Bet on The Arlington Million
Clearly marking a watershed moment in the history of the sport of thoroughbred horse racing, in 1981 Arlington Park Race Track hosted the first race ever to offer a $1,000,000 total purse. Although that number has been surpassed recently by races such as the $5,000,000 up for grabs in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the $10,000,000 purse available in the Dubai World Cup, the Arlington Million at the time was the richest single horse race in the world. Since then the Arlington Million has continued to be one of the highlights on the North American racing calendar.
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Arlington Million Betting Odds
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2016 Arlington Million Contenders
The hometown hero The Pizza Man will try to defend his title in Arlington Million (G1) at Arlington Park. The prestigious mile and a quarter race has drawn a field of thirteen colts and geldings and is truly an international race. The starting gate will feature horses from six separate countries, including the Illinois-bred, The Pizza Man.
A seven-year-old son of English Channel, The Pizza Man has struggled since winning the Arlington Million last year and has had one win from six starts. This year, he has yet to hit the board from three attempts and is coming out of consecutive fourth-place finishes, most recently in the Stars and Stripes Stakes (G3), a race he had won for the past two years. He is a longshot at odds of 10-1 on the morning line and will face a strong European contingent.
Tryster (IRE) will be making his first start in the United States for Godolphin Racing and is the favorite at 7-2 on the morning line. He was last seen finishing a competitive fifth against some of the best turf horses in the world at Royal Ascot and was a Group 1 winner in the spring at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.
Here is the field for the Arlington Million along with morning line odds.
1. Danish Dynaformer, 30-1
2. Dubai Sky, 30-1
3. Greengrassofyoming, 30-1
4. Pumpkin Rumble, 30-1
5. The Pizza Man, 10-1
6. Kasaqui (ARG), 20-1
7. Take the Stand (ARG), 15-1
8. Decorated Knight (GB), 10-1
9. Mondialiste (IRE), 8-1
10. Wake Forest (GER), 5-1
11. World Approval, 4-1
12. Tryster (IRE), 7-2
13. Deauville (IRE), 6-1
Did you know?
In 1985, a fire broke out at Arlington Park that all but destroyed the grandstand. The race that year was in jeopardy, but crews went to work virtually around the clock to get the facility fit for racing. On August 25, just three weeks later, with tents and temporary bleachers, 35,000 fans crowded into Arlington to watch the fifth running of the race. Because of what had been accomplished, the race came to be known as the “Miracle Million” and was won by UK-bred Teleprompter. With extensive track renovations taking place in 1988, the race was moved to Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.