Kosta Hronis

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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‘It Really Does Not Become Old Hat’: Hronis, Sadler Maintain Hot Hand At Del Mar

Cistron’s victory in Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby brought trainer John Sadler and owner Kosta Hronis of Hronis Racing and his family to the Del Mar winner’s circle following a stakes race for the third time in a meeting that is only nine days old. Nobody had to ask directions. The same connections convened […]

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Pegasus Concept (And Horse Racing) A Great Outlet For Owners’ Competitive Fires

At last Tuesday’s post position draw for the $9-million Pegasus World Cup, William Warren Jr., co-owner of City of Light with wife Suzanne, went out of his way to wish John Sadler good luck with Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, complimenting the trainer on the skill with which he’s guided the 6-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky’s […]

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Kosta Hronis, Jim Rome Join Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Board

A pair of high-profile horse owners who have raced some of the nation’s top Thoroughbreds in recent years, as well as having long established themselves as notable leaders in their respective fields, have agreed to join the board of directors of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, it has been announced. California farming magnate Kosta Hronis […]

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Justify Vs. Accelerate: Horse Of The Year Debate Heats Up After Breeders’ Cup

While Accelerate did nothing but enhance his chances of being named Horse of the Year by winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic yesterday, Justify, only the second undefeated Triple Crown winner in the annals of racing, was a precarious leader in the clubhouse. Meanwhile, the jury is out until the decision is announced on January 24 […]

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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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Hronis Brothers Net Fourth Del Mar Title In Past Six Years

For the fourth time in the past six years, Kosta and Pete Hronis were Del Mar owner champions after yet another stellar summer at the shore for the brothers from Delano, CA. The pair, who fly their silks under the name Hronis Racing, won a meet-leading total of 11 races along with $1,277,954 in purses, […]

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Accelerate Scratched From San Diego, Could Target Whitney

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate has been scratched out of Saturday’s Grade 2 San Diego Handicap, according to bloodhorse.com. The 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky is fine and will breeze on Sunday morning, said trainer John Sadler, in anticipation of a possible start on the east coast. Accelerate’s scratch was effected because of the presence of two […]

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Accelerate Pulls Away Late, Gives Sadler His First Big ‘Cap Victory

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate did just that in Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap, pulling away from the field in the final sixteenth of a mile to win by about five lengths. The 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky was co-favored at 5-2, along with both runner-up Mubtaahij and fourth-place finisher Giant Expectations. Ridden by Victor […]

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Thrice As Nice: Hronis Brothers Leading Owners Again At Del Mar

Brothers Pete and Kosta Hronis were Del Mar champs – for the third time – for owners at the 2017 Del Mar summer meet which ended Monday. During the 36-day session, the pair from Delano, Calif., visited the winner’s circle on seven different occasions – most among any of the owners at the stand – […]

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