Arrogate elected into the 2023 Hall Of Fame class
Eight new members have been elected this year to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame class of 2023, including Longines World's Best Racehorse of 2016 and 2017, Arrogate.
Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 26th April 2023:
Jockeys Corey Nakatani and Fernando Toro, via the Historic Review Committee, join racehorses Arrogate, California Chrome, and Songbird each in their first year of eligibility. Pillars of the Turf selections this year are John W. Hanes II, Leonard W. Jerome, and Stella F. Thayer.
The late Arrogate, whose bankroll of $17,422,600 still ranks him as North America's wealthiest racehorse of all time, won the Eclipse Award for Three-Year-Old Male in 2016. Overall the grey Juddmonte Farms colt won four Grade/Group 1 races in the care of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Arrogate was unraced as a two-year-old and broke his maiden in his second career start in 2016 and in his first stakes appearance set a track record of 1:59.36 when winning the Gr.1 Travers Stakes by 13 and a half lengths, the only time in Saratoga history a horse has gone 10 furlongs on the dirt in less than two minutes.
He also won the Gr.1 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita and set a Gulfstream Park dirt record of 1:46.83 in the 9 furlong Gr.1 Pegasus World Cup on his four-year-old debut. He then captured the Gr.1 Dubai World Cup to become the all-time earnings leader. Arrogate was retired with a record of 7-1-1 from 11 starts.