HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Arrogate was even faster in the Pegasus World Cup than initially thought.
His official time from Saturday’s $12 million race has been revised to 1 minute, 46.83 seconds. That broke the Gulfstream Park record for a race of 1 1/8 miles, topping the mark of 1:46.86 set by Lea in the 2014 Donn Handicap.
Arrogate’s initially recorded time from the Pegasus was 1:47.61.
The correction to the time was revealed Friday, after the timing service Trakus said it completed a “subsequent detailed review of the race performance data.”
The change was only to the time. Arrogate’s margin over runner-up Shaman’s Ghost remained unchanged at 4 3/4 lengths.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.
Old Friends farm says the chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the Triple Crown in 1999 was found dead in his stall Sunday.
Old Friends President Michael Blowen says everyone at the farm near Georgetown, Kentucky, is “pretty much inconsolable.” He says Charismatic deserved a much longer retirement. Charismatic arrived last December after a long stud career in Japan.
Charismatic’s Triple Crown bid ended when the horse fractured his left foreleg with an eighth of a mile to go. Charismatic finished third.
Doctors said the fracture could have proved fatal, and they praised jockey Chris Antley for dismounting quickly and lifting Charismatic’s injured leg to take weight off it.
ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita has canceled its eight-race card on Friday with over 5 inches of rain, local flooding and high winds predicted for the Los Angeles area.
Officials said Thursday that the track will also be closed for simulcast wagering. The National Weather Service is forecasting the storm could be the strongest in recent years.
The track will re-open on Saturday for live racing over the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend.
Santa Anita was forced to cancel a day of racing last month because of heavy rain and wind.