In 2017 Arrogate has banked $13,000,000 in his two World Cup wins, Pegasus and Dubai and has total career earnings of more than $17 million in 8 starts. Another Cup of the Same, If you Please: I have no idea what the 2018 Dubai World Cup will bring but after watching thoroughbred rockstar, California Chrome hand over the reins to Arrogate is a. 杜拜世界盃 (美丹馬場)G1 - 2000M Dirt - Time: 2:02.15Jockey: Mike Smith (史文夫)Trainer: Bob Baffert (巴富達)Owner: Juddmonte Farms Inc2017/03/25 - Dubai - Meydan Racecourse. DUBAI // Style and elegance were the order of the day for the thousands of spectators who defied a barrage of rain to witness the Dubai World Cup at Meydan on Saturday. Upwards of 60,000 people gathered and millions more watched on television the world’s richest race day, when Arrogate underline.
Now the 2nd richest race in the World behind the Pegasus World Cup which had its inaugural race this year and was won by what many believe is the best horse today, Arrogate.
Arrogate has not let up since his record-setting race he won by more than 13 lengths in the Grade I, $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga last August. He continues to show race fans why he could be one of the best horses ever after winning the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita in November by a half-length. He just keeps getting better and he proved once again in the inaugural Pegasus World Cup winning easily by almost 5 lengths.
He has earned more than $11 million in 7 lifetime races and is owned by Juddmonte Farms, and looks great coming into Saturday’s Dubai World Cup. He will face 13 runners on Saturday and many have some good resumes. He may not get the fanfare that California Chrome received winning at last year’s Dubai World Cup, but when he crosses the wire, his name will be on top in the sport.
Here’s the rest of the field, post positions and odds for the 2017 Dubai World Cup
1) Apollo Kentucky (USA) 30-1
2) Long River USA 60-1 12 bet apk.
5) Gun Runner (USA) 8-1
6) Move Up (GB) 60-1
7) Awardee (USA) 30-1
8) Furia Cruzada (CHI) 60-1
9) Arrogate 1-3
10) Keen Ice 20-1
11) Neolithic 20-1
12) Hoppertunity 15-1
13) Special Fighter (IRE) 30-1
14) Mubtaahij (Ire) 8-1
Best Bet: #9 Arrogate – It’s his race to lose and I for one don’t see anyone challenging this great horse. He is trained by Bob Baffert and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith gets the mount. His bloodlines are Unbridled’s Song – out of Bubbler. bred by Clearsky Farms and is ranked #1 of 134.
Best Value: #10 Keen Ice
Exacta Key Box 9/10, 12, 5
Long Shot play: #12 Hoppertunity with earnings of over $4 million and was the winner last fall at Belmont Park in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. He could make things interesting on Saturday.
Good luck on Saturday!
After my trip to the Dubai World Cup in 2016 to drink in the thrill of California Chrome’s remarkable performance, I was certain this year’s serving of adrenaline would be much smaller. I have never been more wrong. Arrogate, and the 2017 spectacle of astonishment provided a roller coaster ride straight into the history books. It was a moment that was as entertaining as any event I have had the pleasure to attend.
Arrogate was competing in $40,000 optional claiming races as late as last summer but he managed to punctuate his seventh consecutive victory with as much style and raw power as any horse in the history of the sport. I realized the 2016 Eclipse Winning Horse of the Year had the potential to sit tactically and wear down one of the greatest champions ever after his stretch-running masterwork against California Chrome in the Breeder’s Cup Classic last November. I understood that if he broke from the gate in a decent position, he would be a force to be reckoned with but what I did not realize until now is that he has as much courage and determination as I have seen.
And They’re Off:
As the gate opened with as much anticipation as any moment in the world of sports one could almost hear the sigh of disgust when Arrogate broke terribly, sentenced to a penalty of what seemed to be an insurmountable number of lengths. At 800 meters front-runners, Gun Runner and Long River had left Arrogate in a 12th place dungeon of a racing position that forced me to forget about him and concentrate instead on who would take the crown formerly held by my beloved Chrome.
At 1200 meters Gun Runner took command and Neolithic grabbed second from Long River. With racing’s powerhouses Mubtataahij, and Gun Runner in the top handful of competitors I was waiting to see who would cross the line first. Arrogate, sitting 10th at the time seemed incapable of running a style of a race which had to at the very least be completely uncomfortable to him and I remember feeling sad about the bad luck start that left him hopeless.
True Courage is Seldom Out-Stretched:
From 1200 to 1600 meters the resolve and talent poured from every fiber in his being as Arrogate blasted from 10th to third. I could almost sense the feelings of surprise combined with awe that the other Jockeys must have felt as Mike Smith guided his monster mount past Gun Runner and made some of the best horses on the planet seem insignificant. Sometimes an outcome of a race speaks in a small voice with a message that can almost be heard aloud delivered from the mind of the winning horse into those of his rivals. Make no mistake the roar from Arrogate’s mental telegram was not only picked up by the also-rans but by millions who were watching around the world.