In a huge upset performance, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate dominated Saturday evening’s G2 San Diego Handicap by 8 1/4 lengths, ending the seven-race win streak of World’s Best Racehorse Arrogate. That streak includes the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup, and while the San Diego looked like an easy win for the colt on paper, it was not to be. Accelerate, however, brought his game face to lead the field from start-to-finish under Victor Espinoza, completing the 1 1/16 miles over Del Mar’s fast main track in 1:42.15. Trained by John Sadler, the 4-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky recorded the second graded stakes victory of his career. Donworth and Cat Burglar ran second and third, respectively, while Arrogate finished off the board for the first time in his career in fourth, 15 1/4 lengths behind the winner.
— Del Mar Racetrack (@DelMarRacing) July 23, 2017
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