Del Mar Stable News

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Battle of Midway Outduels Dabster in Native Diver Stakes

Sunday, November 25th, 2018   (3 months ago)
Battle of Midway © Benoit Photo In a virtual match race, odds-on favored Battle of Midway, piloted by Flavien Prat, outdueled a game Dabster, ridden by Joe Talamo, to win the $100,000 Native Diver Stakes...

Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (Gr III)

Sunday, November 25th, 2018   (3 months ago)
Flying Scotsman © Benoit Photo FLAVIEN PRAT (Flying Scotsman, winner) – “He doesn’t act like a 2-year-old; he’s very professional. When I asked him today, he gave me a very good kick. He feels like...

Stable Notes November 25, 2018

Sunday, November 25th, 2018   (3 months ago)
Vasilika © Benoit Photo DERBY, MATRIARCH POSSIBLES PORTEND EXCITING CLOSING WEEKEND When November turns to December next weekend, fall racing at Del Mar will wrap up for 2018. And, as is the case in any...

Caribou Club Triumphs in Seabiscuit Handicap

Saturday, November 24th, 2018   (3 months ago)
Caribou Club © Benoit Photo Glen Hill Farm’s Caribou Club, benefitting from a trouble-free trip under the expert guidance of jockey Joe Talamo, asserted himself in the stretch to win the Grade II $200,000 Seabiscuit...

Jimmy Durante Stakes (Gr III)

Saturday, November 24th, 2018   (3 months ago)
Elsa © Benoit Photo JOE BRAVO (Elsa, winner) – “No sprint, no soft – just what we wanted. (The filly had finished far behind in a sprint stakes on a yielding course at Laurel in...

Native Diver, DeMille Stakes Top Del Mar's Sunday Program

Saturday, November 24th, 2018   (3 months ago)
Battle of Midway © Benoit Photo The $100,000 Native Diver Stakes for older Thoroughbreds and the $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes for two-year-olds will be the featured attractions Sunday at Del Mar. Battle of Midway,...

Stable Notes November 24, 2018

Saturday, November 24th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Gary Stevens © Benoit Photo A TRIFECTA OF HALL OF FAMERS ON THE RETIREMENT OF GARY STEVENS A few minutes before the fourth race on today’s program, Del Mar will honor Hall of Fame jockey...

Chicago Style Wins Hollywood Turf Cup

Friday, November 23rd, 2018   (4 months ago)
Chicago Style © Benoit Photo Glen Hill Farm’s 9-5 favored Chicago Style, under a well-timed ride by jockey Drayden Van Dyke, rallied powerfully in the stretch to forge ahead in the final strides and win...

Stakes Doubleheader Tops Saturday Card at Del Mar

Friday, November 23rd, 2018   (4 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will present an enticing stakes doubleheader Saturday, featuring two-year-old fillies in the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes and then older grass runners in the Grade II $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap. Post...

Stable Notes November 23, 2018

Friday, November 23rd, 2018   (4 months ago)
Mike Smith PINCHECK AIMS FOR FIRST U.S. CHECK IN SATURDAY’S SEABISCUIT The trip from his native Ireland last week went smoothly for Pincheck. Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap figures to be at least somewhat...