Patrol wins Million
Beach Patrol has won the Arlington Million, snapping a six-race skid and earning a berth in the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf this fall. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Beach Patrol ran 1¼ miles on a firm turf course in 2:02.39 on Saturday at Arlington Park in suburban Chicago. He paid $11.60, $6 and $4 as the 9-2 second choice in the 12-horse field. Fanciful Angel, a 73-1 shot, finished second. Deauville, the 9-5 favorite, paid $2.80 to show. Beach Patrol hadn’t won since last year’s Secretariat at Arlington Park. His victory completed a big day for New York-based trainer Chad Brown, who also won the $600,000 Beverly D. Stakes with Dacita at the same track. Dacita earned an automatic berth in the
BC Filly & Mare Turf. Beach Patrol settled just off pacesetter Oak Brook in the early going. With Oak Brook weakening coming into the stretch, Beach Patrol dug in and inched away from Deauville in the final furlongs. Enterprising was fourth, followed by Ascend, Oak Brook, Divisidero, Oscar Nominated, Kasaqui, Mekhtaal, Ghost Hunter and 2015 winner The Pizza Man.