Del Mar Stable News

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Nine Cal-Breds Sprint Friday as Racing Resumes at Del Mar

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021   (1 month ago)
Fi Fi Pharoah © Benoit Photo Following a smashingly good opening weekend, Del Mar returns to action Friday with an eight-race card that features the $175,000 Fleet Treat Stakes for 3-year-old California-bred fillies. The nine...

Favored Tizamagician Outruns Them in 12-Furlong Cougar II at Del Mar

Sunday, July 18th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Tizamagician © Benoit Photo MyRacehorse or Spendthrift Farm’s Tizamagician, the 3-10 favorite, repelled a late threat for Cupid’s Claws and went on to win the Grade III, $100,500 Cougar II Stakes at 12 furlongs Sunday...

Stable Notes July 18, 2021

Sunday, July 18th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Express Train © Benoit Photo SAN DIEGO TO TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC LOOKS LIKELY FOR TOP FINISHERS The top three finishers in Saturday’s Grade II, $251,500 San Diego Handicap all came out the race in good...

Express Train Comes Rolling to Take San Diego 'Cap Saturday

Saturday, July 17th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Express Train © Benoit Photo CRK Stable’s Express Train stayed close early, then fired strongly late to capture the 80th running of the $250,000 San Diego Handicap Saturday at Del Mar in 1:43.37 for the...

Stable Notes July 17, 2021

Saturday, July 17th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Red King © Benoit Photo RED KING IS D’AMATO’S ACE FOR SUNDAY’S COUGAR II STAKES Red King won the Del Mar Handicap last August, a Grade II, $300,000, 1 3/8-mile marathon on grass that is...

Stable Notes July 16, 2021

Friday, July 16th, 2021   (2 months ago)
PRAT’S ON THE MOVE – ON THE TRACK AND COAST TO COAST Flavien Prat, the riding champion four of the last five years, has mounts booked for all 10 races as Del Mar opens its...

Long-Winded Sextet to Travel Far in Sunday's Cougar II at Del Mar

Thursday, July 15th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Campaign © Benoit Photo Six well-seasoned racehorses with large, full lungs will run a testing mile and one half at Del Mar Sunday in the 70th edition of the Cougar II Stakes. The race carries...

Stable Notes July 15, 2021

Thursday, July 15th, 2021   (2 months ago)
John Sadler TO START, SADLER SETS SIGHTS ON STAKES WHERE HE’S HAD SUCCESS Two stakes wins for John Sadler at the 2020 summer meeting boosted his Del Mar total to 78 over his 43-year training...

Royal Ship Looms One to Beat in Saturday's San Diego 'Cap

Thursday, July 15th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Royal Ship © Benoit Photo The Brazilian-bred 5-year-old Royal Ship has found his footing on dry land of late and could take a lot of beating at Del Mar Saturday as he heads a field...

Stable Notes July 14, 2021

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Dream Shake © Benoit Photo DREAM SHAKE GETS CLASS BREAK FOR FIRST TURF TRY IN OCEANSIDE Since breaking his maiden in February, Dream Shake has had monthly assignments in Grade I or Grade II stakes...