Sheikh Mo' Money

What in the wide, wide world of sports is Arrogate going to do for an encore?

Short of literally leaving the ground and flying around the racetrack, how can this guy top what he’s consecutively done in the Travers, Breeder’s Cup Classic, Pegasus and most recently while channeling his inner-Zenyatta in Dubai.

There was a great picture earlier in the week of Bob Baffert bowing to Arrogate as he returned from a gallop.

We should all be bowing to this magnificent runner, the best to come down the pike since the mighty Secretariat, although we doubt he will ever get his picture on the cover of Time magazine.

Speaking of flying horses, what in the wide, wide world of sports do you think is going to happen to the 2018 Pegasus World Cup?

It’s hard to believe in the next few months 11 entities not named Juddmonte will pony up $1 million each for the privilege of facing Arrogate next January, so you have to guess there is some serious tweaking going on right now over at The Stronach Group.

This isn’t nearly as complex as turning Obamacare into Trumpcare, of course, and in this case you have everybody on the same page as opposed to the Republican gang that couldn’t shoot straight and our clueless Commander-in-Chief.

Making things just a bit more interesting in this regard was the announcement following the Dubai race that Sheikh Mo intends to return the World Cup to its status as the richest race in the world next year.

Sounds to us like a shot straight across the bow at the Pegasus.

Considering we live in a time where the Sunland Derby is worth $800K; churn-killing Jackpot bets are all the rage and a horse can bank $13 million winning back-to-back races, it’s not very surprising.

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