Description: Mondialiste (IRE) B, H, foaled March 8, 2010 (Galileo (IRE) - Occupandiste (IRE), by Kaldoun (FR)) gets his second North American victory with a win in the 34th running of the 10 furlong Grade I Arlington Million over the 'firm' turf course at Arlington Park August 13, 2016. Jockey Daniel Tudhope and Mondialiste rated in mid pack along the outside as Take The Stand went out to show the way. World Approval and Deauville tracked the leader in second and third up the back stretch, Mondialiste and Kasaqui were behind that pair heading towards the far turn. Mondialiste made his move along the outside and Kasaqui stayed along the inside rounding the far turn and World Approval and Deauville overtook Take The Stand with 3/16ths left to run. Deauville had a short lead as Mondialiste came at him from the outside, Kasaqui had to wait then got through a narrowing opening between horses inside the furlong marker. Mondialiste got the lead in deep stretch to win by a neck over Kasaqui. It was a neck further back to Deauville. World Approval got the fourth spot 3/4 lengths behind Deauville. Mondialiste made his North American debut a winning one when he came over from Great Britain September 13, 2015 when he won the Grade I Woodbine Mile. He then ran second to Tepin in the Breeders' Cup Mile October 31st at Keeneland. Mondialiste then ran 12th in the G1 Hong Kong Mile at Sha-Tin December 13th. He ran 7th in the G1 Prix d'Ispahan at Chantilly, France May 24, 2016. Mondialiste took on Tepin again in the G1 Queen Anne at Royal Ascot June 14th and finished 11th. Mondialiste then ran second in the G2 York Stakes July 23rd and showed trainer David O'Meara enough for them to stick to their plans and ship him over for the Million. Mondialiste is 5-5-5 from 21 starts and he has earned $1,676,374. He was bred by Wertheimer & Frere and Mondialiste is owned by Geoff & Sandra Turnbull. The Arlington Million is a Breeders' Cup Challenge 'Win & You're In' Series race and Mondialiste get his ticket punched towards a start in the 2016 BC Turf at Santa Anita November 5th. Drawing by Daily Racing Funnies ®.
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