Del Mar Stable News

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Solid Wager Seeks Third Straight Victory in Cary Grant Stakes Sunday

Saturday, November 18th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Solid Wager © Benoit Photo Six-year-old Solid Wager will be seeking his third straight victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Sunday when he faces nine rivals in the seven-furlong sprint for California-bred horses. Solid...

Beau Square Scores in Del Mar Grass Feature

Friday, November 17th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Beau Square © Benoit Photo Reddam Racing’s Beau Square, well- handled by jockey Mario Gutierrez, rallied strongly through the stretch to win Friday’s feature at Del Mar, a five-furlong sprint over the infield Jimmy Durante...

Stable Notes Noc 17, 2017

Friday, November 17th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Ms Bad Behavior © Benoit Photo BALTAS HAS TWO TO TANGO IN DESI ARNAZ STAKES Mathematically, trainer Richard Baltas has a 40 percent chance of winning Saturday’s $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes. He’ll saddle Ms Bad...

Six Juvenile Fillies Tangle Saturday in Desi Arnaz Stakes

Friday, November 17th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Steph Being Steph © Benoit Photo Six talented two-year-old fillies, all but one of whom have maiden victories to their credit, will be tested over seven furlongs Saturday in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes, feature...

Ike Walker Takes Del Mar Feature

Thursday, November 16th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Ike Walker © Benoit Photo Ike Walker, piloted by Rafael Bejarano, rallied in the stretch to overhaul pacesetting Stormin Monarcho and win Del Mar’s feature race Thursday, a one-mile contest on the main track. The...

Stable Notes Nov 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16th, 2017   (3 weeks ago)
Dream Tree © Benoit Photo BAFFERT’S DREAM TREE FAVORED IN SATURDAY’S DESI ARNAZ Bob Baffert-trained Dream Tree, a daughter of Uncle Mo who won her debut at Santa Anita on October 27, was tabbed for...

Majestic Heat Romps in Betty Grable Stakes

Sunday, November 12th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Majestic Heat © Benoit Photo Unveiling a new dimension to her ability, Majestic Heat, whose 14 previous races had been run on grass, made the first start of her career on a dirt surface and...

Stable Notes Nov 12, 2017

Sunday, November 12th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Isotherm © Benoit TRITES’ HANDS MIGHT BE THE RIGHT HANDS FOR EASTERN IMPORTS Austin Trites had been to Del Mar “only as a patron” before getting the assignment from New York-based trainer George Weaver to...

Stable notes Nov 11, 2017

Saturday, November 11th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Majestic Heat BETTY GRABLE WILL BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR MAJESTIC HEAT Bringing back Majestic Heat on short notice would not have been a surprising move from the 5-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat’s former trainer Barry...

Majestic Heat Tops Field of Eight in Betty Grable Stakes Sunday

Saturday, November 11th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Majestic Heat Two-time Del Mar stakes-winner Majestic Heat, sixth in the Goldikova Stakes a week ago, returns to action at the seaside oval Sunday versus seven older California-bred filly and mare rivals in the $100,000...

Ms Wakaya Wins Del Mar Feature

Friday, November 10th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Ms Wakaya © Benoit Photo Under a well-judged ride by jockey Rafael Bejarano, Ms Wakaya forged to the front in midstretch and then held on stubbornly to win Del Mar’s feature race Friday, a one-mile...

Stable Notes Nov 10, 2017

Friday, November 10th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Run Away © Benoit Photo RUN AWAY COULD END ’17 WITH DISTINCTION VIA HOPE VICTORY Simon Callaghan-trained Run Away returns to the track and distance of his lone defeat as the 8-5 morning line favorite...

Run Away Heads Field of Six in Bob Hope Stakes

Friday, November 10th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Run Away © Benoit Photo Three-time stakes-winner Run Away, who sustained his lone defeat when third to Bolt d’Oro as the favorite in the Del Mar Futurity last summer, tops a field of six promising...

Moonless Sky Rallies to Win Del Mar Feature

Sunday, November 5th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Moonless Sky © Benoit Photo Pappas Racing’s Moonless Sky, under a well-timed ride by jockey Kent Desormeaux, swept to the front nearing the wire to win Sunday’s feature race at one mile over Del Mar’s...

Breeders' Cup Notes Nov 5, 2017

Sunday, November 5th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Smith Extends Lead in Breeders’ Cup Victories; Velazquez Moves Into Tie for Second Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, 52, extended his lead for all-time Breeders’ Cup World Championship victories in the 14 Hands Juvenile...

Breeders' Cup Notes Nov 5, 2017

Sunday, November 5th, 2017   (1 month ago)
CLASSIC Gun Runner – A season that began with frustration ended with fulfillment for Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner Saturday. The impressive winner of the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and presumed...

Stable Notes Nov 5, 2017

Sunday, November 5th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Peter Miller © Eclipse Sportwire LOCAL BASE, KNOWLEDGE PAYS OFF FOR MILLER WITH SPRINT DOUBLE San Diego County has been a longtime home for trainer Peter Miller, Del Mar his home track and the nearby...

Talismanic Wins Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Talismanic, winner of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – Godolphin’s Talismanic ($30.20) reached the front in deep stretch to prevail by a half-length over Beach Patrol...

A Maiden No More, Goodmagic Romps In Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (1 month ago)
Good Magic © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – E Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ Good Magic ($25), who entered the race as a maiden, exploded past Solomini in upper stretch...

Favored World Approval Wins Breeders’ Cup Mile

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (1 month ago)
World Approval © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – Live Oak Plantation’s World Approval ($7.40) became the first favorite to win a Breeders’ Cup race Saturday at Del Mar as he posted...