Del Mar Stable News

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She's Not Here Springs Upset in Del Mar Feature

She’s Not Here, an 11-1 longshot invader from the Midwest making her California debut, rallied from off the pace under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to win Thursday’s feature at one mile over the...

Stable Notes August 7 2015

By Hank Wesch SWIPE SWINGS FOR GRADED STAKES WIN IN BEST PAL Trainer J. Keith Desormeaux took a look at the past performance sheet for Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Best Pal Stakes, noted that his...

Stable Notes August 6 2015

By Hank Wesch SANTIAGO GONZALEZ: FROM VENEZUELA, WITH DRIVE California is the third state in which jockey Santiago Gonzalez has landed in his quest to make a place for himself in American racing. But it’s...

Stakes Doubleheader Tops Saturday at Del Mar

Del Mar’s ten-race program Saturday will feature an attractive stakes doubleheader, spotlighting two-year-olds in the 45th running of the Grade II $200,000 Best Pal and classy older fillies and mares in the 58th running of...

Mrazek Wins Graduation Stakes

Reddam Racing’s Mrazek, the 3-5 betting choice ridden by Mario Gutierrez, drew off easily in the stretch to win the featured $100,000 Graduation Stakes for California-bred two-year-olds Wednesday at Del Mar. Mrazek dueled for command...

Stable Notes August 5 2015

By Hank Wesch ‘PHAROAH’S BACK ‘HOME’; LA JOLLA NEXT FOR HIS ONLY CONQUEROR OM “Home is where the heart is” – Pliny the Elder If the equine corollary to that universally known statement is: “Home...

Gimme Da Lute Romps In Real Good Deal Stakes

Heavily-favored Gimme Da Lute completed a coast-to-coast stakes double for trainer Bob Baffert Sunday as the three-year-old colt emulated his Triple Crown champion stablemate American Pharoah, winner of the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational, with a...

Stable Notes August 2 2015

By Hank Wesch ALL ABUZZ ABOUT BEHOLDER AND PACIFIC CLASSIC POSSIBILITY The excitement after Beholder’s victory in the Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes and possible next start in the $1 million TVG Pacific...

Beholder Wins Hirsch Stakes, Pacific Classic May Be Next

In an amazing performance, two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder overcame serious traffic trouble in the early stages of Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes to score a brilliant seven-length triumph under jockey Gary...

Stable Notes August 1 2015

By Hank Wesch SUNDAY COULD PROVE TO BE A REAL GOOD DEAL FOR BAFFERT Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has the odds-on favorite in a big race for 3-year-olds on Sunday. Yeah, yeah we...