Arrogate Breaks Travers Record

Aug 28, 2016

A longshot has won the marquee race at Saratoga Race Course in the fastest time in history.

The New York Racing Association capped attendance at 50,000, and it was a packed track to see Arrogate win the 1.25 million dollar race for 3-year-olds.

Last year's trip to Saratoga was a disappointing one for California-based trainer Bob Baffert, whose Triple Crown winner American Pharoah finished second in the Travers.

This year was a different story. Baffert's Arrogate ran away with the Mid-Summer Derby, easily breaking loose from his 12 opponents. Jockey Mike Smith also flew in from California for the day.

Arrogate was sent off at 11-1 odds.