JUDDMONTE Farms announced Tuesday that Breeders’ Cup Classic-bound Arrogate, the defending Classic Champion, will retire to stud at Juddmonte US in Lexington Kentucky, after the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar.

“Arrogate is training forwardly toward his next start in the Classic, as witnessed by his bullet workout today,” said Juddmonte manager Garrett O’Rourke.

Arrogate is the winner of four top-level events, including the 2016 Travers Stakes (G1) by 13 1/2 lengths in track-record time in his stakes debut; the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic over two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome ; the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) by 4 3/4 lengths this January; and the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) in March, where race caller Terry Spargo described him as “the Man o’ War of the 21st century.”

The Eclipse Award winner for outstanding 3-year-old colt in 2016, Arrogate has amassed career earnings to date of $17,302,600 and earned the title of 2016 Longines World’s Best Racehorse. He was a $560,000 purchase by Juddmonte from Clearsky’s consignment to the 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Photo: Arrogate (bobbaffert.com)

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