08/22/2012 3:38PM

Arlington Park notes: Huge day for absentee Scott

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Julia’s Star, with Julien Leparoux aboard, wins her division of the Hatoof.

Joan Scott has had bigger triumphs, having won the Grade 1 Madison Stakes at Keeneland in 2010 with a filly named Dr. Zic. But even without her being on the grounds, her Saturday afternoon at Arlington would have to rank among the best ever in her 10-year training career.

In front of the largest Arlington crowd since the new facility was built in 1989, Scott was represented by a victorious 2-year-old colt named Ruler of Love in one of those extremely deep maiden races that always seem to materialize on big days. Then, some 30 minutes later, another Scott trainee was back in the winner's circle after Julia's Star captured the first division of the Hatoof Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Coincidentally enough, both horses were dispatched at 9-1.

"They did it without me," Scott said this week from France. "I'll be back in the country [Thursday]."

Scott, 45, is on pace to have her best year ever in both wins and earnings. Into Friday, she had sent out 21 winners for stable earnings of $518,517 in 2012. She has had 165 winners in her career.

◗ With not even so much as an allowance, there is no detectable feature on the nine-race twilight card Friday. First post is 3 p.m. Central, with the last race set for 6:50.
Four stakes remain on the 2012 schedule, with the next being the Grade 3 Washington Park Handicap on Sept. 1.