The summer's two best meets began with buzz, but will they be able to sustain the momentum?
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Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert didn't have any overnight revelations to explain Arrogate's clunker of a performance in the July 22 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) at Del Mar.
Hronis Racing's Accelerate stunned the world July 22 with a dominant upset in the $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2). Jockey Victor Espinoza sent the horse to a gate-to-wire victory as Mike Smith was unable to get heavily favored Arrogate going.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming turned in a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.71 over the Oklahoma training track July 22 at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the July 29 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2).
All Arrogate has to do is show up and be Arrogate, and the TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) is a foregone conclusion, which is exactly why his connections will have their minds stressed until they see the expected ending.
More than 60 years ago, another Arrogate enjoyed the surf at Del Mar for two summers, making an impact on the history of some legendary connections
Trainer Bob Baffert wants the four-time graded/group 1 winner to add two more top-level wins to his résumé in the Aug. 19 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) and Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), but the journey begins in the San Diego Handicap (G2).
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate logged his final timed workout for the July 22 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) under the watchful eye of Bob Baffert and met his trainer's expectations with a six-furlong run in 1:11 flat.
As both Arrogate (134) and Winx (132) continue their preparations for upcoming campaigns, Gun Runner (125) has moved into the third spot in the fifth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll of all ages shows slight shuffling in the top 10 after the conclusion of the Stars & Stripes Festival of Racing this weekend at Belmont Park.
Keen Ice, racing for the first time since his seventh-place finish in the March 25 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), overpowered 1-2 favorite Shaman Ghost by three lengths.
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate stepped up his workout regimen July 8 at Santa Anita Park in preparation for his next start in the July 22 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2).
- By Steve Haskin
The more Arrogate accomplishes, the more we want to see if he can top it. Unlike the vast majority of today's champions, we want to know just how high a ceiling our champions have.
With back-to-back graded stakes victories to his credit coming in, Stronach Stables' homebred Shaman Ghost figures to be the overwhelming pick in the field of six entered for the July 8 $750,000 Suburban Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park.
While Arrogate is fueling the massive earnings of Baffert and Smith, they have teamed to win grade 1 races this year with Abel Tasman and Mor Spirit. Smith also rides champion Songbird; Baffert has multiple graded stakes winner Vale Dori.
Santa Anita clockers timed Arrogate's six furlongs in 1:12 3/5, with a gallop out to seven furlongs in 1:26 1/6.
Arrogate has risen from allowance winner to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse with just four brilliant stakes races, shattering track and stakes records and setting a new worldwide lifetime earnings benchmark in the process.
The top ranked horses of all ages shows little change in week 22 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll, which results were released today.
The dam of champion Arrogate was a $4.7 million buy-back at the Fasig-Tipton November sale last fall.
Champion Arrogate continued his preparations for the TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) with a six-furlong work in 1:12 2/5 under jockey Martin Garcia June 25 at Santa Anita Park.
- By Steve Haskin
Here we are once again following yet another John Nerud coup. He is now responsible this year alone for Arrogate, Always Dreaming, Tapwrit, Gun Runner, Classic Empire, and after today, Lady Aurelia.
Top ranked horses of all ages remains relatively quiet in week 21 of NTRA Poll.
After a stint at Julie Adair-Stack's farm—where trainer Richard Mandella also sent four-time champion Beholder for some time off—Paradise Woods got back to serious training June 18 at Santa Anita Park with an easy half-mile breeze.
In his first start since finishing second in the March 25 Dubai World Cup (G1), Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner drew off in the stretch for an easy victory in the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) June 17 at Churchill Downs.
- By Steve Haskin
The fairy tale journey of Mucho Macho Man and trainer Kathy Ritvo that began on Father's Day 2008.
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