Will The Real Arrogate Show Up Against Seven In Pacific Classic
By Margaret Ransom
A tremendous 11-race card is on tap at Del Mar on Saturday, led by the 27thrunning of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (GI), a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) set for November over the Del Mar main track, as well as the Del Mar Oaks (GIT) and Del Mar Handicap (GIIT) sharing the stage as the undercard co-features.
The weather is supposed to be perfect in Del Mar Saturday, with sunny skies and a high in the mid-70s. Fast and firm all day is the scenario.
Not much can be said about the Pacific Classic that hasn’t been said everywhere about 20 times over the past few weeks and while last year the race buzz was about the meeting of California Chrome, Beholder and Dortmund, this year there may be more scuttlebutt as champion Arrogate — currently North America’s richest racehorse — returns to contest the Del Mar summer feature off a stunning… (more)