Arrogate Becomes World’s Richest Racehorse With Dubai Win
By Margaret Ransom
In a performance that will no doubt go down in history as one of the most impressive of all time, Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate captured the 2017 Dubai World Cup (GI) at Meydan Racecourse with a jaw-dropping last-to-first rally that left little doubt as to who the best horse in the world is. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith gave the Bob Baffert-trained son of Unbridled’s Song a masterful ride. He never panicked after breaking a bit slowly from the gate and, after a tremendously wide trip throughout, blew past the entire field to win by 2 ½ lengths in a final time of 2:02.15 for the 1 ¼-mile race.
After the race, Smith explained that Arrogate — who had previously proven to prefer running on or near the lead in his seven previous starts — had trouble getting out of the gate because… (more)