Del Mar Stable News

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Yellow Ribbon Handicap Quotes

MIKE SMITH (She’s Not Here, winner) – “They told me that when she ran, she would start dancing in the parade, just like Zenyatta used to do. When I rode her last time (allowance win...

Om Scores Upset In Del Mar Derby

Om, whose previous claim to fame was that he won the maiden race last summer in which future Triple Crown champion American Pharoah made his career debut and finished a lackluster fifth, greatly enhanced his...

Del Mar Derby Stakes Quotes

GARY STEVENS (Om, winner) – “I’m so pleased; this was special. I’m just glad Danny (trainer Dan Hendricks) gave me a shot and put me up on him. I worked him three weeks ago (Aug...

Stable Notes September 6 2015

By Hank Wesch TEN YEARS LATER, COULD O’NEILL HAVE ANOTHER FUTURITY WINNER? In 2005, Doug O’Neill saddled the first and third-place winners in the Del Mar Futurity with 5-2 favorite Stevie Wonderboy five lengths clear...

Songbird Impressive in Del Mar Debutante Triumph

Fox Hill Farms’ Songbird stamped herself as a two-year-old filly to reckon with on the national stage with an impressive victory Saturday in the Grade I $301,250 Del Mar Debutante. With Hall of Famer Mike...

Del Mar Juvenile Turf Quotes

BRICE BLANC (Hollywood Don, winner) – “It went just right today. He’s got such a high cruising speed, but he’s learned to settle a bit and stay in behind horses. I’ve been getting on him...

Stable Notes September 5 2015

Soul Driver winning the Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar July 16, 2015 By Hank Wesch SOUL DRIVER SEEKS STAKES BOOKEND FOR MULLINS IN DEL MAR DERBY Soul Driver’s victory in the Oceanside Stakes on Opening...

Del Mar Futurity Climaxes 2015 Summer Racing Season

Nyquist winning the Grade II Best Pal Stakes Aug 8, 2014. The Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity, the race that a year ago launched American Pharoah on the road to stardom and ultimately into...

Smokey Image Wins I'm Smokin Stakes

Smokey Image, unbeaten in three starts, including victories in two stakes, in Northern California, brought his act to Southern California Friday and performed to his 3-5 odds, winning the featured $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes in...

Stable Notes September 4 2015

By Hank Wesch HOLLENDORFER, O’NEILL ARE TRIPLE THREATS IN DEBUTANTE The depth of 2-year-old filly talent in the stables of Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Doug O’Neill will be on display Saturday when...