Hall of Fame trainer Bill Baffert said it was time for his four-year-old colt Arrogate to retire from racing following a disappointing run at the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday.
Arrogate, the all-time leading money winner among North American thoroughbreds and last year’s Classic champion, never threatened winner Gun Runner, finishing fifth in the 11-horse race at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack.
“I hate to make any excuses for the big horse but he’s just not the horse he was,” Baffert said.
“He’s just losing interest and I think that’s what it is. He’s run so many incredible races that I really think he’s just losing interest. That’s what it is. It’s time (for him to retire).”
In a stellar 2016, Arrogate won the Travers Stakes in his first stakes appearance, defeated the vaunted California Chrome in the Classic and was named IFHA’s World’s Best Racehorse.
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