Arlington Park were among the 180 horses pre-entered for this year's event to be run at

  • Barn Notes: Thursday, August 23, 2012

    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

  • Barn Notes: Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    In Today's Notes: History Favors Future of Inaugural American St. Leger; Beverly D. Pace Setter Romacaca Returns 'Happy and Sassy'; All Stormy Exits Secretariat Stakes Ready to Run Again

  • Arlington Million Attendance of 34,022 Best in More Than Two Decades

    The 2012 Arlington Million/International Festival of Racing Day crowd of 34,022 not only represented a 10% increase from the 31,069 that attended the 2011 International Festival of Racing, it also

  • International Festival Barn Notes: Sun., Aug. 19

    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.

  • I’m A Dreamer Is The Only One In Beverly D. Score

    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.

  • Quotes for the Grade I Arlington Million

    Carlo Vaccarezza (owner/breeder of winner Little Mike): “If anyone asks, we can go a mile and a half.  To be honest I was on pins and needles, nobody believed in this horse. You know the horse better than anyone else. This horse ran tremendously. Dale Romans did a fantastic job."