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No dogs allowed in Arlington Million Handicappers facing daunting task with this very classy 14-horse field
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Tom Slater Toronto Star
Date: Aug 19, 1988
Start Page: F.4
Section: SPORTS
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YANKEE AFFAIR - Should get some play from Woodbine regulars who saw him equal the world record for nine furlongs on the turf, 1:45 2/ 5, while taking a division of the King Edward Gold Cup. The 6-year- old gelding, a late bloomer, has won 11 of 20 races in the past two seasons. He appears to fire his best shots at nine furlongs and must travel a furlong farther in the Million.

ANKA GERMANIA - This tough, durable 6-year-old mare arrived at Woodbine fresh from upsetting Sunshine Forever and Carotene in the 1 1/2-mile Sword Dancer Handicap at Belmont Park. That race was contested over extremely soft turf, but she appears to handle any surface well. Anka Germania finished sixth in the Washington International last fall, indicating that she might be a length or two behind the class of runner she faces tomorrow.

ROI NORMAND - After racing for three years in minor European events, Roi Normand arrived in California last winter and blossomed. He recently scored a dazzling win in the Sunset Handicap at Hollywood Park. He will likely be suffering jet lag, however, after arriving at Woodbine yesterday on a much-delayed flight. Call it a prejudice against California horses, but they rarely run well at Woodbine.

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