ARROGATE, the highest-rated Flat performer in the world, will be sent to the UAE for the $USD10-million Dubai World Cup at Meydan on March 25.
The Bob Baffert-trained four-year-old won the Breeders’ Cup Classic last November and kicked off 2017 with a comfortable four-and-three-quarter-length victory in the inaugural Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park last month.
Following Arrogate’s victory in the US$12million contest, Baffert expressed some doubts about Arrogate travelling to Dubai but after pleasing in a mile workout at Santa Anita on Monday, connections confirmed Meydan is now the target.
Baffert said “I just got the call and we’ve got the green light to send him to Dubai as long as he’s doing well. (The decision) came down from (owner) Prince Khalid (Abdullah).
“He looked great. I’m really happy the way he’s come out of that race (the Pegasus).
“He hasn’t regressed or anything, he looked fantastic. He’s enjoying himself, and he did it the right way. I’m really happy with the way he’s going.” – Sky Sports.