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  • The Arlington Million will return on Aug. 17 as part of Arlington International Racecourse's 2013 stakes schedule. Little Mike, at right, won the 30th Arlington Million last season.

       The Arlington Million will return on Aug. 17 as part of Arlington International Racecourse's 2013 stakes schedule. Little Mike, at right, won the 30th Arlington Million last season.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 
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The International Festival of Racing, featuring the 31st running of the Grade I Arlington Million, tops a 2013 thoroughbred racing schedule that includes 25 stakes races worth $5.5 million.

Arlington International Racecourse's 89-day season will run May 3 through Sept. 29.

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The track's biggest day will take place on Aug. 17 for the International Festival of Racing, which will feature three Grade I events: the Arlington Million, the $750,000 Beverly D., and the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes. Two other stakes races, the American St. Leger the Hatoof Stakes also will race that day on the track's prized turf course

The 2013 schedule includes several days that combine multiple stakes races onto a single card.

The first is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, and will feature three Grade III events: the $150,000 Arlington Matron, the $150,000 Hanshin Cup, and the $150,000 Arlington Classic.

Illinois-breds are prominent in June with a pair of stakes races restricted to "Prairie Staters" slated for each of the month's first three Saturdays.

Here is the full 2013 stakes schedule:

Saturday, May 25: Hanshin Cup (GIII)

Saturday, May 25: Arlington Classic (GIII)

Saturday, May 25: Arlington Matron (GIII)

Saturday, June 1: Purple Violet Stakes (IL)

Saturday, June 1: Springfield Stakes (IL)

Saturday, June 8: Isaac Murphy Handicap (IL)

Saturday, June 8: Addison Cammack Handicap (IL)

Saturday, June 15: Lincoln Heritage Handicap (IL)

Saturday, June 15: Black Tie Affair Handicap (IL)

Saturday, June 29: Chicago Handicap (GIII)

Saturday, July 6: Arlington Sprint

Saturday, July 13: Stars and Stripes (GIII)

Saturday, July 13: Arlington Handicap (GIII)

Saturday, July 13: Modesty Handicap (GIII)

Saturday, July 13: American Derby (GIII)

Saturday, July 20: Arlington Oaks (GIII)

Saturday, Aug. 17: Hatoof Stakes

Saturday, Aug. 17: American St. Leger Stakes

Saturday, Aug. 17: Secretariat Stakes (GI)

Saturday, Aug. 17: Beverly D. (GI)

Saturday, Aug. 17: Arlington Million XXXI (GI)

Saturday, Aug. 31: Washington Park Handicap (GIII)

Saturday, Sept. 7: Arlington-Washington Futurity (GIII)

Saturday, Sept. 7: Arlington-Washington Lassie

Saturday, Sept. 14: Pucker Up Stakes (GIII)

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