ARROGATE CROWNED WORLD'S BEST RACEHORSE
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He may have retired from racing, but that hasn't stopped
ARROGATE scooping up more silverware.
The American colt was named as the Longines World's Best
Racehorse for a second year in a row at a lavish awards ceremony in London's
Claridge's hotel Tuesday.
The Bob Baffert-trained star won Flat racing's highest honor
ahead of Australian mare Winx, which is on a 22-race winning streak.
ARROGATE, owned by the Juddmonte Farms operation, backed up
his victory in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic by winning the record $7 million
first prize in the inaugural Pegasus World Cup in January 2017, beating
arch-rival California Chrome for the second straight race in their final duel.
He then went on to clinch the Dubai World Cup in March after
recovering from a slow start, completing a run of seven straight wins and
becoming the highest-earning racehorse ever.
"I still can't believe it after watching that, I've
seen that replay over and over," said Baffert of ARROGATE's victory in
Dubai. "I think that race was his drop the mic race."
"These horses bring so much joy. It's a lot of work but
we have a great staff. I just appreciate bei.ng here. When we came with American Pharoah [at the 2015 awards] we
said we wouldn't be here again but to come here and see everybody here -- it's
a great event."
The Mike Smith-ridden ARROGATE was fourth and second in its
next two starts before finishing its career with a joint fifth alongside
Gunnevera in November's Breeders' Cup Classic behind winner Gun Runner.
ARROGATE has now taken up residence at Juddmonte Farms' stud
in Kentucky where his career as a stallion will begin in February
Date: 23 January 2018