Arlington Million Betting Guide

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The Arlington Million is a Grade 1 flat race for thoroughbreds three and over that is held annually on turf at the Arlington Park racetrack in Illinois.

It was the first-ever thoroughbred race to offer a purse of $1 million – and has seen some of the best horses and jockeys competing for this prestigious title since 1981.

This betting guide will take a look at this year’s race – and offer a little background information to help you make your Arlington picks for the next season.

Arlington Park Racetrack

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Famous jockey Willie Shoemaker was the first to win the Arlington Million when he rode John Henry to victory in 1981. The horse would go on to win again in 1984. The race has only ever strayed from the Arlington racetrack on one occasion – in 1988 when it was held at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto due to course refurbishments.

2019 Arlington Million Winner

The winner of the 2019 Arlington Million was Bricks and Mortar.

Arlington Million Entries 2019

Horse JockeyOdds
Creme De Cerise Carlos H. Marquez Jr8-1
2. Trappe Valley Christopher A. Emigh7-2
3. Go Oshie GoSophie Doyle20-1
4. SimsburyMitchell Murrill 9-5
5. Mighty GhostEdgar Perez21-1
6. StorminsideJulio E. Felix5-1
7. Ed’s RocketJermaine V. Bridgmohan5-1

Arlington Picks 2019

This famous thoroughbred race is always keenly contested and the Arlington Million betting is always very popular with horse racing fans.  

As soon as the list of entries is confirmed we will provide a preview and Arlington picks for the big race.

But a few of the horses that could well feature in the famous race are already known.

Trainer Chad Brown looks to be ready to celebrate once again after Robert the Bruce raced to victory last year. If one of his horses does make it home first he will become the most successful trainer in Arlington Million history.

For the 2019 Arlington Million, he will be putting forward Bricks and Mortar. The thoroughbred is making a case to be named the Horse of the Year and has earned almost $4 million this year. Robert the Bruce is also looking to defend its title – and if that happens it will be the first time since John Henry won its second Arlington Million in 1984.

But Bill Mott will be hoping that Channel maker can add to its impressive $2 million earnings for the year. With the Arlington Million winner automatically qualifying for the Breeders’ Cup Turf it is sure to be another thrilling race.

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How to Bet on the Arlington Million 2019

The Arlington Million attracts a lot of interest from horse racing fans and bettors – and there are a number of popular wagers you can make for the big day.

Straight Bets

The most common types of wagers made when it comes to Arlington Million betting are the standard straight bets. These generally fall into three categories – the win, the place and the show.

The win pays out for the winner of the race, the place wins when your horse finishes in the first two – and the show is for those Arlington picks that finish in the first three home.

Multiple Bets

Arlington Million betting fans also go big for the higher winning returns of the exacta, trifecta and superfecta wagers. For these bets you need to predict the 1-2, 1-2-3 and 1-2-3-4 horses home.

With such attractive odds, these Arlington Million betting choices can obviously be very popular – and pay out very healthy returns.

You can place your bets on a number of online bookmakers including TVG, BetAmerica, and TwinSpires – or you can choose to go to any one of a number of off-track betting sites (OTBs) around the country.

Arlington Million Live Betting

As you can imagine, there is a huge amount of interest for this race – and Arlington Million betting is a busy time of the year.

For those of you who cannot make it to the Arlington Park racetrack, there is a number of ways you can keep up with the action.

If you decide to visit an OTB to place your bet you will also be able to watch the Arlington Million live on screens at the site. You can also watch the live stream at various online horse racing betting sites or apps.

The Arlington Million live show is also on NBC Sports as part of an evening of top-class horse racing.

Arlington Million Betting

The Arlington Million being part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series – and the winner automatically qualifying for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf. It is, therefore, a very important date in the thoroughbred flat race season.

Although the $1 million purses is not the biggest in horse racing these days, it is still one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the season – and promises to be just as good this year. Make sure you are part of the Arlington Million betting.