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With new and returning favorite events, Del Mar primed for a ‘fantastic’ racing season

With new and returning favorite events, Del Mar primed for a ‘fantastic’ racing season

Del Mar is on top of the world.

Not only is the seaside oval the site of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, it will serve as the home of Arrogate, currently the No. 1-ranked racehorse in the universe.

The big, gray 4-year-old colt is scheduled to make his next start in the $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap on July 22, his first since his victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup in March. If all goes well, Arrogate will likely target the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on Aug. 19, and then defend his title in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 4.

“We’re very pleased that the Arrogate connections have decided to stay home and give...

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