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Trivia: Secretarait stride was measured from a Preakness workout at 24'11". He also ate 15 quarts of oats a day and only lost 25 pounds during the triple crown.
Someone should write a poem about Arrogate. This is my terrible haiku: When he runs he wins The others are left behind. He breaks the records
Who else is expected to go? I assume Mubtahij and Hoppertunity, but what about Gun Runner and Shaman's Ghost? And while I don't think Songbird would go, a little out of the box thinking -- what would Stellar Wind have to lose?
As I said in the other thread, I bet this is his last race, so enjoy it. Why risk him after that for mere $1 million purses when Juddmonte can get $8-$10 million/year in stud fees for 12 or so years?
Awesome news regarding arrogate!!
After the announcement bet365 dropped Arrogate's odds from 13/8 to 1/3. Mubtaahijj is second choice at 5/1 and Hoppertunity third at 6/1.
Incredibly excited now!!!! My 4/1 I got in December looks huge 👍
Is due to visit Le Havre this year. Hopefully we'll get to see more Aga Khan mares visit him in the future!
Arrogate worked in 138.40 this morning. Decision later this week on next start.
Arrogate going to Dubai World Cup, per Baffert
Really impressive work from this one. Worked in company from the gate going 6f. Finished way in front at the end. This horse will be heard from soon
Zarkasha, the dam of the great Zarkava, will be amongst the mares in Harzand's first book. It's looking like a very exciting start at stud for the son of Sea The Stars!
Midnight Storm worked 6f, February 27th, in 1:13.80 (h) finishing 7/14.
Mastery worked 6f, February 27th, in 1:15.00 (h) finishing 13/14.
Gormley worked 6f, February 27th, in 1:11.00 (h) finishing 1/14.
McCraken worked 4f, February 27th, in 48.90 (b) finishing 6/27.
Dearest worked 5f, February 27th, in 1:00.80 (b) finishing 1/2.
She's got her first date set up and it's to Sea The Stars! Can't wait to see how that'll turn out.
I'm a Chatterbox worked 5f, February 27th, in 1:01.00 (b) finishing 7/16.
Holy Boss worked 5f, February 27th, in 1:00.20 (b) finishing 3/16.

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