Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes Day 29

By Hank Wesch PLAYING THE ‘WHAT IF’ GAME FOR THE TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC We read through the press kit for the 24th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic and skimmed the record book...

Big John B, Smith Win 75th Del Mar Handicap

Under a masterfully timed ride by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, favored Big John B swept to the lead in the upper stretch and cruised home to win the featured 75th running of the...

Ann Of The Dance Upsets In CTT & TOC Handicap

St. George Farm Racing’s Ann of the Dance, overlooked in the wagering at 28-1 despite the presence in the saddle of hot shot apprentice Drayden Van Dyke, got up in the final strides to nose...

Stable Notes Day 27

By Hank Wesch LATE SHUFFLING LEAVES DEL MAR HANDICAP WITH STRONG HAND Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale scratched Topic, the 3-1 morning line second choice for Friday’s CTT & TOC Handicap, to run her...

TVG Pacific Classic Matches Game On Dude Vs. Shared Belief

Defending champion Game On Dude, a winner of almost $6.5 million in a brilliant career and one of the top handicap horses in America for the past few years, puts his title on the line...

Brother Pete Wins Del Mar Feature

Hronis Racing’s Brother Pete, winless in nine starts since breaking his maiden 14 months ago at Hollywood Park, rallied from last place under Corey Nakatani to prevail in a three-horse blanket finish in the featured...

Stable Notes Day 26

By Hank Wesch JIM ROME TALKS SHARED BELIEF: PART I Nationally prominent sports talk show host Jim Rome is part owner of Shared Belief, the unbeaten (five-for-five) morning line 5-2 favorite for Sunday’s $1 million...

Fire With Fire Tops Del Mar 'Cap Field

Daniel Heerensperger’s classy and consistent Fire With Fire, topweighted at 123 pounds in recognition of a sterling race record, tops a field of a dozen distance-loving older horses Saturday in the 75th running of the...

Alexis Tangier Wins Del Mar Feature

Ran Jan Racing’s Alexis Tangier, a talented half-sister to Moulin de Mougin, recent winner of the John C. Mabee Stakes, returned to grass competition after failing in a trio of main track attempts and was...

Stable Notes Day 25

By Hank Wesch FIELD OF ELEVEN ENTERED IN TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC; DRAW TONIGHT Defending champion Game On Dude and undefeated Shared Belief top a field of 11 entered Wednesday morning in Sunday’s $1 million TVG...