Sports Briefs: La Cañada's Baffert says goodbye to legend

Winningest horse finishes fifth in final race

La Cañada Flintridge resident and trainer Bob Baffert is perhaps most tied to famed horse American Pharoah, which won the Triple Crown in 2015 and road off into the sunset by claiming the Breeders’ Cup Classic in October of that same year.

Baffert had hoped for the same results for Arrogate, his 4-year-old colt that is also the winningest horse, in terms of money, in history.

Arrogate entered Saturday’s Breeder’s Cup hoping to go out a winner, but instead showed why the horse is headed into retirement as it finished fifth in Saturday’s $6 million classic.

The winner - Gunnevera - was a horse Arrogate had demolished only seven months earlier in Dubai.

Even with the setback, Arrogate finished with over $17 million in winnings.

Positive coaching alliance comes to La Cañada

The La Cañada High athletics department is hosting the Positive Coaching Alliance and NSCA Athletic info night on Friday at 6 in the school auditorium.

The symposium is intended for athletes and parents and will focus on a variety of topics, including challenge and success in athletics, the role of parent and athletes in competitive sports, and how to earn athletic scholarships for college.

The event is free and sponsored by the Spartans Boosters. For more information, call 818-952-4269 or check out

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