Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes November 28, 2015

Filimbi © Benoit Photo MATRIARCH INVADER FILIMBI HAS GRADE I STATUS GOAL A Grade I stakes victory in the U.S. is about the only thing lacking on the resume of the 5-year-old mare Filimbi. A...

Midnight Storm, Espinoza Win Seabiscuit Handicap

Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz Photography Under a flawlessly-timed ride by Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, 2014 Del Mar Derby winner Midnight Storm cruised to a decisive triumph in Friday’s featured Grade II $250,000 Seabiscuit...

Stakes Doubleheader Climaxes Del Mar's 2015 Fall Racing Season

Olorda © Zoe Metz Photography Del Mar’s second fall Bing Crosby racing season comes to a close Sunday highlighted by an exciting stakes doubleheader – the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes and the Grade...

Stable Notes November 27, 2015

Om, © Benoit Photo OM TAKES ON INVADING FORCE IN QUEST OF ‘TURF TRIPLE’ A capacity complement of 13 rivals, five of them shippers from the East, stands between 3-year-old colt Om and a “Derby...

The Pizza Man Wins Hollywood Turf Cup

The Pizza Man, © Benoit Photo Well-traveled The Pizza Man, the even-money favorite piloted by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, circled his opposition on the stretch turn with an impressive display of acceleration and cruised...

Hollywood Derby Tops Stakes Triple-Header Saturday at Del Mar

Om, © Benoit Photo The Grade I $350,000 Hollywood Derby, the race which propelled California Chrome to 2014 Horse of the Year laurels, tops a stakes triple-header Saturday on the next-to-last afternoon of the fall...

Stable Notes November 26, 2015

Richard Mandella, © Zoe Metz Photography MANDELLA AIMS TO BE FACTOR IN CLOSING WEEK STAKES Thanksgiving, for Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and most other racetrack people, is not only a day to give...

Nine Older Horses Tangle Friday in Seabiscuit Handicap

Avanzare © Benoit Photo Nine seasoned and talented older Thoroughbreds, several of whom have won major stakes during their careers, will tangle Friday in the Grade II $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap at a mile and one-sixteenth...

The Pizza Man Tops Strong Line-Up in Hollywood Turf Cup

Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.’s The Pizza Man, a winner of 15 of 25 lifetime starts, including the Arlington Million last summer, heads a full field of 14 Thoroughbreds in the Grade II $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup,...

Solid Wager Upsets in Cary Grant Stakes

Solid Wager © Benoit Photo Solid Wager, a 9-1 outsider in the betting, rallied from last place turning into the stretch under powerful urging from jockey Joe Talamo to win the featured $100,000 Cary Grant...