Del Mar Stable News

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Hard Aces Inherits Favorite's Role After Hoppertunity Scratched

Hard Aces © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club With the declaration of pre-race favorite Hoppertunity because of a fever, 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces has inherited the favorite’s role...

Stable Notes July 22, 2016

"Chrome" © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club WAIT IS ALMOST OVER, SO LET’S TALK SD ‘CAP WEIGHTS The wait is almost over for California Chrome’s return to racing in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000...

Hoppertunity Faces Five in Marathon Cougar II Handicap

Hoppertunity © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Pegram, Watson and Weitman’s Hoppertunity, a winner of almost $3 million in a successful career, will carry highweight of 123 pounds Sunday versus five rivals in...

Lynne's Legacy Rallies to Win Del Mar Feature

Lynne's Legacy © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DP Racing’s Lynne’s Legacy, piloted by Victor Espinoza, rallied from last place to win Del Mar’s feature race, a contest for older fillies and mares...

Stable Notes July 21, 2016

California Chrome Galloping Thursday © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ‘CHROME DRAWS NO. 6 POST, MADE 4-T0-5 CHOICE FOR SAN DIEGO California Chrome drew the No. 6 post position and was made the...

California Chrome Faces 6 in San Diego Handicap Saturday

California Chrome © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Superstar California Chrome, the top-ranked Thoroughbred in North America with record earnings of more than $12.5 million, returns to Del Mar Saturday as the 126-pound...

Pretty N Cool Scores in C.E.R.F. Stakes

Pretty N Cool © Benoit Photo Talented Pretty N Cool, who began her career last summer at Del Mar where she won the Sorrento Stakes and then was runner-up to ultimate juvenile filly champion Songbird...

Stable Notes July 20, 2016

California Chrome before his Work July 16, 2016 © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club SIX ENTERED TO TAKE ON CALIFORNIA CHROME IN SAN DIEGO Six rivals were entered Wednesday to take on California...

Midnight Storm Wins Eddie Read Stakes

Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Showing exceptional tenacity, Midnight Storm, the 8-5 favorite and 124-pound highweight, fought off multiple challenges in the stretch under jockey Rafael Bejarano to win the...

Stable Notes July 17, 2016

IT’S A WORKMANLIKE WORK FOR CHAMPION BEHOLDER Champion mare Beholder went through a solid workout Sunday morning covering seven furlongs in company in 1:27 under gray skies with the Hall of Fame combination of jockey...