Acclamation tops at Eddie Read Stakes

Eddie Read StakesAcclamation extended his winning streak to seven, as the race favorite led wire-to-wire in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (Grade I) at Del Mar on July 21. It was also the second consecutive year that he won the event. The 6-year-old Acclamation — who is the nation’s reigning champion older horse — covered the 1 1/8 miles on the turf course in 1:46.86 with Patrick Valenzuela in the irons.

Interaction finished 2 3/4 lengths back in second, while Casino Host was third. The next stop for Acclamation, who is trained by Don Warren, and owned by Judy and Bud Johnston and Peter and Mary Hilvers, will likely be in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (Grade I) on Aug. 26, which he won last year, or the Del Mar Handicap (Grade II) on Aug. 25. Photo/Kelley Carlson