Thursday, August 10, 2017
Video Review: Arlington Million 2016-2004
I took Little Turk to Arlington for the first time in 2008. 10 Years later and we are returning, this time for the Arlington Million. Little Turk and I went last year and had a great time at the track. The staff is friendly, the track is wonderful, the paddock is easily reached and offers great views, and I can't say enough about how much I love this track. I'm concerned about the future of the track, and racing as a whole in Illinois, but that's a story for another time and place. This weekend, I intend to enjoy this Million and not worry about anything else.
In prep of handicapping the race, I assembled video on the last 13 Arlington Million run. Do you have a favorite? In this time frame I loved Little Mike and The Pizza Man, but Debussy's last 1/16 of a mile was scintillating.
Most of the winners were 2-3 lengths back at the top of the stretch. Only a few stayed on the lead at the 1/4 pole and kept it. Late turns of foot.
Enjoy. Turk Out!
2016 Arlington Million Mondialiste (Ire)
2015 Arlington Million The Pizza Man
2014 Arlington Million Hardest Core
2013 Arlington Million Real Solution
2012 Arlington Million Little Mike
2011 Arlington Million Cape Blanco (Ire)
2010 Arlington Million Debussy
2009 Arlington Million Gio Ponti
2008 Arlington Million Spirit One
2007 Arlington Million Jambalaya
2006 Arlington Million The Tin Man
2005 Arlington Million Powerscourt
2004 Arlington Million Kicken Kris with Powerscourt DQ'd