Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate broke last, but rallied to easily win the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline. It was a breathtaking performance that had the racing public buzzing, especially on social media.
IT was Super Saturday at Meydan last weekend, but the only market mover for the Dubai World Cup was standing in his box.
The RACING POST (UK): World Cup: Arrogate in a different class to World Cup rivals
Arrogate made easy work of a full field of 12 runners, including 2016 Horse of the Year and fan favorite California Chrome. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Gulfstream Park in FL featured the inaugural running of the 2017 Pegasus World Cup, featuring an incredible $12 million purse.
This race replay includes the post-race conference with winning jockey Mike Smith.
Arrogate validated his victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a convincing win over California Chrome and 10 others Saturday in the inaugural $12 million Grade I Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Arrogate, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Mike Smith, took control on the far turn and prevailed… [Read more…]
Gulfstream Park, Race 12, Saturday Jan. 28, 2017
1 1/8 MILES MAIN TRACK,
THOROUGHBREDS, 4 year olds and upwards
GRADE 1 STAKE, PURSE $12,000,000
Post Time 5:40pm ET
2 PRAYER FOR RELIEF
4 NOBLE BIRD
5 WAR STORY
6 WAR ENVOY
7 SHAMAN GHOST
8 SEMPER FORTIS
9 KEEN ICE
10 BREAKING LUCKY
11 ERAGON (ARG) -119lbs
12 CALIFORNIA CHROME
14 SEA RAVEN
The official clocking on Arrogate’s special late-morning workout on Sunday was 1:11.94 for six furlongs, but the stopwatch doesn’t tell the whole story.
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The potential rematch between Arrogate and California Chrome in the Pegasus World Cup has moved a significant step closer after Juddmonte entered into a private deal to purchase an place in the $12 million showpiece from Coolmore.
January 28, 2017 is the big race at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida.
Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Arrogate was all business when he worked five furlongs in :58.40 last week at Santa Anita Park, the fastest of 77 works that day.
Chrome wins by 12 lengths and sets Los Alamitos track record
CYPRESS, Calif.—California Chrome’s racing career in his home state finished in the spectacular fashion everyone expected. He won Saturday’s $180,000 Winter Challenge by 12 lengths at Los Alamitos and did it without really trying.
If that’s not enough, he set a track record for 1 1/16 miles by more than three-quarters of a second with a… [Read more…]