Thursday, September 13 2012
Arlington Park Barn Notes: Wed. Sept. 12
ARLINGTON-WASHINGTON FUTURITY’S WINNING OWNERS EYE THE FUTURE
As one of Chicago’s oldest stakes races, the tradition-rich Arlington-Washington Futurity was first run more than 80 years ago and – as its name implies – it is a hopeful harbinger of things to come for any horse fortunate enough to win it.
Hunter Farm’s Spend a Buck won the Arlington-Washington Futurity as a 2-year-old and went on to win the Kentucky Derby the following spring. Rex Ellsworth’s Candy Spots won the local Futurity and went on to win the Preakness the next year. Blanche Levy’s Bet Twice won the 1987 Belmont Stakes after capturing the Arlington-Washington Futurity the previous season.
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