California Chrome has retired after his run in the First Annual Pegasus World Cup, held January 28th at Gulfstream Park. Chrome came into the race looking a bit off, and finished ninth. His knee looked swollen after the race, but subsequent x-rays show that there’s no damage. California Chrome retires as the highest-earning thoroughbred in North American history, having amassed $14,752,650 in winnings. Time for him to enjoy life at Taylor Made.
On the plus side, Arrogate again showed his blistering speed. After winning the 2016 Breeders Cup, the 4-year old ran a smoking race in the $12 Million Pegasus, finishing more than three lengths ahead of the field.