Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes July 18 2015

By Hank Wesch STORM DOESN’T STAY AMERICAN PHAROAH FROM WORKOUT Triple Crown champion American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11.40 under Martin Garcia here Saturday morning, about 90 minutes after a thunder-and-lightning storm – unusual...

Zipessa, Bejerano Win Del Mar Feature

Empyrean Stables’ Zipessa, the 2-1 favorite on the basis of an impressive debut maiden triumph in May at Arlington Park, came through with a handy victory in today’s feature at Del Mar, a one-mile grass...

Sunset Glow Heads Line-Up In San Clemente Handicap

Ultra consistent Sunset Glow, winner of the Grade I Del Mar Debutante last summer and never worse than third in eight lifetime races, heads a strong field of nine three-year-old fillies Sunday in the Grade...

Stable Notes July 17 2015

By Hank Wesch OCEANSIDE IN HAND, READ NEXT IN MULLINS’ SIGHTS Trainer Jeff Mullins went 2-for-2 on Opening Day with the capper being Bloom Racing Stables’ Soul Driver’s nose victory under Mike Smith in the...

Stable Notes July 16 2015

By Hank Wesch D’AMATO OPENS MEETING WITH FAVORITE, FOND MEMORIES Trainer Phil D’Amato has the 5-2 morning line favorite in Papacoolpapacool for today’s Oceanside Stakes, the traditional opening day feature of the summer meeting. He...

Finnegans Wake Vs. Midnight Storm In Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar

Finnegans Wake, a winner of almost $1.5 million and an established star on grass, will take on the up-and-coming four-year-old Midnight Storm and five other foes Saturday in the 42nd running of the Grade I...

Stable Notes July 15 2015

By Hank Wesch MANY HAPPY RETURNEES, NEWCOMERS IN STABLE AREA The established stables of Del Mar meetings through the years are back. Those of Hall of Famers Bob Baffert, Neil Drysdale, Jerry Hollendorfer, Richard Mandella...

Stable Notes July 14 2015

By Hank Wesch AMERICAN PHAROAH MEETS PRESS UPON DEL MAR ARRIVAL Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, displaying star cool, was on display for San Diego area media Tuesday morning, about six hours after arrival at...

Stable Notes July 13 2015

By Hank Wesch THE DIRT ON SUMMER 2015 SEASON: IT’S BACK … After eight years on a state-mandated synthetic surface, in this case the Polytrack brand, Del Mar returns to dirt for the 76th summer...

American Pharoah Stirs Del Mar Hopes, Memories

By Hank Wesch American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza win the 2014 Del Mar Futurity The starting gates opened for the 141st Kentucky Derby and the crowd noise drowned out the announcer’s call even though Westgate...