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Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale Set For April 9, 2019

Keeneland officials announced that the 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held Tuesday, April 9. The Preview Day, which will offer breezes over both the main dirt track and turf course, will be held Monday, April 8. “Keeneland looks forward to the return of the April Sale, and we anticipate we will see several 2018 […]

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Pacific Classic Winner Accelerate Voted Del Mar Horse Of The Meet

An impressive effort in the 28th running of the TVG Pacific Classic that produced a record 12 ½-length margin of victory propelled Accelerate to honors as Horse of the Meeting and top older Horse for the 2018 summer season in a vote of the media at Del Mar. Trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing […]

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Accelerate Headed To Awesome Again En Route To Breeders’ Cup Classic

In the post-race press conference Saturday evening for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, Accelerate trainer John Sadler was asked what it meant to win the signature event of the Del Mar summer meeting. “A lot,” was Sadler’s no-nonsense answer. Then he went on to expand a little. “I’ve been training in Southern California my […]

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Accelerate ‘Really Sharp’ In Penultimate Work For Pacific Classic

John Sadler-trained Accelerate, the probable favorite for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, worked six furlongs in 1:12.20 Sunday morning, leaving only one more significant exercise remaining, probably next Sunday, before the August 18 event at Del Mar. With assistant trainer Juan Leyva up, the 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky clicked off splits of :13 flat, :25.40, :37.20 and […]

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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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‘Rock Solid’ Accelerate Preparing To Defend His Title In San Diego Handicap

Remember Accelerate? How could any Del Mar follower forget? The now 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing LLC, shocked the racing world a year ago, winning the San Diego Handicap by 8 ½ lengths while super horse (to that point) Arrogate struggled home fourth at odds of 1-9. […]

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McCraken Takes On Baffert’s Dr. Dorr In Prairie Meadows Cornhusker

A field of nine has signed on for the $300,000 Grade 3 Cornhusker Handicap on July 6 at Prairie Meadows, topped by the Bob Baffert-trained Dr. Dorr. A lightly-raced 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky, Dr. Dorr has won three of his four starts in 2018, including the G2 Californian Stakes. Most recently, he finished […]

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Bloodlines: Accelerate Adds Notch For Lookin at Lucky, Smart Strike’s Unexpected Journey

Accelerate (by Lookin at Lucky) won the Gold Cup Handicap to pair with his Santa Anita Handicap, both Grade 1, and those victories make him look like the best older horse on the West Coast at 10 furlongs, at least unless West Coast (Flatter) comes out of hibernation and asserts some of his best form. […]

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Accelerate Overwhelms Dr. Dorr In Gold Cup At Santa Anita

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate continues to be in top form this year for trainer John Sadler: the 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky kicked clear in the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita by 4 1/4 lengths. Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Accelerate completed 1 1/4 miles over the fast main track […]

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Dr. Dorr An Easy Winner In Californian

Well in-hand under Joe Talamo heading into the far turn, Bob Baffert’s heavily favored Dr. Dorr asserted his superiority in an instant leaving the three furlong pole en route to an emphatic 7 ¼ length triumph in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at Santa Anita.  Owned by Baffert’s wife Jill, the 5-year-old Lookin At Lucky gelding […]

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