4 year-old, Arrogate, continues to dominate Thoroughbred racing. Named the American Champion 3 Year-Old Male Horse and World’s Best Racehorse in 2016, he added yet another win this past weekend – the Dubai Cup.
Last out of the gate, the big gray colt went to the outside to pass 14 horses and win by 2 ¼ lengths. With this purse, Arrogate set a new North American record winning over $17 million dollars.
“Everybody who was here tonight is going to say, ‘I’m glad I was here to see that,'” said trainer, Bob Baffert. “If anybody wasn’t super impressed with that, they just don’t like horse racing. I still can’t believe he won the race.
The champ has earned a well deserved rest through the summer, his owners plan to return to the track in November to defend his Breeders’ Cup Win. Congrats Arrogate and Mike Smith!
Arrogate and Mike Smith after their Breeders’ Cup Win
Photography Courtesy Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times and Douglas DeFellce/Eclipse Sportswire