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Hanshin Cup

Former Name(s):
1979 - 2000:   Equipoise Mile

What the Nation is saying about the Hanshin Cup...

I had the pleasure of my first visit of the year to Arlington Park yesterday, and I picked an excellent day to attend. If you’ve never been to the suburban track just a short drive northwest of Chicago, I can only ask why not, as there is not a finer facility in American racing, and when the quality...Read More
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  • Floridaf · Y'all always make Arlington sound so nice. I really am going to have to start trekking north rather than further south. · 328 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · That magnificent eidfice has to run some schlock nowadays...Like an old resort hotel serving MacDoanld's hamburgers · 328 days ago ·
Nates Mineshaft, All Stormy, Hammers Terror n/o
The return of Nates Mineshaft is just one of the stories Saturday at Arlington Park.Read More
Longshot Patrioticandproud
In my opinion Arlington Park has had a fantastic meet so far! It’s just not because I’m actually making money (ha-ha) but the racing has been excellent to kick off 2012. Let's review my 10 observations of the happenings a month and a half into the meet.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · And how many days until the Million? · 676 days ago ·
  • christysontheweb · CDH...you can't win it unless you're in it!!! ;) Those wete some pretty interesting stats too, did ya map it all out on the white board? Florent is def a fave in the jockey dept and Silver Max is one you could just never say enough good about!! · 671 days ago ·
On a warm and sunny day in Chicago, usual turf sprinter Havelock takes home the Hanshin Cup by a neck over post time favorite Lonesome Street!Read More
  • bellesforever1 · That was a nail biter and a super race.My pick FA didn't stay..wonder why they put him in front as he seems to come from behind mostly.Havelock was very impressive. · 699 days ago ·
  • cpsoren121 · Again, great race and I didn't think Havelock could get the mile! · 699 days ago ·
Hello and welcome to my first Arlington blog of the meet! I’m excited to present to you the Grade 3 Hanshin Cup being run at one mile on Arlington’s synthetic surface. Please remember that at Arlington a one mile race consists of only one turn.Read More
Estrorace’s Workin For Hops tipped three wide approaching the top of the stretch, took command at mid-stretch and drew off to win the Grade III $100,000 Hanshin Cup by three lengths on Saturday at Arlington Park.  The Mike Stidham-trained son of City Zip rallied under strong handling by James ...Read More
Multiple stakes winner Workin for Hops, who races for Amy Bondon’s Estrorace LLC, heads a competitive group of nine, including defending champion Jim Tafel LLC’s Country Flavor, entered for Saturday’s Grade III Hanshin Cup.  The one-mile race over Polytrack is the first event on Arlington’s $4...Read More
County Flavor scored a significant upset in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Handicap (G3) on Saturday at Arlington Park, rolling to three-quarter-length win at 21.20-to-1 odds. A four-year-old Empire Maker gelding making his stakes debut, Country Flavor pushed the pace before seizing the lead near the quar...Read More
The racing world participates in its own barbecue over Memorial Day weekend and the featured item are stakes.  The weekend kicks off today with six graded stakes races from across the country (NY, 2 in KY, 2 in IL, CA).  I’ll be back Monday to preview some graded stakes from around the cou...Read More
Gran Estreno, a former claimer who registered his first graded stakes victory at Arlington Park last summer to cap a six-race winning streak, returns to his favorite track for the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (gr. III) May 29. Arlington's one-mile Polytrack event drew a field of nine, with the 7-year...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details05/25/13AP91 mileS03+ MHanshin Cup-G3HogyMister Marti GrasHammers Terror1:34.25
View Details05/19/12AP91 mileS03+ MHanshin Cup-G3HavelockLonesome StreetScotus1:37.10
View Details05/21/11AP81 mileS03+ MHanshin Cup-G3Workin For HopsPacific OceanHavelock1:34.55
View Details05/29/10AP91 mileS03+ MHanshin Cup-G3Country FlavorTybaltGran Estreno1:38.16
View Details07/21/96AP61 mileD03+ MHanshin Cup-G3Golden GearExclusive GarthProspect For Love1:36.13