Acclamation wins 5th in a row in Hirsch Turf
Sunday, October 2, 2011
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Acclamation extended his winning streak to five races with a victory in the $150,000 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship at Santa Anita on Sunday.
Now the only suspense is which Breeders' Cup race the 5-year-old horse will run in next month.
Acclamation pressed pacesetter Make Music for Me until taking the lead going into the stretch and winning by three-quarters of a length under Patrick Valenzuela. The winner ran 114 miles in 1:59.45 and paid $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10 as the 2-5 favorite.
Champ Pegasus returned $2.80 and $2.10, while Imponente Purse was another 312 lengths back in third and paid $2.20 to show.