Revival Arlington Hit

Title

Revival Arlington Hit

Subject

Horse racing in art

Description

The Arlington Million was the first U.S. Thoroughbred race to offer a purse of $1 million.

Arlington Park closed in 1998 and was purchased by Churchill Downs Incorporated in 2000. Depicted in this parody of the Broadway musical Chicago are Churchill Downs CEO Thomas H. Meeker and Richard Duchossois, prior owner of Arlington Park. 

Racehorses Manndar, Mula Gula, Asidero, Bienamado, Running Stag, Slickly, and Chester House are also featured. 

Juddmonte Farm's Chester House, ridden by Jerry Bailey and trained by Robert J. Frankel, won the renewal of the Arlington Million in 2000.

Creator

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb

Date

2000

Rights

This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

Pen and ink with watercolor; 13 x 17 in.

Type

still image

Original Format

Pen and ink with watercolor

Physical Dimensions

13 x 17 in.

Files

FC3705.jpg

Collection

Citation

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb, “Revival Arlington Hit,” The Keeneland Library, accessed January 24, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/110.

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