September 11, 2010

Arlington-Washington Impact

Today I will be rubbing shoulders with the beautiful people at Arlington Park. Or maybe that should be, I will be rubbing shoulders with people at beautiful Arlington Park. Either way, that’s where I’ll be. It’s Arlington-Washington Day at my home track, and the Futurity and the Lassie offer the best juvenile racing of the year in Illinois. Full of history, these graded stakes have long seen some of the finest youngsters in the nation grace their respective winner’s circles. In more recent years, the races have consistently produced horses that have gone on to compete in the Breeders’ Cup, and done well. Just last year, She Be Wild used the Lassie as a springboard to victory in the BC Juvenile Fillies and an Eclipse Award. In the process she joined horses like Gilded Time, Street Sense, and Eliza who also ran in the Futurity or Lassie on their way to Breeders’ Cup victories and championship seasons.
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LDP said...

Haven't gotten a chance to look at any replays, but I heard it was quite the day, and hope you enjoyed yourself.

Outside of Arlington, I'm glad our 10yr old Warrior made a good accound of himself, checking in second, after what seemed to be a career ending injury.

Brian Zipse said...

Always a good time at Arlington. Yes, Cloudy's Knight accounted well for himself in his first race this year. He should be ready to run big next out against better.