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Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash (The Associated Press)

Dave Steele, left, is congratulated by Steve Lewis, right, owner of the Nine Racing team, for which Steele drives, and John Procida of Toyota Motorsports after Steele finished as the top qualifier for the Copper World Classic USAC National/Western Midget Car Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Will Powers)

Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida.


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Arrogate comes from last to win $10M Dubai World Cup easily (The Associated Press)

Arrogate showed his class again as he came from dead last out of the stalls to win the Dubai World Cup by an impressive 2 1/4 lengths on Saturday. With the win, four-year-old Arrogate became the highest-earning racehorse ever, surpassing California Chrome, winner of the same race last year. In the second richest horse race in the world at $10 million, run over dirt and 2,000 meters at Meydan Racecourse, Arrogate produced a powerful finish under jockey Mike Smith to beat Gun Runner and Neolithic in a 1-2-3 for the U.S.


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Horse racing-Arrogate wins Dubai Cup despite poor start (Reuters)

Horse Racing - Dubai World Cup - Meydan Racecourse, Dubai - 25/3/17 - Mike Smith rides Arrogate to the finish line to win the ninth and final race. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Arrogate, ridden by Mike Smith, came back from a shaky start to sprint to victory in the $10-million Dubai World Cup on Saturday, beating Gun Runner in the world's second-richest horse race. Trained by Bob Baffert, the odds-on favorite, made a dramatic comeback in the 2,000-metre contest after breaking from the stalls at the back of the pack. "It was like watching Seabiscuit or something.


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Horse racing-Arrogate wins Dubai Cup (Reuters)
DUBAI, March 25 (Reuters) - Arrogate, ridden by Mike Smith, won the $10 million Dubai World Cup on Saturday. Gun Runner took second place and Neolithic came third of the 14 runners in the 2,000-metre contest. The contest was the world's richest horse race until being surpassed by Florida's $12 million Pegasus World Cup earlier this year. (Reporting by Stephen Kalin, editing by Pritha Sarkar) [more]

Baffert hoping Arrogate gives him 3rd Dubai World Cup win (The Associated Press)

FILE- In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, jockey Mike Smith passes the finish line riding Arrogate to win the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup horse race at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Having taken over the mantle as the worlds best racehorse from California Chrome, Arrogate will attempt on Saturday to wear another crown that last fitted his illustrious American compatriot, the Dubai World Cup. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Arrogate has been winning one big race after another. The 4-year-old now goes after a big pile of money in the desert.


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