Accelerate is a five-time Grade 1-winning Champion Older Horse. He notched notable scores in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs, posting a 105 Beyer, and in the G1 Pacific Classic with a record-setting win margin and a 115 Beyer. He is one of only three horses to win the Santa Anita H. (G1), Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1), and the Pacific Classic (G1) in the same season. He ended his career with 10 wins, five seconds and six thirds from 23 career starts, with $6,692,480 in earnings.
Accelerate, the son of Classic-winning Champion Lookin At Lucky, is out of the stakes-placed dam Issues. He is a half-brother to stakes winners Daddy DT and Amarish, and hails from the same female family as Grade 1 winner Wagon Limit and graded winner Puzzlement.
Accelerate, whose first two-year-olds hit the ground running in 2022, saw multiple six-figure yearling sales in 2021, with filly sales up to $335,000 and colt sales up to $300,000. His first crop of weanlings made headlines with six-figure lots at the Keeneland November Sale. His first-crop median of $75,000 ranked him #4 of all freshman sires, and he is the only one standing for $20,000 or less to have sired three individual six-figure weanlings.
WON Maiden Special Weight at Del Mar (1 mi, by 8 ¾ lengths, defeating Curlin Road, Bollywood, etc.) Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar (1 mi, by ½ length, defeating Semper Fortis, Taman Guard, etc.) Los Alamitos Derby Stakes [G2] at Los Alamitos (1 1⁄8 mi, by a head, defeating Semper Fortis, Blackjackcat, etc.) 3rd Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile [G1] at Santa Anita (1 mi, defeating Dortmund, Vyjack, Runhappy, etc.)
WON San Diego Handicap [G2] at Del Mar (1 1⁄16 mi, by 8 ½ lengths, defeating Donworth, Arrogate, etc.) 2nd San Pasqual Stakes [G2] at Santa Anita (1 mi, defeating Dalmore, etc.) San Antonio Stakes [G2] at Santa Anita (1 1⁄16 mi, defeating Collected, Hoppertunity, etc.) 3rd Pacific Classic Stakes [G1] at Del Mar (1 1⁄4 mi, defeating Curlin Road, Hard Aces, etc.) San Antonio Stakes [G2] at Santa Anita (1 1⁄16 mi, defeating El Huerfano, Dalmore, etc.) Precisionist Stakes [G3] at Santa Anita (1 1⁄16 mi, defeating Donworth, etc.)
WON Breeders’ Cup Classic [G1] at Churchill Downs (1 ¼ mi, by 1 length defeating Gunnevera, Thunder Snow (IRE), etc.) Awesome Again Stakes [G1] at Santa Anita (1 1⁄8 mi, by 2 ¼ lengths, defeating West Coast, Isotherm, etc.) Pacific Classic Stakes [G1] at Del Mar (1 ¼ mi, 12 ½ lengths, defeating Pavel, Prime Attraction, etc.) Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes [G1] at Santa Anita (1 ¼ mi, by 4 ¼ lengths, defeating Dr. Dorr, City of Light, etc.) Santa Anita Handicap [G1] at Santa Anita (1 ¼ mi, by 5 ½ lengths, defeating Mubtaahij, Fear the Cowboy, etc.) San Pasqual Stakes [G2] at Santa Anita (1 mi, by 1 ¾ lengths, defeating Mubtaahij, Pavel, etc.) 2nd Oaklawn Handicap [G2] at Oaklawn (1 1⁄8 mi, defeating Untrapped, Sonneteer, etc.)