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Images: Arlington Million Through The Years

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  • A Marine color guard appears with the Arlington Million trophy.

       A Marine color guard appears with the Arlington Million trophy.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Preparations take place for the Arlington Million.

       Preparations take place for the Arlington Million.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Race fans used their race guide as protection from the rain.

       Race fans used their race guide as protection from the rain.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A Scene from the 27th Arlington Million.

       A Scene from the 27th Arlington Million.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE | Staff Photographer

  • Chiselling left, and Jazz Beat right, to the finish in the Secretariat Stakes.

      Chiselling left, and Jazz Beat right, to the finish in the Secretariat Stakes.
    DAILY HERALD 2002 FILE PHOTO

  • Powerscourt and Jockey Kieren Fallon at the finish of the Arlington Million.

      Powerscourt and Jockey Kieren Fallon at the finish of the Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2005 FILE PHOTO

  • Jambalaya with jockey Robby Albarado in the winners circle after the running of the Arlington Million.

      Jambalaya with jockey Robby Albarado in the winners circle after the running of the Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2007 FILE PHOTO

  • Horses on parade before an early race at Arlington Park on Saturday.

       Horses on parade before an early race at Arlington Park on Saturday.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Bonny Brown plays the trumpet as the horses arrive on the track for the Arlington Million.

      Bonny Brown plays the trumpet as the horses arrive on the track for the Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2006 FILE PHOTO

  • Arlington International Racecourse owner Richard Ducchossois shakes the hand of an outrider during the 22nd annual running of the Arlington Million.

      Arlington International Racecourse owner Richard Ducchossois shakes the hand of an outrider during the 22nd annual running of the Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2004 FILE PHOTO

  • Robby Albarado receives congratulations in the Winner's Circle after winning the Arlington Million.

      Robby Albarado receives congratulations in the Winner's Circle after winning the Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2007 FILE PHOTO

  • Preparations take place for the Arlington Million. Barrington's Maria Ogino tries a Arlington Racecourse hot dog before the race.

       Preparations take place for the Arlington Million. Barrington's Maria Ogino tries a Arlington Racecourse hot dog before the race.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Fans looks at the horses before the start of the 27th Arlington Million.

       Fans looks at the horses before the start of the 27th Arlington Million.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE | Staff Photographer

  • Dora Petrulis of Glendale Heights, left, and Donna Ludvik of Lombard, at the 27th Arlington Million.

       Dora Petrulis of Glendale Heights, left, and Donna Ludvik of Lombard, at the 27th Arlington Million.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE | Staff Photographer

  • Bleachers are set up for the running of the Miracle Million on August 25, 1985 at Arlington Park after the fire in July.

      Bleachers are set up for the running of the Miracle Million on August 25, 1985 at Arlington Park after the fire in July.
    Daily Herald 1985 File Photo

  • The Number 2 horse, Forbidden Apple battles against Number 5 Mystery Giver in the early stages of the 2002 Arlington Million.

      The Number 2 horse, Forbidden Apple battles against Number 5 Mystery Giver in the early stages of the 2002 Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2002 FILE PHOTO

  • Gio Ponti with jockey Ramon Dominquez crosses the finish line and wins the 27th Arlington Million.

       Gio Ponti with jockey Ramon Dominquez crosses the finish line and wins the 27th Arlington Million.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE | Staff Photographer

  • Aboard The Tin Man Jockey Victor Espinoza wins the Arlington Million .

      Aboard The Tin Man Jockey Victor Espinoza wins the Arlington Million .
    DAILY HERALD 2006 FILE PHOTO

  • Buildings are painted for the Miracle Million at Arlington Park.

      Buildings are painted for the Miracle Million at Arlington Park.
    Daily Herald 1985 File Photo

  • Anthony Mode said he travelled from California to see the 27th Arlington Million.

       Anthony Mode said he travelled from California to see the 27th Arlington Million.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE | Staff Photographer

  • With tents and bleachers as the only structures 35,000 horse racing fans attended the Miracle Million at Arlington Park just 25 days after a fire burned the facility to the ground.

      With tents and bleachers as the only structures 35,000 horse racing fans attended the Miracle Million at Arlington Park just 25 days after a fire burned the facility to the ground.
    Daily Herald 1985 File Photo

  • Arlington Festival of racing jockeys pose for a photo after opening ceremonies during the 22nd annual running of the Arlington Million.

      Arlington Festival of racing jockeys pose for a photo after opening ceremonies during the 22nd annual running of the Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2004 FILE PHOTO

  • From left, Donna Ludvik and her sister Dora Petrulis relax before the start of the 27th running of the Arlington Million horse race at Arlington Park Race Track Saturday, Aug. 8, 2010, in Arlington Heights, Ill.

      From left, Donna Ludvik and her sister Dora Petrulis relax before the start of the 27th running of the Arlington Million horse race at Arlington Park Race Track Saturday, Aug. 8, 2010, in Arlington Heights, Ill.
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  • The 28th Arlington Million, Beverly D and Secretariat in Arlington Heights.

       The 28th Arlington Million, Beverly D and Secretariat in Arlington Heights.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE | Staff Photographer

  • Rory McKenna of Arlington Heights runs for cover as it rains heavy before the Arlington Million.

       Rory McKenna of Arlington Heights runs for cover as it rains heavy before the Arlington Million.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Teleprompter receives accolades as the winner of the Miracle Million at Arlington Park just 25 days after a fire burned the original Arlington to the ground.

      Teleprompter receives accolades as the winner of the Miracle Million at Arlington Park just 25 days after a fire burned the original Arlington to the ground.
    Daily Herald 1985 File Photo

  • Jockey Kent Desormeaux celebrates winning the 22nd annual running of the Arlington Million.

      Jockey Kent Desormeaux celebrates winning the 22nd annual running of the Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2004 FILE PHOTO

  • Fans celebrate during the 2005 Arlington Million

      Fans celebrate during the 2005 Arlington Million
    DAILY HERALD 2005 FILE PHOTO

  • Horses round the track during the running of the Miracle Million at Arlington Park on August 25,1985. Tents and bleachers replaced the old grandstand after the fire in July.

      Horses round the track during the running of the Miracle Million at Arlington Park on August 25,1985. Tents and bleachers replaced the old grandstand after the fire in July.
    Daily Herald 1985 File Photo

  • Eventual winner The Tin Man, 2, right, and the rest of the field enter the clubhouse turn during the Arlington Million .

      Eventual winner The Tin Man, 2, right, and the rest of the field enter the clubhouse turn during the Arlington Million .
    DAILY HERALD 2006 FILE PHOTO

  • Dena Jetel of Algonquin wins "Best Fashion" during the Arlington Million Ladies hat contest held at Arlington Park.

      Dena Jetel of Algonquin wins "Best Fashion" during the Arlington Million Ladies hat contest held at Arlington Park.
    DAILY HERALD 2005 FILE PHOTO

  • Winning jocky Victor Espinoza gets his trophy for the 24th running of the Arlington Million.

      Winning jocky Victor Espinoza gets his trophy for the 24th running of the Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2006 FILE PHOTO

  • Race fans cheer for an early race during the day of racing at the 27th Arlington Million.

       Race fans cheer for an early race during the day of racing at the 27th Arlington Million.
    GEORGE LECLAIRE | Staff Photographer

  • Arlington Million Chef Mario Filippelli with his chicken dinner plate.

       Arlington Million Chef Mario Filippelli with his chicken dinner plate.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Robby Albarado is targeted by reporters after winning the Arlington Million.

      Robby Albarado is targeted by reporters after winning the Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2007 FILE PHOTO

  • A group entering the hat contest poses before the Arlington Million.

       A group entering the hat contest poses before the Arlington Million.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • And..They're off during the 2005 Arlington Million.

      And..They're off during the 2005 Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2005 FILE PHOTO

  • Mike Polk of Park Ridge brought his lucky jockey autographed hat to hold during the 27th Arlington Million .

       Mike Polk of Park Ridge brought his lucky jockey autographed hat to hold during the 27th Arlington Million .
    GEORGE LECLAIRE | Staff Photographer

  • Robby Albarado lays a kiss on his trophy after winning the Arlington Million.

      Robby Albarado lays a kiss on his trophy after winning the Arlington Million.
    DAILY HERALD 2007 FILE PHOTO

 

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