About 20 minutes before post time, a Hall of Fame trainer will saddle him up. Then, a few minutes after that, another Hall of Famer will climb aboard his back.
He’ll head to the starting gate for the eighth race on the card, line up in the outside post position, and to his left will be a handful of quality race horses. In front of him will be 1¼ miles of Del Mar’s main track.
The big question is what will be waiting for him at the end of all that? Redemption? History? Or is it possible that once again, the unthinkable will happen?
Arrogate is the richest North American thoroughbred ever with more than $17 million in earnings. And it is his trip around Del Mar’s...