Del Mar Stable News

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Madam Dancealot Surprises in San Clemente Handicap

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017   (1 day ago)
Madam Dancealot (IRE) © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Irish-bred Madam Dancealot, sent postward as the longest shot in the field at 21-1, rallied from last place under jockey Jamie Theriot to win Sunday’s featured $200,000...

Hard Aces Seeks Repeat in Cougar II Handicap Wednesday

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017   (1 day ago)
Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces, winner of the 2016 $100,000 Cougar II Handicap, will be back to defend his title Wednesday in this summer’s renewal of the Grade III mile and one-half test over the main...

Stable Notes July 23, 2017

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017   (1 day ago)
Hronis, Espinoza & Sadler © Benoit Photo ACCELERATE CONNECTIONS CELEBRATE QUIETLY, GET TO WORK EARLY Accelerate’s victory over Arrogate in Saturday’s $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap – the biggest upset in Del Mar history and...

Arrogate Struggles in Fourth as Accelerate Upsets in TVG San Diego 'Cap

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017   (2 days ago)
In one of the most stunning upsets of recent years, Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, the 1-20 favorite and the richest Thoroughbred in North American racing history, struggled home a badly beaten fourth as Accelerate won the...

Hunt wins Gr II Eddie Read Stakes

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017   (2 days ago)
Eddie Read Stakes (Grade II) FLAVIEN PRAT (Hunt, winner) – “I don’t know if this was my best ride today. He had been training so well and I know how he can finish. I thought...

Stable Notes July 22, 2017

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017   (2 days ago)
Cassidy © Benoit Photo CASSIDY CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT SUNDAY STAKES Trainer Jim Cassidy has won the San Clemente Handicap four times. First with Katdogawn in 2003, then with Passified (2007), Evening Jewel (2010) and most...

Madame Stripes, Desormeaux win Osunitas Stakes

Friday, July 21st, 2017   (3 days ago)
Madame Stripes © Benoit Photo Kent Desormeaux displayed the skills that brought him Hall of Fame recognition Friday as he guided Argentine-bred Madame Stripes to a game victory in the featured $82,775 Osunitas Stakes for...

Stable Notes July 21, 2017

Friday, July 21st, 2017   (3 days ago)
Donworth © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club FACING ARROGATE: TOUGH JOB, BUT SOMEBODY’S GOT TO DO IT The field for Saturday’s Grade II $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap was reduced to five Friday morning when trainer...

Unbeaten Sircat Sally Tops Field of 8 in San Clemente Handicap

Friday, July 21st, 2017   (3 days ago)
Joe L. Turner’s Sircat Sally, undefeated in seven races, will place her perfect record on the line Sunday when she heads a field eight three-year-fillies in the Grade II $200,000 San Clemente Handicap at Del...

Snow Cloud, Apprentice Upset in Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (4 days ago)
Irish-bred Snow Cloud and 19-year-old apprentice jockey Ruben Fuentes collaborated to stage a $25.80 upset in Del Mar’s feature race Thursday, a five-furlong sprint on the grass for older fillies and mares. Snow Cloud, owned...

Stable Notes July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (4 days ago)
OPENING DAY TAKE-AWAY: BEJARANO, PRAT ARE AT IT AGAIN Flavien Prat won three of the first four races on Wednesday’s opening day card. Rafael Bejarano won the next three in a row then took the...

Horse of the World Arrogate Faces Five in TVG San Diego Handicap

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (4 days ago)
Arrogate Juddmonte Farms’ brilliant Arrogate, the number one ranked Thoroughbred in the world as well as the richest runner in North American racing history with a bankroll of more than $17 million, returns to action...

Bowies Hero Wins Opening-Day Oceanside Stakes

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017   (5 days ago)
Bowies Hero © Benoit Photo Bowies Hero, winner of the closing day Del Mar Juvenile Turf last summer, returned to the scene of his first important victory to win the $117,900 Oceanside Stakes Wednesday on...

Stable Notes July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017   (5 days ago)
Arrogate FIVE STEP UP TO TAKE ON ARROGATE IN SATURDAY’S SAN DIEGO A field of six was entered Wednesday, topped by mighty Arrogate, for Saturday’s $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap. And if all six break...

Stable Notes July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017   (6 days ago)
Peter Miller © Benoit Photo FRESH OFF SANTA ANITA WIN, MILLER’S IN A DEL MAR STATE OF MIND Peter Miller was a comfortable winner of the Santa Anita spring-summer meeting training title, notching 36 wins,...

Arrogate Assigned 126 Pounds for TVG San Diego 'Cap Saturday

Monday, July 17th, 2017   (1 week ago)
Arrogate © Benoit Photo Juddmonte Farm’s brilliant Arrogate, richest horse in North American racing history with earnings of $17,084,600 and the top-ranked runner in the world, has been assigned topweight of 126 pounds by Del...

Stable Notes July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17th, 2017   (1 week ago)
Arrogate © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ARROGATE IS HERE; LET THE RACES BEGIN (WEDNESDAY) Arrogate, the top-rated thoroughbred in the world, made the journey from Santa Anita to Del Mar on Sunday, a day earlier...

Officials Named for 2017 Summer Race Meet at Del Mar

Thursday, July 6th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 78th summer racing season beginning Wednesday, July 19 led by a strong core of veteran racing officials. A pair of gentlemen who are scions of two exceptional racing...

Stall Apps, Deb and Fut Noms Due at Del Mar

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017   (1 month ago)
2016 Del Mar Debutante Winner Union Strike © Benoit Del Mar Stall Applications are Due By Thursday The deadline for stall applications for the 2017 Del Mar summer race meeting is Thursday, June 1. The...

Miss Temple City Wins Matriarch Stakes

Sunday, December 4th, 2016   (7 months ago)
Miss Temple City, the 8-5 favorite under Edgar Prado, gamely held off the late challenge of an onrushing Roca Rojo to win the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes for older fillies and mares on closing...