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.
DEL MAR, Calif. — Long shot Puig finished second in his career debut at Del Mar, with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig supporting the horse on Twitter.
Puig lost by 3 1/4 lengths in the $60,000 fifth race on Sunday at the seaside track north of San Diego. He paid $17.80 and $9.60 at 32-1 odds under jockey Santiago Gonzalez.
The Kentucky-bred colt earned $12,000 in the 6 1/2-furlong race. He is trained by Scott Hansen and owned by Gary Broad.
Puig of the Dodgers re-tweeted a photo of the horse leaving the paddock before the race.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Songbird will return to Saratoga to run in the $700,000 Personal Ensign on Aug. 26 rather than taking on male horses in the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar a week earlier.
Owner Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farm said Sunday that Saratoga is his favorite track and the Personal Ensign is the right race for the 4-year-old filly.
Songbird is 13-1 in her career and has earnings of over $4.5 million. Her only loss came by a nose to Beholder in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
Songbird put in a five-furlong workout at Del Mar on Sunday, completing the distance in 1:01 in her home state of California.
Trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, Songbird earned back-to-back Grade 1 victories at Saratoga last year in the Coaching Club American Oaks and the Alabama.