Arrogate Seeks Racing Immortality In Breeders’ Cup Classic
By Margaret Ransom
When Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate heads postward for the final time in Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) at Del Mar, he will do so as the richest horse to ever grace thoroughbred racing’s world championship event with $17,302,600 in earnings so far. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song currently ranks as the third-richest of all time, sitting behind two Japanese horses in Ofevre and Gentildonna, and will need a victory and the $3.3 million winner’s check to end his career as number one of all time. And despite a bumpy summer that provided him with two shocking losses and questions about how good he really is, he will be tough to beat in his search of racing immortality.
Ten really good handicap horses will face Arrogate in Saturday’s 10-furlong feature, including three Bob Baffert-trained stablemates owned by three separate entities, and the best from the east in multiple grade 1 winner Gun Runner. So while Arrogate had… (more)