SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Winning by 13 1/2 lengths in a record-breaking minute and 59 seconds, you would have never thought the travers was the first stakes race in Arrogate’s career.
But it was, and the three-year-old destroyed the field in the midsummer derby.
Now the question is, when will we see him next?
After Saturday’s big race, trainer Bob Baffert, who called Arrogate a superstar in the making, said the horse will be pointed next toward the Breeders’ Cup.
Baffert, who overcame last year’s disappointment with Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah to win his second Travers, also admitted he hasn’t made his mind up whether there will be a race in between now and the cup.
All we know is Arrogate will leave Saratoga on Monday to go back to California to rest for now.
“I’ll just get him back and then see how much this race took out of him,” said Baffert. “There’s no rush. I think that he’s the kind of horse that, after what he did today, he could go into the Breeders’ Cup fresh, like Pharoah did. I don’t think that’s a big problem for him.”
Baffert won last year’s race with American Pharoah following his loss at Saratoga.