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SPOTSGONE UPSETS AGAIN IN SEA O’ERIN
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Aug. 11, 2007) – Robert Yagos’ Spotsgone stole the Grade III Hanshin Cup on the front end in May at odds of more than 80-1. This afternoon the son of Bright Launch struck again taking the $148,500 Sea o’ Erin Mile by a head at odds of 16-1 on the Arlington Million day undercard.
Sixty-year-old jockey Earlie Fires, a member of racing’s Hall of Fame, was aboard the 4-year-old colt that is trained by the jockey’s older brother Jinks. He covered the “about” one mile over the track’s inner turf listed as yielding in 1:38.10 and paid $35.80, $12.40 and $8.
“We knew he’d run well but weren’t so sure about the turf,” said the winning trainer. “The turf’s a little wet today and speed seems to hold.”
Spotsgone earned $88,200 to boost his bankroll to $323,429 while improving his record to six victories from 26 starts.
Galantas rallied to get up for the place money, returning $4.20 and $3.20. Load a Chronic ran third in the field of eight and paid $8.
Tiganello, Fort Prado, Therecomesatiger, Rapid Proof and Obi Wan Kenobi completed the order of finish.
Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 94-day meet in 2007 from Friday, May 4 through Sunday, Sept. 16. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates nine off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities – Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Rockford, Trackside Waukegan, Fat Sam’s Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in Lockport, Lucky’s featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolino’s featuring Trackside OTB in McHenry and The Inferno featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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