Breeders’ Cup

Accelerate Headed To Awesome Again En Route To Breeders’ Cup Classic

In the post-race press conference Saturday evening for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, Accelerate trainer John Sadler was asked what it meant to win the signature event of the Del Mar summer meeting. “A lot,” was Sadler’s no-nonsense answer. Then he went on to expand a little. “I’ve been training in Southern California my […]

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Accelerate Overwhelms Pacific Classic Field

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate became just the third horse to win the Santa Anita Handicap, Gold Cup and Pacific Classic in the same year on Saturday, romping by a record 12 1/2 lengths in the $1 million Del Mar feature. Ridden by Joel Rosario for his fourth win on the card, the 5-year-old son of Lookin […]

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Early Move Nets Fashion Business An Easy Del Mar Handicap Victory

Flavien Prat sent Little Red Feather and Marsha Naify’s Fashion Business at the half-mile pole in Saturday’s Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap, capitalizing on a slowing pace to win the gelding’s first graded stakes race by open lengths. The 4-year-old son of Frankel covered 1 3/8 miles over Del Mar’s firm turf course in 2:13.84. […]

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Beach View Scratched From Pacific Classic Due To Small Cut

Leonard Powell stooped low beneath the stall web and pointed to a small cut just above the hoof on the right front foot of his TVG Pacific Classic entrant Beach View early Saturday morning at Del Mar. “He grabbed it (nicked himself) in the stall, I think back in the corner,” Powell said. “It’s sore, so we’re […]

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Santa Anita, Keeneland, Del Mar Next Three Sites For Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced host sites for the upcoming 2019, 2020, and 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. In 2019, the season-ending, two-day World Championships will be hosted at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California for the 10th time. The event will then return to Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky in […]

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Prime Attraction ‘Going To Fight’ If Asked In Pacific Classic

A glance at all the “1”s and “2”s in the past performance lines for Prime Attraction leads to the logical conclusion that Prime Attraction will be in the vanguard, if not leading it, early in the 28th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic. “It will be interesting to see who goes (to the […]

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Catholic Boy ‘Makes Life Easy’ For Trainer Thomas

Grade 1 Belmont Derby winner Catholic Boy, set to switch surfaces after consecutive victories on turf, will likely breeze Sunday over Saratoga Race Course’s main track in his final serious move before the Grade 1 Travers August 25. “He’s carrying great flesh and moving well,” reported trainer Jonathan Thomas of the More Than Ready colt, […]

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Irish War Cry Back In Training, Still Aiming For Breeders’ Cup

H. Graham Motion trainee Irish War Cry is training well two months after suffering from a bout of thumps in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. The 4-year-old recently turned in his second timed workout since pulling up in the race, which was held on an extraordinarily steamy evening at […]

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Breeders’ Cup Renews Champions For Charity; 2018 Bottle To Honor Lukas

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, and Maker’s Mark®, the original premium bourbon, today announced the renewal of the brands’ multi-year partnership and Champions for Charity program, which began in 2015 with the goal of raising money for local and Thoroughbred-industry charities. The new three-year partnership will continue the tradition of creating limited-edition collections of […]

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Accelerate Installed 8-5 Favorite In ‘Win And You’re In’ Pacific Classic

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate drew post 5 Tuesday afternoon and was installed the 8-5 favorite to beat seven rivals Saturday in the 28th running of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Post positions for the 1 1/4-mile headliner for 3-year-olds and up were drawn at The Brigantine restaurant overlooking the racetrack with connections of […]

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