Arlington Million: Key Information

  • Location: Arlington International Racecourse
  • Inaugural Race: 1981
  • Distance: 1.25 miles (10 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-Handed Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
  • 2015 Purse: $1 million

Video of the 2014 Arlington Million

Check out the footage from the most recent running of the Arlington Million, with horse Hardest Core and Jockey Eriluis Vaz taking the throne and securing his spot in the Breeders’ Cup Turf!


A Brief History of the Arlington Million

The Arlington Million is a 1.25 mile  race for thorough bred horses that is typically raced in August at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The race was the first race to offer a purse of $1,000,000 and the winner of the million automatically qualifies for the Breeders’ Cup Turf.


Santa Anita Handicap – Race Records

Scroll over any box below to view the historical records for the Arlington Million:

Speed record

1.58.69
Awad – 1995

Most Wins

2
John Henry

Most Wins by a Jockey

2
Tied: Ramon A. Dominguez, Laffit Pincay Jr., Cash Asmussen, Jose Santos, Gary L. Stevens, Jerry D. Bailey

Most Wins by a Trainer

3
Tied: Ron McAnally, Charlie Whittingham

Most Wins by an Owner

2
Tied: Dotsam Stable, Juddmonte Farms

Historical Results for the Santa Anita Handicap

In the Santa Anita Handicap’s storied history, there have been dozens of world famous horses and jockeys that have been crowned the winner. In the table below, view a record of the winning trainers, thoroughbreds, jockeys, and times for every Santa Anita Handicap race.

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
2014Hardest Core4Eriluis VazEdward GrahamAndrew Bentley Stables02:01.5
2013Real Solution***4Alan GarciaChad C. BrownRamsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.02:01.0
2012Little Mike5Ramon DominguezDale RomansPriscilla Vaccarezza02:02.4
2011Cape Blanco4Jamie SpencerAidan O'Brien02:05.4
2010Debussy4William BuickJohn GosdenPrincess Haya of Jordan02:03.0
2009Gio Ponti4Ramon DominguezChristophe ClementCastleton Lyons02:04.2
2008Spirit One4Ioritz MendizabalPhilip DemercastelKamel Chehboub02:02.2
2007Jambalaya5Robby AlbaradoCatherine Day PhillipsTodd & Catherine Day Phillips02:04.8
2006The Tin Man8Victor EspinozaRichard MandellaRalph and Aury Todd02:01.4
2005Powerscourt5Kieren FallonAidan O'BrienSue Magnier02:03.4
20044Kent DesormeauxMichael R. MatzBrushwood Stable02:00.1
20034David R. FloresSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin02:02.3
2002Beat Hollow5Jerry BaileyRobert J. FrankelJuddmonte Farms02:02.9
2001Silvano5Andreas Suborics02:02.6
2000Chester House5Jerry BaileyRobert J. FrankelJuddmonte Farms02:01.4
1999No Race-No RaceNo RaceNo Race00:00.0
1998No Race-No RaceNo RaceNo Race00:00.0
1997Marlin4Gary StevensD. Wayne LukasMichael Tabor02:02.5
1996Mecke4Robbie DavisEmanuel TortoraJames Lewis Jr.02:00.5
1995Awad5Eddie MapleDavid G. DonkRyehill Farm01:58.7
1994Paradise Creek5Pat DayWilliam I. MottMasayuki Nishiyama01:59.8
1993Star of Cozzene5Mark HennigTeam Valor Stable02:07.5
1992Dear Doctor5Cash AsmussenJohn HammondHenri Chalhoub01:59.8
1991Tight Spot4Laffit Pincay, Jr.Ron McAnallyAnderson, Winchell & Carradini01:59.6
1990Golden Pheasant4Gary StevensCharlie Whittingham01:59.6
1989Steinlen6D. Wayne LukasWildenstein Stable02:03.6
1988Mill Native4Cash AsmussenC. N. Ray02:00.0
1987Manila4Angel Cordero Jr.LeRoy JolleyBradley M. Shannon02:02.4
1986Estrapade6Fernando ToroCharlie WhittinghamAllen E. Paulson02:00.8
1985Teleprompter5Tony IvesBill Watts18th Earl of Derby02:03.4
1984John Henry9Chris McCarronRon McAnallyDotsam Stable02:01.4
1983Tolomeo3Pat EdderyLuca CumaniCarlo d'Alessio02:04.4
1982Perrault5Laffit Pincay, Jr.Charlie Whittingham01:58.8
1981John Henry6Willie ShoemakerRon McAnallyDotsam Stable02:07.6