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Accelerate Overwhelms Pacific Classic Field

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate became just the third horse to win the Santa Anita Handicap, Gold Cup and Pacific Classic in the same year on Saturday, romping by a record 12 1/2 lengths in the $1 million Del Mar feature. Ridden by Joel Rosario for his fourth win on the card, the 5-year-old son of Lookin […]

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Weekend Lineup: Pacific Classic

A trio of Grade 1 races highlight the stakes action in North America this weekend, topped by the “Win and You’re In” Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Saturday. Up first is the G1 Alabama at Saratoga, in which Santa Anita Oaks winner Midnight Bisou will take on a field of seven other sophomore fillies […]

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‘No Problems’ In Accelerate’s Final Work Toward Pacific Classic

John Sadler-trained Accelerate, the likely morning line favorite for Saturday’s$1 million TVG Pacific Classic and race-nominated The Lieutenant and Unique Bella logged final works Sunday for the signature event of the Del Mar summer season. With assistant trainer Juan Leyva up, the 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky was timed in 1:26.00 for seven furlongs after covering the […]

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Total Of 15 Nominated To $1 Million Pacific Classic

Fourteen older males and champion 4-year-old filly Unique Bella have been nominated for the 28th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on Saturday, August 18, as the deadline passed at midnight Thursday. The connections for all 15, six of which have been cross-entered in other stakes races next weekend, have until Tuesday to decide regarding the 1 ¼-mile signature event […]

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Diversify Runs Them Off Their Feet In Suburban

Ralph and Lauren Evans’ Diversify had running on his mind this Saturday, flying out of the gate to take the lead and never relinquish it in the Grade 2 Suburban Stakes. The 5-year-old Bellamy Road gelding, sent off at 6-1 odds, turned in a solid final time of 1:59.84 for the 1 1/4 miles over […]

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The Lieutenant, Half Brother To Justify, Wins All American Stakes At Golden Gate

Under the guidance of Southern California jockey Tyler Connor, 5-year-old The Lieutenant stalked the pace before surging in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the Grade 3, $100,000 All American Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward at Golden Gate Fields. “The pace definitely helped me,” said Connor. “Once I got him clear, he rolled […]

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Dr. Dorr, The Lieutenant Rematched In Californian

A scintillating gate to wire minor stakes winner going a flat mile here on March 31, Bob Baffert’s Dr. Dorr seeks his third win in a row and his first graded stakes victory as he heads a field of six 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes, to be run at a […]

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