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ARLINGTON MILLION DAY headlines the racing action on Saturday, with 3 Grade 1 races at Arlington Park, including the $1,000,000 ARLINGTON MILLION, the ALABAMA at Saratoga, and the DEL MAR OAKS, at Del Mar.

Arlington Festival of Racing  ARLINGTON MILLION DAY - PREVIEW
Irish invader Adelaide has been installed as the 8-5 favorite versus eight three-year-old rivals in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 SECRETARIAT, one of four major turf races that comprise Arlington's International Festival of Racing. Ryan Moore will be in to ride the Galileo colt for trainer Aidan O'Brien, who will also send out stakes-placed maiden winner Belisarius, a 20-1 morning line outsider in the 1 1/4-mile affair.

The second running of the $400,000 AMERICAN ST. LEGER, a 1 11/16-mile stayer test inaugurated in 2012, drew a field of 11 long-distance specialists including defending champion Dandino.  Read more...

The morning-line odds reflect the competitive nature of Saturday's Grade 1, $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington, with the early favorite listed at 7-2 and the highest odds of 30-1 belonging to a filly who just missed by a neck in the local prep.  Read more...

Invaders for St. Leger get a feel for Arlington
Magician, Real Solution top 7 horse field Arlington Million
Aidan O'Brien with strong charge
Ten Things You Should Know About the Beverly D Stakes


Duchossois poses in front of the new Arlington facilities
 on June 28, 1989,  the day the track he built reopened
 for business Blood-Horse Library

MAN BEHIND THE MILLION - Special Feature BloodHorse 

The Alabama, run for the first time in 1872, is the longest running stakes race for 3-year-old fillies in the United States.  Ten Things You Should Know about Alabama Stakes

Nine sophomores fillies have been entered in Saturday's Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at Saratoga, but STOPCHARGINGMARIA is the likely favorite off a five-length romp in the Coaching Club American Oaks last out.

The Todd Pletcher trainee dropped her season opener at Gulfstream Park in the Davona Dale, and could only manage fourth in the Fantasy at Oaklawn Park two weeks later. It wasn't long, though, before the Tale of the Cat filly showed her true colors when rallying for a neck victory in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico, her first win since a neck score in the Demoiselle in her juvenile finale.  Read more...

Saturday, Arlington Million Day - WGNTV live streaming - Arlington Million 5-6 p.m. CDT
Sunday, Sword Dancer Inv'l - Jockey Club on Fox Sports1 5-6:30 ET

Races in time ordered format, cards below. After a race has been run, come back here to watch the replay by clicking on the CARD.


Ann Maree's Time Ordered Races & Entries - printable format

PPs for many of today's races

1:56 ET  Vandal S  WO   $150,000  2yo R  6f AW  R3   CARD
2:04 ET  Lake Placid G2  Sar   $300,000  3yo f  1 1/8 mi T  R3   CARD 
4:27 ET  Sky Classic S G2  WO   $200,000  3+  1 1/4 mi T  R8   CARD
4:45 ET  American St. Leger (L)  AP   $400,000  3+  1 11/16 mi T  R7  CARD
5:15 ET  Secretariat S G1  AP   $500,000  3yo  1 1/4 mi T R8  CARD
5:40 ET  Canadian Derby G3  NP   $200,000  3yo  11f   R12   CARD
5:54 ET  Beverly D. G1 BC  AP   $750,000  3+ f/m  1 3/16 mi   R9  CARD
5:55 ET  Alabama S G1  Sar   $600,000  3yo f  1 1/4 mi   R10   CARD
6:10 ET  Jersey Shore S G3   Mth   $100,000  3yo  6f   R11   CARD
6:36 ET  Arlington Million XXXII G1 BC  AP   $1,000,000  3+  1 1/4 mi T  R10  CARD
8:30 ET  Del Mar Oaks G1  Dmr   $300,000  3yo f  1 1/8 mi T  R 8 CARD
10:16 ET  Governor's Cup (L)  RP   $175,000  3+  1 1/8 mi   R8   CARD

Soft turf no problem for Kingman!  
9:10 a.m. ET Prix Jacque Le Marois S G1, 3+ , Deauville 
Result Order of Finish:   Kingman, Anodin, Olympic Glory

After race has been run, return here and click on the CARD for a replay.
5:12 ET  Breeders' S  WO   $500,000  3yo R  1 1/2 mi T  R9   CARD
5:27 ET  Alydar S  Sar   $100,000  4+ R  1 1/8 mi    R9   CARD
5:40 ET  Philip H. Iselin S G3 Mth   $150,000  3+  1 1/8 mi   R10   CARD
6:04 ET  Sword Dancer Invitational H G1  Sar   $500,000  3+  1 1/2 mi T  R10   CARD 
6:30 ET  Rancho Bernardo H G3  Dmr   $150,000  3+ f/m  6.5f AW R4   CARD 
6:45 ET  Gold Rush Futurity  ArP   $100,000  2yo  6f  R10   CARD 
8:30 ET  Solana Beach H  Dmr   $150,000  3+ f/m S  1 mi T  R8  CARD

Reneesgotzip makes return in Rancho Bernardo



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