Late Pick 4 Analysis for Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar

January 09, 2016: Collected, Evers/ESW/CSM If Accelerate runs his race off a near three-month break he is going to be very tough to beat in Saturday’s one-million-dollar Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar. The five-year-old possesses tactical speed that should allow jockey Joel Rosario to have him in a perfect spot early, he has run over the Del Mar main track, and he has illustrated in 2018 that getting a mile and a quarter is well within his [...]

Pacific Classic Power Rankings

Del Mar's signature race, the Pacific Classic, takes place in less than two weeks. This year's Pacific Classic lost some luster after Triple Crown winner Justify was retired. No worries. A new rising star figures to throw his hat into the ring while other top ranked handicap horses are pointing to the "Win and You're In" event. Check out the Top 5 for the August 18 Pacific Classic. Pacific Classic Power Rankings 1. Catalina Cruiser Say what you [...]

By |August 7th, 2018|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: |

Keeler Johnson’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Top 10 – 7/16/18

West Coast winning the Travers Stakes (gr. I) - Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Chris Rahayel Suffice to say, a lot has happened since I published my first ranking of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) contenders back in June. With the uncertainty surrounding the racing future of Triple Crown winner Justify, I have decided to at least temporarily remove him from my Top 10. He’ll rejoin my list when or if he resumes serious training. In the meantime, here’s [...]

Pacific Classic, 2yo Races Highlight 2018 Del Mar Meet

Del Mar - © Benoit Photo. Summer may have officially arrived in June, but for horsemen, racing fans, and bettors, the season doesn’t truly begin until the annual summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga open for business in mid-July. Both meets are packed with rich stakes races that are expected to attract some of the most accomplished runners in the nation, as well as some of the most promising two-year-olds with 2019 Triple Crown aspirations. We’ve already taken [...]

Pacific Classic Day Preview on August 19

This Saturday, August 19, Arrogate attempts to ease the minds of his connections. The brilliant son of Unbridled's Song was horrendous in the San Diego Handicap. Arrogate tries to reestablish himself as the best horse in the world in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic on Saturday. His main rival from that race, Accelerate, runs in the Pacific Classic as well. Another Bob Baffert horse, Collected, will also try to win the Del Mar summer meet's signature race. Before getting into the [...]

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