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ARLINGTON NOTES

Arlington Park Barn Notes
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In today's notes:

THREE JOCKEYS WITH CHANCE TO SWEEP FESTIVAL 3

Two years ago, Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey put his personal stamp on the International Festival of Racing at Arlington Park when he became the first jockey in history to win the Grade I Arlington Million and the Grade I Beverly D. in the same year.

Now that Bailey has raised that bar, the ultimate afternoon for a jockey during the International Festival would be to sweep the Festival 3, winning both those races as well as the Grade I Secretariat later Saturday afternoon.

Three jockeys are in a position to accomplish that sweep. Bailey, who rides Juddmonte Farms Inc.'s Beat Hollow as the favorite in the 2002 Arlington Million, is one of those. The Dallas, Texas, native also rides Juddmonte's Tates Creek in the Beverly D. and Peter Vegso's favored Orchard Park in the Secretariat.

Jockey Corey Nakatani, who rides Gary A. Tanaka's Sarafan in Saturday's Million as the second choice in the wagering, also has a chance for a Festival sweep. The Southern California-based reinsman is listed aboard Edouard de Rothschild's England's Legend in the Beverly D. and Michael Doyle's Love Regardless in the Secretariat.

The third jockey with mounts in all three Festival races is Kent Desormeaux. The Louisiana native is slated for the tack on Team Block's Mystery Giver in the Arlington Million and Allen E. Paulson Living Trust's Astra in the Beverly D. Desormeaux also has the mount on Juddmonte's Chiselling in the Secretariat.

SANTOS WITH CHANCE TO BECOME MILLION'S FIRST THREE-TIME WINNER

Jockey Jose Santos has won the Arlington Million twice - with Wildenstein Stable's Steinlen in 1989 and Team Valor Stable's Star of Cozzene in 1993. In the 2002 Arlington Million, Santos has a chance to become the first jockey to win the showcase race three times.

Santos has the mount on Arthur I. Appleton's Forbidden Apple in the 20th running of the Arlington Million on Saturday.

The Chilean-born but American-based Santos also is named astride Volga, owned by Joseph Allen, in Saturday's Beverly D. and has a chance to equal Jerry Bailey's unique double.

Also with a chance at the Arlington Million-Beverly D. double is European reinsman Richard Hughes, who has the mount on David Heath's Ulundi in the Arlington Million and Aldridge Racing Ltd.'s Golden Silca in the Beverly D.

NO JOCKEY HAS EVER WON MILLION-SECRETARIAT DOUBLE SAME YEAR

No jockey has ever ridden the Arlington Million-Secretariat double in the same season, but in addition to Jerry Bailey, Kent Desormeaux and Corey Nakatani, who have mounts in all three Festival races, Rene Douglas has a chance to accomplish that feat.

Douglas, currently the leading rider at Arlington Park and the defending jockey champion from the 2001 meeting, rides Gary A. Tanaka's Falcon Flight in the Arlington Million and Horizon Stables' Mananan McLir in the Secretariat.

NO RIDER HAS EVER WON BEVERLY D.-SECRETARIAT DOUBLE SAME SEASON

Jerry Bailey, Kent Desormeaux and Corey Nakatani, with mounts in all three International Festival of Racing events, could also become the first jockeys to win the Beverly D.-Secretariat double in the same year.

NO TRAINER HAS SADDLED TWO FESTIVAL WINNERS IN SAME SEASON

No trainer has ever saddled the winners of the Arlington Million and the Beverly D. in the same season. However, Hall of Fame conditioner Bobby Frankel, with horses in all three Festival races, and Christophe Clement, with representatives in the Million and Beverly D., could add to history at Arlington Park on Saturday.

Bobby Frankel saddles Juddmonte Farms Inc.'s Beat Hollow in the Million, Tates Creek in the Beverly D., and Chiselling in the Secretariat.

Juddmonte would also become the first owner to win that double.

French-born but American-based Clement will saddle Arthur I. Appleton's Forbidden Apple in the Arlington Million and Joseph Allen's Volga and Edouard de Rothschild's England's Legend in the Beverly D.

Also, England's Legend is the defending champion in the Beverly D., and should she win Saturday's sister race to the Arlington Million, she would become the first filly or mare to win the Beverly D. more than once in their careers.

As with the unaccomplished Beverly D.-Million training double in the same year, no conditioner has ever saddled a Million-Secretariat double in the same year, or a Beverly D. Secretariat double in the same season.

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