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Arlington Park stakes recap (9/12/04)

Contact: David Zenner


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (September 12, 2004) -- Willmott Stables Inc.'s Mymich overtook frontrunner Rich City Girl inside the furlong marker and held off a late rally by One Fine Shweetie to win the $44,375 Flawlessy Stakes by three-quarters of a length Sunday at Arlington Park. Eusebio Razo Jr. rode the daughter of A. P. Indy who covered the mile over firm turf in 1:36.64.

The Tony Reinstedler-trained filly rebounded from an eighth-place finish in her last start, the $65,000 De La Rose Stakes at Saratoga, to record her second victory of the year and fifth in 24 starts overall. She earned $26,625 to push her bankroll to $226,301.

Razo kept Mymich a couple of lengths off the pace being set by Rich City Girl, who led through fractions of :24.57, :47.50, 1:11.53 and 1:24.29 before giving way in the final eighth of a mile.

One Fine Shweetie was a half-length clear of Beautiful Bets and Brunilda, who finished in a dead-heat for third. Princess Pelona, Rich City Girl, Golden Trevally, Samantha B. and Proud Beauty completed the order of finish.

Sent off at odds of more than 6-1, Mymich paid $15.60, $8.20 and $4.20. One Fine Shweetie paid $17.40 and $5.60. Beautiful Bets paid $3.60. Brunilda paid $2.60.

Arlington Park -- the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- is running a 96-day meet in 2004 from Friday, May 14 through Sunday, Sept. 19. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates eight off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside South Beloit, Trackside Waukegan and Longshots featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at

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