Robert Bruce wins the Arlington Million

 
 
Posted8/12/2018 1:00 AM
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Fast horses, good food and drinks, colorful jockeys and plenty of sunshine made the 36th Arlington Million a grand day

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. looks up as he and Robert Bruce are led to the Winner's Circle after winning the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. looks up as he and Robert Bruce are led to the Winner's Circle after winning the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., left, smiles atop Robert Bruce after winning the 36th Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., left, smiles atop Robert Bruce after winning the 36th Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. reaches to pat Robert Bruce after winning the 36th Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. reaches to pat Robert Bruce after winning the 36th Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Oscar Performance, ridden by jockey Jose L. Ortiz, right, pulls up lame in the home stretch of the 36th Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday. Oscar Performance was favored to win the race but did not finish and the horse was taken away by ambulance after the finish. Due to a post-race objection, Century Dream and jockey William T. Buick, middle in green silks, was disqualified for causing the incident. Eventual winner Robert Bruce and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. are a far left.
  Oscar Performance, ridden by jockey Jose L. Ortiz, right, pulls up lame in the home stretch of the 36th Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday. Oscar Performance was favored to win the race but did not finish and the horse was taken away by ambulance after the finish. Due to a post-race objection, Century Dream and jockey William T. Buick, middle in green silks, was disqualified for causing the incident. Eventual winner Robert Bruce and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. are a far left.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Oscar Performance, the horse favored to win the 36th Arlington Million, comes to a stop as the rest of the field crosses the finish line of the race at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday. The horse was involved in an incident in which another horse was disqualified. Oscar Performance was taken away by ambulance.
  Oscar Performance, the horse favored to win the 36th Arlington Million, comes to a stop as the rest of the field crosses the finish line of the race at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday. The horse was involved in an incident in which another horse was disqualified. Oscar Performance was taken away by ambulance.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Contestants in the Best Dressed contest line up for the judges at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Contestants in the Best Dressed contest line up for the judges at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Jackson Vancurran, 7 1/2, of Arlington Heights, poses for the judges with other male contestants in the Best Dressed contest at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday. He won the male category.
  Jackson Vancurran, 7 1/2, of Arlington Heights, poses for the judges with other male contestants in the Best Dressed contest at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday. He won the male category.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Jim Cornelison sings the national anthem at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday. He regularly sings at Chicago Blackhawks games.
  Jim Cornelison sings the national anthem at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday. He regularly sings at Chicago Blackhawks games.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Fans lean over the rail at the finish of a race at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Fans lean over the rail at the finish of a race at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Race horses are paraded for the crowd in the paddock area before a race at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Race horses are paraded for the crowd in the paddock area before a race at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
The field passes the grandstand at the start of the Beverly D. stakes race 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  The field passes the grandstand at the start of the Beverly D. stakes race 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Monica Benson, of Chicago leads a trio of buglers to start the 36th Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday. She is the park's official bugler.
  Monica Benson, of Chicago leads a trio of buglers to start the 36th Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday. She is the park's official bugler.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Horses and jockeys leave the paddock en route to the track at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Horses and jockeys leave the paddock en route to the track at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
A fan enjoys a cigar on the third level of Arlington Park at the 36th Arlington Million Day Saturday.
  A fan enjoys a cigar on the third level of Arlington Park at the 36th Arlington Million Day Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Mints are left for horses on a bench in the tunnel leading from the paddock to the track at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Mints are left for horses on a bench in the tunnel leading from the paddock to the track at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
The Secretariat Stakes pack rumbles on the front stretch at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  The Secretariat Stakes pack rumbles on the front stretch at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Secretariat Stakes winner Carrick and jockey John R. Velazquez lead Analyze It and jockey Jose L. Ortiz at the finish during the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Secretariat Stakes winner Carrick and jockey John R. Velazquez lead Analyze It and jockey Jose L. Ortiz at the finish during the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Sistercharlie and jockey John R. Velazquez beat Fourstar Crook and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. in The Beverly D. During the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Sistercharlie and jockey John R. Velazquez beat Fourstar Crook and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. in The Beverly D. During the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Arlington Park Chairman Richard L. Duchossois is caught up in the crowded Winner's Circle during the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Arlington Park Chairman Richard L. Duchossois is caught up in the crowded Winner's Circle during the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Legendary Chicago football coach Mike Ditka joins Arlington Park Chairman Richard L. Duchossois in the Winner's Circle at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Legendary Chicago football coach Mike Ditka joins Arlington Park Chairman Richard L. Duchossois in the Winner's Circle at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Veins and muscles ripple on a racehorse at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Veins and muscles ripple on a racehorse at the 36th Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Oscar Performance is attended to in the home stretch after pulling up lame in the 36th Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
  Oscar Performance is attended to in the home stretch after pulling up lame in the 36th Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights Saturday.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
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