Arlington Sprint Handicap
|Ungraded stakes race|
|Arlington Sprint Handicap|
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Qualification||Three-year-olds & up|
The Arlington Sprint Handicap is an American Thoroughbred horse race run annually during the second week of July at Arlington Park Racetrack in Arlington Heights, Illinois. A non-graded stakes open to horses age three and older, it is a sprint race contested on turf over a distance of 5½ furlongs.
Inaugurated in 1990 as the Arlington Sprint Championship, the name was changed to the Arlington Breeders' Cup Sprint for the 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, and 2004 through 2006 editions. It was given its present name in 2007.
Since inception in 1990, the Arlington Sprint has been contested at various distances on bothg dirt and turf:
- 7 furlongs on dirt : 1990
- 6 furlongs on dirt : 1996-2007
- 5.5 furlongs on turf : 2008-present
There was no race run from 1991-1995 and 1998-1999.
- 1:01.89 - Mr. Nightlinger (2009) (at current distance of 5.5 furlongs)
- 3 - Bet On Sunshine (1997, 2000, 2001)
Most wins by an owner:
- 3 - David P. Holloway Racing (1997, 2000, 2001)
Most wins by a jockey:
- No jockey has won this race more than once.
Most wins by a trainer:
- 3 - Paul J. McGee (1997, 2000, 2001)
|2010||Chamberlain Bridge||6||Jamie Theriot||W. Bret Calhoun||Carl Moore||1:03.66|
|2009||Yankee Injunuity||5||E. T. Baird||James R. McMullen||Encore Racing & J. R. McMullen||1:02.50|
|2008||Mr. Nightliner||4||Jamie Theriot||W. Bret Calhoun||Martin Racing &||1:01.89|
|2007||Piratesonthelake †||3||Diego Sanchez||James P. DiVito||B. Jock Racing LLC||1:09.14|
|2007||In Summation †||4||Rene Douglas||Christophe Clement||Waterford Stable||1:09.14|
|2006||Gold Storm||6||Tracy Hebert||Charles W. Cascio||Keith McKinney||1:08.39|
|2005||Fifteen Rounds||5||Christopher Emigh||Christine K. Janks||Ken Meeker & Carson Springs Farm||1:08.51|
|2004||Gold Storm||4||Larry Taylor||Charles W. Cascio||Keith McKinney & Jack Sweesy||1:08.65|
|2003||Out of My Way||6||Curt Bourque||Gene A. Cilio||Crown's Way Farm et al.||1:09.82|
|2002||Bonapaw||6||Gerard Melancon||Norman C. Miller III||J. & D. Richard||1:09.13|
|2001||Bet On Sunshine||9||Marlon St. Julien||Paul J. McGee||David P. Holloway Racing||1:10.06|
|2000||Bet On Sunshine||8||Francisco Torres||Paul J. McGee||David P. Holloway Racing||1:09.77|
|1997||Hunk of Class †||4||Eusebio Razo, Jr.||Kenneth R. Spraggins||K. R. Spraggins & J. Lombardo||1:09.99|
|1997||Bet On Sunshine †||5||Pat Day||Paul J. McGee||David P. Holloway Racing||1:09.99|
|1996||Ft. Stockton||4||Shane Sellers||Ben Perkins, Jr.||New Farm||1:08.77|
|1990||Hammocker||6||Kerwin Clark||Harvey L. Vanier||Nancy A. Vanier||1:24.60|
- † There were Dead Heats in 1997 and again in 2007.