August 26, 1996 in Sports

Longshot Wins At Arlington

Compiled From Wire Services

Longshot Mecke outfinished defending champion Awad to win the Arlington Million by two lengths at Arlington International Raceway near Chicago.

Sharp Cat, an 11-1 longshot, outraced Desert Digger in the stretch then survived a stewards’ inquiry to win the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante for 2-year-old fillies by almost a length at Del Mar in southern California.

Ridden by Rene Douglas, Sharp Cat covered seven furlongs in 1:23-4/5 and paid $25.60, $10.20 and $5.20.

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