The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Travers Blowout, The Trouble With Rabbits?

Much of the buzz in the racing industry this week has been about the eye-popping performance of Arrogate in last Saturday’s Travers Stakes. How often does a 3-year-old come seemingly out of nowhere to dominate a Grade 1 event so convincingly? In this edition of The Friday Show presented by Woodbine, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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Bloodlines: Arrogate Makes Waves For Juddmonte

When Arrogate was rolling down the stretch at Saratoga all alone, winning the historic Travers Stakes by 13 ½ lengths, he set a lot of different things in motion. For one, he energized the contest for best 3-year-old colt, which might have started listing one way or another if Exaggerator or Creator had won. For […]

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‘Big Money Mike’ Earns Jockey Of The Week Title With Grade 1 Double

Jockey Mike Smith made the most of his trip to Saratoga as he won the Grade 1 King’s Bishop aboard Drefong and followed that win up with an upset in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes aboard Arrogate. That grade 1 double led to him to him being named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week […]

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Arrogate Jumps Into Sixth In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

California Chrome the leading Thoroughbred in North America with earnings over $13 million continues to remain in first-place in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The all-time leading money earner in the U.S., California Chrome has led the poll for all 26 weeks of 2016 voting, clinching this week’s tally with 45 first-place votes and […]

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Baffert Plans To Train Arrogate Up To Breeders’ Cup Classic

On the morning following Arrogate’s stakes record-smashing performance in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets at Saratoga Race Course, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert had nothing but accolades for his new stable star. “I watched the race again a couple of times and I still can’t believe the way he […]

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Creator To WinStar For Extended Break After Seventh-Place Finish In Travers

Belmont Stakes winner Creator failed to rebound from his last-place finish in the Jim Dandy, running seventh in the Travers. Assistant trainer Scott Blasi said Creator, who also won the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, will be given an extended break now and leaves tomorrow for WinStar Farm in Kentucky. Winchell Thoroughbreds, Three Chimneys and Besilu […]

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Prince’s Patience Pays Off With ‘Rambunctious’ Arrogate

“He was a little rambunctious,” trainer Bob Baffert said of his record-setting Travers victor Arrogate, thinking back to when the horse first arrived in his barn last year. Bred by Clearsky Farm, Arrogate made it onto Baffert’s short list at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling sale, where the veteran is aided by Donato Lanni. Baffert […]

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Arrogate Breezes Under The Wire Well Clear In Fastest Travers Ever

The betting public at Saratoga, a crowd of 48,630, had had little doubt in the ability of Juddmonte Farm’s Flintshire, making him the 1-5 favorite in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer the race before the marquee event of the upstate New York track’s biggest day of the year. For the Travers itself, Juddmonte’s entry Arrogate was […]

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Exaggerator Leads 22 Nominations To Aug. 27 Travers Stakes

Led by Grade 1 Preakness and Haskell Invitational winner Exaggerator and the 1-2 finishers in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, Creator and Destin, a total of 22 3-year-olds were nominated to the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 27 at Saratoga Race Course. Exaggerator, who as a 2-year-old won the […]

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