Friday, March 24, 2017

The Arrogate Show

Another major league horse race. Another huge purse. Another Bob Baffert/Arrogate win?  If you have nothing else to do on Saturday morning you might want to watch this stunning colt in now the world's second richest horse race, The Dubai World Cup. It's funny how really great race horses come in pairs. If you're old enough you'll remember Riva Ridge and Secretariat or Alydar and Affirmed. If you read Seabiscuit or saw the movie then you know about Seabiscuit and War Admiral. Now we have American Pharoah and Arrogate. This horse is the real deal.What would have happened if Arrogate and Pharoah had both run in the Triple Crown? They are the same age and it's a shame that the gray stallion wasn't ready to run in those races.  But lucky for us, we have another truly great one to follow on the heels of a truly great one, Pharoah.  He's already set a decades old track record at Saratoga in The Travers. He beat the older more seasoned horses in the Breeder's Cup Classic. He won millions at the inaugural Pegasus Cup in January.  Now if he wins this race, what next for him? Maybe a second Breeders' Cup, then retirement with a huge stud fee ($750K?).  He's won everything there is to win other than the Triple Crown.  And he might have won that too.  He's won a staggering $11M in seven races.

The race will be on television on NBCSN from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. 

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