Del Mar Stable News

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Seven Cal-Bred Juvenile Fillies Tangle in Generous Portion Stakes

Sunday, August 26th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Give Me a Hint © Benoit Photo Seven lightly-campaigned California-bred two-year-old fillies will tangle Wednesday in the featured $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar. The six-furlong sprint attracted Be Lifted Up, Drayden Van Dyke;...

Catalina Cruiser Cruises to Easy Pat O'Brien Stakes Victory

Saturday, August 25th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Catalina Cruiser © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s talented and unbeaten Catalina Cruiser, the 1-5 favorite under jockey Drayden Van Dyke, emphatically punched his ticket for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in November at Churchill Downs...

Shared Belief Stakes Quotes

Saturday, August 25th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Tatters to Riches © Benoit Photo TYLER BAZE (Tatters to Riches, winner) – “Felt good; felt real good. He broke sharp and put me right where I wanted to be. So much credit to Jeff...

Stable Notes August 25, 2018

Saturday, August 25th, 2018   (1 month ago)
DAY 29 SADLER CONTINUES TO SIZZLE IN STAKES, BUT BAFFERT’S MARK IS SAFE The self-described “dream meeting” continues for trainer John Sadler. The victory by Shenandoah Queen in Friday evening’s Tranquility Lake was the sixth...

Shenandoah Queen Makes it Two Straight in Tranquility Lake Stakes

Friday, August 24th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Shenandoah Queen © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s Shenandoah Queen drew off in the stretch under jockey Tyler Baze to win the featured $77,700 Tranquility Lakes Stakes for the second consecutive year Friday. Hustled from the...

Stable Notes August 24, 2018

Friday, August 24th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Ransom the Moon © Benoit Photo DAY 28 PAT O’BRIEN FIELD IN FLUX WITH STAR SCRATCHES CONTEMPLATED Reigning Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion Roy H and Ransom the Moon, winner of the 2017 and 2018 Bing...

Just Grazed Me Faces Ten in Torrey Pines Stakes

Friday, August 24th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Just Grazed Me © Benoit Photo Unbeaten Just Grazed Me, owned and bred by Nick Alexander in California, will face ten three-year-old filly rivals Sunday in the Grade III $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes at one...

Sheeza Milky Way, Stevens Win Del Mar Turf Feature

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018   (1 month ago)
Sheeza Milky Way © Benoit Photo Under a well-judged ride by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, Sheeza Milky Way, a 9-1 outsider in the wagering, wore down pacemaker Poster Girl in deep stretch to win...

Stable Notes August 23, 2018

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018   (1 month ago)
Drayden Van Dyke © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DAY 27 VAN DYKE CONTINUES ON A ROLL TO AGENT’S QUIET DELIGHT Brad Pegram has been a jockey agent for 20 years. He’s booked mounts for Danny...

Pat O'Brien Stakes Attracts Vintage Line-Up

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018   (1 month ago)
Roy H © Benoit Photo Eclipse Award-winner Roy H, Breeders’Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway, two-time Bing Crosby Stakes winner Ransom the Moon, plus undefeated San Diego Handicap hero Catalina Cruiser top a vintage...

Dabster Prevails in Harry F. Brubaker Stakes

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018   (1 month ago)
Dabster © Benoit Photo Dabster, the 3-5 betting choice under jockey Joe Talamo, gamely fought back when challenged in the stretch for a hard-earned victory Wednesday in the featured $79,162 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes at...

Stable Notes August 22, 2018

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018   (1 month ago)
DAY 26 BATTLE OF MIDWAY ENTRY MAKES O’BRIEN A BATTLE OF THE STARS Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer opted to make Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes the first race in the unexpected...

Van Dyke Wins Record-Tying Seven Races, Catapult Wins Del Mar Mile

Sunday, August 19th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Catapult © Benoit Photo Providing red-hot jockey Drayden Van Dyke with his fifth of seven victories during the afternoon, Catapult, longshot winner of the Eddie Read Stakes a month ago, proved that triumph was no...

Stable Notes August 19, 2018

Sunday, August 19th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo DAY 25 ACCELERATE PERFORMANCE REVERBERATES ON THE MORNING AFTER In the post-race press conference Saturday evening for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, Accelerate trainer John Sadler was asked what it...

Fatale Bere Upsets in Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Fatale Bere © Benoit Photo French-bred Fatale Bere, well handled by Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux, overhauled 9-5 favored Ollie’s Candy in the final strides to win the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Oaks...

Fashion Business, Prat Win Marathon Del Mar Handicap

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Fashion Business © Benoit Photo Given the signal to go by jockey Flavien Prat with approximately three furlongs to travel, Fashion Business swept by his competition in less than a sixteenth of a mile with...

Stable Notes August 18, 2018

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Beach View © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DAY 24 BEACH VIEW SCRATCHED FROM CLASSIC WITH MINOR INJURY Leonard Powell stooped low beneath the stall web and pointed to a small cut just above the hoof...

Stormy Liberal Defeats Richard's Boy in Green Flash 'Cap - Again

Friday, August 17th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Stormy Liberal (outside) © Benoit Photo In a replay of last November’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, Stormy Liberal came on in the stretch to defeat stablemate Richard’s Boy in the featured $88,840 Green Flash Handicap...

Stable Notes August 17, 2018

Friday, August 17th, 2018   (1 month ago)
DAY 23 BREEDERS’ CUP RETURN IN 2021 HAS DEL MAR HORSEMEN ENTHUSED The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will make its second appearance at Del Mar in November of 2021, four years after the track hosted...

Hunt, Sharp Samurai Top Outstanding Field in Del Mar Mile Sunday

Friday, August 17th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Hunt © Benoit Photo Irish-bred Hunt and Kentucky-bred Sharp Samurai, grass champions from the 2017 Del Mar season, head an outstanding field of 13 Thoroughbreds scheduled to compete Sunday in the Grade II $200,000 Del...