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Jan 27, 2012

Arlington Million XXX on for August

By: SPORTS NETWORK


 

Arlington Heights, IL (Sports Network) - The 30th running of the Arlington Million has been scheduled for Saturday, August 18. The 1 1/4-mile turf stakes is the centerpiece of Arlington Park's annual race meet.

Won in 2011 by Cape Blanco, the Arlington Million has proved to be one of the most prestigious turf events in North America. The victory helped propel Cape Blanco to the Eclipse Award as last year's champion male turf runner. Two years earlier Gio Ponti won the Million and garnered Eclipse Awards as top older male and champion turf male thoroughbred. Gio Ponti finished second in the race the last two years.

The Million is part of the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" program where the victorious horse gains automatic entry into the Breeders' Cup Turf.

Arlington Park's 2012 meeting will get underway on Friday, May 4 and conclude on Sunday, September 30.



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