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USA: Muddy track means Arrogate misses Pegagus prep

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Arrogate: four-year-old was a brilliant winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic

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 By James Burn 7:43AM 1 JAN 2017 

USA: Breeders’ Cup Classic hero Arrogate will miss his prep for the $ 12 million Pegasus World Cup at Santa Anita on Sunday because the track is too wet.

Trainer Bob Baffert had hoped to run Arrogate in the Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes, but sloppy conditions at Santa Anita mean the four-year-old will head straight to Gulfstream Park for the world’s richest race on January 28.

“He’s not running because the track is too wet,” Baffert told the Racing Post. “He’ll train up to the race.”

Owned by Juddmonte Farms, Arrogate burst onto the scene with a brilliant win in the Travers Stakes in August before powering away from California Chrome in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, a performance that is likely to mean he will become world champion for 2016.

 

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