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A Million Reasons to Trek to Arlington Heights

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Aug 10, 2007 3:10PM

2007_08_sports_arlington_mill.jpgArlington Million, the largest annual stakes race in Illinois.

Among the field is last year's winner, Tin Man, with 3-1 odds. The nine-year-old is looking to defend his title against this year's favorite, After Market. The favorite at 2-1 odds, After Market is trained by John Shirreffs, who also trained 2005 Kentucky Derby champ Giacomo.

For the first time, the winner of the Arlington Million — as well as the winners of the lower stakes Beverly D. and Secretariat races that will be run on Saturday — all win spots in the prestigious Breeders' Cup championship races on Oct. 27. While not a Triple Crown event, this added incentive should certainly help raise the profile of the Million.

For those who cannot make it out to Arlington, ABC will televise the Arlington Million from 3-5 p.m.

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