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Arlington Handicap

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Inaugurated  1929
Distance  1 ⁄16 miles
Website  Arlington Park
Surface  Turf
Location  Arlington Park Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
Race type  Thoroughbred - Flat racing

The Arlington Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually since 1929 at Arlington Park racetrack in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Open to three-year-olds & up, it is currently a Grade III stakes run in July at a distance of 1 316 miles on turf. It currently offers a purse of $125,000 and serves as the final local prep race for the Arlington Million.

The race was hosted by the now defunct Washington Park Race Track in 1943, 1944 and 1945, and by the Hawthorne Race Course in 1985.

The Arlington Handicap was run on dirt in 1929–1940, 1942–1953, 1963, 1965–1972, and in 1975. There was no race held in 1940, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1988, 1998, or 1999.

Distances:

  • 78 mile - 1968
  • 1 mile - 1963, 1966–1967
  • 1 18 miles - 1929, 1952, 1965
  • 1 14 miles - 1930–1939, 1942–1951, 1984 to 2014
  • 1³⁄₁₆ miles - 1941, 1953–1962, 1964, 1973–1976, 2015
  • 1 12 miles - 1972, 1977–1983
  • Records

    Speed record:

  • 2:00.62 - Sky Classic (1992) (at 1 14 miles on Arlington Park turf)
  • In 1985, Pass the Line ran 1 14 miles on turf in 2:00 2/5 at Hawthorne Race Course.
  • Most wins:

  • 2 - Round Table (1958, 1959)
  • 2 - Cosmonaut (2006, 2007)
  • 3 - Rahystrada (2010, 2012, 2013)
  • Most wins by an owner:

  • 4 - Calumet Farm (1936, 1947, 1949, 1950)
  • Most wins by a jockey:

  • 4 - Bill Shoemaker (1958, 1959, 1965, 1983)
  • Most wins by a trainer:

  • 4 - Robert J. Frankel (1991, 1994, 1996, 2000)
  • References

    Arlington Handicap Wikipedia


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