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‘Cat-And-Mouse’: Accelerate, City Of Light Camps Considering Pegasus Strategies

California-based trainers John Sadler and Michael McCarthy were back training the two favorites for Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) before daylight the morning after attending Thursday night’s Eclipse Awards dinner in Gulfstream’s Sport of Kings facility. The Sadler-trained Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate, voted champion older horse and runner-up to Triple Crown […]

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Jockey-Turned-Assistant Leyva Enjoying ‘Really Rewarding’ Career With Sadler

Since riding in his last race in 2017 at Gulfstream Park, Juan Leyva has made a quick and highly successful transition from jockey to assistant trainer in Southern California. “I call him ‘The Phenom,’” said Leyva’s boss, John Sadler, who “recruited” the native of Mexico City for his assistant’s position. “He’s going to be a […]

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Undefeated Triple Crown Winner Justify Named 2018 Horse Of The Year

Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify was named 2018 Horse of the Year at Thursday evening’s 48th annual Eclipse Awards Dinner at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Scat Daddy colt, trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, was bred in Kentucky by John D. Gunther, who also received an Eclipse Award as Outstanding Breeder. Justify […]

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Accelerate ‘Picture Of Health’ During Schooling Session For Pegasus

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate schooled in the paddock at Gulfstream Park during Thursday’s first race in preparation for a start in Saturday’s $9-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). “He’s the picture of health,” said Juan Leyva, assistant to trainer John Sadler, while watching the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the Pegasus get acquainted with the paddock […]

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Love The Chase, Dam Of California Chrome, Joins Accelerate’s Debut Book of Mares

Love the Chase, dam of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, will be part of the first book for Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate in 2019. Tom Ryan of SF Bloodstock announced the plan as part of a series of mating announcements on Twitter for the operation’s broodmare […]

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Pegasus Favorite Accelerate ‘Looks Good’ In First Gulfstream Gallop

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate, the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), got acquainted with Gulfstream Park during a morning gallop Wednesday. John Sadler-trained Accelerate arrived at Gulfstream Park Tuesday evening, along with stablemate Catapult, who will compete in Saturday’s $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1). “Accelerate’s doing […]

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Winx, Cracksman Share World’s Best Racehorse Honor; Accelerate Third

Swiss watchmaking brand Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) were proud to honor the 2018 top Thoroughbred racehorses and horse race during a ceremony at the iconic Landmark hotel in London. The Australian mare Winx and the British horse Cracksman were both crowned the 2018 Longines World’s Best Racehorses. Accelerate, from America, […]

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Accelerate Draws Post Five, 9-5 Favorite In Third Pegasus World Cup

The two favorites for this year’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational both drew well in a field of 12 Tuesday at Gulfstream Park. Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year candidate Accelerate will be slotted in the 5 post as the 9-5 favorite, while second choice and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner City of […]

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Pegasus World Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Beyond The Rematch?

The third annual Pegasus World Cup Invitational and inaugural Pegasus World Cup Turf are just days away, and throughout this week, the Paulick Report will keep you updated on the the fields for both races and the latest news and developments. In today’s edition of the News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the […]

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Accelerate Fires Bullet In Final Work Before Shipping To Florida

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate had his final local workout at 6:30 this morning before shipping to Florida for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park a week from today, on Jan. 26. With assistant trainer Juan Leyva aboard, Accelerate whisked five furlongs over a fast track […]

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