Everyone remembers Secretariat’s spectacular run in the Belmont, but how about Arazi’s legendary win in the 1991 Juvenile Breeders’ Cup? He makes a jaw-dropping run that positioned Arazi as the top 2 year-old in the world. And it was his first race on dirt. Arazi came into the race as the top European 2-year old who had won his previous six races on turf. The highly regarded colt started the race trailing the field, but when he shifted into fifth gear, he passed the other horses like they were standing still.
Unfortunately, Arazi’s career was cut short by injuries. He came out of the Breeders Cup with chips in his knees and although he was operated on, he never regained his previous speed.
After his breeding career came to a end, Arazi was retired to Australia. The video below shows him at age 30, still looking good and living the good life.