Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes August 28, 2021

Team Merchants © Benoit Photo O’NEILL HAS A PAIR TO FACE THE ACES IN SOUPED UP SHARED BELIEF Who knew that Bob Baffert was going to supplement disputed Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit to run...

Favored Miss Bigly Up In Time to Capture 'Tranquility' Friday

Miss Bigly © Benoit Photo Agave Racing Stable or Rockin Robin Racing Stable’s Miss Bigly dug in through the stretch and outgamed a dead-game rival to score a neck victory in the featured Tranquility Lake...

Stable Notes August 27, 2021

C Z Rocket © Benoit Photo TRAINERS’ CONCERNS ‘SURFACE’ ON EVE OF THE PAT O’BRIEN STAKES It’s a common, everyday factor in Thoroughbred racing magnified by the size of the purse and the importance of...

Medina Spirit Vs. Rock Your World Tops Shared Belief Sunday

Rock Your World © Benoit Photo A delicious confrontation between two of the aces from this year’s Triple Crown events will unfold at Del Mar Sunday when Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit and Kentucky Derby/Belmont...

Hear My Prayer Fires in Lane to Capture Thursday Feature

Hear My Prayer © Benoit Photo Holly and David Wilson’s Hear My Prayer, a filly in from Florida and making her west coast debut, tracked the early pacesetter, then fired a good shot in the...

Stable Notes August 26, 2021

Medina Spirit © Benoit Photo MEDINA SPIRIT SUPPLEMENTED TO SUNDAY’S SHARED BELIEF STAKES While his Kentucky Derby victory remains in limbo pending a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission ruling, the next start for Medina Spirit was...

Saturday's Seven-Panel O'Brien at Del Mar Brings Out Band of 10

C Z Rocket © Benoit Photo A field of 10 stout sprinters will travel seven furlongs Saturday at Del Mar in the 36th edition of the Grade II, $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes. The extended dash...

Tranquility Lake Stakes Friday Brings Out Six at Del Mar

Miss Bigly © Benoit Photo Six fillies and mares will run a mile here Friday afternoon in the featured event of the afternoon’s eight-race card, the $80,000 Tranquility Lake Stakes. The overnight headliner honors the...

Thursday Feature at Del Mar: Can 'Raymundos' Shorten Up?

Raymundos Secret © Benoit Photo The question, much more often than not, is “Can he/she go long?’ The vast majority of American horses start out their careers sprinting, or going around one turn. The distance...

Lieutenant Dan Quickest Sunday in Green Flash 'Cap at Del Mar

Lieutenant Dan © Benoit Photo Nick Alexander’s homebred Lieutenant Dan was just too fast for seven rivals in Sunday’s $101,500 Green Flash Handicap at Del Mar, running five furlongs on turf in :55.98. The 5-year-old...