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Istanford beats the boys in the Arlington Classic

Ike & Dawn Thrash, Janet Alley and Sam Alley’s Istanford led the boys a merry chase in Saturday’s $150, 000 Arlington Classic Stakes (G3), going right to the front at the break and staying there all the way en route to a one length decision. It’s the first stakes win for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Istan, sold for $25,000 by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, at the 2012 OBS August Selected Yearling Sale. The victory gives her a 8-3-2-0 record and $207,246 in earnings. Selected Yearling Sale photo