Del Mar Stable News

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Miss Temple City Wins Matriarch Stakes

Sunday, December 4th, 2016   (5 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...

Matriarch Stakes (Grade I) Quotes

Sunday, December 4th, 2016   (5 months ago)
Miss Temple City © Benoit Photo EDGAR PRADO (Miss Temple City, winner) – “The trick with her is to get her to settle early. We got a good spot early and in the first eighth...

Stable Notes December 4, 2016

Sunday, December 4th, 2016   (5 months ago)
Zindaya schooling at Del Mar © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club FOLLOWING THE BROWN DERBY COULD IT BE A BROWN MATRIARCH? In the wake of a 1-2 finish from three starters in Saturday’s...

Annals of Time Wins Hollywood Derby

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (5 months ago)
Lightly-raced Annals of Time, under a brilliant ride by East Coast star Javier Castellano, darted through a narrow opening in midstretch and overhauled stablemate Beach Patrol nearing the wire to win the Grade I $300,000...

Bayakoa Handicap (Grade II) Stakes Quotes

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (5 months ago)
MIKE SMITH (Vale Dori, winner) – “I was surprised to find out how much horse I had. I gave her one little bit of encouragement and she just threw me in the back seat. She’s...

Stable Notes December 3, 2016

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (5 months ago)
Time and Motion © @tl_webb twitter ‘CALIFORNIA GIRL’ TIME AND MOTION A MAJOR MATRIARCH THREAT Having spent her entire nine-race career at East Coast venues, 3-year-old filly Time and Motion boarded a plane in New...

Matriarch Stakes Attracts Star-Studded Field to Climax Del Mar's Fall Season

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (5 months ago)
Miss Temple City © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar’s third fall Bing Crosby Thoroughbred racing season concludes Sunday, featuring a star-studded field of older fillies and mares in the Grade I...

Rye, Desormeaux Win Del Mar Marathon

Friday, December 2nd, 2016   (5 months ago)
Rye © Benoit Photo Providing jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Bill Morey with their third victories of the afternoon, 9-2 shot Rye swept to the lead in the stretch and went on to score a...

Stable Notes December 2, 2016

Friday, December 2nd, 2016   (5 months ago)
Free Rose © Benoit Photo BALTAS COULD BE WEST COAST’S BIG HOPE IN WEEKEND GRADE I STAKES Southern California racing fans who prefer to be somewhat parochial in their picks will likely be looking to...

Hollywood Derby, Bayakoa Stakes Headline Del Mar Saturday Program

Friday, December 2nd, 2016   (5 months ago)
Vale Dori © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s final weekend of its third fall Bing Crosby racing season will feature an exciting stakes doubleheader – the Grade II $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes for older fillies and mares...

Silent Bird Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, December 1st, 2016   (5 months ago)
Norman Stables’ consistent Silent Bird, with Fernando Perez in the saddle, scored his fourth consecutive victory Thursday with a hard-fought half-length triumph in Del Mar’s feature race, a seven-furlong sprint on the main track. Silent...

Stable Notes December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1st, 2016   (5 months ago)
Zindaya © Benoit Photo EAST COAST INVASION FOR WEEKEND GRADE I STAKES IS COMPLETE The stakes barn was a bustling place Thursday morning as the result of an influx of horses from New York which...

Midnight Storm Cruises in Native Diver Stakes

Sunday, November 27th, 2016   (6 months ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Midnight Storm, whose success has been earned primarily on grass, showed his versatility Sunday as he transferred his ability to Del Mar’s main dirt track...

Cecil B. DeMille Stakes Quotes

Sunday, November 27th, 2016   (6 months ago)
Term of Art © Benoit Photo JOE TALAMO (Term of Art, winner) – “He’s growing up. The more this horse runs, the better he’s going to get. He’ll just improve as he goes along, as...

Stable Notes November 27, 2016

Sunday, November 27th, 2016   (6 months ago)
Journey Home © Benoit Photo DEL MAR DEALS WITH UNUSUAL, NOT UNPRECEDENTED, WEATHER ISSUES The first storm that hit on Saturday afternoon deposited nearly three-quarters of an inch of rain on the track, Del Mar...

Ring Weekend, Journey Home Win Del Mar Stakes

Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (6 months ago)
Ring Weekend (outside) © Benoit Photo Eastern-based trainer H. Graham Motion and jockey Drayden Van Dyke collaborated to sweep Del Mar’s stakes doubleheader on a rainy afternoon Saturday, winning the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante...

Jimmy Durante Stakes Quotes

Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (6 months ago)
Journey Home © Benoit Photo DRAYDEN VAN DYKE (Journey Home, winner) – “Man, I had a lot of horse today. Way more horse than I could use. She was just full of run. I really...

Stable Notes November 26, 2016

Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (6 months ago)
Miss Temple City © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club MISS TEMPLE CITY, ISOTHERM WORK FOR GRADE I STAKES Miss Temple City and Isotherm put in final workouts Saturday for the Grade I Matriarch...

Native Diver, DeMille Stakes Top Del Mar's Sunday Program

Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (6 months ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar’s four-day Thanksgiving Holiday weekend of top-level stakes action concludes Sunday with a doubleheader, the $100,000 Cecil DeMille for two-year-olds at one mile on...

Texas Ryano Wins Hollywood Turf Cup

Friday, November 25th, 2016   (6 months ago)
Texas Ryano © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Warren Williamson’s Texas Ryano, who trailed Ashleyluvssugar in three straight stakes races this year, gained a measure of revenge on his rival Friday with a...