In one of the most stirring performances in recent horse racing history, Arrogate went from last to first to win the $10-million Dubai World Cup going away on Saturday at the Meydan Race Course in the United Arab Emirates.
Arrogate broke slowly and then was squeezed by other horses leaving him last through the first part of the race. But then jockey Mike Smith steadied him, showed patience and by the far turn had him picking off horses one by one in the 14-horse field.
It was an amazing performance for a horse running just his eighth race.
With 200 meters to go, he caught Gun Runner and then sped past him, with Smith using a left-hand whip only once down the deep stretch...