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VOY POR UNO MAS WINS THE HONOR GRADES STAKES
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Sept. 9, 2007) – Moises Yanez & Hernandez Racing Club’s Voy Por Uno Mas broke alertly from the gate and was never challenged en route to a 1 ¼-length victory in the $48,250 Honor Grades Stakes on Sunday at Arlington Park.
Jesus Castanon rode the Yanez-trained son of Mazel Trick who covered the mile over firm turf in 1:41.89 after posting fractions of 24.06 seconds for the opening quarter mile, 47.86 seconds for the half, 1:11.52 for three-quarters and a mile split of 1:35.76.
“I figured there was not a lot of speed in this race,” Castanon said. “I let my horse break out of the gate on his own, and I was able to slow him down the first quarter. He started to go on me a little bit on the backside but I didn’t want to fight him too much. At the quarter pole, I let him go and he picked it up real nice.”
The win was the third of the season over the Arlington turf course for Voy Por Uno Mas, who picked up $28,950 to boost his earnings to $68,990 while improving his overall record to three wins from 10 starts.
Gentleman Chester chased the winner throughout to finish second in the nine-horse field, a neck ahead of 6-5 favorite Demarcation. Kentucky Man, Galloping Home, Pirate Saint, Snowblind Friend, The Unbelievable and Scott’s Time completed the order of finish.
Sent off as the 2-1 second choice, Voy Por Uno Mas paid $6.80, $3.80 and $2.60. Gentleman Chester returned $6.80 and $3.80. Demarcation paid $2.20.
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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