Bob Baffert

Arrogate hopes to return to form in Pacific Classic at Del Mar

Arrogate hopes to return to form in Pacific Classic at Del Mar

About 20 minutes before post time, a Hall of Fame trainer will saddle him up. Then, a few minutes later, a Hall of Fame jockey will climb aboard.

He’ll head to the starting gate for the eighth race, line up in the outside post position, and to his left will be a handful of quality race horses. In front of him will be 1¼ miles of Del Mar’s main track.

The big question is what will be waiting for him at the end? Redemption? History? Or once again, the unthinkable?

Arrogate is the richest North American thoroughbred ever with more than $17 million in earnings. And he is unquestionably the centerpiece of Saturday’s 27th running of the $1-million Pacific...

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