CTL previews Arlington Million
Wed, 15 Aug 2012|
Howard Sudberry of Arlington Park joins CTL to talk about Saturday's Arlington Million race - 8/15
Of one of the great sporting events in the Chicago area every year is the Arlington million hearts are -- buddy from. Arlington park is here it's a great race can't believe it's been thirty years out since the first one when the first one was run and you heard the word million. People were like wow there's huge first million dollar race and I don't know how we're we're gonna top that one because John Henry on the -- -- forty to one shot came to the wire together. We have the statue out of Arlington park they were separated by less than -- nose. So that was an unbelievable finish but this is the thirtieth running of the Arlington million. And we were thinking of -- world championships in Chicago we've had in our lifetimes what two World Series games. We don't have our Super Bowl here know here's a world championship that's in Chicago every year with the best horses jockeys trainers coming from all over the world wants to change the name to the Arlington billion. Well lit up the cash you -- if you wanna come up with some know we can do that we can change it to the Arlington 2000001 kicker millionaires go. It is a phenomenal experience out of the track a -- on a few times as you are. Love it out there what are your plans for this well I mean there's a lot going on first of all there for championship races is a brand new race Fisher called the American saint -- That's a marathon it's a mile an eleven sixteenths and three grade one races to secretary at the Beverly. Great fields and on their grade -- races and a lot of entertainment during the day yeah first of all the anthem was gonna be kicked out by Jim Cornell essential. Gotta get the crowd going. You ran over to Dick isn't seen Johnny Vincent saying I have John Vincent -- that's -- -- -- he's missing my kind of town when the horses come on the tracks there was a lot of entertainment throughout the year. Handsome star power -- -- is gonna present for the trophies for the million Tom Dreessen. Frank Thomas is getting ready due to sacks tonight so I hear he's going to be there are Joel Quenneville Denis Savard radio. Notable horse players so a lot of star power out there it should be a lot of hard work when you look at the feel for the millions is very horse that jump shot that you well. Loud you know I'll come up with somebody that I like between now and then but nobody really jumps off the page to me this year there's not a John Henry I mean -- younger horses. But it's kind of an equal field I think there's no. You know real superstars -- that makes it a better batting race boisterous as the morning line favorite to -- Then secondarily can handicap last time all star -- Stroud who went -- while I was there that say. Yeah how Wilcox energy and interest in horse because he has a lot of in the ownership group. A lot of local guys who went to high school. High school buddies from the suburbs. He was talented horse where I hear on the road last year yeah anyone he's really short price you want a couple big stakes around the park and then he got -- about four -- in the second period. He's run one time this year an allowance race and they think he deserves a shot in yourself. If he wins it's gonna be bedlam in the winner's circle because those guys have fun all those guys party I tell you they do -- if you were looking at it right now. -- stride as a horse that's run before there now that you take to one is there any horse right now that you go that when it's kind of a kinda. Right -- sorry whose doors from Great Britain I think has shot trained by -- commodity. The Europeans I think it you know European won last year they're always strong. I think that he has interest in form but. Can't pin me down yet. I'm gonna make my decision five minutes before post there was -- is as. Howard is there these three year old reporter you know these are older horses secretary it is for three year old and these are these are older horses so -- season ones did you arranges to have the Sox and Cubs out of town this week and you've got. Yes that's the short answer idea. Especially the White Sox the way they're going right now he interest to see what happens within the rest wish you they can hang out. We had a Sox -- out of Arlington park couple weeks ago I mean we had so many Sox fans out there. There are many -- so. Sign autographs Ron kittles who Sox fans -- out -- force. What are some of the other events you've got planned and when is racing were -- until well there -- twelve races that day starts at 1215. An interesting thing people should go to Arlington park dot com there aren't that many reserved seats left but there are some. But. It's like the infield to Kentucky Derby the million party zone down in the park is alive man down there. It includes your admission you get in for 65 bucks that's all you can eat and drink all afternoon. That's a great place -- weather's supposed to be beautiful so that's a great place to go and let's say something really interesting is the a million VIP lounge to gonna take the international and transform it into a nightclub. We have a disc jockey up there a DJ name -- summer Al he's a former playmate. So she's been in the -- there's premium wicker package. You're going to be America and a and cap and go I watched I did so that's that's the club. Version of Arlington park so there -- a lot of interesting options for tickets that we run through went. Run through September 30 for the entire season it's so much fun it's fun it's going to be agree it's going to be beautiful day so it would be big crowd great racing. Much opportunities to make money absolutely right there always -- You always do those at a good time out there thank you very much thank you guys.