HRONIS RACING - KOSTA AND PETE HRONIS

Owner

Residence: Delano, Northern California

  • Always dominant in California, Hronis Racing expanded their stable to the Midwest in 2020 to finish second in the Oaklawn owner standings with 11 victories.
  • Their stable was voted the 2018 Eclipse Award as Outstanding Owner after Accelerate captured the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and the 2018 Eclipse Award as Champion Older Dirt Male.
  • Accelerate now stands at Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky.
  • In 2010, an usher at Santa Anita introduced the brothers to trainer John Sadler and a long, successful relationship started with a $40,000 claim named Sleep Tight. They won their third straight Santa Anita Handicap (G1) in 2020 with Combatant. Accelerate won the race in 2018 and Gift Box in 2019.
  • Kosta Hronis has several decades of experience as chief executive officer and president of Hronis Inc., a company founded in 1945 by his father that is now a leader in the production of table grapes and citrus fruits. He oversees the everyday operation of family-owned vineyards and orchards, the transport of freshly picked fruit to temperature-controlled storage facilities, as well as keeping to a four-hour shipping commitment that helps extend the life of produce sent to client stores.
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