Del Mar Stable News

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O'Neill Sets Del Mar Training Record - Five Wins In A Day

Doug O'Neill, four times the leading trainer at Del Mar in his highly successful career, set an all-time Del Mar record for most wins in a day by a Thoroughbred conditioner Wednesday when he saddled...

Stable Notes July 29 2015

By Hank Wesch CROSBY WINNER WILD DUDE TO GO FOR SPRINT SWEEP IN O’BRIEN Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Wednesday morning that Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby stakes winner Wild Dude “came...

American Pharoah Works Half Mile in :48.80

American Pharoah works four furlongs in :48.80 Tuesday morning at Del Mar. American Pharoah worked a half mile in :48.80 seconds Tuesday morning at Del Mar in the Triple Crown winner’s final serious exercise for...

Wild Dude Upsets Masochistic in Crosby Stakes

Wild Dude, dismissed at 11-1 odds by Del Mar bettors, overhauled 2-5 favored Masochistic in the final sixteenth of a mile to score a stunning upset in the featured Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes...

California Dreamin’ Handicap

California Dreamin’ Handicap JOE TALAMO (Weewinnin, winner) – “He was game. I’ve got to give Brian (trainer Brian Koriner) credit. He took the blinkers off this horse today and he was better for it. When...

Stable Notes July 26 2015

By Hank Wesch PACIFIC CLASSIC IS CATCH A FLIGHT’S NEXT DESTINATION Catch a Flight has become something of a milestone maker for both Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and Hall of Fame jockey Gary...

Catch A Flight, Stevens Win San Diego 'Cap

Argentine-bred Catch a Flight, ridden by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, forged to the front in the final strides Saturday to overhaul Appealing Tale and win the featured $200,000 San Diego Handicap, mile and one-sixteenth...

Fleet Treat Stakes Quotes

George Krikorian's Big Book and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the co-featured $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar, CA. Fleet Treat Stakes RAFAEL BEJARANO (Big Book, winner)...

Stable Notes July 25 2015

By Hank Wesch ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ IS BIG INCENTIVE FOR MASOCHISTIC CAMP Trainer Ron Ellis says he paid little heed, a year ago, to the well-documented controversy that surrounded the first two races in...

Stable Notes July 24 2015

By Hank Wesch MILLER OPTS FOR SAN DIEGO OVER CROSBY WITH APPEALING TALE Peter Miller, the defending co-champion who tops the trainer standings through the first six days of the meeting, entered Appealing Tale in...