Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes August 20, 2022

Flightline @ Zoe Metz Photography FLIGHTLINE “GORGEOUS” IN WORK FOR TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC As his horse glided down the stretch at Del Mar Saturday morning, trainer John Sadler was heard to exclaim “gorgeous” as the...

Lone Ticket Holder Scores $555,191 in Friday’s Pick Six at Del Mar

A lone ticket holder who had invested $432 in an Xpressbet ticket on Del Mar’s Pick Six Single Ticket Jackpot wager Friday hit for a bonanza $555,191 when his 20¢ ticket proved the only one...

Eastern Shipper Sister Otoole First in CTT & TOC Stakes at Del Mar Friday

Sister Otootle © Benoit Photo Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Sister Otoole proved a “run-right-off-the-plane” winner Friday over seven rivals in the $131,500 CTT & TOC Stakes for fillies and mares at the demanding distance of a...

10 Distaffers at the Ready for Sunday’s Solana Beach on Turf

Eddie's New Dream (Outside) © Benoit Photo Ten female racehorses, all bred in the Golden State, will match up Sunday at Del Mar in the 29th edition of the $150,000 Solana Beach Stakes at a...

Stable Notes August 19, 2022

Bellabel © Benoit Photo D’AMATO STACKS THE DECK IN SATURDAY’S G1 DEL MAR OAKS The Phil D’Amato barn has been hitting on all cylinders this summer at Del Mar and he plans to bring the...

D'Amato's Irish Connection Clicks in Thursday Headliner at Del Mar

Turn On The Jets © Benoit Photo Over the past several years, trainer Phil D’Amato has established an Irish connection that has proven special when it comes to winning races on the Southern California circuit....

Invader Spendarella Favored Saturday in Full Field for Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Spendarella © Courtesy of Keeneland The bay filly Spendarella will be racing on her fourth different turf track Saturday in only her fifth start, but the way she’s handled the traveling and racing so far...

Stable Notes August 18, 2022

Spendarella © Courtesy of Keeneland SPENDARELLA SHIPS IN FOR SATURDAY’S G1 DEL MAR OAKS Gainesway Thoroughbreds Spendarella has only raced four times in her career but she has made quite an impression. So much so...

Neige Blanche Sticks Out in CTT & TOC Stakes at Del Mar Friday

Neige Blanche © Benoit Photo Sometimes, if you do your homework, put in the time, make a good plan, hire the right people and keep your fingers crossed, things work out just right. There may...

Eight to Face the Starter Thursday in Del Mar's Allowance Headliner

Johnny Podres © Benoit Photo Eight turf sprinters will line up Thursday at Del Mar in the day’s Race 6, an $82,000 allowance test that will be the featured offering on the eight-race program. Though...