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Arlington Million nominations

Contact: Dan Leary
(847) 385-7754


Includes 25 Overseas Horses from International Racing Bureau

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (April 12, 2002) -- A total of 156 horses, including 25 submitted by the International Racing Bureau, have been nominated for the Mid-America Triple turf races at Arlington Park this summer. Total purses for the trio of races is $800,000.

The series of turf races for three-year-olds of world-class caliber kicks off with the 68th running of the Grade 2 $175,000 Arlington Classic, presented by Woodford Reserve, at a mile and an sixteenth over the turf Saturday, June 29. This year's distance is a sixteenth of a mile shorter than the 2001 running.

The Grade 2 $225,000 American Derby, presented by Jack Daniels, on the turf at a mile and three-sixteenths is scheduled to be run for the 88th time on Sunday, July 21.

The triple concludes on International Festival of Racing Day at Arlington Park on Saturday, Aug. 18 with the 25th edition of the Grade 1 $400,000 Secretariat Stakes at a mile and a quarter on turf. On that Saturday, Illinois' only three Grade 1 stakes will be run for fourth time on the same day with the $1 million Arlington Million and the $700,000 Beverly D. combining with the Secretariat for total purse money of $2.1 million in those three races.

On the list of 156 original nominees are 29 foreign breds including, 14 Irish breds, eight from Great Britain, five French breds and one each from Germany and Japan. Among the nominees are four fillies -- Michael Bello's Megahertz; Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey's Perfect Touch; Mrs. C.L. Weld's Rowan Flower, an Irish bred; and Bertram Firestone's Saranac Lake.

Ireland-based Dermot Weld leads all trainers with 11 Mid-America nominations, followed by Robert Frankel with eight and Niall O'Callaghan with six. Trainers Neil Drysdale, Bill Mott and Elliott Walden have five apiece.

Among owners, Moyglare Stud has the most nominees with four, while Amerman Racing Stables, Pin Oak Stable and William Sorokolit each have nominated three to the turf series.

Late closing dates for the three races are as follows -- the Arlington Classic on Wed., June 5, American Derby on Wed., July 3 and Secretariat Stakes on Wed. July 24, 2002.

Arlington Park, host of the 2002 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 26 and Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill., will run a 107-day meet in 2002 from Wednesday, June 5 to Sunday, Oct. 27. Arlington Park, which merged with Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN) in September 2000, also operates five off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities -- Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside Rockford and Trackside Waukegan. For further information on Arlington Park, visit our website at www.arlingtonpark.com.



$175,000 - One Mile and One-Sixteenth (On The Turf)
To Be Run on Saturday, June 29, 2002

$225,000 - One Mile and Three-Sixteenths (On The Turf)
To Be Run on Sunday, July 21, 2002

$400,000 - One Mile and One-Quarter (On The Turf)
To Be Run on Saturday, August 17, 2002




A. P. FIVE HUNDRED Niall M. O'Callaghan Niall M. O'Callaghan
ACCORD John C. Oxley John T. Ward, Jr.
AHSANABAD (IRE) H. H. Aga Khan John Oxx
ALUMNI HALL W. S. Farish et al. Neil J. Howard
AZILLION (IRE) Cohen & Scibelli Robert B. Hess, Jr.
BATTLER BOB Team Valor Neil Drysdale
BEYOND OUR WILDEST Amerman Racing Stables David Hofmans
BHANUMAT (GB) L. Scarpellini Bruno Grizzetti
BILLY ELLIOT William Sorokolit Dale Capuano
BOOKLET John C. Oxley John T. Ward, Jr.
BROWNSTONE   Jerry M. Fanning
BUBBLE ECONOMY Klaravich Stables, Inc. Richard Violette, Jr.
BUNK N TED Danny Hutt Danny Hutt
BURMA RED Otto & Chandler Robert J. Frankel
CALORANDO (IRE) Lady Clague John Oxx
CAMP DAVID Mort Fink, et al & Swifty Farm Niall M. O'Callaghan
CAPPUCHINO Litt, Hollendorfer & Todaro Jerry Hollendorfer
CASHEL CASTLE Barry T. & Sandra S. Buchholz Chris M. Block
CELTIC HOPE Dura Racing & Michael J. Doyle Michael J. Doyle
CHARMING COLONY Vincent L. Blengs Vincent L. Blengs
CHATTANOOGA RED Mrs. S. K. Johnston Niall M. O'Callaghan
CHISELLING Juddmonte Farms, Inc. Robert J. Frankel
CINEMA CAT George Krikorian David Hofmans
CLEVER LOUIS John H. Peace George R. Arnold, II
COMPTON DRAGON Erik Penser Gerard A. Butler
CONTROL TOWER Pin Oak Stable H. Graham Motion
COOL RAIN FALLING Mast Thoroughbreds, LLC Robert M. Gorham
COWBOY STUFF Shelley Bates & Jeannie Dean Don Von Hemel
CROSS CALIBRATE Amerman Racing Stables Mark A. Hennig
DEELITEFUL GUY Peter F. Karches & Michael Rankowitz Christophe Clement
DOBBY ROAD (FR) Hillbrow Breeding, Ltd. Valerie Dissaux
DON'T HOLLER   Wallace Dollase
DR. ROCKETT Mrs. Joseph Grant, Joseph Grant & Thomas J. Kelly Patrick J. Kelly
DULCE DE LECHE Lazy Lane Farms, Inc. Frank L. Brothers
DUTCH ROYALTY Real Deal Racing, LLC Danny Hutt
EL GENERAL Stronach Stables Joseph F. Orseno
EQUALITY Pin Oak Stable H. Graham Motion
EXTRA CHECK Three Kings Stable Michael Stidham
FEBRUARY STORM The Thoroughbred Corporation D. Wayne Lukas
FINE AND DANDY Stonerside Stable, Ltd. William I. Mott
FLYING DASH (GER) Fasio Sekiguichi Neil Drysdale
GARRISON HILL Eugene & Laura Melnyk Philip England
GLAMDRING Leo Villateal Howard M. Tesher
GOLDEN ARROW Gainsborough Stud Neil Drysdale
HASTY STAR Kinsman Stable William I. Mott
HOLDTHEHELM Judy Carmel Paul D. Assinesi
HOT CONTEST Robert B. & Beverly J. Lewis Thomas R. Bell, II
HYDROGEN Earle I. Mack John C. Kimmel
IN TIMES EYE (GB) Moyglare Stud Dermot K. Weld
INESPERADO (IRE) Charles Kenis & 3 Plus U Stable Robert J. Frankel
JACK'S OWN TIME Joan & John W. Phillips James J. Toner
JACK'S SILVER Southern Nevada Racing Stable James M. Cassidy
JAHA (FR) Frank C. Calabrese Wayne M. Catalano
JOHAR The Thoroughbred Corporation Richard E. Mandella
JUSTASTORM Joseph Sample et al. Jack C. Van Berg
JUSTIN TIME JOE Wheeler Farms Anthony J. Granitz
JUSTIN'S THUNDER Robert B. Cohen Philip G. Johnson
KING'S TALE Richard Englander Scott Lake
LAWN MOWER James D. Tilton, Jr. Jerry Hollendorfer
LEGISLATOR William L. Clifton, Jr. H. James Bond
LIKE A HERO Columbine Stable C. Beau Greely
LINES OF BATTLE Howard Liang Dermot K. Weld
LINGAM (GB) Scuderia Cocktail Bruno Grizzetti
LORD JUBAN JON Stable & Gordon Racing Corp. Timothy Ritvo
LUSTY LATIN Joel & Wendy Platts Jeff Mullins
MACATAWA BAY Mast Thoroughbreds, LLC Thomas M. Amoss
MAJOR FRANK Richard L. Duchossois Gene A. Cilio
MANANAN McLIR Horizon Stable Wallace Dollase
MARK THE SHARK Golden Racing Stable Hillary Pridham
McCOURT Mike Ryan Michael W. Dickinson
MEDAGLIA D'ORO Edmund A. Gann Robert J. Frankel
MEDECIS (GB) Wertheimer & Frere Christiane Head-Maarek
MEGAHERTZ (GB) [F] Michael Bello Robert J. Frankel
MIESQUE'S APPROVAL Live Oak Plantation William I. Mott
MINERVEENI Sy Cohen et al. David Vivian
MONARCHOFTHEGLEN Henry Pabst Niall M. O'Callaghan
MONTHIR Shadwell Stable Mark A. Hennig
MOUNTAIN FORUM M. Polvelli, H. Schmidt & C. Gershaw Ronald B. Spatz
MOUNTAIN RAGE George Jacobs & Natalie J. Moss Bob Baffert
MR. O'BRIEN (IRE) Skeedattle II Michael W. Dickinson
MUTINYONTHEBOUNTY Raleigh Ralls & Dennis Foster, LLC C. Beau Greely
MY CAPTAIN Mr. & Mrs. Jerome S. Moss Richard E. Mandella
NATIONAL PARK (GB) Fog City Stable & M. Sigband Robert B. Hess, Jr.
NOBLEST Joan & John W. Phillips James J. Toner
OCEAN SOUND (IRE) Jim Ford, Inc. James M. Cassidy
ORCHARD PARK Peter Vegso William I. Mott
ORINOCOVSKY (IRE) Andy J. Smith Paul Cole
PARCO DUCALE George Bigliadi D. R. Bell
PARTY AIRS Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey Dermot K. Weld
PEEKSKILL Diane & Guy B. Snowden Anthony L. Reinstedler
PERFECT DRIFT Stonecrest Farm Murray W. Johnson
PERFECT TOUCH [F] Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey Dermot K. Weld
PITBULL Judson L. Streicher Sal Russo
PLAYAPART Hesmonds Stud Gerard A. Butler
POGO LOGO Danny Lake Joe David
POLITICAL ATTACK Brereton C. Jones John K. Hennig
PRAIRIE PREDATOR Madeleine A. Paulson Simon Bray
PRIVATE OPENING Sandra D. Bender Lawrence E. Murray
PROUD CITIZEN Robert C. Baker D. Wayne Lukas
PUBLICATION Mercedes Stables, LLC Terry Knight
QUEST STAR Mansell Stables, LLC W. Elliott Walden
RAHN (GB) Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum Dermot K. Weld
RAINY PARADE James C. Spence W. Elliott Walden
RAKTI (GB) Scuderia Poggio Bruno Grizzetti
RARE PRESENCE (IRE) Moyglare Stud Dermot K. Weld
RED MASQUE Real Deal Racing Danny Hutt
RED'S TOP GUN R. J. Wilson James Hatchett
REGAL SANCTION Susan & John Moore James A. Jerkens
REHEARSAL HALL Robert Sangster Niall M. O'Callaghan
REVUE (IRE) M. W. J. Smurfit Dermot K. Weld
ROOT WITH STYLE Crown Valley Stable Dale Capuano
ROUVRES (FR) Alec Head Christiane Head-Maarek
ROWAN FLOWER (IRE) [F] Mrs. C. L. Weld Dermot K. Weld
ROYAL GEM Pam Blatz-Murff Robert J. Frankel
ROYALTON Carolyn Kapioltas William Badgett, Jr.
RUSTY WAIL (FR) Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof Andreas Wohler
SALT CAVE Eugene & Laura Melnyk Philip England
SARANAC LAKE [F] Bertram Firestone Dermot K. Weld
SEATTLE GLORY Anstu Stables, Inc. Todd A. Pletcher
SHAH JEHAN Chelston & Orpendale D. Wayne Lukas
SHORT SQUEEZE Prairie Star Racing Stable & John D. Gunther John C. Kimmel
SIGHTS ON GOLD (IRE) Moyglare Stud Dermot K. Weld
SIPHONIC Amerman Racing Stables David Hofmans
SOPRAN WOODBIRD (IRE) Scuderia Sant Uberto Bruno Grizzetti
SPINNING TALES Centennial Farms William I. Mott
SQUIRRELNUT ZIPPER Charlotte Gershaw and Longleaf Pine Farm Ronald B. Spatz
STAGE CALL (IRE) WinStar Farm, LLC et al. W. Elliott Walden
STEADFAST AND TRUE Gainsborough Stud Neil Drysdale
STEPHENTOWN Willmott Stable Anthony L. Reinstedler
STRATUS (FR) Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Gerard A. Butler
SUNDAY BREAK (JPN) Koji Meada Neil Drysdale
SUNKOSI Raleigh Ralls & Dennis Foster, LLC C. Beau Greely
SWEET STEPPER Horton, Merhab et al. Mike Mitchell
SYNONYM Jacks or Better Farm Dale L. Romans
TABLE LIMIT Overbrook Farm D. Wayne Lukas
TANK'S EXPECTATION William Sorokolit Dale Capuano
TEMPESTUOUS WIND Tracy Farmer W. Elliott Walden
THATSALLMON Frank L. Jones, Jr. Dale L. Romans
THUNDER BOOT Russell L. Reineman Stable, Inc. Philip A. Gleaves
THUNDERSTORM WinStar Farm, LLC et al. W. Elliott Walden
TIZAWINNER Robert B. & Beverly J. Lewis Jean Pierre Dupuis
TOUGH CUSTOMER Team Canonie, Inc. Michael W. Dickinson
TRACEMARK Edward T. McGrath Craig Dollase
TRUE PHENOMENON Stonerside Stable, Ltd. Robert J. Frankel
U S S TINOSA Peter Abruzzo & Barry Thiriot Jerry Hollendorfer
UNION PLACE William Sorokolit Randy Schulhofer
VAN ROUGE Mr. & Mrs. Jerome S. Moss John A. Shirreffs
VERACUS Wertheimer Farm Todd A. Pletcher
WESTCLIFFE Haras du Mezeray, S.A. Christophe Clement
WHITE FLAME Double Down Stable Niall M. O'Callaghan
WISE WORDS (IRE) Moyglare Stud Dermot K. Weld
WORLDLY VICTOR Worldly Investments, Inc. Philip A. Gleaves
YOUGHAL BAY Anstu Stables, Inc. Todd A. Pletcher
YOUGOTTAWANNA Sidney Craig & Halo Farms Jerry Hollendorfer
ZIGEUNER Stronach Stables Joseph F. Orseno


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