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Really nice debut from this guy. A Cal-Bred but ran like a future stake horse. 1/2 brother was a good one, looks like he will be too
One thing to keep in mind.... Chrome has destroyed all of American Pharaoh's adversaries... some multiple times. Would American Pharaoh have won facing Shared Belief, Bayern , Arrogate, Beholder or even Tonalist on any given day? My point is that Chrome has faced the absolute toughest competition throughout his career possible... and he is still on top. How many horses does Baffert have to throw at him? Cheers to Chrome winning the Pegasus... for if he does the title will be well earned!
Baffert is looking to get his last work in tomorrow because of expected bad weather on Sunday. http://www.xbtv.com/video/xbtv-am/bob-baffert-discusses-arrogates-preparation-heading-into-the-pegasus-world-cup-at-gulfstream-park-on-january-28th-2017/
What do you think the odds of Arrogate racing past this year are? I would guess slim to none. I fully expect to hear a stud deal after the Pegasus and/or DWC (especially if he does well) , and then he will probably run 1-2 more California races before the BCC after which he will be retired.
BREAKING NEWS: Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson, the three-time Grade 1 winner and 2016 Eclipse finalist for Champion Sprinter, has contracted Laminitis which will cause him to miss the 2017 breeding season, the farm announced late Friday.“Lord Nelson has developed Laminitis, secondary to the infection in his right foreleg that caused him to scratch out of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift General Manager. “It’s a new setback, but we are cautiously optimistic about his prognosis. With that said, we understand the seriousness of this disease.“Mr. Hughes is committed to always doing what’s best for the horse, and that means Lord Nelson will be withheld from breeding mares this season. Our team has notified all of the breeders from his full book, and our focus is now 100% on bringing him back to good health. We very much appreciate the breeders for their understanding."
Back to his old ways.Too far back to close the ground. Solid performance though.
One thing to keep in mind.... Chrome has destroyed all of American Pharaoh's adversaries... some multiple times. Would American Pharaoh have won facing Shared Belief, Bayern , Arrogate, Beholder or even Tonalist on any given day? My point is that Chrome has faced the absolute toughest competition throughout his career possible... and he is still on top. How many horses does Baffert have to throw at him? Cheers to Chrome winning the Pegasus... for if he does the title will be well earned!
Taylor Made Preparing To Put Chrome on The Fast Track http://www.drf.com/news/taylor-made-preparing-put-california-chrome-fast-track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnrUF8I1N44
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  • Bmaster33 · Lol · 1 day ago
  • nu-fan via Disqus · It's a shame that there are some who crave attention so much that they post a video that is from years ago. Also, am I the only one tired of having all of these videos cluttering up the website. One video is fine but this one is meant only to demean. It is called TROLLING and should be deleted! · 13 hours ago
California Chrome's Dubai World Cup win has been announced this afternoon as the NTRA Moment of the Year. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/california-chromes-dubai-world-cup-win-named-ntras-moment-year/
Hoppertunity Targeting The Pegasus Undercard http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/hoppertunity-stanford-targeting-stakes-pegasus-world-cup-undercard/
Gulfstream Park Considers Allowing Gun Runner To Ship http://www.drf.com/news/gulfstream-considers-allowing-gun-runner-ship-fair-grounds-pegasus
American Pharoah and blue blooded Untouched Talent produce a beautiful filly! Checkout Coolmore's site for pics on twitter and FB
  • acinoyx · There she is! :) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/23e39521bc04508e61f06557b94acfec254b35171bcc9d474d71e54ac6a03108.jpg · 4 days ago
  • WickedOne via Disqus · Got my eye on the filly. When the filly is ready for breeding if it was me i'd send her to Arrogate. · 10 hours ago
Effinex hit the board more often then not.Sure gonna miss him in the Pegasus. 10 to 1 he would of hit the board in that one as well....oh well.. Thanks for the good time's buddy..thanks to all that got him ready for the race's and keep him healthy.......
Effiinex As A Stallion Prospect in NY https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/why-effinex-may-represent-golden-opportunity-new-york-breeders/
Can the Admins of the site please clear all of this nonsense off of Arrogate's page?It has nothing to do with the horse, and those of us that are fans, followers, and close to the connections find it rather annoying. These type of 'discussions', to put it nicely, can be done elsewhere.
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  • slewcrew7778 · They never have and never will. Unfortunately, content is not what pays the bills. · 1 day ago
  • nu-fan via Disqus · And while they are at that, perhaps, they do the same on the Chrome page. · 11 hours ago
There needs to be an age restriction for the comments section. Stubborn, rude, ignorant children should not be allowed. There are enough adults acting childish without having to endure "expert advice" from someone who doesn't even have a driver's license!
  • Ferrisjso26 · What's wrong with people who don't drive? I'm an adult who doesn't drive, does this mean that I'm a child? · 1 day ago
  • nu-fan via Disqus · Geez. I've been busy for the past couple of days and just got to the Arrogate page. Looking at the many slightly older comments, all heck broke out. Who was the common denominator of all of that fuss? Yeah. I can also think of a couple others as well. Remember when BH was the site of lots of drama? Well, no more. · 11 hours ago
I'm Gun Runner Oh, well, I'm the type of horse who will never settle down Where race tracks are, well, you know that I'm around I strut and I un over 'em 'cause to me they're all the same I love 'em for their speed so they remember my name They call me Gun Runner Yeah, I'm Gun Runner I race around, around, around, around Oh, well, there's Chrome on my left and there's Arrogate on my right And Eragon is the horse, well, that I'll beat tonight And when they ask me, which race I love the best? I point to my saddle clothe, and show them the Pegasus on my vest 'Cause I'm Gun Runer Yeah, I'm Gun Runner I race around, around, around, around Oh, well, I roam from track to ttrack I go through life without a care And I'm as happy as Carryback I with my four hooves of iron and I'm going nowhere I'm the type of horse that likes to race around I'm never in one place, I race from town to town And when I find myself fallin' behind some horse Yeah, I hop to naother lead of mine, I race around the course Yeah, I'm Gun Runner Yeah, I'm Gun Runner I race around, around, around, around I'm the type of horse that likes to race around I'm never in one place, I race from town to town And when I find myself fallin' behind some horse Yeah, I hop to naother lead of mine, I race around the course Yeah, I'm Gun Runner Yeah, I'm Gun Runner I race around, around, around, around 'Cause I'm Gun Runer Yeah, I'm Gun Runner I race around, around, around, around 'Cause I'm Gun Runer Yeah, I'm Gun Runner
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  • BeastBob via Disqus · Add a few lines on the quarantine. · 13 hours ago
  • Ferrisjso26 · Pebbles are you okay? Great song though lol. · 12 hours ago
NEWSFLASH: California Chrome is going to win the Pegasus World Cup by 5+ lengths with effortless ease! Track = perfect, 9f = perfect, track will be riding fast = perfect, and my prediction = perfect. Enjoy watching California Chrome COAST to glory on Jan 28th. ENJOY!!!! :-)
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  • DarthKoalaBear via Disqus · I hope you are right. Please knock on wood while you are typing this, and keep a rabbit's foot in your pocket as a backup! · 12 hours ago
  • ChessChamp · Can't wait to see you eat your words. Who knows, you may even have to create a 7th username after Arrogate beats Chrome again. · 12 hours ago
"Agriculture officials for the state of Louisiana have said the quarantine could be lifted Jan. 21 for barns housing horses unaffected by EHV-1 positives, provided there are no further confirmed cases." What will happen if the barns already affected by EHV-1 have another confirmed case?
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Wouldn't that be another confirmed case which would mean the ban woudl not be lifted. Why is this a question? · 13 hours ago
  • Dna0571 · Pretty sure the quarantine would stay in place for all barns in that situation. · 12 hours ago

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