The horses for the Secretariat Stakes round the turn into the stretch.
Festival Results & Photos
There are more things than just the racing going on during the International Festival of Racing. Here are some scenic shots to give the flavor of the day. Also, since Arlington is the site of this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship, many people who have never been there are wondering what it looks like, so I included some pictures to help you visualize the place and get an idea how it is laid out.
Looking out across the backyard at Arlington. As you can see, it is quite small compared to some tracks which is why it will not be open to everyone during the Breeders' Cup, only to people holding tickets in the actual grandstand. This was taken from right in front of the Clubhouse admission gate and you can see it isn't far over to the Grandstand admission gate from there.
The view from the paddock looking back toward the grandstand. It is really quite lovely.
The jockeys for the International races pose for a group shot during the opening ceremonies.
The jockeys for the Beverly D. enter the paddock.
Jockey Corey Nakatani throws goggles to the waiting kids as he leave the winner's circle after the Secretariat Stakes. This is a tradition after each race at Arlington and the kids really beg for the goggles.
Each winner of the Grade 1 races got a special blanket for winning. Here is Chiselling in his for the Secretariat Stakes.
Of course you can't forget to visit "Against All Odds", the statue of John Henry beating The Bart in the first Arlington Million. Be sure to touch his nose for luck.
The trophy for the Arlington Million.
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