Images: Fans and pageantry at the final Million Day at Arlington Park

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 8/14/2021 8:42 PM

It was likely the final Million Day with the final running of the Arlington Million -- renamed the Mr. D Stakes, and not worth $1 million. The big day Saturday brought out longtime fans and plenty of pageantry to what's probably the final showcase event at Arlington Park.

Autumn White, left, and Donna Petrulis, pose for a picture being taken by Dora Petrulis, all of Glendale Heights at the Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Autumn White, left, and Donna Petrulis, pose for a picture being taken by Dora Petrulis, all of Glendale Heights at the Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday in Arlington Heights.
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Kris Verheyen of Green Bay Wisconsin takes a quick selfie before the start of festivities at the Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday.
Kris Verheyen of Green Bay Wisconsin takes a quick selfie before the start of festivities at the Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday.
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Tony Petrillo, Arlington Park president, heads to the track on Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday.
Tony Petrillo, Arlington Park president, heads to the track on Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday.
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Fans cheer at the end of the first race during Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday.
Fans cheer at the end of the first race during Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday.
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Absolute Chaos, ridden by Jareth Loveberry, takes first in the first race of the day during the Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday.
Absolute Chaos, ridden by Jareth Loveberry, takes first in the first race of the day during the Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday.
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Haley Olszewski, from left, and her parents Bridget and Rob, all of Roselle, head to their seats before the first race of Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday.
Haley Olszewski, from left, and her parents Bridget and Rob, all of Roselle, head to their seats before the first race of Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day at Arlington Park Saturday.
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Absolute Chaos, ridden by Jareth Loveberry, takes first in the first race of the day during the Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day racing at Arlington Park Saturday August 14, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
Absolute Chaos, ridden by Jareth Loveberry, takes first in the first race of the day during the Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day racing at Arlington Park Saturday August 14, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
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Craig Duchossois talks to the Daily Herald during at Arlington Park Saturday August 14, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
Craig Duchossois talks to the Daily Herald during at Arlington Park Saturday August 14, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
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The stands filled as the day went on at the Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day racing at Arlington Park Saturday August 14, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
The stands filled as the day went on at the Arlington Million/Mr. D's Day racing at Arlington Park Saturday August 14, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
A few fans find some shade during racing at Arlington Park Saturday August 14, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
A few fans find some shade during racing at Arlington Park Saturday August 14, 2021 in Arlington Heights.
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Horses return from the winners circle after racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
Horses return from the winners circle after racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
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Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comThe riders in the third race the George Mitsos Memorial take off during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comThe riders in the third race the George Mitsos Memorial take off during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
Kathy Channell of Naperville, far right, reacts at the end of the fourth race.
Kathy Channell of Naperville, far right, reacts at the end of the fourth race.
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Kathy Channell of Naperville, far right, and other fans react at the end of the fourth race during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
Kathy Channell of Naperville, far right, and other fans react at the end of the fourth race during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Santa Barbara (4), ridden by Ryan Moore, takes first in the Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park Saturday.
Santa Barbara (4), ridden by Ryan Moore, takes first in the Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park Saturday.
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Point Me By (6) jockeyed by Luis Saez takes first in the 44th running of the Bruce D. Stakes at Arlington Park Saturday in Arlington Heights.
Point Me By (6) jockeyed by Luis Saez takes first in the 44th running of the Bruce D. Stakes at Arlington Park Saturday in Arlington Heights.
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Two Emmys (4) jockeyed by James Graham, far right, leads the pack after the start during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
Two Emmys (4) jockeyed by James Graham, far right, leads the pack after the start during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
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Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comTwo Emmys (4), jockeyed by James Graham, narrowly beats Domestic Spending (3) ridden by Flavien Prat during the Mr. D. Stakes at Arlington Park Saturday.
Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comTwo Emmys (4), jockeyed by James Graham, narrowly beats Domestic Spending (3) ridden by Flavien Prat during the Mr. D. Stakes at Arlington Park Saturday.
Santa Barbara (4), ridden by Ryan Moore, takes first in the Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park Saturday.
Santa Barbara (4), ridden by Ryan Moore, takes first in the Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park Saturday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Jockey James Graham celebrates after he and Two Emmys (4) won the Mr. D. Stakes during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
Jockey James Graham celebrates after he and Two Emmys (4) won the Mr. D. Stakes during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
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Jockey James Graham celebrates after he and Two Emmys (4) won the Mr. D. Stakes during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
Jockey James Graham celebrates after he and Two Emmys (4) won the Mr. D. Stakes during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Fans leave after the Mr. D. Stakes race at Arlington Park Saturday.
Fans leave after the Mr. D. Stakes race at Arlington Park Saturday.
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Jockey James Graham who rode Two Emmys (4) celebrates with the Duchossois grandchildren in the winners circle after winning the Mr. D. Stakes during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
Jockey James Graham who rode Two Emmys (4) celebrates with the Duchossois grandchildren in the winners circle after winning the Mr. D. Stakes during racing at Arlington Park Saturday.
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