Del Mar Stable News

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American Pharoah Wins Del Mar Futurity

Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, a maiden who finished a well-beaten fifth in his only race August 9, was hustled to the lead after the break by jockey Victor Espinoza and never looked back as he...

Stable Notes Day 36

By Hank Wesch AS SUMMER SEASON NO. 75 ENDS, THOUGHTS TURN TO ‘CROSBY’ NO. 1 Closing day of the Del Mar summer season has long provided an occasion to look back on 22-43 racing days...

Miss Serendipity, Blanc Win Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Out of action since July 25 when he suffered a shoulder injury in a spill, 41-year-old French-born jockey Brice Blanc made a victorious return to the saddle Monday when he reunited with Argentine-bred Miss Serendipity...

Midnight Storm Upsets In Del Mar Derby

Midnight Storm, a lightly-raced three-year-old lightly-regarded in the wagering at 17-1, made his stakes debut in brilliant fashion Sunday as he ran away and hid from seven rivals under jockey Tyler Baze in the 70th...

Stable Notes Day 34

By Hank Wesch BLANC’S RETURN COULD BE SERENDIPITOUS FOR MISS SERENDIPITY Jockey Brice Blanc, out since July 25 with a shoulder injury incurred in a spill, is set to return Monday to ride Miss Serendipity...

Futurity Climaxes 75th Del Mar Season

The 75th summer season of Thoroughbred racing at Del Mar comes to a rousing conclusion Wednesday (Sept. 3) with a 10-race program topped by the traditional closing-day feature, the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity...

Sunset Glow Wins Del Mar Debutante

Odds-on favored Sunset Glow, beautifully handled by jockey Victor Espinoza, sliced through a slight opening between horses in the upper stretch en route to a narrow but convincing triumph in the featured Grade I $300,000...

Stable Notes Day 33

By Hank Wesch FLAMBOYANT COULD BE AN ENTERPRISING SPOILER IN DERBY Glen Hill Farm’s Enterprising, with victories notched in the Oceanside Stakes and the La Jolla Handicap, could become the fourth horse in Del Mar...

Yellow Ribbon Headlines Del Mar Holiday Program

Nine evenly-matched older fillies and mares will clash Monday in the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap, headline event of an attractive 11-race Labor Day holiday program at Del Mar. Post time for the first...

Stable Notes Day 32

By Hank Wesch HER EMMYNENCY COULD CAP SOLID DEBUT SUMMER FOR STIDHAM Her Emmynency produced a 2 ¾ length victory under Joe Talamo in a 5 ½ furlong maiden special race on August 2 in...