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US Champion Arrogate Euthanased
Juddmonte Farms’ young stallion Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song-Bubbler, by Distorted Humor) has been euthanased in the US. The Champion 3YO male of his year after winning the Gr1 Breeders’ Cup Classic (see below), Arrogate was raced by globally successful owner Khalid bin Abdullah, also principal of Banstead Manor in Newmarket. Winner of the Gr1 Dubai World Cup and Gr1 Pegasus Stakes, Arrogate was in the throes of completing his third season at stud when he suddenly became ill a week ago, with Juddmonte releasing an official statement: overnight "Arrogate had a very successful breeding season this year until last week when his breeding was suspended due to an initial suspected sore neck. Later in the week he fell to the ground in his stall and efforts to get him back up proved unsuccessful. He was transported to the Hagyard Clinic under the care of Dr. Bob Hunt and Dr. Nathan Slovis with Dr. Steve Reed representing the insurance company. They worked tirelessly with the staff from the Hagyard Clinic, eliminating all the obvious causes and performing all available tests, including spinal tap evaluation, X-ray, ultrasound, CT Scan and many blood tests. Unfortunately, Arrogate was still unable to stand after four exhausting days for him. His will to fight, so valuable to him on the racetrack, became a challenge in his care. When serious secondary health issues set in, the decision was made to put him to sleep."