Arlington Million Renamed Mister D Stakes, To Be Run For $600,000 On Aug. 14

The Thoroughbred Daily News reports that the Grade 1 Arlington Million has been renamed as the “Mister D Stakes” in honor of longtime Arlington Park owner Dick Duchossois, who turns 100 years old in 2021. The Grade 1 Mister D will be run over 1 1/4 miles on the turf on Aug. 14, for a purse of $600,000.

Also to be held on Aug. 14 are the G1 Beverly D. Stakes ($400,000) and the G1 Bruce D. Stakes (formerly the Secretariat, worth $300,000).

In 2020, the Arlington Million and all stakes races at the track were scrapped due to uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Churchill Downs, Inc., the owner of Arlington Park, announced plans to sell the property for development in February, but added that the sale wouldn’t affect the 2021 racing season.

The 2021 season is scheduled to consist of 68 racing programs from April 30 through Sept. 25.

Read more at the Thoroughbred Daily News.

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