03/17/2017 1:56PM

Arrogate stretches his legs in Dubai

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Barbara D. Livingston
Arrogate, shown here training at Santa Anita earlier this month, galloped at Meydan in Dubai on Friday.

Arrogate had an easy gallop Friday morning at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai after being released from quarantine. Arrogate and his stablemate Hoppertunity arrived this week in Dubai after shipping from California for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 25.

“All good so far,” trainer Bob Baffert said Friday from California. “They said he shipped really well.”

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Baffert said Arrogate “just did really light stuff the first day.”

“He was the only horse on the track, so he was sort of lost out there,” Baffet said. “Hoppertunity had an easy gallop. He’s been there before, so he knows the ropes.”

Hoppertunity finished third in the 2016 World Cup, but all eyes will be on Arrogate leading up to next Saturday’s race. One of the best horses ever to race in Dubai, Arrogate will be a strong favorite to add the World Cup to wins in the Pegasus World Cup, Breeders’ Cup Classic, and Travers Stakes.

Baffert said he arrives in Dubai on Sunday. Final entries for the World Cup are due Monday, but post positions aren’t drawn until later in the week. A field of 14 is expected for the World Cup, with Gun Runner, Keen Ice, and Neolithic also having shipped from the U.S. to run.

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Robert 3 months ago
We don't need it 
Pat Lyons 3 months ago
You all know I was on this horse #breedersCupClassic vs #CaliforniaChrome now you see Y ... a real #HorseOfTheYear #Arrogate #worldFamousPatLyons style baby 
mike 3 months ago
Let's see what tune you're singing after Arrogate loses.
Pat Lyons 3 months ago
You do yu feel he will lose ... personally I wouldn't of shipped him ... yet ... he is the best horse in the world so you know the NA record for all time money is getting knokd off ... stay tuned ... btw he woulda been #back2Back #tripleCrownWinner had he raced the series 
mike 3 months ago
Well he wasn't in the Triple Crown.
John Smith 3 months ago
Can't wait to hear you Saturday afternoon with your foot in your mouth. Please come back and tell everyone how wrong you were after the race
mike 3 months ago
Don't worry John, anytime I'm wrong I always show up and take ownership,unlike some who tuck tail and run for the hills.
Pat Lyons 3 months ago
What's funny is you just obviously didn't bet on Arrogate in breeders cup or Pegasus ... huh I made the largest bet to win in both races or top 5 ... yes he'll win 
mike 3 months ago
I didn't wager on the Peg or Breeders. I wish Arrogate or any horse any ill will. I can't stand his trainer,ok? Are we clear now?
mike 3 months ago
I meant to say I DO NOT  wish Arrogate or any horse any ill will.
Gary Camejo 3 months ago
The World Cup has real star billing in comparison to The Pegasus.
mike 3 months ago
CA Chrome wasn't himself in the Peg. Arrogate loses this one.
SEAN 3 months ago
...and then you woke up
mike 3 months ago
Seems like you need to cut back on drinking. He loses in Dubai.
SEAN 3 months ago
The race hasn't been run yet clown.
Sounds like you should cut back to JUST drinking.

mike 3 months ago
Says the clown.
Vincenzo Lentini 3 months ago
CC was himself losing yet another race vs top tier horses
mike 3 months ago
If he was himself he wouldn't have lost as badly as he did. The last time he finished out of the money was his 6th place in the Penn.
SEAN 3 months ago
He gave up. His spirit was broken by Arrogate in the BC. End of story.
mike 3 months ago
LOL That's priceless! He loses next weekend.
Rob Newman 3 months ago
Now I know why people call Race goers losers
mike 3 months ago
You should know.
John Smith 3 months ago
Chrome was himself in the BC classic and had a great trip. Arrogate still has no problem going by him. Arrogate is just better then chrome. Who's gonna beat him in Dubai? No one
mike 3 months ago
Thanks for the laugh. I didn't say Chrome wasn't himself in the Classic, I'm referring to the last race. Talk all the smack you want,Arrogate loses next weekend.
John Smith 3 months ago
And I'm referring to the fact that chrome had a race all his way against Arrogate and lost. He wasn't gonna win the pegasus if he was at his best with Arrogate running. Arrogate will win by open lengths saturday, you'll watch and learn.
mike 3 months ago
Please come back on here after the result of the race.
Frank 3 months ago
What a sport! What a race! What a Horse!  Arrogreat!

make america great again Arrogreat!

Michael Francis 3 months ago
Lani will take down all in the Dubai nuff said!!
Pat Lyons 3 months ago
What's sad is you're hoping a horse loses because you love to California Chrome California Chrome had everything his way Top Gear horses retired injured or euthanized is the only way he was ever able to win remember shared belief American pharoah et all