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2010 Secretariat Stakes (G1)

Date/Track:
8/21/2010, Arlington Park
Distance:
1 1/4 m (Turf)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
2:05.71

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Secretariat Stakes (G1)...

It is not often that I choose to remember a horse so soon after his retirement, but the news that Paddy O' Prado's racing career had come to an end hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday. I had the good fortune of seeing Paddy several times in person last year, and whether the race was on turf or dir...Read More
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  • DougLogan · Sorry to see such a Great Grey , retire ...what a pleasure to see such a versatile horse · 1063 days ago ·
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  • GingerSmith · He reminded me of his sire, El Prado, whom I cheered on the many times he raced at Woodbine. Enjoy your retirement, Paddy!! Your papa would be proud !!! · 1063 days ago ·
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Watch out for Workin For Hops -this underrated gelding should be getting more respect. Today will be his day.
  • arazi · Agree that Paddy is no cinch in here. Look out for Working For Hops and also Wigmore Hall is a threat coming from Europe. · 1342 days ago ·
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  • mshutty · With the scratch of THE speed in the race, Two Notch Road, Workin for Hops moves to the head of the class with Wigmore Hall and Paddy O' Prado battling for second. · 1342 days ago ·
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Donegal Racing’s Paddy O’Prado solidified his status as the best turf-favoring 3-year-old in North America with a 1 ¼-length victory over European invader Wigmore Hall in the Grade I $400,000 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park Saturday before a crowd of 30,304, and in the opinion of his jockey Ken...Read More
The Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) announced Thursday, it will return to Arlington Park for the sixth consecutive year this Saturday, to provide exclusive radio coverage of the 28th Arlington Million. HRRN’s two hour broadcast will air live from 4:30 – 6:30 ET and include the Secretariat Sta...Read More
Donegal Racing’s Paddy O’Prado, the leading turf favoring sophomore in North America, has been installed as the heavy even money favorite for Saturday’s Grade I $400,000 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park while Arlington Classic and American Derby hero Estrorace LLC’s Workin for Hops is listed as...Read More
Pre-entries for the Grade I Arlington Million, Grade I Beverly D. Stakes and Grade I Secretariat Stakes closed at midnight Friday with 10 older horses named to the 28th running of the Arlington Million, 11 fillies and mares available for the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes and seven sophomores slated as...Read More
Fans of multi-race wagers, particularly those involving high-quality turf stakes races, will find plenty of opportunity to partake in such bets on Arlington Million Day on Saturday, August 21 when the track will play host to three Grade I turf stakes, a Grade III turf event and an overnight stakes r...Read More
Gio Ponti giveth and Gio Ponti taketh away – especially when it comes down to the field now likely for the 28th running of the Grade I Arlington Million a little over one week away on Saturday, Aug. 21.   The suddenly likely presence of Gio Ponti, the Arlington Million’s defending champion own...Read More
  • humphrey · That turf course is different than most as they leave the grass quite a bit longer than the manicured surfaces on the West coast. · 1350 days ago ·
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The largest group of European equine invaders in the last seven years remains on schedule for an Atlantic crossing in time for the upcoming Grade I Arlington Million now two and a half weeks away on Aug. 21.   That list is headed by Kirsten Rausing’s Lady Jane Digby, a 5-year-old mare who defe...Read More
Shadwell Stable’s Tajaaweed, third in the Grade III Arlington Handicap July 17 as the final local designed prep for the Grade I Arlington Million Aug. 21, breezed a half-mile in 46.80 Saturday morning in advance of that upcoming showcase race of the Arlington season.   Also contested on Arling...Read More
Kirsten Rausing’s Lady Jane Digby, a 5-year-old mare who drew clear late for a one-length score against male rivals in last Sunday’s Group I Grosser Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches-Zuchtrennen at Germany’s Munich Racecourse, is now expected to challenge the boys once again in the Grade I Arlington Milli...Read More
Estrorace LLC’s Workin for Hops, who won Saturday’s Grade II American Derby after annexing the 75th renewal of the Arlington Classic on May 22, is now in the position to become the fourth horse in history to win Arlington’s Mid-America Triple should he capture the Grade I Secretariat Stakes on Arli...Read More
The brief calm after the storm of Great Britain’s Royal Ascot meeting last week, combined with an unusual stakes schedule lull June 19-20 for North America’s best older grass horses being pointed to this summer’s Grade I Arlington Million, allow an opportunity for updates on Arlington’s Grade I Bev...Read More
Owner-trainer Tom McCarthy, who saddled his 4-year-old gray colt General Quarters to finish third in Churchill’s Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap June 12 on the main track, will switch surfaces once again for his next start July 17 in the Grade III Arlington Handicap over the Chicago oval’s world fa...Read More
French-born trainer Christophe Clement hit the Big Apple with a 1-2 punch worthy of Marcel Cerdan on Belmont Stakes Day when he saddled the first and second place runners in New York’s Grade I Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap run over that Long Island lawn.   The Manhattan – an annual stepp...Read More

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