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Sadler On Horse Of The Year Debate: ‘Two Good Choices’ With ‘Remarkable Achievements’

Horse of the Year will be announced Jan. 24, and it will be either Justify or Accelerate, currently in a pitched battle for honors five weeks before the winner will be revealed. To the credit of both camps, there has been no vicious or vindictive mud slinging, personal attacks or demonizing, as is rampant 24/7 […]

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Rosario, Anderson Take On Santa Anita ‘Just Looking For A Change’

Joel Rosario was a superstar waiting to happen before Ron Anderson took his book. Since the jockey and agent joined forces in August of 2012, it’s been a match made in heaven, a rocket ship ride that has catapulted the 33-year-old Dominican Republic native and his 63-year-old mentor among racing’s elite. Rosario’s career likely will […]

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Baffert: ‘There’s A Breeders’ Cup Winner Every Year, But Not A Triple Crown Winner’

One sure thing in racing: Horse of the Year 2018 will be announced come Jan. 24. One uncertainty: will it be Justify or Accelerate? Voters will honor either undefeated Triple Crown champion Justify, trained by Bob Baffert, or Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate, trained by John Sadler, all involved parties based at Santa Anita Park. […]

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Video: Exercise Rider Wears Jockey Cam For Accelerate’s Latest Breeze

On Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate completed another breeze toward his swan song goal of the Pegasus World Cup in late January. The 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky was piloted by assistant trainer Juan Leyva through a half-mile in :48.60, his second breeze since the Sadler trainee’s Classic […]

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Pegasus: Gunnevera Records ‘Very Good’ Second Breeze Since Breeders’ Cup

Margoth’s multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera breezed Saturday morning over Gulfstream Park West’s main track as he continues preparations for a planned start in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) – the richest Thoroughbred race in North America – Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. It was the second work for the 4-year-old Gunnevera since […]

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CARMA’s Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Draws More Than 100 Retired Racehorses

Not even a winter storm could wash away the holiday spirit of the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), which drew more than 100 retired racehorses thriving in their second careers this past weekend to the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. Hosted by CARMA (California Retirement Management Account), a nonprofit, as an awareness campaign to […]

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Accelerate Shows Good ‘Energy’ In First Work Toward Pegasus World Cup

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate started his workout regimen toward the Pegasus World Cup on Sunday, breezing a half-mile at Santa Anita Park in :49 under assistant trainer Juan Leyva. According to drf.com, the 5-year-old Lookin at Lucky horse will have seven or eight more breezes before the Jan. 26 Pegasus, after which he will go […]

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Classic Runner-Up Gunnevera Has ‘Good Chance’ In Pegasus World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s Margoth purchased a spot in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), confirming multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera for North America’s richest race Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Gunnevera, who finished third in last year’s Pegasus World Cup, most recently ran second in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3. […]

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City Of Light, Gunnevera Both Raring To Go As Connections Look Toward Pegasus

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner City of Light and Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Gunnevera may be stabled on opposite sides of the country, but both are feeling quite full of themselves as they begin preparations for the 2019 Pegasus World Cup, According to drf.com, City of Light had his first breeze since the World Championships on […]

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Sadler Preparing To Compete In CARMA’s Thoroughbred Holiday Classic

The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) will stage its annual two-day Thoroughbred Holiday Classic this Saturday and Sunday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. Held annually since 2011, the event which raises awareness to help CARMA rehabilitate and place retired Thoroughbreds, gets underway on Saturday at 8 a.m. This year’s Thoroughbreds-only show will […]

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