HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Accelerate

  • Jockey
    Joel Rosario
  • Trainer
    John W. Sadler
  • Owner
    Hronis Racing LLC
  • Breeder
    Mike Abraham
  • Sire
    Lookin At Lucky
  • Dam
    Issues

Accelerate made a name for himself when he upstaged 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and champion Arrogate in the 2017 San Diego Handicap. He was on target for a repeat in the San Diego, but his connections opted to scratch to avoid competing against eventual winner Catalina Cruiser also owned by Kosta and Pete Hronis and trained by John Sadler. Accelerate now is aiming for the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course August 4 or the Pacific Classic at Del Mar August 18.

In last year Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, the ultra-consistent Accelerate finished worse than third for only the second time in his 19-race career. He rebounded to be first or second in his next five starts including a victory in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes May 26.

Except for his close runner-up effort in the Oaklawn Handicap, Accelerate has never raced outside California.

He was sold at the 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale for $380,000. His maternal grandfather Awesome Again won the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 03, 2018Breeders' Cup ClassicCHURCHILL DOWNS11
September 29, 2018Awesome Again S.SANTA ANITA PARK11
August 18, 2018$1 Million TVG Pacific Classic S.DEL MAR11
May 26, 2018Gold Cup at Santa Anita S.SANTA ANITA PARK11
April 14, 2018Oaklawn H.OAKLAWN PARK22
March 10, 2018Santa Anita H. Presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and CasinoSANTA ANITA PARK11
February 03, 2018San Pasqual S.SANTA ANITA PARK21
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 26, 2017San Antonio S.SANTA ANITA PARK22
November 03, 2017Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt MileDEL MAR19
August 19, 2017$1 Million TVG Pacific Classic S.DEL MAR13
July 22, 2017TVG San Diego H.DEL MAR21
June 24, 2017Precisionist S.SANTA ANITA PARK33
May 05, 2017 SANTA ANITA PARK 2
February 04, 2017San Antonio S.SANTA ANITA PARK23
January 01, 2017San Pasqual S.SANTA ANITA PARK22
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 04, 2016Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt MileSANTA ANITA PARK13
No Replay
Available
September 24, 2016Los Alamitos Derby S.LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE21
August 26, 2016Shared Belief S.DEL MAR 1
July 28, 2016 DEL MAR 1
June 18, 2016 SANTA ANITA PARK 3
May 22, 2016 SANTA ANITA PARK 4
No Replay
Available
April 17, 2016 LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE 2