Remember Arrogate? The American racehorse superstar who won the 2016 Travers Stakes? Big news for horse racing fans – Arrogate has returned to the racing world, grabbing the highest honor for the second time.
According to reports, Arrogate was once again named as the Longines World's Best RaceHorse, beating fierce rivals Winx and Gun Runner. The Bob Baffert-trained horse was also named the 2016 Longines World’s Best Racehorse Award. Arrogate’s owner Lord Teddy (Juddmonte Farms’ representative) and trainer Bob Baffert received the big award at the iconic Claridge’s Hotel in London, United Kingdom.
The highly prestigious award was given to the American Thoroughbred Arrogate who earned a rating of 134. Arrogate was followed by the Australian superstar Winx, who took the second place with a rating of 132. The Australian mare Winx, Arrogate’s closest rival, was also honored as the second highest-rated horse with a rating of 132 last year. Winx remains unbeaten in her 22 consecutive races since May 2015. The American colt Gun Runner (US) and Great Britain’s Cracksman were tied at third place.
Arrogate’s impressive racing career
Foaled in April 2013, Arrogate is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who was named the 2016 Longines World’s Best RaceHorse. The American colt made his debut at the Los Alamitos racecourse in April 2016 with rider Martin Garcia.
In November 2016, he entered the Breeder’s Cup Classic as a challenger behind the widely favorited California Chrome. The two horses were head-for-head but in the end, Arrogate emerged victoriously. That tight race also helped Arrogate win the top position in the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. In January 2017, Arrogate entered in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. The American colt won that race, which was promoted as a final showdown with his old rival California Chrome.
Arrogate made his next big race in March 2017 in the action-packed Dubai World Cup at Meydan. Arrogate struggled in the early stage of the race. But in the final stage, he surged ahead to defeat Gun Runner. Arrogate’s share of that $10 million race took his career prize-winning to a whopping $17 million.
Arrogate ended his impressive racing career in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. The retired racing star is now at Juddmonte Farms in Kentucky, where he will serve a new role as a stallion.
Image Credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons