Horse Racing

Arrogate all but a lock as he takes on four in the San Diego Handicap at Del Mar

Arrogate all but a lock as he takes on four in the San Diego Handicap at Del Mar

Mike Smith, the Hall of Fame jockey, spent part of Friday at the beach with his dog. Most expect he’ll have another day at the beach Saturday afternoon, only this time with a slightly more well-known four-legged animal.

Arrogate, the world’s richest race horse, not only is ready to headline today’s $300,000 Grade II San Diego Handicap at Del Mar, but pretty much everybody, from his handlers to those racing against him, expect the 1-5 morning line favorite to have an easy time of it.

It’s easy to understand why. A winner of seven consecutive races, Arrogate has reached the stratosphere of his sport based on breathtaking performances in his last four outings. He took the...

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