Handicapping Tip of the Day #40 – Thoroughbred Race Horses are Not Machines

See Arrogate July 22, 2017 at Del Mar.

 

Super horse Arrogate Loses

The horse racing world was turned upside-down when Arrogate, rated the top horse in the world and the all-time leading money winner among North American thoroughbreds, suffered one of the biggest upsets in thoroughbred history Saturday at Del Mar, Calif. Arrogate, the 1-20 favorite in the $300,000 San Diego Handicap, finished fourth. After his subpar performance,… [Read more…]

Top Trainer Bob Baffert Talking Del Mar 2017 [Video]

Del mar chantal billboardThe 78th season of horse racing at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club starts Wednesday, July 19th. Bob Baffert, one of the sports all-time best trainers, has a horse named Arrogate that will race twice at Del Mar this season.

Here’s trainer Bob Baffert talking about the …

Source: Top Trainer Bob Baffert Talking Del Mar

Last to First Arrogate Takes Dubai World Cup in Breathtaking Fashion

Arrogate Dubai World Cup 2017 winJuddmonte 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.

Source: Arrogate Last to First in Dubai World Cup

Arrogate in a different class to Dubai World Cup rivals

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

Great Horse Racing Video Series – 2017 Pegasus World Cup

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 dominates Pegasus; California Chrome bows out 9th

Arrogate BC 2016 winners circle

Arrogate Breeders’ Cup Classic 2016 winners circle

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…]

Field is Drawn for the Inaugural $12M Pegasus World Cup

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

1 ARROGATE
2 PRAYER FOR RELIEF
3 NEOLITHIC
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
13 STANFORD
14 SEA RAVEN
15 MADEFROMLUCKY

Arrogate Works For Pegasus World Cup

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.

Source: Arrogate Works For Pegasus World Cup

A Look Back at Horse Racing’s Top Breakout Performances of 2016

Preakness winner Exaggerator – BenoitPhoto_AP

America’s Best Racing (ABR) takes a look back at Horse Racing’s top breakout performances of 2016.  Forent Geroux among the new stars.

Several prominent racing analysts had heard how highly trainer Bob Baffert thought of the colt during his West Coast run of three straight route wins over the prior two months, and they counted him as a live longshot in a very competitive 13- horse … and more »

Source: A Look Back at Horse Racing’s Top Breakout Performances of 2016