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Tuesday, January 24 2012


ARLINGTON TO RUN 26 STAKES IN 2012 WORTH $5.8 MILLION


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2012) – The International Festival of Racing, featuring the 30th running of the Grade I Arlington Million, tops a 2012 schedule that includes 26 stakes races worth $5.8 million during 90 days of racing at Arlington Park from Friday, May 4 through Sunday, Sept. 30. The Stakes Schedule must first be approved by the Illinois Racing Board at its January meeting.

Arlington's International Festival of Racing will be on Saturday, Aug. 18 and features three Grade I stakes – the $1,000,000 Arlington Million for 3-year-olds & older; the $750,000 Beverly D. for fillies & mares, 3-years-old & older; the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes for 3-year-olds and the newly created $400,000 Arlington St. Leger for 3-year-olds & older scheduled to be run over Arlington’s internationally acclaimed turf course





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