Del Mar Stable News

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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...

Stable Notes Day 21

By Hank Wesch IMPERATIVE JOINS THE RANKS OF PACIFIC CLASSIC CONTENDERS Imperative, owned by KM Racing Enterprises Inc. and trained by George Papaprodromou, has been nominated for and is being prepared to run in the...

Sea Queen Faces Nine in Grade I Del Mar Oaks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...