LA TIA POINTS TO AUTUMN CAMPAIGNHernandez Racing Club’s La Tia, who made all the running in the Grade I Beverly D. before finishing a valiant fifth, has exited her run in great shape, according to trainer Armando De La Cerda.
In Today’s Notes: Mister Marti Gras Heads Washington Park Noms; Arlington’s Brian W. Spencer New Fair Grounds Paddock Analyst
In Today’s Notes: Trainer Dale Bennett Hits 500 Wins; Blackhawks Resurgence Reflected in Horse Names; Nates Mineshaft Aggravates Suspensory in Million
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.
QUOTES FOR THE $400,000 AMERICAN ST. LEGER
In Today’s Notes: Dark Cove out of American St. LegerFour Jockeys Can Win Festival’s Three Grade I StakesQuartet 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.