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Barn Notes: Thursday, August 21, 2014

In Today's Notes: Suntracer 'Fine' after Disappointing American St. Leger; Global View Kentucky-Bound after Secretariat

PICK 6 CARROVER OF MORE THAN $50,000 THURSDAY AT ARLINGTON; ALSO $50,000-PLUS IN JACKPOT HIGH 5 POOL

Racing fans will have a pair of nice carryover pools to shoot for when the racing week resumes with a 10-race card on Thursday at Arling

International Festival Notes: Sunday, August 17, 2014

In Today's Notes:  Hardest Core Exits Million Triumph Well; The Pizza Man Cools out Well after Big Win; European Winners Fine after Victories, To Go Separate Ways

Local The Pizza Man Wins American St. Leger

An international cast assembled for the third edition of the Listed $400,000 American St. Leger, and it was Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Illinois-bred and -based The Pizza Man who got the job done.

Huge Pick 5 Carrover Sunday At Arlington

Sunday’s nine-race card at Arlington International Racecourse will have nearly $200,000 in carryover pools available topped by a $109,944 Pick 5 carryover.  The Pick 5, a 50-cent wager with a 15% takeout rate, covers the final races on the card (races 5-9).

Favored Adelaide Comes Through In Secretariat

 Derrick Smith, Mrs John Magnier, Michael Tabor, John Ingham, Bill Webb, John Murray and Tom Magnier’s Adelaide, the 1.10-1 favorite, stalked the pace of the pacesetting Tourist,

Beverly D. Win Launches Euro Charline’s American Campaign

Team Valor International picked an ambitious spot for the North American debut of Euro Charline, shipping halfway across the globe to face six older Grade or Group I winners as part of a field of 11 distaffers in the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D. on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse.

Quotes for the Grade I Arlington Million XXXII

Eriluis Vaz (jockey, Hardest Core, 1st):

Quotes for the Grade I $500,000 Secretariat Stakes

Ryan Moore (jockey, Adelaide, 1st):

Quotes for the Listed $400,000 American St. Leger

Florent Geroux (jockey, The Pizza Man, 1st):

Quotes for the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D.

Ryan Moore (jockey, Euro Charline, 1st):
"She traveled real sweet and kicked on nicely like a good filly would."

International Festival of Racing Notes: Saturday, August 16, 2014

In Today's Notes: Hardest Core Opts for Million; Champion Castellano to Ride in First Beverly D., Million; Moore and Castellano Can Win All Four Festival Stakes; Spencer Lone Jockey Capable of Adding to Million Victory Total; Seven Trainers Can Win Multiple Festival Races; Two Ownerships Can Claim Consecutive Glory; Martin Schwartz Will Attempt to Extend Win Record in Beverly D.

International Festival of Racing Notes: Friday, August 15, 2014 – Second Edition

 

In Today's Notes: Magician, Adelaide and Eye of the Storm Hit the Track; Belisarius Will Not Run in Secretariat; Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds Arrives for Million

International Festival of Racing Notes: Friday, August 15, 2014 – First Edition

In Today's Notes: Goldberg Throwing Out Last Race And Hoping For Rain With Tannery; Can Sheldon Provide Big Bang in Secretariat?; Follow the Million Day Action Via Social Media

International Festival of Racing Notes: Thursday, August 14, 2014 – Second Edition

In Today's Notes: Smoking Sun Ready to Turn on the Heat; Side Glance Used to Overachieving; Sparkling Beam Brings Strong Connections; Defending Champ Real Solution 'Doing Great'

International Festival of Racing Notes: Thursday, August 14, 2014 – First Edition

In Today's Notes: Maker Trio Shipping in Thursday, Stretching Out Saturday; Big Kick Keeps Moving On the Turf; Hardest Core Arrives At Arlington

International Festival of Racing Notes: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 – Second Edition

In Today's Notes: Temperamental and Talented Euro Charline Gets a Feel for Arlington; Team Block vs. Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock: Round III; Diana Winner Somali Lemonade Settles in Well

International Festival of Racing Notes: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 – First Edition

In Today's Notes: Secretariat Entrant Tourist At Home On the Turf

Arlington Million XXXII: A Multi-National Showdown Of Strategy

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 13, 2014) – Strong, short, intimidating, tenacious, and encompassing many countries and continents, Arlington Million XXXII is a lot like Napoleon Bonaparte, and much like the life of said reference the Grade I, 1¼-miles turf fixture seems to be flourishing in its thirties despite environmental turmoil. Seven top class horses – including five Group I winners and two other stakes victors hailing from Ireland, England, France, America, and Canada and representing ownerships from Ireland, America, Qatar, England, Greece and Canada – are set to test the deep waterloos of one of the world’s most competitive and often – like Le Petit Corporal himself – provocatively unpredictable racing events.

Eleven Enter Beverly D. With Eclipse Award Implications

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 13, 2014) – Two of the past three winners of the Grade I Beverly D. have gone on to win an Eclipse Award as champion turf female, and with six Grade I winners entered in this year’s $750,000 1 3/16-miles race on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse, a win would mark a big step toward the statue.