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Weekend Recap; Real Solutions Heads to BC13

Real Solutions wins the 2013 Arlington Million and heads to the Breeders’ Cup! 
Ken & Sarah Ramsey won three Grade 1 races today, Saturday, August 17, 2013. Their four-year-old colt Real Solution and jockey Alan Garcia won the 1 1/4 mile turf Arlington Million (see replay below) at Arlington Park, five-year-old Big Blue Kitten and jockey Joe Bravo won the 1 1/2 mile turf Sword Dancer at Saratoga Race Course, and jockey Rosie Napravnik led three-year-old colt Admiral Kitten across the finish line first in the 1 1/4 mile turf Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park!

All three of the Ramsey’s winners were homebred and sired by Kitten’s Joy. Kitten’s Joy finished 2nd in the 2005 Arlington Million just before retirement.

Ken Ramsey proudly stated, “That was Kitten’s Joy’s last race. He hurt his knee and had to be retired. So to have his son come back today and do what he didn’t do is very gratifying.”

After Real Solution won the $1 million 2013 Arlington Million reporters asked if he’ll be attending the 2013 Breeders’ Cup. Ken Ramsey replied, “If the creek don’t rise I’ll be there!”

Ken Ramsey and jockey Alan Garcia celebrate their 2013 Arlington Million

Ken Ramsey and jockey Alan Garcia celebrate their 2013 Arlington Million victory with Real Solutions.

The 2013 Arlington victory didn’t come easy for Real Solution. The last stretch of the 1 ¼ mile turf race became heated after the The Apache bumped Real Solution several times. Jockey Alan Garcia called a foul immediately after The Apache was announced the unofficial winner. After a timely deliberation, the stewards finally announced The Apache was disqualified from his first place position and Real Solution was awarded the win in the 2013 Arlington Million.

Jockey Christophe Soumillon later revealed that during the their trip down the homestretch, the big screen scared and frightened The Apache, which caused him to sway out and bump Real Solutions.

By winning the 2013 Arlington Million, Real Solution earned an automatic trip to the Breeders’ Cup Turf as part of the 2013 World Championships “Win & You’re In” challenge series.

2013 Arlington Million Results & Payouts:
1 Real Solution $18.80 to Win/$8.60 to Place/$6.20 to Show
10 The Apache $7.80 to Place/$5.60 to Show
6 Side Glance $12.20 to Show
2 Finnegans Wake, 5 Temeraine, 11 Little Mike, 13 Grandeur, 8 Mull of Killough, 9 Guest of Honour, 3 Hunter’s Light, 12 Rahystrada, Nates Mineshaft, 7 Indy Point

2013 Arlington Million Replay:

Dank wins the Beverly D. Stakes 2013!
Dank was a powerful force in the “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge Race today at Arlington Park (see replay below). La Tia held strong for the entire Beverly D. Stakes but it just wasn’t good enough to hold off Dank. Four-year-old Dank effortlessly took the lead in the home stretch and beat out the competition buy over 5 furlongs. Dank’s 7/2 odds paid out $8.40 to win, $5.60 to place, $4.20 show.

Dank’s trainer Sir Michael Stoute, “It was fantastic. She was unbelievable. She has definitely improved over the last year.”

Jockey Ryan Moore, who made the trip across the pond with the four-year-old filly from Great Britain, was beside himself in the Winner’s Circle at Arlington Park and ecstatic about the win. Ryan Moore looked proud and beamed with happiness.

2013 Beverly D. Stakes Results & Payouts:
4 Dank $8.40 to Win/$5.60 to Place/$4.20 to Show
5 Gifted Girl $13.40 to Place/$8.20 to Show
9 Ausus $8.00 to Show
6 Marketing Mix, 1 La Tia, 3 Solid Appeal, 2 Duntle, 8 Artemus Kitten, 7 Starformer

2013 Beverly D. Stakes Replay:

Princess of Sylmar wins the 2013 Alabama Stakes!
Under the patient hands of Javier Castellano, Princess of Sylmar won the 2013 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course with grace and ease (see replay below).

Lucky Lady Deborah White won the Saratoga Race Course 150 promotion presented by honorary chairs Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson and made an emotional statement in the Winner’s Circle saying, “It’s going to be life changing for me.” Deborah wagered a whopping $15,000 on the 2013 Kentucky Oaks winner as part of the Saratoga 150 promotion and came out on top!

2013 Alabama Stakes Results & Payouts:
4 Princess of Sylmar $3.00 to Win/$2.10 to Place/$2.10 to Show
6 Fiftyshadesofhay $2.50 to Place/$2.60 to Show
5 Carnival Court $3.50 to Show
3 Galloping Giraff, 2 Montana Native

2013 Alabama Stakes Replay: