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Living up to his name, Andrew Bentley Racing Stable’s Hardest Core has quickly made a career of beating the odds with defiant brilliance.
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.
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).
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,
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.
Ryan Moore (jockey, Adelaide, 1st):
Florent Geroux (jockey, The Pizza Man, 1st):
Ryan Moore (jockey, Euro Charline, 1st):
"She traveled real sweet and kicked on nicely like a good filly would."
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.
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
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
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'
In Today's Notes: Maker Trio Shipping in Thursday, Stretching Out Saturday; Big Kick Keeps Moving On the Turf; Hardest Core Arrives At Arlington
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
In Today's Notes: Secretariat Entrant Tourist At Home On the Turf
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.
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.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 13, 2014) – The European-based Irish-bred Adelaide and American-bred and –based Tourist top a field of nine sophomores entered for Saturday’s Grade I $500,000 Secretariat Stakes at a mile and a quarter over Arlington International Racecourse’s turf course.