Del Mar Stable News

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California Chrome Faces 5 in Hollywood Derby

Thursday, November 27th, 2014   (6 years ago)
Seeking to strengthen his claim to Horse of the Year laurels, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome returns to the scene of his earliest success Saturday when he will face five rivals, including...

Tom's Tribute Tops Seabiscuit 'Cap Field

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014   (6 years ago)
Braly Family Trust’s classy Tom’s Tribute, champion older horse and grass competitor last summer at Del Mar after winning the Grade I Eddie Read Stakes and Grade II Del Mar Mile, tops a field of...

11 Tangle In Hollywood Turf Cup On Thanksgiving Day at Del Mar

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014   (6 years ago)
Eleven distance-loving grass Thoroughbreds will tangle Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, in the Grade II $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, kick-off event of Del Mar’s fall Turf Festival. Post time for the first of eight races on the...

Big Macher Wins Cary Grant Stakes

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014   (6 years ago)
Displaying the gameness that he has become known for, Big Macher, the 7-5 favorite ridden by Rafael Bejarano, fought off the two-pronged attack of longshot Rousing Sermon and previously unbeaten Red Outlaw to win the...

Stable Notes Day 11 November 23 2014

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014   (6 years ago)
By Hank Wesch CALIFORNIA CHROME BREEZES HALF-MILE IN 52 FLAT ON TURF Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome made his first appearance of the year at Del Mar on Sunday morning, breezing a...

California Chrome Breezes Half-Mile In 52 Flat On Turf

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014   (6 years ago)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome made his first appearance of the year at Del Mar on Sunday morning, breezing a half-mile on the turf in 52 seconds under regular jockey Victor Espinoza...

Three Hearts Surprises In Red Carpet Handicap

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (6 years ago)
Team Valor International's Three Hearts, winless since April of 2013, ended her losing streak in a big way Saturday with a surprise victory at odds of 29-1 in the featured $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap before...

Stable Notes Day 10 November 22 2014

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (6 years ago)
By Hank Wesch MOTION COMES IN FROM THE COLD WITH HOT STAKES HORSES H. Graham Motion escaped the frozen East on Friday for considerably warmer and sunnier Del Mar – but only for a matter...

Home Journey Upsets Del Mar Turf Sprint

Friday, November 21st, 2014   (6 years ago)
Proving to be the speed of the speed, Home Journey, a 15-1 longshot piloted by Tyler Baze, darted to the front leaving the gate and never was passed, winning the featured $65,000 Las Damas de...

Stable Notes Day 9 November 21 2014

Friday, November 21st, 2014   (6 years ago)
By Hank Wesch RARE RAIN CAUSES NO PAIN FOR TRACK SUPERINTENDENTS Overnight storms Thursday to Friday dropped .22 inches of rain on Del Mar, muddying up some places in the stable area but having little...