Accelerate wins Breeders' Cup Classic

Accelerate wins Breeders' Cup Classic

Accelerate wins Breeders' Cup Classic

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates swept seven Breeders' Cup World Championship races November 2-3 at Churchill Downs: Accelerate (Classic-G1), Monomoy Girl (Distaff-G1), Roy H (TwinSpires Sprint-G1), Game Winner (Sentient Jet Juvenile-G1), Jaywalk (Tito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies-G1), City of Light (Dirt Mile-G1) and Bulletin (Juvenile Turf Sprint).

Godolphin's Thunder Snow, the Dubai World Cup victor, challenged late but finished third, 1 3/4 lengths back.

The wait is over for highly respected trainer John Sadler, but he wasn't all that interested in talking about winning his first Breeders' Cup race after years of trying.

Dettori, who rode her to victory in the famous race, is certain that her light workload in 2018 will help her to enter the record books. I just wanted to get a position because I was way out there. Articles appear on for a limited time.

2018 Triple Crown victor and Horse of the Year favorite Justify was originally set to compete at Churchill Downs with an opportunity to sweep this year's Grand Slam, but an injury forced him into retirement over the summer.

Game Winner also emerged as one of the year's top Juveniles. "They just exhausted and just didn't have it today".

Accelerate justified strong American expectations to win the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs.

"I took the lead, and then I just had to keep after him because he's the kind of horse that he wants you to ride him, and then he give it to you". "I know he is a really good horse and he had to show it today, that he was the best".

The John Gosden-trained filly didn't get her four-year-old season underway until September thanks to a leg injury, but that didn't stop the bay star from winning a second straight Arc on October 7 with Frankie Dettori in the irons.

Trained in Newmarket by John Gosden for breeder Khalid Abdullah, Enable won the Oaks, Irish Oaks, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and Arc during a stellar 2017.

"Frankie was great on him", Stoute said.

It was business as usual around the Brad Cox barn Sunday morning, one day after capping their banner year with a Breeders' Cup Distaff victory by Monomoy Girl. She has run a very solid race again at group one level.

Enable stormed from the pack in the final 100 meters at Paris Longchamp last month and held on for a narrow win as the fast-finishing Sea of Class chased her down.

Buick said Line of Duty gets extra points because of how the race was won after he jumped out to a good start.

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