The Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint champions from the last two seasons lead a field of six in Saturday's Arlington Sprint Handicap.
(Drawing by the famous Marcy Leonard)
The Arlington Sprint started as a new race back in 1990 where it was run on the dirt at 7 furlongs. After a brief hiatus it returned in 1996 and has been run ever since (sans 1998-1999). The race was run at 6 furlongs on the dirt from 1996 to 2007 and switched to the turf course at 5 1/2 furlongs in 2008. Last year's winner Havelock shined this year in the Hanshin Cup earlier this summer.