Del Mar Stable News

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Midnight Storm Cruises in Native Diver Stakes

Sunday, November 27th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Midnight Storm, whose success has been earned primarily on grass, showed his versatility Sunday as he transferred his ability to Del Mar’s main dirt track...

Cecil B. DeMille Stakes Quotes

Sunday, November 27th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Term of Art © Benoit Photo JOE TALAMO (Term of Art, winner) – “He’s growing up. The more this horse runs, the better he’s going to get. He’ll just improve as he goes along, as...

Stable Notes November 27, 2016

Sunday, November 27th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Journey Home © Benoit Photo DEL MAR DEALS WITH UNUSUAL, NOT UNPRECEDENTED, WEATHER ISSUES The first storm that hit on Saturday afternoon deposited nearly three-quarters of an inch of rain on the track, Del Mar...

Ring Weekend, Journey Home Win Del Mar Stakes

Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Ring Weekend (outside) © Benoit Photo Eastern-based trainer H. Graham Motion and jockey Drayden Van Dyke collaborated to sweep Del Mar’s stakes doubleheader on a rainy afternoon Saturday, winning the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante...

Jimmy Durante Stakes Quotes

Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Journey Home © Benoit Photo DRAYDEN VAN DYKE (Journey Home, winner) – “Man, I had a lot of horse today. Way more horse than I could use. She was just full of run. I really...

Stable Notes November 26, 2016

Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Miss Temple City © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club MISS TEMPLE CITY, ISOTHERM WORK FOR GRADE I STAKES Miss Temple City and Isotherm put in final workouts Saturday for the Grade I Matriarch...

Native Diver, DeMille Stakes Top Del Mar's Sunday Program

Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar’s four-day Thanksgiving Holiday weekend of top-level stakes action concludes Sunday with a doubleheader, the $100,000 Cecil DeMille for two-year-olds at one mile on...

Texas Ryano Wins Hollywood Turf Cup

Friday, November 25th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Texas Ryano © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Warren Williamson’s Texas Ryano, who trailed Ashleyluvssugar in three straight stakes races this year, gained a measure of revenge on his rival Friday with a...

Stable Notes November 25, 2016

Friday, November 25th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Arles (right) nosed out at the wire © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club MOTION HAS THREE TO MAKE IMPACT IN TWO STAKES SATURDAY Arles nearly got the stable of H. Graham Motion off...

Del Mar Saturday Program Features Stakes Doubleheader

Friday, November 25th, 2016   (1 year ago)
With Honors © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar will feature an attractive stakes doubleheader Saturday, presenting the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for two-year-old fillies and the Grade II $200,000...

Japan's Nuovo Record Wins Red Carpet Handicap

Thursday, November 24th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Nuovo Record © Benoit Photo Nuovo Record, the first Japanese-bred Thoroughbred to ever win* at Del Mar, made a triumphant debut at the seaside track Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, with an exciting nose victory over even-money...

Stable Notes November 24, 2016

Thursday, November 24th, 2016   (1 year ago)
O’NEILL’S MENU: TURKEY TODAY, STAKES THE NEXT TWO Trainer Doug O’Neill will be spending his Thanksgiving Day in the traditional American way, tailored slightly to a man of his profession. “I’ll be in Santa Monica...

Ashleyluvssugar Faces Six in Hollywood Turf Cup

Thursday, November 24th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Ashleyluvssugar © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Ashleyluvssugar, a creditable fifth behind Highland Reel in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita November 5, is the probable favorite Friday in the Grade II...

Japanese Import Nuovo Record Tops Red Carpet Stakes Field

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016   (1 year ago)
Nuovo Record © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Japanese-bred and owned Nuovo Record, a winner of almost $5 million in her career, will carry highweight of 122 pounds versus nine older filly and...

Solid Wager Rallies For Cary Grant Stakes Win

Sunday, November 20th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Solid Wager © Benoit Photo Rallying from last place under jockey Victor Espinoza, Solid Wager, the defending race champion, forged ahead in the final strides to win the featured $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Sunday at...

Stable Notes November 20, 2016

Sunday, November 20th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Family Mile Fun Run FOUR DAYS NOTICE First post time on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, is 11 a.m. Training hours are 5-7 a.m. with no break. Registration and activities for the Family Mile Fun...

Mastery Breezes in Bob Hope Stakes

Saturday, November 19th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Mastery © Benoit Photo Living up to his name and then some, Cheyenne Stable’s Mastery, the 1-5 favorite in only the second race of his life, put his talent on display Saturday with an impressive...

Stable Notes November 19, 2016

Saturday, November 19th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Magic Mark © Benoit Photo MAGIC MARK CAST IN FAVORITE’S ROLE FOR CARY GRANT Magic Mark ran in the Cary Grant Stakes during the inaugural Bing Crosby season at Del Mar in 2014, finishing fifth...

Nine Clash in Cary Grant Stakes

Saturday, November 19th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Magic Mark © Benoit Photo Nine well-seasoned California-bred Thoroughbreds will vie Sunday for the $57,000 winner’s share of a $100,000 purse in the featured Cary Grant Stakes at seven furlongs on the main track. Likely...

Abel Tasman Scores Upset in Del Mar Headliner

Friday, November 18th, 2016   (1 year ago)
Abel Tasman © Benoit Photo Lightly-campaigned Abel Tasman, ridden by Joe Talamo, outran 9-5 favored Fact of Life in a prolonged stretch battle to win Friday’s feature at Del Mar, a seven-furlong sprint for two-year-old...