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In Arrogate’s First Work Since Pacific Classic, Baffert Seeks ‘Input’ From Rider Bejarano

Still the highest-rated racehorse of 2017 by Longines, Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate worked on Monday for the first time since the Aug. 19 Pacific Classic, reports bloodhorse.com. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled Song breezed a half mile by himself over the Santa Anita strip in :49 3/5, ridden by Rafael Bejarano. Jockey Martin Garcia is Arrogate’s […]

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Voodoo Song Takes Saranac For Record-Equaling Fourth Win Of Saratoga Meeting

It hadn’t been done since Native Dancer set foot at the Spa 65 years ago, but Barry K. Schwartz’s Voodoo Song captured four consecutive starts at this summer’s Saratoga meeting. He began in a $40,000 claimer, and on Saturday, he capped off the streak with his first graded stakes win in the G3 Saranac, besting Yoshida […]

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Baffert: ‘I Feel Like My Older Son Was Beaten By My Younger Son’

Bob Baffert’s emotions following Saturday’s Grade 1 Pacific Classic weren’t quite on par with a trainer who’d just finished one-two in a $1 million race. The superstar Arrogate was defeated a half-length by his stablemate Collected at Del Mar, and while Baffert was happy for owner Peter Fluor and the other connections of the winner, […]

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Collected Just Holds Off Arrogate In Pacific Classic

Ranked as the world’s best racehorse by Longines, Arrogate could do no better than second in Saturday’s Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Instead it was his stablemate, Speedway Stable’s Collected, who took home the top prize for Bob Baffert, defeating Arrogate by a half-length at the wire. Arrogate ran better than he […]

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Arrogate ‘Back To His Old Self Again,’ Drills Seven Furlongs In 1:25.20 For Pacific Classic

Working on his own with jockey Martin Garcia in the tack, superstar Arrogate clipped off a solid seven-furlong drill in 1:25.20 Tuesday at Del Mar as trainer Bob Baffert and regular rider Mike Smith looked on from the track’s grandstand. The big, gray colt broke off from the five-furlong pole at 7:55 on an overcast […]

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Baffert, After Arrogate’s First Breeze Since San Diego Defeat: ‘We’re Running’ In Pacific Classic

In his first workout since a shocking fourth-place finish as the 1-20 favorite in the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap on July 22, Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate breezed a half mile in :47.20 under Martin Garcia at Del Mar on Tuesday. “We’re running,” trainer Bob Baffert said of the Aug. 19 Pacific Classic, a Grade 1 […]

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Baffert: Arrogate’s Pacific Classic Status Depends On Workouts, Woodward Is Plan B

Arrogate’s shockingly poor performance in last weekend’s San Diego Handicap had trainer Bob Baffert blaming himself for not training the 4-year-old colt as hard as he normally would. Now, according to drf.com, the Hall of Famer is prepared to second-guess his original plan to run the son of Unbridled’s Song in the Aug. 19 Pacific Classic, […]

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Baffert ‘Disappointed,’ But Assures Fans Arrogate Will Be Ready For Pacific Classic

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is taking the blame for Arrogate’s poor performance in Saturday’s G2 San Diego Handicap, telling media that he did not have the 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song fully cranked up for the race. On Sunday morning, all was well with the colt physically, so Baffert is chalking the performance up […]

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Accelerate Romps In San Diego Handicap; Arrogate Fourth

In a huge upset performance, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate dominated Saturday evening’s G2 San Diego Handicap by 8 1/4 lengths, ending the seven-race win streak of World’s Best Racehorse Arrogate. That streak includes the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup, and while the San Diego looked like an easy win for the colt […]

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Arrogate Arrives At Del Mar; Champion Stabled In American Pharoah’s Old Stall

Arrogate, the top-rated thoroughbred in the world, made the journey from Santa Anita to Del Mar on Sunday, a day earlier than expected, and is in place for projected starts in the $200,000 TVG San Diego Handicap Saturday and the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on Saturday, August 19. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 78th […]

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