LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 10, 2017) – Arrogate first made the jaws of the racing world drop when he careened down the Saratoga stretch in the 2016 Travers (G1), setting a track record and indicating the world-class talent that would prove difficult for other horses to match in his upcoming races.
For trainer Bob Baffert, he proceeded to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and was honored with the Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old male before conquering the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1). With earnings exceeding $17 million, Arrogate is the richest North American-based Thoroughbred in history.
Owner Juddmonte Farms purchased Arrogate from breeder and consignor Clearsky Farms for $560,000 at Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale.
“He was on the short list from (bloodstock agent) Donato Lanni,” Juddmonte’s Garrett O’Rourke said. “At the sale, he was the big, strong, handsome horse he is today. That is what a classic horse should look like.”
Click here for more from O’Rourke; read Clearsky Farm Manager Barry Robinette’s observations of Arrogate as the colt prepared for the 2014 September Sale; and watch Arrogate sell at Keeneland.
Arrogate is likely to make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar on Nov. 4.