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Arlington Park

Arlington Park news release

Contact: David Zenner
Dzenner@arlingtonpark.com

‘BIGTIME’ UPSET IN GRADE III STARS AND STRIPES


Ioya Bigtime
Ioya Bigtime - Photo courtesy Four Footed Fotos
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 14, 2012) – Trainer Chris Block could have entered Team Block’s Ioya Bigtime in either the Grade III Arlington Handicap or the Grade III Stars and Stripes Stakes but opted at entry time for the latter race, a decision which proved to be fortunate as the son of Dynaformer stole the $150,000 race at odds of 41-1 over favored Musketier.

With Jeffrey Sanchez in the irons, the Illinois-bred 5-year-old covered the mile and a half over “good” turf in 2:28.44 after overtaking pacesetting Workin for Hops at the half-mile pole.

“Both of (my) horses trained well up to the race,” said Block, who also saddled third-place finisher Suntracer. “I knew Suntracer could get the mile and a half but I didn’t know about Ioya Bigtime. I have to give (jockey) Jeffrey Sanchez a lot of credit. He can be a tough horse to ride but Jeffrey seems to have his number. He got him to relax nicely.”

“I let him be,” Sanchez added. “He relaxed into the bit. Everything was perfect today.”

Ioya Bigtime won for the first time in six starts in 2012 and for the fifth time in 15 starts overall. He picked up $85,500 for the Stars and Stripes tally to elevate his career earnings to $245,625.

Musketier, far back early, mounted a furious stretch rally but could not catch the winner who prevailed by a length and a half.

“He ran good,” said Joel Rosario of his trip aboard the beaten favorite. “I wanted to be a little bit closer, but I didn’t want to force him too much out of his game. My horse came running at the end but I think the winner was probably the best horse in the race today.”

Joinem, Eagle Poise, Harrods Creek, Mystic, defending champion Free Fighter, Final Count and Workin for Hops completed the order of finish.

Ioya Bigtime rewarded his backers with prices of $84, $25.60 and $12.40. Musketier paid $4 and $2.80 while Suntracer returned $6.

Arlington Park – the Chicago area’s premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. – will run a 90-day meet in 2012 from Friday, May 4 through Sunday, Sept. 30. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates 12 off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities – Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Waukegan, Tavern on North featuring Trackside Villa Park, Shooters Bar & Grill at Don Carter Lanes featuring Trackside Rockford, Fat Sam’s Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in Lockport, Stanley’s Ale House featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin, Nicolino’s featuring Trackside OTB in McHenry, TADS Sports Bar & Grill featuring Trackside OTB in South Beloit, Salerno-Pincente Ristorante featuring Trackside OTB in Hodgkins and Sam’s Triple Crown featuring Trackside Orland Hills. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.


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