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His first crop of foals are yearlings of 2020, and they have been well-received at auction thus far. Four weanlings changed hands during last fall’s mixed sale season for an average sale price of $311,250. Arrogate, the champion 3-year-old male of 2016 who retired as horse racing’s highest earner of all-time, was euthanized Tuesday morning at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky. The cause of death remains to be determined, pending a post-mortem examination. TIMONIUM, MD – The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale got off to a strong start Monday in Timonium as it looks to follow up on a record-setting 2021 renewal. "It was a very solid opening session to the sale," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.
  • Shortly after filly Moira’s record-setting win Sunday in the opening leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown at Woodbine Racetrack, co-owner Donato Lanni passed his phone to Attard.
  • War Like Goddess is kind of a special story, since we bought her for only $30,000.
  • While I was at Walmac, Johnny sponsored me on my first route towards becoming an American citizen.
  • In his three remaining starts, Arrogate’s only in-the-money effort was a runner-up finish in the G1 Pacific Classic Stakes.

When he worked for Andre Lachance, he actually drove in a few qualifying races.

Record-Earning Champion Arrogate Dies At Age 7

I loved working at Castleton and John treated me wonderfully. But being in Lexington and around so many of the world’s great thoroughbreds and thoroughbred farms, I had been bitten by that particular bug. At a young age you decided that Kentucky was the horse capitol of the world and that if there was a future for you in the business, Kentucky would be a good starting point. Donato would often spend his time watching the horses train from the floor above the track kitchen at Blue Bonnets. Many, more than likely most, harness racing people have never heard of Donato Lanni. Afterwards, Attard celebrated the Plate win with staff, family and friends but said he was back home by 10 p.m.

You have several friends and acquaintances among the harness racing folk. It was from him that I initially learned my craft. While I was at Walmac, Johnny sponsored me on my first route towards becoming an American citizen. John Cashman hired me and I became a yearling foreman.

Donato’s biography

Attfield, 82, is tied with the late Harry Giddings Jr. for most career Plate wins by a trainer. But Attfield is the only person to train three Canadian Triple Crown winners . Shortly after filly Moira’s record-setting win Sunday in the opening leg of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown at Woodbine Racetrack, co-owner Donato Lanni passed his phone to Attard. On the other end was none other than Baffert, the celebrated conditioner of American Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify .

President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. Donato Lanni lived 9 years shorter than the average Lanni family member when he died at the age of 63. Collaborative biography is dedicated to tell the story of Donato Lanni. Click the to update this introduction with a synopsis or highlights of Donato’s life. Arrogate returned stateside after the Dubai World Cup, but he never found the same spark that propelled him to the top of the ladder in previous races. In his three remaining starts, Arrogate’s only in-the-money effort was a runner-up finish in the G1 Pacific Classic Stakes.