hronis racing

‘We Think We Have A Good Shot’: Sadler Seeking Classic Repeat With Higher Power

Trainer John Sadler got the 0-for-44 Breeders’ Cup monkey off his back last year by winning the Classic with Accelerate. And if Higher Power is a long shot to follow Accelerate as champion older male, the 4-year-old colt has credentials to give Sadler and Eclipse Award-winning owner Hronis Racing a second straight victory in the […]

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Hronis Racing Earns Record $1.4 Million In Purses, Captures Del Mar Owner Title

Hronis Racing swept to their fifth Del Mar owner title during the course of Del Mar’s 36-day summer season, winning nine races and a record $1,441,077 in purses. Among those nine victories was an unprecedented seven stakes races. Hronis Racing is the nom de course for two brothers from Delano, CA – Kosta and Pete […]

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Double Graded Stakes Winner Catalina Cruiser Named Del Mar Horse Of The Meeting

Catalina Cruiser, who completed the unprecedented double of winning the San Diego Handicap and Pat O’Brien Stakes two years in a row, was selected Del Mar’s Horse of the Meeting for the 80th summer session by a vote of the media. Trained by John Sadler, owned by Hronis Racing and ridden by Joel Rosario in the […]

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‘Among The Top Jockeys In The Country’: Prat Wraps Up Del Mar Riding Title

Closing day of the 80th summer racing season at Del Mar is an occasion to reflect on the past seven weeks for horsemen. Without doubt the preeminent human figures of the meeting have been jockey Flavien Prat, trainer John Sadler and the Hronis Racing stable of brothers Kosta and Pete Hronis. With two wins on […]

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Encoder Up In Time To Win Del Mar Juvenile Turf

Encoder, the 3-5 favorite owned by Hronis Racing and trained by John Sadler, overhauled a game Billy Batts in the final strides to win the $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Turf Sunday at Del Mar. Encoder, a Kentucky-bred son of English Channel who won his career debut impressively August 7, rallied in the stretch under leading […]

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Sadler Pleased With Catalina Cruiser’s ‘Game Win’ In O’Brien

Catalina Cruiser and Giant Expectations both exited their stretch battle in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade I Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del mar in good health, their respective camps reported Sunday. With the nose victory in the O’Brien, a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Catalina Cruiser’s connections – trainer John Sadler […]

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Sadler ‘Doing What’s Best’ For Catalina Cruiser, Cuts Him Back To Seven Furlongs

The San Diego Handicap and Pat O’Brien Stakes would seem an odd couple of events for a horse to undertake, let alone win, in any Del Mar summer meeting. The San Diego Handicap is around two turns, 1 1/16th miles and serves as the major prep for the TVG Pacific Classic. The Pat O’Brien is […]

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TOBA Announces Five Finalists For National Owner Of The Year Award

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that Juddmonte Farm, Hronis Racing, Klaravich Stable, Rockingham Ranch and Peter M. Brant have been selected as finalists for the TOBA National Owner of the Year. The TOBA National Owner of the Year will be announced live at the TOBA National Awards Dinner presented by Red Brand, […]

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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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