Acclamation is galloping towards the Breeders’ Cup Turf. That’s the
word from Tim Reavey, assistant trainer to Don Warren, who conditions
last year’s Eclipse Award winner as champion Older Male for majority
owner Bud Johnston.
“He’s galloping and he’s doing well,” Reavey said of the
6-year-old California-bred Unusual Heat horse, who has been sidelined
with a “mild sprain” of his left foot since winning the Grade I Eddie
Read Stakes at Del Mar in July.
Reavey knows whereof he speaks. The native of England came to
America’s shores in 1978 with Angel Penna. From there, he was tutored by
legends of the turf John Nerud of Dr. Fager fame and Woody Stephens,
whose signature achievement was saddling five straight Belmont Stakes
Reavey has been with Warren for eight years.