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Arlington Million Attracts Ten Pre-Entries

Pre-entries for the 2011 edition of the Grade I Arlington Million closed Friday with 10 older horses named to the 29th running of the Arlington Park showcase.

 

To be run Aug. 13, the only three Grade I races contested in Illinois make up Arlington’s one-day International Festival of Racing.  Arlington Million XXIX gets additional prestige once again with its “Win and You’re In” provision for the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf, while the 21st renewal of the Beverly D. allows that same provision for the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf for the fourth straight year.

 

This year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

 

Post positions for all three International Festival races will be drawn Tuesday at WGN Studios in Chicago at Noon (CDT).  WGN and WGN America will televise the Arlington Million live Saturday 5-5:30 p.m. (CDT).

 

European invaders for Arlington Million XXIX, in alphabetical order, are Mrs. Fitriani Hay, Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s Irish-bred Cape Blanco, Mark Hawtin’s Irish-bred Wigmore Hall, and Mathieu Offenstadt, Sylvain Fargeon, Patrick Offenstadt and Mikel Delzangles’ French-bred Zack Hall.

 

North American-based Million pre-entries are dominated by the star power of Castleton Lyons’ Gio Ponti, winner of the 2009 Arlington Million and now in the position to become the second horse in history – along with Dotsam Stable’s legendary John Henry – to win the centerpiece race of Chicago Thoroughbred racing season twice.

 

Alphabetically, the other North American-based Million pre-entries are Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Dean’s Kitten, Pasquale Vizzoni’s General Perfect, Naipaul and Terikchand Chatterpaul’s Mission Approved, William Stiritz’ Proceed Bee, Robert Courtney Jr.’s Rahystrada and Shadwell Farm’s Tajaaweed.

 

 

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