Monday, September 5th, 2016   ( 1 year ago )

California Chrome, Rockingham Ranch Top Del Mar Owners

The California Chrome Connections © Benoit
 
Del Mar raced to the finish of its 77th summer season Monday and the California Chrome connections shared top honors with Rockingham Ranch in the owners’ department for the 39-day meet.
 
The California Chrome people – Perry Martin of Yuba City, CA, and Benjamin Taylor of Nicholasville, KY (and the Taylor Made Farm) – swept away the prize for most purse money won with $720,000 banked, off a pair of victories by their superstar California Chrome, trained by Art Sherman. The 2014 Horse of the Year and the current No. 1 horse in the world captured both the San Diego Handicap and the TVG Pacific Classic during the meet to amass his total winnings.
 
The Rockingham Ranch flag flies for owner Gary Hartunian of Sherman Oaks, CA, and his horses, trained by Peter Miller, won 11 races at the session, the most of any owner. He also had 10 seconds and two thirds from 45 starts for total earnings of $485,805. 
 
Second on the money list went to Hronis Racing of Pete and Kosta Hronis of Delano, CA, with $687,025 in winnings. They had been Del Mar’s leading owners in 2014 and 2013. Hronis Racing was also second by number of wins this year with nine firsts to go with six seconds and eight thirds from 46 starters.
 
Owner Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Win % In-money % Money Won
California Chrome, LLC 2 2 0 0 100% 100% $720,000
Hronis Racing LLC 47 9 6 8 19% 49% $687,370
Kaleem Shah, Inc. 18 6 4 2 33% 67% $685,900
Reddam Racing LLC 45 7 10 7 16% 53% $621,347
Spendthrift Farm LLC 9 2 3 2 22% 78% $505,485
Rockingham Ranch 45 11 10 2 24% 51% $485,805
DP Racing, LLC 40 8 4 4 20% 40% $388,907
Nicholas B. Alexander 14 4 2 3 29% 64% $292,204
A Venneri Racing, Inc. and Little Red Feather Racing 2 2 0 0 100% 100% $270,000
Ruis Racing LLC 3 2 0 0 67% 67% $216,960
Alesia, Sharon, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing LLC 5 1 2 0 20% 60% $207,890
Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul 18 2 5 2 11% 50% $207,745
Ramona S. Bass 4 3 0 0 75% 75% $201,040
Larkin Armstrong 1 1 0 0 100% 100% $180,000
J K Racing Stable 7 2 1 1 29% 57% $174,490
Zayat Stables, LLC 6 3 1 0 50% 67% $173,490
Ciaglia, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, et al 3 1 1 1 33% 100% $168,600
Driver, Ywachetta H. and James Travis 22 6 4 1 27% 50% $163,475
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners 11 2 4 2 18% 73% $156,875
Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. 13 3 3 0 23% 46% $154,072