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Arlington Park stakes recap (8/28/05)

Contact: David Zenner


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 28, 2005) -- Jaguar On The Run Stable Ltd.'s Jaguar City broke on top and never looked back en route to a facile 2 -length tally in the $40,000 Unique Type Handicap for Illinois-registered distaffers. Teaming up with her regular jockey James Graham, the 5-year-old Slew City Slew mare covered the mile in 1:35.92.

"She broke real sharp and put herself in the race," Graham said. "She did the rest by herself but I had to help her a little the last part."

The Frank Springer-trained homebred led by a length and a half after a quarter mile in 23.24 seconds and was in front by two after a half-mile in 45.40 seconds. She extended her advantage to four lengths through three-quarters in 1:09.65 and led by as many as six lengths in the stretch through seven panels in 1:22.24.

Jaguar City earned her third victory in as many starts at Arlington Park this summer after previously capturing the $40,000 Your Ladyship Handicap at seven furlongs on June 3 and the six-furlong $85,700 Isaac Murphy Handicap three weeks later. The $24,000 winner's share boosts her bankroll to $258,078.

Lady Riss raced in second position throughout, finishing a half-length in front of Ms. Lydonia. Expendable, Defuhr, Di's Delight, Tokyo Storm and Cashmere Miss completed the order of finish.

Sent off as the 4-5 betting favorite, Jaguar City paid $3.60, $2.60 and $2.20. Lady Riss returned $3.80 and $3. Ms. Lydonia paid $3.40.

Earlier in the day, Elizabeth Marie Cissell's Mc Special Mystery won the Grade 3 $25,000 Windy City Dash for American Quarter Horses by a neck in 20.37 seconds for the 400- yard dash. Julie Veltman rode the 6-year-old gelded son of Special Show for trainer Michael Cissell. Mc Special Mystery paid $18, $8.40 and $5.60.

Arlington Park -- the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- is running a 94-day meet in 2005 from Friday, May 13 through Sunday, Sept. 18. 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 Lucky's featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at

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