Arrogate, broke to a most usual poor start from the Meydan gates today as he was trailing this field of 14 as they past the grandstands for the first time. But fear not Arrogate fans as he steadily improved his position running down the backstretch on the outside, then he started picking off foes one by one on the far turn then with about 200 yds to go caught and passed both his front running American mates in Gun Runner and Neolithic to come running home to a 2 1/4 lengths win in a 2:02.15 winning time.
Gun Runner did stay on for 2nd, 3rd went to Neolithic in another American 1/2/3 sweep again, with the local Meydan hero Mubtaahij filling out the super!
Hoppertunity, came 6th this year while Keen Ice finished up 7th!
2017 Dubai World Cup Offical Results
1st: Arrogate (USA)
2nd: Gun Runner (USA)
3rd: Neolithic (USA)
4th: Mubtaahij (IRE)
5th: Awardee (USA)
6th: Hoppertunity (USA)
7th: Keen Ice (USA)
8th: Lani (USA)
9th: Apollo Kentucky (USA)
10th: Move Up (GB)
11th: Long River (USA)
12th: Special Fighter (IRE)
13th: Furia Cruzada (CHI)
14th: Gold Dream (JPN)
Race #9, Grp 1 DubaiWorldCup, Post time about 1:00 pm EDT
Purse $10,000,000, For 4yos and up, at 1 1/4 mile (Dirt)
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The later races will be televised on NBCSN on Saturday morning starting at 10:30 am EDT thru Race #9 the Grp 1 Dubai World Cup!
Arrogate, at 1/5, will be the prohibitive race favorite drew into post #9 which didn’t seem to faze his H.O.F. trainer Bob Baffert one bit!
Fellow U.S. entries, Gun Runner, 8/1—the main consensus threat to an Arrogate victory—drew into post No. 5 while Keen Ice, 20/1, Neolithic, 20/1 and Hoppertunity, 15/1 are set to break from posts 10, 11, and 12, respectively.
The local favorite – Mubtaahij, at 8/1 drew the outside #14 post for this 14 horse field!
The inaugural running of the $12,000,000 GI Pegasus World Cup was won today by Arrogate in a winning time of 1:47:3 and by almost 5 lengths over a late closing Shaman Ghost ,with Neolithic, who was in the early mix taking 3rd and Keen Ice , filling in today’s super spot.
Arrogate, also takes home that $7,000,000 winner’s share for Bob Baffert and company making him now the 3rd all-time money winning horse in history.
California Chrome, was backing up quickly on the far turn and finished a well off the board 9th for a disappointing finish to his fabulous career. It was later report by the Chrome camp that Chrome came out of the race with fluid on one of his knees to explain his off performance.
2017 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Betting Payouts