The $15,851,625 wagered on Arlington Park's 12-race card on International Festival of Racing Saturday was the highest in the history of the track and in the State of Illinois on Illinois races.
Juddmonte Farms, Inc.'s Chiselling staged a furious late rally, closing from last place with a quarter mile remaining, and got up in the final jump to nip Jazz Beat by a nose and claim the victory in Saturday's grade I, $400,000 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park.
Juddmonte Farms' Beat Hollow wins the Arlington Million over a course he'll see again during the World Thoroughbred Championships.
All around her in the winner's circle at Saratoga Race Course, the chanting continued. "Fly Farda Amiga. Fly Farda Amiga. Fly Farda Amiga." At that point, late in the afternoon on Aug. 17, Farda Amiga had already flown past You and Allamerican Bertie in the stretch to win the 122nd Alabama Stakes (gr. I).
Saratoga Notebook: Another Sick Horse for Pletcher; About Zavata's Name; Hook and Ladder Returns; Rice is Hot
Trainer Todd Pletcher said Saturday morning that Warners is responding to treatment for an illness at a veterinary clinic in Saratoga Springs.
The Jockey Club is predicting that the 2002 foal crop in Kentucky will be about 2,000 less than last year's figure, primarily because of mare reproductive loss syndrome, but the projected decrease isn't as large as earlier estimates.
The Kentucky state veterinarian's office reported late on Friday, Aug. 16, that seven more horses in the state had been confirmed positive for West Nile Virus. That brings the total number of positive horses in the state this year to 15.
A business associated with Magna Entertainment founder and chairman Frank Stronach has increased its ownership of the racing conglomerate stock to 5.8%.
A field of seven older horses will contest Sunday's $350,000 Philip H. Iselin Handicap (gr. II) with Include the topweight at 120 pounds and likely favorite in the mile and an eighth event.
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