Patricia’s Hope LLC’s Midnight Cello, a romping 5½-length winner in last season’s renewal of the Grade III $100,000 Hanshin Cup, returns to Arlington International Racecourse for the first time since in an attempt to defend his title in the one-mile Polytrack event on Saturday, May 21. The 64th running of the Hanshin drew a field of 11 and will be run for the 22nd time as an exchange race between Arlington and the Japan Racing Association.
Wasting no time improving on a four-win day last Saturday, defending Arlington champion jockey Jose Valdivia, Jr. raised the bar Friday at Arlington, winning five of the day’s eight races.
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For the first time in Arlington Million history, the race’s top three finishers will get a rematch in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. At Keeneland on Saturday, Million hero The Pizza Man will renew rivalry with runner-up Big Blue Kitten and his pacemaker, Shining Copper, who held on surprisingly well for third at Arlington.
Trainer Larry Rivelli, jockey Jose Valdivia, Jr.
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Due to the success of the International Festival of Racing featuring the Arlington Million, wagering on races on the day and wagering on races afterwards was higher than anticipated.
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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 15, 2015) – Midwest Thoroughbreds’ Illinois-bred turf phenom The Pizza Man stamped his ticket to the Grade I $3,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf with a saucy performance in the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Handicap Saturday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse. After breaking ninth of 13 from post seven, the son of the champion English Channel – fourth in the 2006 Million – accomplished what his sire could not when settling in ninth, advancing while racing four-wide and then circling rivals, rallying determinedly to win by a neck over Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s favored Big Blue Kitten. The victory was a popular one, producing a deafening roar from the crowd and taking a slice out of history, as The Pizza Man became the first Prairie State-bred to win the state’s most prestigious race.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 15, 2015) – Highland Reel went right to the front under Seamie Heffernan and never looked back to give trainer Aidan O’Brien his fourth victory in the Grade I $450,000 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse as part of the International Festival of Racing featuring the Arlington Million presented by Liftmaster.
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The Secretariat Stakes at Arlington International Racecourse is a premier turf race for three-year-olds and features a distinguished list of past winners, including Adelaide (2014), who went on to
A solid field of eleven passed the entry box for Saturday’s Grade III $350,000 American St.
Force The Pass could join Triple Crown winner and five-time Grade I winner American Pharoah on Saturday as just the second three-year-old male to earn multiple Grade I wins this ye