Del Mar Stable News

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Sea Queen Faces Nine in Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Thursday, August 14th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Stonetower Stable’s highly-regarded Sea Queen, fresh from a bang-up second in the Grade I Belmont Oaks at Belmont Park in New York, heads a field of ten talented three-year-old fillies Saturday in the 58th running...

Merit Man Scores in Green Flash Handicap

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Florida-bred speedster Merit Man, who gained national prominence on the 2013 Kentucky Derby trail with a victory in the Spectacular Bid at Gulfstream, rallied in the stretch to narrowly win the featured $94,540 Green Flash...

Stable Notes Day 20

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014   (7 years ago)
By Hank Wesch WORKS KEEP TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC POT ON SIMMER Four major candidates for the TVG Pacific Classic put in penultimate workouts here during the two “dark” days of racing and undefeated Shared Belief...

Smith, Moulin De Mougin Win John C. Mabee Stakes

Sunday, August 10th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith celebrated his 49th birthday in style Sunday, guiding longshot Moulin de Mougin to an upset victory in the featured 57th running of the Grade II $250,000 John C. Mabee...

Stable Notes Day 19

Sunday, August 10th, 2014   (7 years ago)
By Hank Wesch TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC WATCH, FOURTH EDITION, TWO WEEKS OUT The potential field for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic will come into better focus on Thursday, when nominations close for the 24th...

Enterprising Rallies To Win La Jolla Handicap

Saturday, August 9th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Unleashing an electric burst of speed, Glen Hill Farm’s classy Enterprising, the 3-2 favorite under Hall of Famer Mike Smith, blew away his opposition in the stretch to win Saturday’s featured 74th running of the...

Stable Notes Day 18

Saturday, August 9th, 2014   (7 years ago)
By Hank Wesch MISS SERENDIPITY COULD ADD TO McANALLY’S MASTER LIST A victory by Miss Serendipity, the 5-2 favorite in a field of seven for Sunday’s 57th running of the John C. Mabee, would be...

Desormeaux, Hess Combine to Win Daisycutter Handicap

Friday, August 8th, 2014   (7 years ago)
The red-hot jockey-trainer combination of Kent Desormeaux and Bob Hess, Jr., struck again Friday as Master the Blues overhauled Kinz Funky Monkey in the final strides to win the featured $96,560 Daisycutter Handicap. Master the...

Stable Notes Day 17

Friday, August 8th, 2014   (7 years ago)
By Hank Wesch LA JOLLA AN ACCREDITATION TEST FOR SCHOOLOFHARDROCKS Asked for an overall assessment of the career of Schoolofhardrocks, the 5-2 second choice in the opening line for Saturday’s Grade II $150,000 La Jolla...

Miss Serendipity Face 8 in John C. Mabee Stakes

Friday, August 8th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Argentine-bred Miss Serendipity, fresh from an upset triumph in the Grade I Gamely at Santa Anita in late May, will carry highweight of 123 pounds Sunday in the 57th running of the Grade II $250,000...