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2009 Secretariat Stakes (G1)

Date/Track:
8/8/2009, Arlington Park
Distance:
1 1/4 m (Turf)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
2:05.41

What the Nation is saying about the 2009 Secretariat Stakes (G1)...

The Secretariat Stakes was a big win for Take The Points. It brought him back around to the winner circle again. Beating Black Bear Island is no easy task either. This is the colt, that in his maiden race at Curragh in Ireland in 2008, finished 2nd to Driven Snow, and finished ahead of 3rd place finisher in his maiden, the great Sea The Stars. Of course, STS never lost again after losing his maiden. But Black Bear Island went on to race well in Ireland and Great Britain. Storming from the back of the pack at York in 2009 to beat a very good field in the 2009 Dante Stakes.
Starlight Partners’ Take The Points locked in a stirring stretch duel with Black Bear Island got up in the final strides under Kent Desormeaux to earn his first graded stakes win in the $400,000 Secretariat (G1) Stakes Aug. 8 on the Arlington Park turf.Read More
The Arlington Million is a showdown between turf sensation Gio Ponti and the versatile Einstein. Toss a few Euros into the mix and you've got a horse race for the biggest event at Arlington Park each year.Read More
HRTV will broadcast the grade I Arlington Million and two other grade I stakes as part of the Aug. 8 program at Arlington Park in Illinois, while the Horse Racing Radio Network will offer a two-hour broadcast from the track.Read More
Ashbrook Farm's Reb, winner of the three straight including the American Derby (gr. IIT), and Irish invader Black Bear Island, who has a group II victory in England this season, lead a wide-open field of 11 in the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) for 3-year-olds Aug. 8 on the Arlington Park turf...Read More