Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes November 27, 2021

Princess Grace © Benoit Photo YEAR-LONG TARGET MATRIARCH STRAIGHT AHEAD OF PRINCESS GRACE If the third start at Del Mar of 2021 for Princess Grace -- Sunday’s $400,000, Grade I Matriarch Stakes -- turns out...

Say the Word Rambles Late to Take Del Mar's H'Wood Turf Cup

Say the Word © Benoit Photo Agave Racing Stable and Sam-Son Farm’s Say the Word swung clear at the top of the stretch and scampered down the lane to capture the $251,000 Hollywood Turf Cup...

Del Mar Closes Meet Sunday Featuring Grade I Matriarch

Princess Grace © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season #8 will come to a sweet close Sunday with a nine-race card topped by the Grade I, $400,000 Matriarch Stakes. Besides the filly and mare...

Stable Notes November 26, 2021

Rockemperor © Breeders' Cup ALL IN ORDER FOR BROWN’S ROUTINE ASSAULT ON TURF FESTIVAL Trainer Chad Brown sent seven horses, his assistant Jose Hernandez, two grooms, one hot walker and an exercise rider west from...

Neige Blanche Wire-to-Wire in Red Carpet 'Cap at Del Mar

Neige Blanche (FR) © Benoit Photo The French filly Neige Blanche made every pole a winner in her 11-furlong journey Thursday in the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap at Del Mar and held off the late-charging...

Stakes Tripleheader Saturday Led by Grade I Hollywood Derby

On the final Saturday of its Bing Crosby Season, Del Mar will offer a stakes tripleheader topped by the Grade I, $400,000 Hollywood Derby, a turf battle deluxe that has drawn an overflow field. Also...

Stable Notes November 25, 2021

Chad Brown OVERFLOW FIELD SET FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE I HOLLYWOOD DERBY A capacity field of 14 and one also eligible were entered Wednesday for Saturday’s Hollywood Derby, the first of two Grade I events on...

Rockemperor One to Beat Friday in H'Wood Turf Cup at Del Mar

Rockemperor © Breeders' Cup Madaket Stables, Wonder Stables, Dubb, Kisber and Caruso’s Rockemperor will go favored in Friday’s headliner at Del Mar – the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup – a Grade II crucible for 3-year-olds...

Special Thanksgiving Day Card Topped by Red Carpet Handicap

Luck © Benoit Photo Del Mar will present a special Thanksgiving Day card on Thursday with a first post at 11 a.m. The eight-race program will finish at approximately 2:30 p.m., leaving plenty of time...

Principe Carlo Surprises Sunday in Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar

Principe Carlo © Benoit Photo Mia Familia Racing Stable’s Principe Carlo, the longest price in the field at better than 18-1, came widest but strongest of all at the finish to win by the proverbial...