We look back at the big Pacific Classic Day card at Del Mar along with the Alabama card from Saratoga and more!
Accelerate winning the Pacific Classic (gr. I) - © Benoit Photo Maybe you can question the caliber of competition he has beaten. And maybe you can question whether he can win outside of California. But it’s impossible to question Accelerate’s talent going ten furlongs on dirt, which was on full display in the Pacific Classic (gr. I) on Saturday at Del Mar. If Accelerate hadn’t already established himself as a prime contender for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic [...]
Del Mar - ©Benoit Photo If you like the chances of #5 Accelerate in Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar, I certainly can’t blame you—quite frankly, I like him too. What’s not to like? The five-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky is 3-for-4 this year and has already scored two dominating wins over the 1 ¼-mile distance of the Pacific Classic, prevailing by 5 ½ lengths in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) [...]
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 [...]
Arrogate has disappointed at his two Del Mar starts but has the class to win a second Classic at his best. Photo: Coglianese Photos Six months ago, the Breeders’ Cup Classic seemed like it was Arrogate’s to lose. If he repeats his 2017 Del Mar form on Saturday, he will lose. Deemed a superhorse after his victories in the Travers Stakes, Breeders’ Cup Classic, Pegasus World Cup, and Dubai World Cup, there didn’t seem much chance of anything [...]
We look back at Collected's win in the Pacific Classic, what's up with Arrogate, Elate's Alabama score, and much more on this weekend recap edition of the BARN!