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Arlington Victory for Hardest Core

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When Hardest Core left the starting gates in Saturday's 32nd running of the Arlington Million, no one seriously expected the four-year-old gelding to cross the finish line in first place. Running at 11-1 with jockey Eriluis Vaz at the reigns, Hardest Core made his way to first place in the field of seven to beat 9-5 favorite Magician to the winning post by a length, covering the 1 ¼ distance in 2:01 and claiming his first graded stakes victory. Considering the story behind this plucky horse makes his Arlington Million win all the more amazing...

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