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Accelerate Confirms Position Atop NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Accelerate, earning a fourth Grade 1 victory this year in Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita Park, remained atop the NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll for the seventh consecutive week. Voters awarded the five-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky with 13 first place votes and 379 points compared to eight first place votes and […]

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Both Accelerate, West Coast ‘On Schedule’ For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Accelerate, who enhanced his status for Horse of the Year honors with an authoritative 2 ¼ length triumph as the 3-10 favorite in Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes, came out of the race fine and it’s on to the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 3 for trainer and owner Hronis Racing. “At first blush he looks […]

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Accelerate Again Awesome In Awesome Again

It happened again. Despite some unusual mid-race tactics, Kosta Hronis’ Accelerate powered clear to a 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes, adding to a year in which he has won the Santa Anita Handicap, Gold Cup at Santa Anita, and Pacific Classic. Off as the 1-5 favorite, the 5-year-old son of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Bonanza Of Breeders’ Cup Preps

This blockbuster weekend of graded stakes racing features a total of 11 “Win and You’re In” challenge races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, including stakes at Newmarket and Nakayama Racecourses. In the United States, the action kicks off at Belmont Park with the G1 Vosburgh featuring last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Imperial Hint. […]

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Champion West Coast Could Take On Accelerate In Awesome Again

Most recently second behind Thunder Snow in the Dubai World Cup back in March, Gary and Mary West’s champion West Coast is nearing his next start. According to drf.com, trainer Bob Baffert is considering starting the 4-year-old son of Flatter in the Grade 1 Awesome Again at Santa Anita next Saturday. He plans to enter West […]

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‘You Can Always Dream’: Corrales Still Thinking BC Classic For Something Awesome

Stronach Stables’ two-time graded-stakes winning homebred Something Awesome is back on a regular work schedule as he prepares to launch his comeback for Laurel-based trainer Jose Corrales. Unraced since finishing eighth in the Pimlico Special (G3) May 18, Something Awesome spent two months recuperating at Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario before returning to Corrales […]

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‘More Important Knowing What You Can’t Do’: Lukas Saddles 20th Travers Starter With Bravazo

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will hit a milestone on Saturday when Bravazo becomes his 20th horse to compete in the Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga. Through the Triple Crown trail and beyond, Bravazo has remained sound through his 12 career starts. The Awesome Again colt – the only active 3-year-old to have […]

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Bravazo Serves Notice With Bullet Breeze For Travers

Calumet Farm’s Bravazo turned in his final breeze before Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers early Sunday morning for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Taking to Saratoga’s Oklahoma training track just before 6 a.m., the 3-year-old Awesome Again colt worked five furlongs in 1:00.11 in tandem with 3-year-old maiden Royal Edition to his inside. The pair covered three furlongs in 35 2/5 […]

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Nancysaidso Out To Make A Statement In Florida Sire Stakes’ Desert Vixen

Cajun Breeze never won a stakes race during his 32-race career, but he showed a lot of promise when he finished second in the 2012 Sunshine Millions Sprint in just his fourth start and fourth in the Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2) in his fifth start. A tough-as-nails warrior who had amassed earnings of nearly $250,000 […]

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Bravazo, Lone Sailor Arrive At Monmouth For Sunday’s Haskell

Bravazo and Lone Sailor, two of the seven combatants for the Sunday’s $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational, arrived on the Monmouth Park backstretch Saturday morning after their separate van rides from Saratoga Race Course. “The trip was about four hours and Bravazo was awesome the entire way,” said Arielle Witkowski, who is looking after the colt on behalf of Hall of Fame trainer […]

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