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Castellano Chooses City Of Light Over Audible For Pegasus Mount

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has officially decided to ride Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner City of Light instead of Audible in the upcoming Pegasus World Cup, according to drf.com. That leaves Audible, trained by Todd Pletcher, open for a new rider. No decisions had been made as of Friday afternoon. The remainder of the […]

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Seeking The Soul ‘Deserves To Take Another Shot’ In Pegasus

Grade 1 winner Seeking the Soul worked five-eighths of a mile Saturday in a minute flat shortly after the Fair Grounds track opened in preparation for Gulfstream Park’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Charles Fipke’s 6-year-old homebred horse powered the half-mile in 47 4/5 seconds, according to the official clockers on a busy […]

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Pegasus: Accelerate Puts In ‘Good Long-Distance Work’ Over Seven Furlongs

Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate had his penultimate workout at Santa Anita Friday morning for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26, going seven furlongs under a blue/gray sky in a bullet 1:27.20 with assistant trainer Juan Leyva astride. “I got him in 1:27 and (galloping) out a mile […]

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Accelerate To Work ‘Long’ On Friday; Malibu Winner McKinzie Still On Fence

With rain forecast in Southern California starting Friday evening in an erratic weather pattern forecast over the next few days, Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate will work at Santa Anita on Friday morning at 6:30 instead of Saturday, as previously scheduled, in advance of the $9-million Pegasus […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Narrow Races For Top Consignor, Breeder, Sire In Final 2018 Rankings

The 2018 racing calendar featured a run of dominant individual performances in graded stakes races, but several of the industry’s core positions saw tight finishes in compiled graded wins as the year came to a close, especially in the bloodstock realm. The races for top consignor and breeder by number of graded winners in 2018 […]

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Sadler: Accelerate ‘On The Same Pattern He Was Before He Won The Pacific Classic’

Horse of the Year contender Accelerate worked six furlongs in a bullet 1:13.40 at Santa Anita on Saturday morning, preparing for his final race in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26. It was the fastest of 18 works at the distance, the average time of which was 1:14.96. “He […]

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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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Paved Aims To ‘Regroup’ From Breeders’ Cup Trip In American Oaks

The trouble line for Paved explains her disappointing 12th-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf on a good course Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs: bumped, checked 1st turn.” Draw a line through the race, says Michael McCarthy, trainer of the Quality Road filly, who is set to rebound in Saturday’s Grade I […]

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Axelrod Shortening Up For McCarthy As He Seeks First Grade 1 In Malibu

Axelrod, a 3-year-old Florida-bred son of Warrior’s Reward who has raced at a mile or longer nine times in an 11-race career including the mile and a quarter Breeders’ Cup Classic last out on Nov. 3, shortens up to seven furlongs in the Grade I Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day, Dec. 26. […]

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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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