This Saturday, Arlington Park in Illinois will play host to the $1,000,000 Arlington Million race (official site), where the winner will also book their ticket into the Breeders’ Cup Turf race at the end of the season.
Brick and Mortar is the big favorite at odds of 8-5 in this field of 10 horses. Robert Bruce (7-2) looks to be his main competition, with Magic Wand (5-1) and Bandua (6-1) being the only other two horses with better than 12-1 odds.
In this article I will outline the morning line odds for the 2019 Arlington Million, give you my pick for the race winner and also provide a simple guide to getting your Arlington Million bets placed online this Saturday.
2019 Arlington Million Odds
Here are the morning line odds (and post positions) for the Arlington Million. The odds will change throughout race day depending on the amount of money wagered on each horse.
- Robert Bruce 7-2
- Magic Wand 5-1
- Bricks and Mortar 8-5
- Catcho En Die 30-1
- Hunting Horn 12-1
- The Great Day 12-1
- Pivoine 15-1
- Captivating Moon 20-1
- Intellogent 12-1
- Bandua 6-1
As you can see Bricks and Mortar is a big favorite heading into the race, but Oscar Performance is the favorite heading into the race, but Robert Bruce, who won the Arlington Million last year, is also being given a legitimate shot at the win with odds of 7-2.
I’m going with the favorite in this race. Bricks and Mortar has won all four races he’s competed in this year, 3 of which were G1 races against very strong fields, including the Pegasus World Cup. He now has 8 wins in 10 career races. The horse is simply a winner.
Robert Bruce did win last years Arlington Million, but he has not won in his four races since. This includes finishing second to Bricks and Mortar at the Manhattan Handicap a couple months ago.
I think Bricks and Mortar is on another level than the other horses in this field.
Play: Bricks and Mortar 8-5
Here’s the video of Bricks and Mortar running away from the field and holding off Robert Bruce at the Manhattan Stakes in June:
How To Bet On The Arlington Million In The USA
Follow these three easy steps to get your bets placed on the Arlington Million race this Saturday.
Step 1. Open a Bovada.lv Account
Bovada is our top rated betting site for American residents. They have a great easy to use racebook that takes bets on races from tracks across the USA, including Arlington Park. The Bovada brand is focused on offering a great betting experience to the American market and this shows through in their betting options, deposits and withdrawals, and customer service all being geared towards Americans.
After clicking on the above link, select the big ‘Join Now’ button and fill out the registration form.
Step 2. Deposit
Bovada accepts MasterCard, Visa and bitcoin deposits from American users. As I mentioned above, Bovada is geared towards the US marketplace, so they are focused on quick and easy deposits and withdrawals of funds.
Bovada.lv is currently offering a 50% matching bonus up to $250 for all first time deposits.
Step 3. Place Your Arlington Million Bets
You’re now ready to bet on the horse race.
After logging into your new Bovada account click on ‘Horses’ in the top menu bar. Select ‘All Tracks’ and click ‘Arlington Park’.
Scroll down to the race number with Arlington Million horses, select the bet(s) you want to make and click ‘Add To Betslip’. Then enter your risk amount on the Bet Slip, and click ‘Place Bets’ to lock in your wagers.
Check out our horse race betting info page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv.