Acclamation to start his 2012 campaign at Hollywood Park in the Inglewood Handicap

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Acclamation to start his 2012 campaign at Hollywood Park in the Inglewood Handicap
The 2011 champion older male, Acclamation makes his return to the race in the Grade 3, $100,000 Inglewood Handicap at about 1 1/8 miles over the Betfair Hollywood Park turf course against 4 other 3-year-old and above colts and geldings on 27 April, 2012.
Now 6-year-old, Acclamation took the winter off and is back for some action in the Hollywood Park’s spring/summer meet for owners Mary Hilvers, Peter Hilvers, E. W. Johnston, and Judy Johnston.
Trained by Donald Warren, Acclamation strung together a magnificent five race win streak in his last five races of the 2011 campaign, including three grade 1 races on the trot and two grade 2 races at the start and at the end of the winning streak.
The California bred, Acclamation kicked off his 2011 campaign with a fifth place finish in the Grade 1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita Park and in his next start at Charles Town race course he fell further away to finish 10th in the Grade
3 Charles Town Classic.
Something has shaken the horse up from that defeat, and from there he posted his first win of five in the Grade 2 Jim Murray Handicap at about 1 ½ miles over the Hollywood Park’s turf course on 14 May, 2011.
Acclamation was reunited with jockey Joe Talamo after a year and a half or so in the Grade 1 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap at about 1 ¼ miles, and a start together after such a long time was a winning one at Hollywood Park’s turf course.
Next was the summer meet at Del Mar, and Acclamation came out of the meet undefeated with a win in the Grade 1 Eddie Read Stakes at about 1 1/8 miles, and then over the venues synthetic surface he downed the Grade 1 Pacific Classic with a stretched out distance
of 1 ¼ miles on 28 August, 2011.
In October last year, Acclamation capped off his award winning campaign in a fitting way, with a win in the Grade 2 Hirsch Turf Championship at Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course.
Donald Warren would be looking to continue the winning streak as much as Acclamation can, and starting at a venue where he has been fairly successful is a good move.



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