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Wednesday, August 23, 2000
74th Day


It was the first time that the Arlington Million had been contested for a $2 million purse, and the first time in the history of Arlington International that one jockey had won both the Million and the $500,000 Beverly D. in the same season.

However, when Jerry Bailey won both those Grade 1 events Saturday during the International Festival of Racing, and finished second in the $400,000 Secretariat, also a Grade 1 event, he vaulted into second-place in money won in the local jockey standings. Since Saturday was the first day Bailey had ridden here this season, his total figures are based on one afternoon's accomplishments, even though the Arlington season was in the 72nd day of racing.

Only leading rider Mark Guidry, with more than twice as many wins this summer as his closest pursuer, Alfredo Juarez Jr., now exceeds Bailey in seasonal earnings here with a total of $3,062,556 through Sunday's 73rd day of racing.

Bailey is in second place with earnings of $1,580,000, and Juarez is next on the total earnings list with $1,460,527.

With the winner's share of $1,200,000 for a $2 million purse, Bailey obviously went over the $1 million mark in earnings based on his tally astride Juddmonte Farms' Chester House.

Only four other riders besides Guidry, Bailey and Juarez have reached that level here this season through Sunday's program. They are Ray Sibille with $1,362,163; Chris Emigh with $1,297,173; Corey Lanerie with $1,227,725; and Eusebio Razo Jr. with $1,188,802.

With a jockey's earnings equaling 10 percent of a winning purse, Bailey earned $120,000 in personal income for in two minutes and one second's work by piloting Chester House to his three and a quarter-length tally in Arlington Million XVIII.

Including his score two races earlier in the $500,000 Beverly D. astride Gary A. Tanaka's Snow Polina, who toured the mile and three-sixteenths distance of that race in 1:55 and fractions, Bailey personally earned $150,000 for less than four minutes of competition.

Add to that the $80,000 second-place money earned by Centennial Farms' King Cugat for that sophomore colt's runner-up finish in the $400,000 Secretariat, $4,000 (five percent) of which went to the jockey, and Bailey's personal paycheck for the afternoon was $154,000 for under six minutes of work.

Jayeff B Stable's Ciro won the Grade 1 Secretariat, beating King Cugat by a length, and earning $240,000 for his owner Richard L. Santulli and $24,000 for Irish jockey Mick Kinane.


Trainers also are entitled to 10 per cent of the winning purse, and Hall of Fame conditioner Bobby Frankel leapfrogged over local horsemen with his productive afternoon during the International Festival of Racing.

Frankel, trainer of Chester House, registered purse earnings of $1,300,000 for his single afternoon's efforts, including the Million victory and the runner-up purse of Amerman Racing LLC's Happyanunoit in the Beverly D. (Earlier in the summer, the Frankel-trained Northern Quest, owned by 3 Plus U Stables, earned $96,000 for his tally in the Grade 3 Stars And Stripes Breeders' Cup Handicap.)

With total purse earnings now of $1,396,000 this summer at Arlington, Frankel has almost twice as much in seasonal earnings as trainer Chris Block's $699,357 total through Sunday. Block, who has been stabled here throughout the summer, is second on the list of trainers for total earnings at the meeting.

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