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Classic Favorite Accelerate ‘Went Very Well,’ Tops Breeders’ Cup Workers At Santa Anita

Breeders’ Cup Classic favorite Accelerate had his penultimate workout at Santa Anita Saturday for the $6 million race at Churchill Downs Nov. 3, going five furlongs under assistant trainer Juan Leyva in 59.80. “He went very well,” trainer John Sadler said of the multiple Grade I winner owned by principal clients Kosta and Peter Hronis. […]

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‘We’ve Got A Good Shot’: Sadler Could End Breeders’ Cup Drought This Year

John Sadler is not openly offended or even noticeably miffed when gently reminded he has never won a Breeders’ Cup race from 41 starters during an otherwise stellar career that began four decades ago. He deals with the issue straight on, and is optimistic the drought might very well end two weeks hence. The 52-year-old […]

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NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll: Imperial Hint Ascends, Accelerate Keeps Top Spot

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate retained his hold atop the NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll for the ninth consecutive week as virtually all of the top U.S.-based horses in training continue to point for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs. Accelerate, who received nine first place votes and 346 points, recently was installed the 3-1 favorite in future […]

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McKinzie, West Coast Breeze ‘Well’; Sadler ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Accelerate

Bob Baffert seeks to add to his record of three Breeders’ Cup Classic wins—all consecutive—with West Coast and McKinzie in this year’s edition of the $6 million event at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3. Towards that end, the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer worked both horses Sunday morning at Santa Anita, West Coast going five furlongs […]

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Horse Of The Year: Does Accelerate Have A Chance At Title?

A victory by Accelerate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic would enhance his resume, but whether it would be enough to outpoll undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify for Horse of the Year honors ain’t necessarily so. “I’ll take my hat off to Accelerate,” said private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young. “He’s done something few horses […]

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Lane’s End Releases 2019 Fees, Led By Quality Road At $150,000

Lane’s End has released the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster, led by Quality Road at $150,000. The 12-year-old son of Elusive Quality heads up an 18-horse roster at the Versailles, Ky., farm. He stood the previous season for $70,000, and has been led in 2018 by runners including Grade 1 winners City of […]

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Accelerate 3-1 Final Odds In Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate, the dominant older horse in North America, closed as the 3-1 favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager #2, and Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) winner, Enable (GB), closed as the 2-1 favorite in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf Future Wager on Sunday evening. Sunday’s results concluded three rounds […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Breeders’ Cup Fever

Fall is upon us and that means the Breeders’ Cup is only weeks away, and this year’s World Championships shift to Churchill Downs for the first time since 2011. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some of the hot topics heading into the 2018 Breeders’ Cup. Will favored […]

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Accelerate 5-2 Favorite In Final Breeders’ Cup Future Wager; Betting Opens Friday

The Breeders’ Cup, in conjunction with Churchill Downs, today announced the final Future Wagering Pools for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Future Wager #2 and the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) Future Wager. Future wagering on both the Breeders’ Classic and the Breeders’ Cup Turf will open on Friday, Oct. 5 at 12 p.m. ET. The Breeders’ Cup Classic […]

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Classic Conundrum: Final Round Of Preps Serves Up More Questions Than Answers

With five weeks to go, the picture of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic is muddier than ever. There was a 45-1 upset in the Jockey Club Gold Cup in which the favored Diversify faded to finish fifth, and Accelerate ran his lowest Beyer figure of the year when he won the Awesome Again. Additionally, potential […]

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