Del Mar Stable News

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Crittenden Wins Let It Ride Stakes

Godolphin Racing's Crittenden, energetically handled by jockey Martin Garcia, wore down pacesetting Acceptance in a prolonged stretch battle to win Saturday's featured $82,150 Let It Ride Stakes for three-year-olds. Crittenden, trained by Eoin Harty, scored...

Stable Notes October 31, 2015

Elektrum NO BREEDERS’ CUP? NO PROBLEM FOR ELEKTRUM The plan was for Elektrum, winner of the John C. Mabee Stakes here last summer, to be running today in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and...

Smokey Image Remains Unbeaten, Wins Golden State Juvenile

In an impressive display of determination, Smokey Image overcame traffic trouble to win the featured $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes Friday and remain unbeaten in five races. Sent postward at 1-2 under regular rider Juan...

Stable Notes October 30, 2015

Newfound Gold, Photo ©Benoit Photo HESS’ OPENING DAY WIN TEMPERED BY CLAIM LOSS Trainer Bob Hess Jr., among the earliest arrivals for the Bing Crosby Season and with the largest contingent of horses on the...

Elektrum Tops Field of Six in Goldikova Stakes Sunday

Elektrum Irish-bred Elektrum, owned by Hronis Racing and trained by John Sadler, will pack highweight of 124 pounds versus five rivals Sunday in the Grade II $200,000 Goldikova Stakes for older fillies and mares at...

Pacific Heat Wins Golden State Juvenile Fillies

Pacific Heat, the 7-5 favorite in a field of a dozen California-bred two-year-old fillies, swept to the lead from the outside entering the stretch and went on to score an authoritative victory in the featured...

Stable Notes October 29, 2015

By Hank Wesch HERE, THEN THERE, FOR FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP-BOUND JOCKEYS … It’s here today, gone tomorrow (or Saturday) for five jockeys who are among a dozen Southern California-based riders that have assignments in Breeders’...

Unbeaten Smokey Image Faces Nine in Golden State Juvenile

Smokey Image Irvin Racing Stable’s Smokey Image, perfect in four races, including the I’m Smokin Stakes last summer, will put his spotless record on the line Friday versus nine two-year-old rivals in the $200,000 Golden...

Stable Notes October 28, 2015

Leandro Mora By Hank Wesch MORA’S BIG RECOVERY HAS HIM HAPPILY HERE It happened on September 18. Only 40 days ago. Leandro Mora, longtime assistant to trainer Doug O’Neill was sitting at home watching television....

Stable Notes October 27, 2015

Bill Spawr By Hank Wesch SPAWR SETTLES IN FOR THE FULL FALL EXPERIENCE “Put it this way. If we feel a horse needs to be down here early, it will be here.” That was John...