Irish-bred Mondialiste wins Arlington Million by a neck
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) Irish-bred Mondialiste won the Grade 1 Arlington Million on Saturday, earning a berth into the Breeders' Cup when jockey Daniel Tudhope guided the 6-year-old through a three-wide finish to edge Kasaqui by a neck.
Mondialiste, who went off at 4-1, broke from the outside in the 1 1/4-mile turf race.
The son of Galileo paid $10.80, $6.40 and $4.80. Kasaqui of Argentina returned $13.20 and $9.40 and Irish-bred Deauville paid $7 to show despite a poor outside draw.
Take the Stand set the pace and still led into the final turn before fading. Mondialiste, who finished second to Tepin in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile, will head to Santa Anita on Nov. 4-5 for the Breeders Turf.
Florent Geroux rode World Approval to seventh. The France-born jockey was attempting to sweep the day after winning the three earlier graded stakes races.
Illinois-bred The Pizza Man finished sixth after winning last year.