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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

International Festival Barn Notes: Thursday, August 16, 2012 – PM Edition

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

International Festival Barn Notes: Thursday, August 16, 2012 – AM Edition

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

Inaugural $400,000 American St. Leger Draws Worldwide Cast of 12 for Marathon Event

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

Marketing Mix Slight Favorite in Grade I Beverly D.

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.

Eleven Entered for 30th Arlington Million; Boisterous, Crackerjack King Two Top Choices

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.

3-Year-Old Turf Supremacy on Line in Grade I Secretariat

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.

International Festival Barn Notes: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – PM Edition

MARKETING MIX AFTER GRADE I WIN

International Festival Barn Notes: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – AM Edition

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

International Festival Barn Notes: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – PM Edition

In Today's Notes: Stidham Seeks Elusive Million Day Grade I; Hall of Fame Trainer McGaughey Looks for Marquee Million Win

International Festival Barn Notes: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – AM Edition

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

International Festival Barn Notes: Monday, August 13, 2012 – PM Edition

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

International Festival Barn Notes: Monday, August 13, 2012 – AM Edition

In Today's AM Notes:  Romans Readies Cavalry Charge Toward Mid-America Triple; Little Mike Stretches Out for Million Bid

International Festival Barn Notes: Sunday, August 12, 2012

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

Suntracer, Peyote Patty Give Block Illinois Owners Sweep

Faced with a choice between next Saturday's inaugural running of the $400,000 American St.