Only one horse at a time gets to be North America's highest-earning Thoroughbred, and a march through the world's most lucrative races placed the championship belt squarely with Arrogate when he retired to Juddmonte Farms for the 2018 breeding season. The title is still in his possession heading into the 2019 fall mixed sales, where his first weanlings will try to build on his legacy.
On this episode of In The Stud, Juddmonte Farms' Leif Aaron discusses the physical traits that make the 6-year-old son of Unbridled's Song an attractive prospect for breeders and the races that made him the continent's richest runner.
Arrogate's journey toward the $17,422,600 career earnings mark featured a breakout 13 1/2-length triumph in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes, followed by marquee victories in the Breeders' Cup Classic, Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes and Dubai World Cup.
Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, Arrogate is out of the Grade 3-placed stakes-winning Distorted Humor mare Bubbler. He is a half-brother to stakes winner Osare, and his third is Meadow Star, the champion 2-year-old filly of 1990.
The In The Stud series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, features up-and-coming names in the stallion ranks, with a focus on those whose first foals are weanlings of 2019. Paulick Report bloodstock editor Joe Nevills interviews farm staff about the stallion's appealing qualities and what mares might work best with him, while giving viewers and potential breeders a chance to see the stallion on the walk and on the racetrack.
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