Del Mar Stable News

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Beholder Faces Four Rivals in Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Saturday

Beholder © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Three-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder, well on her way to recognition as one of the truly outstanding female runners of all time, will seek her ninth...

Longshot Gold Rush Dancer Wins Real Good Deal Stakes

Gold Rush Dancer © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Gold Rush Dancer, a 14-1 longshot piloted by Flavien Prat, rallied on the far outside entering the stretch to take command and then held...

Stable Notes July 27, 2016

Stellar Wind (inside) © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club FOUR RIVALS ENTERED TO FACE BEHOLDER IN CLEMENT L. HIRSCH Champion Stellar Wind and three other older fillies and mares were entered Wednesday morning...

Hard Aces Game in Cougar II Handicap Triumph

Hard Aces © Benoit Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces, winless in nine starts since capturing the 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, outfought a tenacious Quick Casablanca to win the Grade III $100,000 Cougar II Handicap...

California Dreamin' Stakes Quotes

Patriots Rule © Benoit California Dreamin’ Stakes JOE TALAMO (Patriots Rule, winner) – “She broke well and I had a beautiful trip. I got over to the fence and tried to save all I could....

Cougar II Handicap Quotes

Hard Aces © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Cougar II Handicap (Grade III) SANTIAGO GONZALEZ (Hard Aces, winner) – “The pace was slow and that was good for me and my horse. He...

Stable Notes July 24, 2016

California Chrome and Victor Espinoza © Benoit ‘CHROME HEADS HOME FIT FOR A TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC FIGHT TO COME California Chrome came out of Saturday’s scintillating and narrow victory over Dortmund in the San Diego...

Mokat San Clemente Handicap Quotes

San Clemente Handicap (Grade II) KENT DESORMEAUX (Mokat, winner) – “She was full of run. Richie (Baltas, trainer) said the one thing he wanted me to do was to get her to relax. Down the...

Stable Notes July 23, 2016

Hard Aces © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club SADLER’S CHOICE FOR HARD ACES TURNED OUT TO BE AN EASY ONE Friday morning dawned with trainer John Sadler having a decision to make regarding...

Enola Gray Romps in Fleet Treat Stakes

Enola Gray © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Unbeaten Enola Gray, the 1-9 favorite in a field of five California-bred three-year-old fillies, ran to her odds and then some Friday as she romped...