Del Mar Stable News

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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...

Judy The Beauty Wins Rancho Bernardo 'Cap

Ultra consistent Judy the Beauty, considered by many observors the best female sprinter in the country, lived up to her reputation Sunday with a dominating victory in the featured Grade III $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap....

Stable Notes Day 24

By Hank Wesch PACIFIC CLASSIC WATCH, FINAL EDITION, ONE WEEK OUT Irish Surf, a romping 8 ½-length winner in the 1 1/2 –mile Cougar II Handicap on July 25, put in a final work Sunday...

Personal Diary, Nakatani Win Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Out of action for the previous three days while battling the flu, jockey Corey Nakatani emerged from his sick bed for a single mount Saturday and he didn’t squander the opportunity, guiding 9-1 Personal Diary...

Stable Notes Day 23

By Hank Wesch RENEESGOTZIP LOOKS REVVED UP FOR RANCHO BERNARDO Reneesgotzip will put a perfect record at Del Mar on the line when she defends her title in the $150,000 Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap...

Istanford Romps in Sandy Blue Handicap

Fresh from a romping triumph in the San Clemente Handicap, Istanford was installed the 6-5 favorite Friday in the $96,350 Sandy Blue Handicap and didn’t disappoint her followers, cruising to another wire-to-wire victory under jockey...

Stable Notes Day 22

By Hank Wesch CLEMENT AND COMPANY EYE OAKS REPEAT WITH SEA QUEEN A year ago Christophe Lorieul, assistant to trainer Christophe Clement, journeyed West from their New York headquarters with 3-year-old filly Discreet Marq and...

Tyler Baze Achieves 2,000-Win Milestone

Stuck at 1,999 wins and mired in an 0-46 slump, jockey Tyler Baze broke through for his milestone 2,000th career victory by guiding 2-1 favored Kate’s Event to an easy triumph in the third race...