Del Mar Stable News

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Got Stormy Prevails in Grade I Matriarch Stakes

Sunday, December 1st, 2019   (5 months ago)
Got Stormy © Benoit Photo Gary Barber’s Got Stormy, the 7-5 favorite ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, strengthened her claim to year-end honors as the top female runner over grass in 2019 with an authoritative victory...

Oscar Dominguez Notches Upset in Hollywood Turf Cup

Sunday, December 1st, 2019   (5 months ago)
Oscar Dominguez © Benoit Photo Irish-bred Oscar Dominguez, claimed for $40,000 last winter at Santa Anita, rallied from last place under a typically patient ride by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez to win the...

Smooth Like Strait Wire-to-Wire Winner of DeMille Stakes

Sunday, December 1st, 2019   (5 months ago)
Smooth Like Strait © Benoit Photo Smooth Like Strait, a 15-1 longshot piloted by Geovanni Franco, sprinted to the lead out of the gate and never looked back in scoring a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in...

Stable Notes December 1, 2019

Sunday, December 1st, 2019   (5 months ago)
Mark Casse © Benoit Photo GOT STORMY LATEST IN LINE OF EXCEPTIONAL CASSE-TRAINED FEMALES Got Stormy had her head out over the stall webbing Sunday morning, a braid in her forelock dangling down one side...

Mo Forza, Lopez Win Grade I Hollywood Derby

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (5 months ago)
Mo Forza © Benoit Photo Providing jockey Paco Lopez with his third graded stakes victory of the afternoon, Mo Forza, the 5-2 betting choice, took advantage of a perfect trip to win the featured Grade...

Next Shares Upsets in Seabiscuit Handicap

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (5 months ago)
Next Shares © Benoit Photo Rallying on the rail into and through the stretch, 26-1 longshot Next Shares and jockey Jose Valdivia, Jr., won the Grade II $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap Saturday. When the leading horses...

Ex-Claimer Zuzanna Surprises in Red Carpet Handicap

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (5 months ago)
Zuzanna © Benoit Photo Claimed for $8,000 in September of 2018, Zuzanna, the longest shot in the field of older fillies and mares at 23-1, climaxed her rise to prominence with a surprise victory in...

Alms Scores Easily in Jimmy Durante Stakes

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (5 months ago)
Alms © Benoit Photo Godolphin’s Alms, a solidly-backed second choice at 5-2, made it three-for-three in her brief career with a convincing triumph in the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for two-year-old fillies Saturday....

Stable Notes November 30, 2019

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (5 months ago)
Toinette © Benoit Photo TOINETTE SHOULDERS LOCAL HOPES IN SUNDAY’S MATRIARCH The odds delineate the situation for Neil Drysdale-trained Toinette in Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes, the culmination of the seven-stakes “Turf Festival” that...

Royal Trump Keys Pick Six Carryover of $125,176 into Saturday

Friday, November 29th, 2019   (6 months ago)
Royal Trump © Benoit Photo Applying the finishing touches to a Pick Six carryover of $125,176 into Del Mar’s Saturday racing program, Royal Trump, the longest shot in the field at 34-1, rallied to win...