05/24/2014 6:54PM

Istanford defeats males in Arlington Classic


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Istanford might have been a filly facing males in the Arlington Classic, but the two females to beat her on turf this year, Testa Rossi and A Little Bit Sassy, might be as formidable as anything she met Saturday at Arlington Park. And left alone on an easy lead under James Graham, Istanford beat the boys, leading nearly from start to finish in the Grade 3, $150,000 Classic.