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Domestic Shippers Arrive for International Festival of Racing
In Today's Notes: Afsare Works Thursday for Saturday's Arlington Million; Wigmore Hall Readies for Another Arlington Million; Germany's Kapitale Ready for Saturday's Beverly
In Today's Notes: Secretariat Part of Clement's Career Plan for Summer Front; Aruna Gives Motion Chance to Check Beverly D. Off Bucket List; Follow Million Day via Twitter
With the dearth of true marathon distance events in North American racing, Arlington Park took the initiative in 2012 to enhance its International Festival of Racing program by inaugurating the $40
With horses invading from at least four countries as well as various parts of the United States for the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D., perhaps it is somewhat ironic that Glen Hill Farm's 3-1 morning line favorite Marketing Mix has been based in Barn 1A on the Arlington Park backstretch for much of the summer.
North American-based Boisterous, owned by Phipps Stable, and Irish-bred invader Crackerjack King, owned by the Crackerjack King Syndicate, were set as the top two choices Wednesday when a field of 11 was drawn for Saturday's 30th anniversary edition of the Arlington Million – as always the centerpiece event of the Chicago Thoroughbred racing season.
Dale Romans is unsure whether any horse can usurp I'll Have Another as leader of the 3-year-old male division, but one thing is near certain: the winner of the Grade I $500,000 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday at Arlington Park will be leader of the 3-year-old turf division.
MARKETING MIX AFTER GRADE I WIN
In Today's Notes: Festival-Bound Crackerjack King, Jakkalberry Gallop Wednesday; France's Bayrir on Track for Saturday's Secretariat Stakes; Beverly D.-Bound I'm A Dreamer 'M
In Today's Notes: Stidham Seeks Elusive Million Day Grade I; Hall of Fame Trainer McGaughey Looks for Marquee Million Win
In Today's Notes: Dark Stranger Lame Saturday; Removed from Flight Manifest; European Jockey Ryan Moore Replaced Aboard Festival Rides; Bayrir, Afsare Gallop Over Arlington's Main Track Tuesday; Three Festival Seminars Scheduled This Week
In Today's Notes: Cherokee Lord, Vertiformer Get Arlington Million Breezes Monday; France's Bayrir, Gosden's Group Head Festival Horses on Grounds; Retired Riders Barbara Jo Rubin, Patti Cooksey Made History
In Today's AM Notes: Romans Readies Cavalry Charge Toward Mid-America Triple; Little Mike Stretches Out for Million Bid
In Today's Notes: Trio of Beverly D. Prospects Breeze at Arlington Sunday; All Stormy Breezes for Arlington's Secretariat Stakes; Ioya Bigtime Breezes for Arlington's American St. Leger
Faced with a choice between next Saturday's inaugural running of the $400,000 American St.
In Today's Notes: France's Bayrir Due In Tonight on First of Five Festival Flights; Arlington-based Festival Prospects Work Saturday; Graham Ties Torres for Lead in Jockeys' Standings Friday
In Today's Notes: Eleven Top Turf Runners Pre-Entered for Arlington Million XXX; Ten Grass-Favoring Fillies and Mares Set for Beverly D; Secretariat Stakes Shaping Up With Nine Sophomores Likely; Inaugural American St. Leger Attracts Full Field of 14
In Today's Notes: Irish Eyes Focus on Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown Thursday; Fires Firming Up for Arlington's 3rd Jockey Legends Race Aug. 17
With international horses slated to take center stage for the Aug.
TREASURE BEACH POSITIONED TO ADD TO MILLION-SECRETARIAT LEGACY
All systems remain on 'go' for the British-bred European-based Treasure Beach to add his name to the historical connection between the Arlington Million and the Secretariat Stakes.