Del Mar Stable News

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Analyze It Romps in Cecil B. Demille Stakes

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Analyze It © Benoit Photo Analyze It, another talented runner from the East Coast-based stable of trainer Chad Brown, made a show of his opposition in the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes as he...

Off Limits, Rosario Win Matriarch Stakes

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Off Limits (IRE) © Benoit Photo Martin S. Schwartz’s Irish-bred Off Limits, with Joel Rosario in the saddle, charged from last place to rally in the stretch and win the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes, Grade I...

Hunt Holds on to Win Seabiscuit Handicap

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Hunt (Inside) © Benoit Photo Michael House’s Irish-bred Hunt, piloted by Flavien Prat, offered further proof he’s definitely a horse for the Del Mar turf course Sunday as he gamely held on in the final...

Stable Notes Nov 26, 2017

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Del Mar © Eclipse Sportswire FOND MEMORIES LINGER FOR SOME AS DEL MAR’S CROSBY SEASON ENDS Maybe it was the contented aftereffects of the Thanksgiving meal he’d had the night before, but Hall of Fame...

Daddy Is a Legend Tallies in Jimmy Durante Stakes

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Daddy Is a Legend © Benoit Photo With an impressive burst of speed in the stretch, Daddy Is a Legend, the 5-2 favorite under jockey Joe Bravo, won the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes...

Mo Town Rallies to Win Hollywood Derby

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Mo Town © Benoit Photo Magnier, Tabor and Smith’s Mo Town, making his West Coast debut, rallied from next-to-last under jockey John Velazquez to win the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby Saturday. Patiently handled by...

Prime Attraction Upsets in Native Diver Stakes

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Prime Attraction © Benoit Photo DP Racing’s Prime Attraction, scratched from Friday’s Hollywood Turf Cup at a mile and one-half on the grass to compete in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Native Diver Stakes at nine...

Stable Notes Nov 25, 2017

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Off Limits BROWN DOUBLES DOWN IN SEARCH OF MATRIARCH VICTORY Chad Brown sent six horses and as many handlers here for the Grade I stakes on the closing weekend of the Bing Crosby Fall meeting...

Grade I Matriarch Tops Stakes Tripleheader on Del Mar's Closing Day

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Cambodia Del Mar’s fourth Bing Crosby fall racing season comes to an exciting conclusion Sunday with a stakes tripleheader, highlighted by the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile...

Manitoulin Wins Hollywood Turf Cup

Friday, November 24th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Manitoulin © Benoit Photo Darby Dan Farms’ Manitoulin, an invader from the East Coast trained by James Toner, withstood the late challenge of the fast-closing 7-5 favored Chicago Style to win the featured Grade II...

Stable Notes Nov 24, 2017

Friday, November 24th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Sharp Samurai © Benoit Photo SHARP SAMURAI APPEARS A GOOD FIT FOR GRADE I KIND OF DERBY Following victories in the Del Mar Derby in September and the Twilight Derby at Santa Anita in October,...

Hollywood Derby Tops Stakes Tripleheader Saturday at Del Mar

Friday, November 24th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Sharp Samurai © Benoit Photo Del Mar continues its Fall Festival of graded stakes competition Saturday with a tripleheader highlighted by the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby for three-year-olds at a mile and one-eighth over...

How Unusual Scores Upset in Red Carpet Handicap

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
How Unusual © Benoit Photo Masterfully-ridden by jockey Corey Nakatani, longshot How Unusual spurted between horses at the top of the stretch to enter contention and outfinished 2-1 favored Responsibleforlove in the final sixteenth to...

Stable Notes Nov 23, 2017

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
AT THE END OF RED CARPET ARE SEVEN MORE SOLID STAKES Today’s Grade III $100,000 Red Carpet Stakes is the first of eight graded events in the final week of the Bing Crosby Fall season....

Del Mar Launches Final Weekend of Fall Racing Season Friday

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Flamboyant Del Mar, acclaimed for its rousing success as a first-time host of the recent Breeders’ Cup, launches its final weekend of the 2017 Bing Crosby Fall racing season Friday, featuring the Grade II $200,000...

14 Older Fillies and Mares Tangle Thursday in Red Carpet 'Cap

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Evo Campo © Benoit Photo Fourteen older fillies and mares will be tested at the marathon distance of a mile and three-eighths on the grass as the highlight of an eight-race holiday program of Thoroughbred...

Edwards Going Left Wins Cary Grant Stakes

Sunday, November 19th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Edwards Going Left © Benoit Photo Edwards Going Left, the 2-1 betting choice, spoiled Solid Wager’s bid for a third consecutive victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Sunday, holding on gamely in the final...

Stable Notes Nov 19, 2017

Sunday, November 19th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Birdie Gold © Eclipse Sportswire RED CARPET COULD BE PLACE FOR PERUVIAN IMPORT TO STRUT On June 25th at the Hipodromo de Monterrico race track in Lima, Peru, Birdie Gold, a five-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of...

Dream Tree Noses Out Midnight Bisou - Again - in Desi Arnaz Stakes

Saturday, November 18th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Dream Tree © Benoit Photo In a rematch of their first encounter, Dream Tree, the even-money favorite, again barely held off the late challenge of Midnight Bisou to win by a nose in the featured...

Stable Notes Nov 18, 2017

Saturday, November 18th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Peter Miller © Eclipse Sportswire MILLER SEEKS GRANT THREE-PEAT WITH SOLID WAGER PLUS TWO Trainer Peter Miller is quite sure that he has never before won the same stakes race with the same horse three...