Del Mar Stable News

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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...

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...