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Hronis, Ortiz, Brown Top Earnings List For 2018

Hronis Racing LLC and Irad Ortiz Jr. finished the year as the leading owner and jockey, respectively, by earnings for the first time while Chad Brown repeated as the top earner for trainers, according to final statistics released today by Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information. Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (Gr. 1) winner Gun Runner led all […]

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Accelerate ‘Maybe Better Than Ever’ In Latest Pegasus Work

At 6:30 Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park, with temperatures hovering above freezing, Accelerate turned on the heat with a five furlong move in 1:00.40 as the Horse of the Year contender moved a step closer to the final race of his career in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. […]

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Irad Ortiz Says Gunnevera Is Getting ‘Better And Better’

Margoth’s Gunnevera breezed five furlongs in 1:01.40 Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West in preparation for a start in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26. The workout, which was the second fastest of 18 recorded at the distance, was the 4-year-old son of Dialed In’s third breeze since […]

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City Of Light Working Toward Accelerate Rematch In Pegasus World Cup

City of Light, who handed Horse of the Year contender Accelerate his only loss this year with a neck victory in the Grade II Oaklawn Handicap last April 14, was scheduled to work at Santa Anita Thursday morning for a possible rematch in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26. […]

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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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