American 1000 Guineas Stakes

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American 1000 Guineas Stakes
Non-graded stakes race
Flat racing clipart.svg
Location Arlington Park
Arlington Heights, Illinois,
United States
Inaugurated 2008
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.arlingtonpark.com
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds & up
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The American 1000 Guineas was an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Arlington International Racecourse is a horse race track in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Horse racing in the Chicago region has been a popular sport since the early days of the city in the 1830s, and at one time Chicago had more horse racing tracks (six) than any other major metropolitan area. Arlington International was the site of the first thoroughbred race with a million-dollar purse in 1981. It is located near the Illinois Route 53 expressway.

Arlington Heights, Illinois Village in Illinois, United States

Arlington Heights is a village in Cook County in the U.S. state of Illinois. A suburb of Chicago, it lies about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of the city's downtown. The population was 75,101 at the 2010 census. It is the most populous community in the United States that is incorporated as a "village", although it is not far ahead of its nearby Illinois neighboring villages of Schaumburg and adjacent Palatine.

Contents

Inaugurated in 2008, the race was open to three-year-old fillies and was contested on turf over a distance of one mile (eight furlongs).

Filly young female horse

A filly is a female horse that is too young to be called a mare. There are two specific definitions in use:

Furlong A unit of length equal to 220 yards still used widley in horse racing

A furlong is a measure of distance in imperial units and U.S. customary units equal to one eighth of a mile, equivalent to 660 feet, 220 yards, 40 rods, or 10 chains.

The race was dropped from Arlington Park's stakes schedule for 2011.

Records

Speed record:

Most wins by an owner:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Winners

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2010Bay to Bay Robby Albarado Brian A. Lynch Robert Smithen1:39.24
2009Consequence John Velazquez Claude R. McGaughey III Phipps Stable 1:37.59
2008Much Obliged Christopher Emigh Malcolm Pierce Pin Oak Stable 1:37.96

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