Chicago owners Richard and Karen Papiese’s 2015 Arlington Million champ, The Pizza Man, retired last year. But the Papieses and their trainer, Illinois native Roger Brueggemann, have not retired from the Arlington Million. They will be represented by Twenty Four Seven in Saturday’s 36th running of Arlington’s showcase event, which is scheduled for a 6:08 p.m. post at Arlington Park. Completing the local connection is jockey Chris Emigh, who gets his first call aboard the 5-year-old gelded son of City Zip. It will be Emigh’s third appearance in the Arlington Million. He was eighth in 2011 with Proceed Bee and third in 2015 with Shining Copper.”This is very exciting,” said Emigh, who is fourth in the Arlington standings with 32 wins. “The crowd and the atmosphere is electrifying with all the people cheering. It’s an awesome feeling being in the race.”The Pizza Man provided an awesome story three years ago when he became the only Illinois bred to win the Million. Although retired, he hasn’t left Bruegemann’s barn. The Pizza Man serves as a stable pony, leading the horses to the track for morning workouts.Emigh has worked Twenty Four Seven twice leading up to today’s race.”He worked perfectly, he hit… Read full this story
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