Arrogate chases riches in Dubai
Arrogate has been winning one big race after another. The 4-year-old now goes after a big pile of money in the desert, running in today’s $10 million Dubai World Cup.
Arrogate, trained by Bob Baffert, lost in his debut 11 months ago but hasn’t lost since. He won the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup this year to stretch his unbeaten streak to six.
In both those races, Arrogate defeated California Chrome, who won last year’s Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse by five lengths despite jockey Victor Espinoza hanging on to a loose saddle most of the way.
Under jockey Mike Smith, Arrogate has forged a winning combination in his last three Group 1 races: Travers Stakes, Breeders’ Cup Classic and Pegasus World Cup.
They drew the No. 9 post in the field of 14 in Dubai.