LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2023) — Accelerate, one of the top racehorses of his generation, will be relocated to the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lane’s End Farm announced on November 21. Accelerate was a 5-time Grade 1 winner on the racetrack with over $6.6 million in earnings. His thrilling victory in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs capped off an amazing season in which he also captured the Santa Anita H. (G1), Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1), Pacific Class S. (G1) and Awesome Again S. (G1).
“We are thrilled to welcome Accelerate into the Hall of Champions,” said Kentucky Horse Park President Lee Carter. “Guests of the park will love meeting this Kentucky-bred champion and hearing his story for years to come. It is an honor that Lanes End Farm and Hronis Racing are entrusting Accelerate’s care to the Kentucky Horse Park.”
Bred in Kentucky by Mike Abraham and raced by Hronis Racing LLC, Accelerate defined himself as a top-class, durable and honest racehorse. Purchased as a yearling for $380,000, Accelerate went into training with John Sadler and proved to be a top runner for Sadler in four seasons of racing.
Accelerate was a favorite of the legion of horseracing fans who saw him on the track, and now racing fans will have the opportunity to see him at the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park located in Lexington.
Kosta Hronis, who campaigned Accelerate, said “Accelerate is a very special horse to me and my family. I feel it is important for the Thoroughbred community to share its racing superstars with the fans of our sport. There is no better venue than the Kentucky Horse Park’s Hall of Champions to showcase the talent and charisma of the Thoroughbred breed, and no finer equine athlete than Accelerate to represent the Thoroughbred racehorse.”
Accelerate will reside at the Hall of Champions with Thoroughbred Roy H, Standardbred Pacers Western Dreamer and Won The West, and Standardbred Trotters Mr. Muscleman and Marion Marauder.