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‘Like Sending Your Kid Off To College’: Sadler Says Goodbye To Accelerate

John Sadler made a short stop at Gulfstream about 6 a.m. to see his champion Accelerate before the trainer had to head to the airport, also heading back to California. Sadler had Accelerate jog on the pavement, pronounced the 6-year-old horse in good shape and gave him a final pat on the neck. “It’s like […]

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Accelerate Fires Bullet In Final Work Before Shipping To Florida

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate had his final local workout at 6:30 this morning before shipping to Florida for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park a week from today, on Jan. 26. With assistant trainer Juan Leyva aboard, Accelerate whisked five furlongs over a fast track […]

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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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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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Video: Exercise Rider Wears Jockey Cam For Accelerate’s Latest Breeze

On Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate completed another breeze toward his swan song goal of the Pegasus World Cup in late January. The 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky was piloted by assistant trainer Juan Leyva through a half-mile in :48.60, his second breeze since the Sadler trainee’s Classic […]

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Accelerate Shows Good ‘Energy’ In First Work Toward Pegasus World Cup

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate started his workout regimen toward the Pegasus World Cup on Sunday, breezing a half-mile at Santa Anita Park in :49 under assistant trainer Juan Leyva. According to drf.com, the 5-year-old Lookin at Lucky horse will have seven or eight more breezes before the Jan. 26 Pegasus, after which he will go […]

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Lookin To Strike, Southern Sis Capture Inaugural OBS Sprint Stakes

Trainer Mark Casse saddled the winners of the inaugural runnings of the OBS Sprint Stakes as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company presented it’s 2018 November Day of Racing. Gary Barber’s Lookin to Strike came running late to edge Grupo 7C Racing Stable’s Star Juancho in the shadow of the wire and win the $125,000 OBS […]

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Coolmore Raises Lookin At Lucky’s Fee To $20,000 For 2019

On the heels of Accelerate’s victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and Wow Cat’s runner-up effort in the Distaff, Coolmore’s Ashford Stud has raised the stud fee for champion Lookin At Lucky to $20,000 for the 2019 breeding season, BloodHorse reports. The 11-year-old Smart Strike horse previously stood for $17,500. He currently sits in ninth […]

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Dolphus, Half To Rachel Alexandra, Retired To Cabin Creek Farm In Pennsylvania

Dolphus, a Grade 3-placed half-brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has been retired from racing and will debut at Cabin Creek Farm in Bernville, Penn., BloodHorse reports. The 5-year-old Lookin at Lucky horse will stand for an advertised fee of $2,500, with special considerations to mares foaling in Pennsylvania. Dolphus won four […]

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