Arlington Million


  • Quotes for the Grade I Beverly D. Stakes

    Mirco Demuro (Kapitale, 4th) –"She broke very well, but then she needed the race. She was on break for eight months, so I didn't want to pressure her too much. I had to stay a little bit behind because I didn't want to kill her on the first part of the race. Unfortunately the pace was not that fast, like it used to be in the United States. So it's very difficult to come from behind. She ran a fantastic race. She was out for eight months so she will improve a lot for the next time. I hope she can stay in the United States so I can come back to ride her and win a Group 1 here, because it's very emotional, I hope to ride in the United States."

  • French Invader Bayrir Takes Secretariat

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 18, 2012) -- Bayrir found American soil and 1 ¼ miles to his liking, as the His Highness the Aga Khan’s French-bred Medicean colt shipped over and swept by a good group of 3-year-old turf males to win the Grade I $500,000 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Quotes for the Grade I Secretariat Stakes

    Alain de Royer-Dupre (trainer Bayrir, winner) – “I think he’s a very good horse, because he’s very calm, as you saw before the race. We had a good pace in the race, and he has a good turn of foot.”

  • Quotes for the $400,000 American St. Leger Stakes

    Colm O’Donoghue (rode Jakkalberry, winner) – “Mrs. Botti was very confident in him. They said he is in good form, he gave me a lot of confidence rating him, we expected a good run. My horse was the class he can really run.

  • Favored Jakkalberry Lives Up To Billing In Inaugural American St. Leger Stakes

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 18, 2012) – Irish-bred Australian-owned Jakkalberry lived up to his advance billing as the horse to beat in the inaugural edition of the $400,000 American St. Leger when the son of Storming Home overtook the pace-setting Illinois-bred Ioya Bigtime to win the mile and eleven-sixteenths race by 2 ¼ lengths in 2:49.01, which establishes the course record for the distance.

  • Francois Wins The Straight Line, Julia's Star Wins Hatoof Div. 1

    Congratulations to Francois, winner of The Straight Line!

    Also, congratulations to Julia's Star, winner of the Hatoof Div. 1!

  • Barn Notes: Saturday, August 18, 2012

    In Today’s Notes:  

    Suntracer, Vertiformer Out of American St. Leger Stakes
    Three Riders With Chance to Sweep Illinois’ Three Grade I Stakes
    Dominguez, O’Donoghue Also Slated for American St. Leger Stakes
    Trainers With Multiple International Festival Starters

  • James Graham Leads "Arlington Fab 5" to Victory Over "Legends" in Jockey Challenge at Arlington

    The "Arlington Fab Five" beat the "Legends Team" in the third annual special Jockey Challenge Race on Friday at Arlington Park.

  • International Festival Barn Notes: Friday, August 17, 2012 – PM Edition

    In Today's Notes: Game Ball Out of American St. Leger; In Play at Saratoga; Treasure Beach, Up and Daddy Long Legs Visit Main Track Friday; Other International Festival Runners Stretch Legs Friday; Festival Runners Scheduled for Schooling Friday

  • International Festival Barn Notes: Friday, August 17, 2012 – AM Edition

    Domestic Shippers Arrive for International Festival of Racing