‘The Greatest Horse I’ve Ever Seen’: Arrogate Misses The Break, Then Circles The Field In Dubai World Cup

by Paulick Report Staff
It looked like a disaster at the start of Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup as Juddmonte Farm's Arrogate was totally unprepared for the break, leaving the gates awkwardly and then bumped hard on both sides to find himself dead last in the 14-horse field. But veteran reinsman Mike Smith never panicked aboard the champion 4-year-old son of Unbridled's Song, keeping him wide and getting a clear trip all the way around the field to finish 2 1/4 lengths in front of Gun Runner at the wire, with Neolithic completing an American trifecta at the top of the world's second-richest race. Trainer Bob Baffert was emotional after the race, his third victory in the Dubai World Cup, and couldn't believe Arrogate's performance over the muddy (sealed) Meydan oval, over which he completed 2000m (about 10 furlongs) in 2:02.15.

Foal Crop Numbers Held Steady in 2016

By Bill Finley
March 10, 2017-For the first time since 2005, it appears that the North American foal crop did not fall in 2016 when compared to the prior year. According to the recently released Jockey Club Fact Book, an estimated 20,850 foals were born in the U.S. in 2016, the same number born in 2015.

The North American foal crop, which also includes Canada and Puerto Rico, was 22,500, also equal to 2015 figures.

Barretts March Catalog Online

From Barretts
DEL MAR, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2017) -- The catalog for the 28th Annual Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training is now online and will be mailed soon. This auction of 129 two-year-olds will be held on Wednesday, March 29 in the Surfside Raceplace located on the grounds of Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California beginning at 2 p.m. PDT.