Published Sunday, December 3rd, 2023   ( 2 months ago )

Hernandez, D'Amato, Klaravich and Reddam Secure Fall Meet Titles at Del Mar

Phil D'Amato and Juan Hernandez | Benoit Photo

Phil D'Amato (left) and Juan Hernandez © Benoit Photo

Juan Hernandez rode 11 winners over the Thanksgiving weekend vaulting him past defending champion Flavien Prat into a lead in Del Mar jockey standings he would never relinquish as he won the Bing Crosby Season title with 21 victories. Prat finished second with 19. It’s Hernandez’ second fall meet riding crown and fourth title overall at the seaside oval. 

Phil D’Amato clinched the trainers title with 14 wins, including four stakes victories. It is D’Amato’s third straight fall meet title and fourth straight Del Mar trainers’ title overall. Peter Miller and Bob Baffert were the closest to D’Amato with eight wins apiece. 

Klaravich Stables of Seth Klarman of Boston, MA. secured the owners title based on earnings thanks to Surge Capacity’s run up the rail and win in the G1 Matriarch. Klaravich and trainer Chad Brown won both Grade I races on closing weekend and $360,500 during the Bing Crosby Season. Reddam Racing had the most wins by an owner with three.

     
Jockey Mounts 1st Purses
Juan Hernandez 70 21 $1,067,120
Flavien Prat 60 19 $1,024,008
Antonio Fresu 77 11 $875,920
Edwin Maldonado 49 7 $360,240
Kyle Frey 67 6 $321,056
Umberto Rispoli 53 6 $463,300
J.G. Torrealba 31 6 $240,180
Geovanni Franco 37 5 $216,560
Hector Berrios 30 5 $346,752
Ramon Vazquez 44 4 $310,960
     
Trainer Starts 1st Purses 
Philip D'Amato 59 14 $883,140
Bob Baffert 26 8 $455,508
Peter Miller 49 8 $395,560
Doug F. O'Neill 48 7 $407,428
George Papaprodromou 34 5 $201,004
Peter Eurton 24 5 $251,040
Robert B. Hess, Jr. 20 5 $199,540
Mark Glatt 23 4 $261,200
Steve R. Knapp 32 4 $181,300
Tim Yakteen 20 4 $188,700
     
Owner Starts 1st Purses
Klaravich Stables 3 2 $360,500
Reddam Racing 16 3 $155,440
Gary Barber 11 3 $128,520
Madaket Stables 1 1 $120,000
Red Rafa Stud 1 1 $120,000
D. J. Stable 3 1 $97,100
Jay Em Ess Stable 6 2 $91,178
C R K Stable 9 2 $87,420
Hronis Racing 11 1 $77,200