06/02/2016 1:40PM

Synthetic surface, distance could be problems for Purple Violet entrants


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The $50,000 Purple Violet Stakes for Illinois-bred 3-year-old fillies will be run over one mile on Arlington’s synthetic surface. Any handicapper searching for a proven horse over that surface and distance is on a futile mission: The 10 entrants have a combined 2-for-11 win record on synthetic surfaces and are 0 for 4 going a mile.