Arrogate Back in the Golden State


Arrogate | Zoe Metz photo

By Alan Carasso

Fresh off his victory in the Mar. 25 G1 Dubai World Cup, Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song) completed the journey back to the United States Saturday, arriving at Santa Anita by van alongside stablemate and World Cup sixth Hoppertunity (Any Given Saturday) just after noon.

“He’ll run in the Pacific Classic [Grade I, $1-million at Del Mar Aug. 19] and then the [GI] Breeders’ Cup Classic down there [Nov. 4]…He might run one time before that,” trainer Bob Baffert commented.

Among those in attendance to welcome back the $17-million earner was his jockey Mike Smith.

“This is exciting, I’ve been praying since the race was over to get him back home,” said Smith. “He had so much turbulence in the race, he didn’t need any in the air,” he said in reference to the rough start Arrogate was able to overcome in Dubai.

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