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In Today’s Notes: After Going Two for Four, Euros Depart; Home Team Festival-placed Shadwell Duo Come Back Well; Team Block Pleased with Performances on Illinois’ Biggest Day
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2013) – In a stretch run that was drama-filled before and after the finish line, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s Real Solution was adjudged the winner in Arlington Million XXXI over Essafinaat Limited’s The Apache in front of an enthralled crowd of 34,222.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2013) – Admiral Kitten, a homebred son of Kitten's Joy for Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, became the first Secretariat winner sired by a previous winner.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2013) – The result of the second edition of the $400,000 American St.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 17, 2013) – Dank came into the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D.
Alan Garcia (Real Solution, official winner): “Well, he broke really good, first two and a half I took him back out of there, he was nice and relaxed.
Ryan Moore (Dank, 1st): “She’s been real aggressive all year. She wasn’t real aggressive at Royal Ascot but apart from that she’s been real aggressive.
Rosie Napravnik (Admiral Kitten, 1st): “We were able to sit back and realx, that’s kind of the horse’s style. We got a clear trip around the second turn and he was just finishing fat.
In Today’s Notes:
Dark Cove out of American St. Leger
Four Jockeys Can Win Festival’s Three Grade I Stakes
Quartet of Riders Can Win Another Million
In Today’s Notes: Well Traveled Side Glance Ready for More; Fourth Time Hopefully a Charm for Wigmore Hall; Noseda Sanguine and Sensible
In Today’s Notes: Little Mike Connections Hope Million Sets Up Showdown with Wise Dan
In Today’s Notes: Two Euros Put in Grass Works for Festival; Gifted Girl Camp Confident; “Little Difference” between Botti’s Dandino and Jakkalberry
In Today’s Notes: $1 Million Purse Attracts Indy Point to Arlington Million
In Today’s Notes:The Apache Works Toward Million;Dank a Danger to the Favorites in the Beverly D.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 14, 2013) – Priscilla Vaccarezza’s three-time North American Grade I winner and defending Arlington Million champion Little Mike will defend his crown against a field that includes the winners of Group I races on four other continents in Saturday’s marquee turf spectacular. The Dale Romans-trained son of Spanish Steps has not finished better than fourth in three Grade/Group I events in 2013, including a disappointing trip to Dubai, but has been training forwardly for his confident connections.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 14, 2013) – Craig Bernick said he wants to test his family’s Marketing Mix on an international level, and the mare will get that chance as the 5-2 morning line favorite against eight others in the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes as part of the International Festival of Racing on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 14, 2013) – Thirteen sophomore colts and geldings will contest the $500,000 Grade I Secretariat Stakes at 1¼-miles on Arlington International's world-famous turf course. Three have a special connection to the Secretariat, being sons of 2004 winner Kitten's Joy, who will seek to become the first Secretariat winner to sire a subsequent winner. That trio of runners looking to make history will be met by four runners exiting the Grade II Virginia Derby, another major race won by Kitten's Joy in 2004.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 14, 2013) – In last year’s inaugural running of the American St. Leger, it was the globetrotting Jakkalberry owned by Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock and trained by Marco Botti that took home the top prize in the $400,000 race. That team returns this year with the British-bred Dandino in hopes of a repeat score in Saturday’s mile and eleven-sixteenths marathon turf event at Arlington International Racecourse.
In Today’s Notes: Contessa Shares Firm Stance on Rydilluc’s Strengths