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Bloodlines: Medaglia d’Oro’s Grade 1 Del Mar Double

The Darley stallion Medaglia d’Oro sired the winners of both Grade 1 events in California on Saturday, Aug. 17: the Pacific Classic and the Del Mar Oaks. One of the consistent factors in American breeding for top-quality stock that race well at distances of a mile and beyond, Medaglia d’Oro is a leading son of […]

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Pacific Classic Win Lands Higher Power 10th Spot On NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

The first graded stakes victory of Higher Power’s career proved eye-catching enough to voters as the 4-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro debuted in the tenth position in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing, Higher Power notched a 5 ¼- length victory in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at […]

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Back To Work As Usual For Sadler, Prat The Morning After Pacific Classic Victory

Dinner was later than usual Saturday night for trainer John Sadler. The gates for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar didn’t open until 6:46 p.m. and it took Higher Power 2:02.43 to cover the 1 ¼ miles, win by 5 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat and make Sadler and Hronis Racing winners […]

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Higher Power Puts It All Together For Dominant Pacific Classic Performance

Hronis Racing and John Sadler have now earned back-to-back $1 million Pacific Classic victories, starting with eventual champion Accelerate in 2018 and continuing with rising star Higher Power in the 2019 edition. A 4-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, Higher Power had a single stakes placing to his name when he was entered in this April’s […]

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Catalina Cruiser ‘Impressive’ In Final Breeze For Pacific Classic

Seven nominees for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on August 17 put in final works for the signature race of Del Mar’s summer meeting Saturday morning. Trainer John Sadler sent out his trio of Catalina Cruiser, Campaign and Higher Power. Doug O’Neill worked Pavel and Julius. Draft Pick was put through a tune-up run […]

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Anyportinastorm Assigned High Weight For Longacres Mile

Anyportinastorm has been assigned high weight of 124 lbs for the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3), to be run Sunday, August 11, at Emerald Downs. Virtually untested in a pair of romping stakes victories this season, Anyportinastorm received three more pounds than the next highest-weighted horses–El Huerfano, Higher Power, More Power to Him and Solid Wager, […]

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