Mid-America Triple nominations
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20TH RENEWAL OF GRADE I ARLINGTON MILLION GETS 114 NOMINATIONS
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 29, 2002) -- Beat Hollow, With Anticipation, Hap, and White Heart, the first four finishers in the Grade I Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day, May 4, head the American-based contingent of 114 nominees to this summer's Grade I Arlington Million.
Also included among the original nominations to the internationally renowned Arlington Million in 2002 are European-based standouts Rock of Gibraltar, Century City, Della Francesca and Foreign Accent, appropriately the first four finishers in the Group I Entenmann's Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh in Ireland last Saturday.
As the traditional signature race of the Arlington Park season, Arlington Million XX, for 3-year-olds and upward, will be contested August 17 over Arlington's world famous turf course at a mile and a quarter.
The Arlington Million is also the fifth leg of the World Series Racing Championship (WSRC) - a 14-race series contested on four continents. This year, the series will return to Arlington Park October 26 for the Grade I John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf and Grade I Breeders' Cup Classic as part of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. It will be the first time in history that any single racecourse will host three legs of the WSRC in the same year.
British-bred Beat Hollow, owned by Juddmonte Farms Inc., came from just off the pace to win the Group I Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp last season. The bay used similar tactics in the Woodford Reserve earlier this month when finishing a length and a quarter in front of Augustin Stable's With Anticipation. Allen E. Paulson's Hap, runner-up in last year's Arlington Million, finished third in this year's Woodford Reserve, a head behind With Anticipation but three-quarters of a length to the good of Gainesborough Farm Inc.'s White Heart. That gelding, also British-bred, won the 2001 Woodford Reserve.
Irish-bred Rock of Gibraltar, owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, won Saturday's Irish 2000 Guineas by a length and a half. On May 4 the Danehill colt had taken the Group I Sagitta 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket. He is the first horse to complete the English-Irish Guineas double in a decade. Rock of Gibraltar, runner-up Century City, owned by Mrs. John Magnier, and third-place finisher Della Francesca, owned by Michael Tabor, are all trained by Aidan O'Brien. Foreign Accent, fourth in Saturday's Irish race, is owned by Manton Racing Partnership and trained by John Gosden.
Another American-based nominee to this year's Million is Sam-Son Farm's Strut the Stage, winner of the Grade II Dixie Handicap at Pimlico in Baltimore on Preakness Day, May 18. Strut the Stage was second by a nose in the Grade I Secretariat last season to Allen E. Paulson Living Trust's Startac, who is also among this year's Million nominees.
The 2002 Secretariat Stakes, restricted to 3-year-olds at a mile and a quarter on the grass, will be observing its 26th renewal on Arlington Million Day. Along with the 13th running of the Grade I Beverly D., for fillies and mares at a mile and three-sixteenths on the turf, Chicago's three showcase races make up the one-day International Festival of Racing August 17.
Also among the European-based nominees to Arlington Million XX are Padua Stables & Mrs. John Magnier's Bach, second in Sunday's Group I Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh and third in last season's Grade I Breeders' Cup Mile at Belmont Park. Gary A. Tanaka's Caitano, fourth in last year's Arlington Million, is nominated again this year.
Luiz A. Taunay's Redattore, the Brazilian-bred who was third in last year's Arlington Million and is a nominee once again this summer, finished second in the Grade I Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes at Hollywood Park on Memorial Day.
Million nominee Quiet Resolve, the Canadian-based gelding owned by Sam-Son Farm who finished 10th in last season's renewal, won the Grade III Connaught Cup Stakes at Woodbine Race Course last Saturday.
Million nominee Forbidden Apple, owned by Arthur I. Appleton, finished second in the Breeders' Cup Mile last season.
Arlington Park, the 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), Quad City Downs (East Moline), Chicago, Rockford and Waukegan. For further information on Arlington Park, visit our website at www.arlingtonpark.com.
Complete list follows:
THE ARLINGTON MILLION XX Grade I
THREE-YEARS-OLD AND UPWARD. WEIGHT-FOR-AGE. By subscription of $500 each horse on Wednesday, April 17, 2002. Fee to accompany the nomination. Late nomination of $2,000 (each horse) on Wednesday, July 10,2002. All Million nominees will automatically be nominated to the 2002 running of the Stars and Stripes Breeders' Cup Turf and the Arlington Handicap with the nomination fee being waived. A supplementary nomination of $30,000 may be made on Wednesday, August 7, 2002, which includes entry and starting fees. (A refund of $27,000 will be made to any supplementary nominee that fails to make the starting field or upon production of a veterinarian certificate indicating that the horse is unfit to run.) Owners and/or trainers of nominated horses will be required to contact officials of Arlington Park or officials of the International Racing Bureau to pre-enter their horses on Friday, August 9,2002, at a fee of $5,000 which will only be refundable on production of a veterinarian certificate indicating that the horse is unfit to run or fails to draw into the starting field,$10,000 additional to start.
$1,000,000 Guaranteed of which $600,000 to the winner; $200,000 to second; $100,000 to third; $50,000 to fourth; $30,000 to fifth, and $20,000 to sixth. WEIGHT-FOR-AGE: Northern Hemisphere: Three-Year-Olds, 120 lbs.;Fillies, 117 lbs.;Four-Year-olds and Upward, 126 lbs.; Fillies and Mares, 123 lbs.; Southern Hemisphere: Three-Year-Olds, 115lbs.; Fillies; 111 lbs.; Four-Year-olds, 122 lbs.; Fillies, Four Years Old, 118 lbs; Older, 126 lbs.; Mares, 123 lbs.
This event will be limited to fourteen starters. (7) Non-North American starters and 7 North American starters.) ** Preference will be given in the following order: (1st) (A) Grade/Group I Turf winners in 2002 - (B) Grade/Group I winners on Dirt; (2nd) (A) Grade/ Group II Turf winners in 2002 - (B) Grade/Group II winners on Dirt; (3rd) (A) Grade/Group III Turf winners in 2002 -(B) Grade/Group III winners on Dirt. (Total earnings in 2002 will be used in determining the preference of horses with equal Grade/Group winners.) Horses that have not won a Grade/Group race in 2002, preference will be Total Lifetime Earnings. Failure to draw into this race at any time of entry cancels all fees the exception of the nominating fee(s).
STARTERS TO BE NAMED THROUGH THE ENTRY BOX ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14,2002.Two (2) horses having common ties through ownership cannot start to the exclusion of a single ownership interest. Trophy to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. In the event this stakes race is taken off the the turf, it may be subject to downgrading upon review by the Graded Stakes Committee.
ONE MILE AND A QUARTER (TURF)
|HORSE'S NAME||OWNER'S NAME||TRAINER'S NAME|
|Adiemus (GB)||G. Lansbury||Jeremy Noseda|
|Air Shakur (JPN)||Tsunebumi Yoshihara & Teruya Yoshida||Hideyuki Mori|
|Aldebaran||Flaxman Holdings, Ltd.||Robert J. Frankel|
|Aldwych (GB)||Newgate Stud||Neil Drysdale|
|Amicable (IRE)||Richard Bonny Castle||Neil Drysdale|
|Art Contemporain (FR)||Gary A. Tanaka||Niall M. O'Callaghan|
|Askham||M. J. Dawson||Luca Cumani|
|Astarak (IRE)||H. H. Aga Khan||Alain de Royer Dupre|
|Bach (IRE)||Padua Stables & Mrs. John Magnier||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Ballingarry (IRE)||Mrs. John Magnier||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Baptize||Gary & Mary West||H. James Bond|
|Beat Hollow (GB)||Juddmonte Farms||Robert J. Frankel|
|Berchtesgaden||TOC Stable||Michael Nevin|
|Blazing Fury||Ronald Nicholson & Ceasar P. Kimmel||James J. Toner|
|Blue Steller (IRE)||Amerman Racing LLC||Robert J. Frankel|
|Cagney (BRZ)||Stud T N T||Richard E. Mandella|
|Caitano (GB)||Gary A. Tanaka||Andreas Schutz|
|Canberra (IRE)||Mrs. John Magnier||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Castle Gandolfo||Mrs. John Magnier||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Caughnawaga (FR)||Richard J. Cohen||Philip Mitchell|
|Century City (IRE)||Mrs. John Magnier||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Cheshire (GB)||Peter S. Willmott||John Hammond|
|Classic Par||Centaur Farms, Inc.||Merrill R. Scherer|
|Climate||B. Wayne Hughes||Ronald W. Ellis|
|Continental Red||Wes Fitzpatrick||Ian P. D. Jory|
|Decarchy||Juddmonte Farms||Robert J. Frankel|
|Della Francesca||Michael Tabor||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Delta Form (AUS)||Team Valor & Gary Barber||Jenine Sahadi|
|Denon||Edmund A. Gann & Flaxman Holdings, Ltd.||Robert J. Frankel|
|Designed for Luck||David & Holly Wilson||Vladimir Cerin|
|Diaghilev (IRE)||Michael Tabor||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Dr. Brendler||Frances J. O'Toole||H. Graham Motion|
|Endless Hall (GB)||Il Paralupo SRL||Luca Cumani|
|Execute (FR)||Ecurie Chalhoub||John Hammond|
|Falcon Flight (FR)||Gary A. Tanaka||Donald J. Burke II|
|Fleetstreet Dancer||Betty & Robert Irvin||Thomas R. Bell, II|
|Forbidden Apple||Arthur I. Appleton||Christophe Clement|
|Foreign Accent (GB)||Manton Racing Partnership||John Gosden|
|Full of Wonder||Sam-Son Farm||Mark Frostad|
|Fusaichi Zenon (JPN)||Fusao Sekiguchi & T. Yoshita||Neil Drysdale|
|Golden Apples (IRE)||Gary A. Tanaka||B.D.A. Cecil|
|Hap||Allen E. Paulson Living Trust||William I. Mott|
|Hawk Wing||Mrs. John Magnier||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Hawkeye (IRE)||Gary A. Tanaka||Michael A. Jarvis|
|High Chaparral (IRE)||Michael Tabor||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Hugh Hefner||King Edward Racing Inc.||Marty Jones|
|Investor's Dream (BRZ)||Stud T N T||Richard E. Mandella|
|Irish Prize||Gainsborough Farm, Inc.||Neil Drysdale|
|Kappa King||Tom Tatham||Robert J. Frankel|
|Khalkevi (IRE)||H. H. Aga Khan||Alain de Royer Dupre|
|Krombacher (GER)||Gary A. Tanaka||Peter Rau|
|Kudos||Mr. & Mrs. Jerome S. Moss||Richard E. Mandella|
|Lord Flasheart||Edmund A. Gann||Robert J. Frankel|
|Matikane Kinnohosi||Masuo Hosokawa||Kazuo Fujisawa|
|Medaglia d'Oro||Edmund A. Gann||Robert J. Frankel|
|Milan (GB)||Michael Tabor||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Mocham Glen (FR)||Ecurie Chalhoub||John Hammond|
|Mr. Livingston||David & Teresa Palmer||William A. Kaplan|
|Mr. Pleasentfar (BRZ)||Raising Dust Stables||Raja Andrew Malek|
|Mystery Giver||Team Block||Chris M. Block|
|National Anthem (GB)||Richard L. Duchossois||Ronald L. McAnally|
|Navesink||Jayeff B Stables||Alan E. Goldberg|
|Nicobar (GB)||Arnold Zether||Ronald L. McAnally|
|No Excuse Needed||Sheikh Maktoum al Maktoum||Michael Stoute|
|Nostradamus||Mrs. John Magnier||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Okawango||Wertheimer & Frere||Christiane Head-Maarek|
|Ommadon||Sorin Stables, Inc.||Tommy Walsh|
|Package Store||Elizabeth H. Alexander||Thomas J. Skiffington|
|Paolini (GER)||Frau Carde Ostermann-Richter||Andreas Wohler|
|Premier Pas (FR)||Wertheimer & Frere||Christiane Head-Maarek|
|Profit Option||M. Conway, K. Hoffman & Team Canonie||Kenneth E. Hoffman|
|Proud Man||Robert Kaufman, Roger & Steven Weiss||Christophe Clement|
|Quiet Resolve||Sam-Son Farm||Mark Frostad|
|Redattore (BRZ)||Luiz A. Taunay||Richard E. Mandella|
|Reduit (GB)||Five Horses, Ltd||Thomas J. Skiffington|
|Ringaskiddy||Juan Garcia & Leonard Scofield||Juan Garcia|
|River God||Diamond A Racing Corp.||Richard E. Mandella|
|Roar of the Tiger||Mrs. John Magnier||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Rob's Spirit||Allen E. Paulson Living Trust||William I. Mott|
|Rock Slide||W.S. Farish, J.A. Elkins, Jr. & W. T. Webber, Jr.||Neil J. Howard|
|Rock of Gilbraltar (IRE)||Sir Alex Ferguson||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Roxinho (BRZ)||Earle I. Mack & Gregory J. Fox||Jamie Knight|
|Royal Gem||Helen Smith & Pamela Blatz-Murff||Robert J. Frankel|
|Sarafan||Gary A. Tanaka||Neil Drysdale|
|Seinne (CHI)||Nelson Bunker Hunt||Ronald L. McAnally|
|Sensible (FR)||Famille Niarchos||Pascal Bary|
|Sharbayan (IRE)||Jess Miller Trust||Wallace Dollase|
|Sharp Performance||William Bloom, John Behrendt & Charles Marquis||David Donk|
|Simeon (GB)||Jumeirah Racing||Mark Johnston|
|Skipping (GB)||Juddmonte Farms||Robert J. Frankel|
|Slew the Red||Gainsborough Farm, Inc.||Neil Drysdale|
|Sligo Bay (IRE)||Columbine Stable||C. Beau Greely|
|Spanish Don (GB)||Richard J. Cohen||Philip Mitchell|
|Speed of Light (IRE)||Blue Water Line,Ltd.,et al||R. J. Reinacher Jr.|
|Speedy Pick||King Edward Racing Inc.||Marty Jones|
|Staging Post||Juddmonte Farms||Robert J. Frankel|
|Startac||Allen E. Paulson Living Trust||Laura de Seroux|
|Strut the Stage||Sam-Son Farm||Mark Frostad|
|Suances (GB)||Red Baron's Barn, LLC||Darrell Vienna|
|Super Quercus (FR)||Three Plus U Stable||Robert J. Frankel|
|Syrakus (GER)||Gestut Rottgen||Hans Blume|
|Tapatio (ARG)||Gary A. Tanaka||Ronald L. McAnally|
|Tasmanian Tiger||Michael Tabor||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Temple of Artemus (GB)||Mrs. John Magnier||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Tendulkar||Mrs. John Magnier||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|Terre A Terre (FR)||Mrs. Henri Devin & Mrs. Biden Ashbrooke||Eric Libaud|
|The Tin Man||Ralph E. & Aury Todd||Richard E. Mandella|
|Theatre Script||Robert E. Sangster||Simon Bray|
|Touch of the Blues (FR)||Gainsborough Farm, Inc.||Neil Drysdale|
|U S S Tinosa||Peter Abruzzo & Barry Thiriot||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|Walking Around (FR)||JEB Racing Stable, Inc.||Christophe Clement|
|White Heart (GB)||Gainsborough Farm, Inc.||Neil Drysdale|
|Whitmore's Conn||Lyn & M. Shanley||Randy Schulhofer|
|With Anticipation||Augustin Stables||Jonathan E. Sheppard|
|Closed With 114 Nominations DAVID F. BAILEY Racing Secretary / Handicapper|
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