Del Mar Stable News

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Grade I Debutante Tops Stakes Tripleheader at Del Mar Saturday

Home Cooking © Benoit Photo A stakes tripleheader – highlighted by the 72nd running of the Grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante for 2-year-old fillies – is on tap for Saturday at Del Mar, the...

Eight Cal-Bred Juveniles Go Sprinting Friday in I'm Smokin

Kangaroo Court © Benoit Photo Eight California-bred juveniles will test their tenacity over six furlong Friday at Del Mar in the 33rd running of the I’m Smokin Stakes, a race named for a wickedly fast...

Chismosa Scores Again at Del Mar in Monday's Generous Portion Stakes

Chismosa © Benoit Photo Jaime Renella’s Chismosa became the first horse at the Del Mar summer meet to score a triple when she won the $125,000 Generous Portion Stakes on the Labor Day Monday card....

Stable Notes September 5, 2022

G1 RUNHAPPY FUTURITY, G1 TVG DEBUTANTE BEGIN TO TAKE SHAPE The Del Mar racing office has released a list of probables for next weekend’s Grade 1 stakes races to decide the champion 2-year-olds of the...

Crack Turf Sprinter Lieutenant Dan Wins Green Flash Again at Del Mar

Lieutenant Dan © Benoit Photo Nick Alexander’s homebred Lieutenant Dan waited and waited for room on the turn for home in the five-furlong Green Flash Handicap Sunday at Del Mar, then fired big when the...

Midnight Memories is Game Late To Capture Torrey Pines at Del Mar

Midnight Memories © Benoit Photo Pegram, Watson and Weitman’s Midnight Memories cruised along on an easy lead early in the one-mile Torrey Pines Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar Sunday. But then she was...

Stable Notes September 4, 2022

THE MORNING AFTER FOR TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC WINNER FLIGHTLINE It was a busy morning at Barn K on the backside at Del Mar. That’s where trainer John Sadler keeps his horses, though only one in...

Traynor Wins More Than $80,000 in the Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Bob Traynor, from Oceanside, CA, finished in first with a final bankroll of $15,800, enough to claim victory over 150 total entries. His prizes include $45,500 and a $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) entry....

Prat Caps Four-Winner Day With Win on Gold Phoenix in Del Mar 'Cap

Gold Phoenix © Benoit Photo Jockey Flavien Prat climaxed a four-victory afternoon, which included a brilliant win aboard unbeaten Flightline in the Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, with a narrow triumph in the Grade...

Slow Down Andy Controls Race, Wins Del Mar Derby By a Half

Slow Down Andy © Benoit Photo Reddam Racing’s homebred Slow Down Andy did just that in a field of nine 3-year-olds, setting slow and steady fractions from the start to the top of the lane,...