The name Arrogate means a huge amount f to many horse racing fans of recent years. An American Thoroughbred, Arrogate came to prominence with a win at the 2016 Travers Stakes & the Breeders’ Cup Classic, culminating in a World’s Best Racehorse Award in 2016. Already, with just a run of four stake wins, Arrogate has won more money than other horse in North American history!
Raised by Juddmonte Farms for over $500,000, Arrogate trained under Bob Baffer.
Already, the horse has picked up a series of wins at the likes of the Pegasus World Cup and the Dubai World Cup in 2017 to follow along with an incredible career start. Indeed, it came 3rd in its first run at the Maiden Special Weight, and since then has gone from strength to strength. Arrogate started off under the jockeyship of Martin Garcia, before moving to Rafael Beljarano. By the time the horse was running at the Travers Stakes where it made its name, though, it was being used by Mike Smith.
Achievements & Highlights
Although the career is still very much on the go, Arrogate already has a fantastic run of highlights and events that it can point to. Indeed, the incredible Dubai World Cup seen the horse win over half of its prize money in a single race. Despite a poor start that seen it fall to the fourteen horse field, Smith got her back into form for the later stages of the race and made up incredible ground on the leader, the aptly named Gun Runner.
Completing 2000m in 2:02:23, it won on a challenging track and took an incredible $10m for the World Cup alone. This race is used by many people as the kind of example that you would turn to, if you wanted to show people why horse racing is such an incredibly exciting sport!
With much more to come in the future, too, who knows how much Arrogate is going to win?
Wins – Travers Stakes (2016), Breeders’ Cup Classic (2016), Pegasus World Cup (2017), Dubai World Cup (2017)
Associations – Juddmonte Farms, Bob Baffert, Mike Smith.
Earnings – $17m+