Arrogate will attempt to light up World Cup night at Meydan when he lines up in the $10m showpiece at 4.45pm on Saturday. The world’s highest-rated dirt horse is a general 1-3 chance to make it four Group 1 wins on the bounce and provide trainer Bob Baffert with his third win in the prestigious Group 1 contest. Arrogate sprung to worldwide prominence when taking the almighty scalp of California Chrome (winner of this race in 2016) in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita and the son of Unbridled Song backed that up with a four-and-three-quarter length success in the world’s richest race, the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
The owner of Scarborough Downs has a purchase agreement in place for the sale of the harness-racing track to a Massachusetts developer. A track spokesman says a feasibility study is going to be conducted, and that racing will continue in the interim. The season kicks off this weekend. Owners of the track that opened in 1950 have been pursuing other options for the property after being unable to win approval to operate a casino. They say the track suffers from dwindling profits and attendance, competition from casinos, and aging facilities. David Perkins, attorney for the potential buyer, said the 483-acre property isn't under contract and that he doesn't want to comment right now. The leader
Ron Gierkink | Daily Racing Form The Gulfstream championship meet is winding down, and Sunday's early pick five is made up mostly of low-level claimers who have some appeal. The red-hot apprentice Nicky Figueroa loves the lead. He could take the opener with the front-runner CUNAVICHE (2), who just missed winning another bottom-level race for non-winners of three sprinting on dirt March 3. There are two wild cards in the field, CANDY JAM (4) and JE NE SAIS PAS (5), who are both dropping from $16,000 NW3 turf tilts. They will be included on my modest ticket. The second race can be pared down to the in-form hanger LOOKIN FOR MONEY (1), LEGENDOFTHEKITTEN (2), and PUBLICIST (3), who might be the controlling