2012 Beverly D. Stakes (G1)

8/18/2012, Arlington Park
Post Time:
5:02 PM CT
1 3/16 m (Turf)
3+ F

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Beverly D. Stakes (G1)...

Super Saturday is here and with post-time on the East Coast just minutes away, thousands of fans are waiting anxiously to see if their favorite horses meet the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" challenge. One of my favorite BC races is the Filly and Mare Turf. Today's Flower Bowl at Belmont another ...Read More
  • MBPhipps · Well . . . .thank goodness I'm NOT a handicapper--though there WAS that inquiry over Hessonite and I'm a Dreamer did finish a close 4th... In any case I'm happy to have Nahrain back in this year's Breeders Cup! · 566 days ago ·
"Arlington is KILLER," said Eclipse Sportswire's Scott Serio of this week's photo gallery, and we have to agree!Read More
Behind some dawdling fractions, Little Mike broke to the lead and never looked back to win the 30th running of the Arlington Million on what was a picture perfect day in Chicago! Read More
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  • driveon · I was really, really impressed with the appearance of Bayrir. Now there's a horse that looks the part! I'm sure we'll be hearing more from him. Nice job with the article, Chris. · 607 days ago ·
  • nayrod64 · I saw that too. He didn't have a tongue tie. I wonder if he bit his tongue from stress. · 607 days ago ·
Boisterous, Euro Invasions, Silver Max, and a Brand New Race all help make it the best day of turf racing of the year.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · I thought it was between him and Boisterous and when Boisterous didn't get the soft ground it left him alone. Anyone who challenged him would have taken themselves out too.25/49 are about right for turf · 608 days ago ·
  • gelded1 · I agree that Boisterous needed a slow or yielding course to have a shot and I too dismissed him for that reason. They were about 2 secs slower at the 3/4 and mile than the Secretariat Stakes that ran earlier at 1 1/4 .Smart ride by Ramon . · 608 days ago ·
Chat live with blogger Jasen Mangrum who is on the scene with analysis and selections of Arlington Park's biggest day of racing. Read More
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  • Capper · Proctor entry opens at 2/1 off a 9/2/ ML in the 4th. Proctor is tough 2nd out, but 1st timer Self Confident is bred all over the place for the turf. · 608 days ago ·
  • Capper · 3 deep start the pick 5, but leaning more on Jakkalberry. · 608 days ago ·
At Arlington on Million Day, Silver Max looks to defend America's honor, while in the Alabama at Saratoga, Sea Island is a live long shot.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Good luck to all of my HRN family on Arlington Million Day. · 609 days ago ·
  • DeborahYongue · I was told Silver Max had been scrathed so now I'll have to do my pick five over again and even though I've never placed a bet and would't even know how, It's exciting to play My pick five Little Mike, Silver Max, Treasure Beach,Cracker Jack' and Afsare · 608 days ago ·
After butting heads with some of Europe’s top older females, I’m A Dreamer found the reality of American racing much more to her liking on Saturday at Arlington Park, winning the Grade I $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes by a head over Marketing Mix.Read More
The three-year-old son of Badge of Silver will get his first test against Grade 1 competition in Arlington Park's $500,000 Secretariat Stakes on Million Day.Read More
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  • timgsmith10 · Well take a look how silver max faired in the Holy Bull... Plus hes beaten who? Travel advisory,situational ethics,sachem spirit, cozzetti, and lucky chappy...Not quite the same as BODE,CREATIVE C,DULLAHAN,or UNION RAGS.. IMO Hes pretty good but IHA has it in the bag. · 610 days ago ·
  • timgsmith10 · Also he has yet to win a G1 · 610 days ago ·
Marketing Mix is the tepid 3-1 choice over an international contingent in Saturday's Grade 1 Beverly D at Arlington Park. Read More
It’s hard to believe that we are just a few days away from thirty years of Arlington Million Day memories. I’m proud to say that I’ve been there in person for many, while the others I was sure not to miss on television. As anything in life, the ones seen in person are always just a little more memor...Read More
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  • cpsoren121 · Leparoux does well on closers too! This was an impressive performance by Gorella no doubt, and only at 4 years old! · 612 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · That was a ZOOOOOOM move. Hope you get to some more on Million Day. · 612 days ago ·
Utterly dominant in European Group races, John Gosden looks to return to Arlington with his first Illinois raider since Debussy's victory in the Arlington Million in 2010. True to his word, Gosden has entered a horse in support of each one of Arlington's premier stakes races on Saturday and with the...Read More
Arlington has become somewhat of a mid-season holiday destination for many European trainers in the last few years. Cape Blanco, Debussy and Spirit One have all travelled to Illinois and reaped the rewards that the Arlington Million provides and many others have come close. This year the European in...Read More
Mike Stidham has won some big races during his career, including nine graded stakes among 22 stakes wins at Arlington Park, but the track's Grade I races have eluded the veteran trainer. Stidham hopes to remedy that situation on Saturday when he sends Lael Stable & All In Stable's Willcox Inn and St...Read More
As we inch closer to Arlington Million Day, I chose to profile a very good filly in Marketing Mix. This seven time winner will invade Arlington from the Great White North to run in the Beverly D! Read More
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  • timgsmith10 · IMO Marketing mix can run with almost all N.A fillies on the grass.. She is a tough gal · 618 days ago ·
  • Capper · Marketing Mix could be in the 'mix', but I think Motion will have Aruna ready to fire a huge shot off the layoff. · 617 days ago ·
It's already been a big year for trainer John Gosden overseas, and now he plans on continuing his winning ways on Arlington Million Day with Colombian among others.Read More
  • BrianZipse · Great info, Dan! The Americans better brace themselves, Euros traditionally love the Arlington Park turf course. · 642 days ago ·
  • cpsoren121 · Wow, the Euro invasion on my home track?! Nice! · 641 days ago ·
Making her first appearance since a disappointing eighth-placed finish in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, Elusive Kate did everything but win today at Newmarket.Read More
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Very impressed with this filly, indeed. Giofra's still quite lightly raced to be a 4yr.old filly, but her win in the G1 Falmouth Stakes runs her record to 6-4-1-0 lifetime now. Her only 2 losses having been a 5th place finish in the first start of her career last season and a 2nd place finish behind Cirrus Des Aigles in the G1 Prix Ganay back in April. I also thought Elusive Kate ran a hell of a race in the Falmouth Stakes, too. Not having been on the racetrack since she ran in the G2 BC Juvenile Fillies Turf back in November. · 644 days ago ·
  • ILuvTurfRacing · For those who've yet to see this filly race, you're in for a treat once you do see her. Giofra's still a quite lightly raced filly to be midway through her 4yr.old season. But she's quickly putting together a strong resume'. She was a beaten 5th in the very first race of her career. But then finished the 2011 season with a conditions race win at Compiegne and a listed stakes win at Longchamp. She began the 2012 season by beating the boys in the G2 Prix D' Harcourt at Longchamp, followed by a 2nd place finish behind Cirrus Des Aigles in the G1 Prix Ganay which was only the second time she'd ever been beaten. But she had the likes of Reliable Man, Wigmore Hall, and Saga Dream in behind her in the Prix Ganay at Longchamp. This was a stellar field of some of the best 3 and 3+yr.old fillies and mares racing in Europe right now that Giofra beat on Friday in the G1 Falmouth Stakes on Newmarket's July Course. Running her record to 6-4-1-0 for her career to date. I was also very impressed with the gritty effort by Elusive Kate. I would imagine that trainer John Gosden would have to be very pleased with that effort from his star filly against such a tough, competitive field. Having been off of the racetrack herself since she ran in the G2 BC Juvenile Fillies' Turf back in November. The rest of the 2012 season also looks quite promising for Elusive Kate based on what I saw out of her today, IMO. · 644 days ago ·

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