Thursday, May 24 2012

Grade III Arlington Matron & $125,000 Arlington Classic

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 23, 2012) – The Grade III Arlington Matron and the $125,000 Arlington Classic, both longtime fixtures at Chicago’s premier Thoroughbred oval, will share top billing on Saturday, May 26. Stone Farm, John Adger, Oak Crest Farm & Mike Stidham’s Upperline headlines the Arlington Matron and Grade II Mark Bacon & Diane Wells’ Silver Max prominent among the sophomores entered in the Arlington Classic.

Upperline, winner of the Grade III Arlington Oaks over this course and surface in 2010, returns to Arlington off a victorious run in the Grade III Bewitch Stakes over the Keeneland turf course last month. The 5-year-old daughter of Maria’s Mon, who finished fourth in this race last year, has had other successes on synthetic surfaces including a score last summer in the $100,000 Trillium at Woodbine. James Graham will ride the Mike Stidham-trained mare.

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