When four-legged star Arrogate sauntered into the barns at Del Mar on Sunday morning, it was easy to bring up the analogy of Michael Jordan moving into your exclusive condo for the summer.
The horse, who ripped off an unprecedented seven-month run to become the richest winner in North American history, nudged revered trainer Bob Baffert to ask whether he’s the best the business has seen since standard-smashing Secretariat.
Arrogate is no Jordan, though.
Sure, Arrogate had the fastest time at the Travers Stakes in Saratoga in its 147 runnings … in his first stakes race. He chased down California Chrome — winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Dubai World Cup and...