Del Mar Stable News

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India Mantuana, Baze Stage Upset in Red Carpet Handicap

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
India Mantuana © Benoit Photo India Mantuana, a four-year-old filly claimed for $40,000 last August by trainer Ray Bell, hung on gamely in the final strides under a masterful ride by jockey Tyler Baze to...

Bigger Picture Early Favorite in Hollywood Turf Cup

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Bigger Picture © Benoit Photo Eastern invader Bigger Picture, a winner of 11 of 36 races and more than $1 million, is the morning line favorite versus seven rivals Friday in the Grade II $100,000...

Stable Notes November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Gary Stevens © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club STEVENS’ RETIREMENT TO BE MARKED BY SATURDAY CEREMONY HERE Gary Stevens, who made his mark as one of America’s top riders of all time during a 32-year Hall...

Solid Wager Clicks Again in Cary Grant at Del Mar

Sunday, November 18th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Solid Wager © Benoit Photo The veteran gelding Solid Wager scored a smashing victory in Sunday’s $100,690 Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar, the third time he’s won the race in four tries. The other...

Stable Notes November 18, 2018

Sunday, November 18th, 2018   (1 month ago)
FOR BAFFERT, THE 2-YEAR-OLD STAKES HITS JUST KEEP ON COMIN’ With the victory by Mucho Gusto in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes, coming five days after the win by Chasing Yesterday in the...

Odds-On Mucho Gusto Best in Del Mar's Bob Hope Saturday

Saturday, November 17th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Mucho Gusto © Benoit Photo Heavily favored Mucho Gusto showed speed from the gate, repelled several challenges along the way and reported home a length and a half winner of the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes...

Stable Notes November 17, 2018

Saturday, November 17th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Escape Clause © Benoit Photo ESCAPE CLAUSE GOES TO RED CARPET HOPING TO SCORE A 10 Escape Clause, the Canadian filly who extended her win streak to nine in the opening day Kathryn Crosby Stakes...

Kodiak West Scores in Del Mar Feature

Friday, November 16th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Kodiak West © Benoit Photo Gainesway Stable and Naify’s Irish-bred Kodiak West, a three-year-old filly trained by Hall of Famer Neil Drysdale and ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, proved strongest in the stretch Friday to...

Cary Grant Stakes Lures Nine California-Bred Sprinters

Friday, November 16th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Edwards Going Left © Benoit Photo Nine California-bred Thoroughbreds with a preference for sprinting, including the defending champion, Edwards Going Left, will match quickness Sunday in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes at seven furlongs over...

Stable Notes November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Instilled Regard © Benoit Photo EAST COAST INVADERS DOT NOMS LIST FOR GRADED TURF STAKES Nominations for the eight graded stakes to be contested over the final two weeks of the meeting closed Thursday. And...

King Abner, Baze Take Del Mar Feature

Thursday, November 15th, 2018   (1 month ago)
King Abner © Benoit Photo Jockey Tyler Baze sent King Abner to the lead departing the gate and they never looked back, winning Del Mar’s feature race Thursday by seven and one-quarter lengths. King Abner,...

Sparky Ville Faces Five Rivals in Bob Hope Stakes

Thursday, November 15th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Sparky Ville © Benoit Photo Sparky Ville, a two-time winner, including the Sunny Slope Stakes last month at Santa Anita, will face five two-year-old rivals Saturday in the Grade III $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes at...

Stable Notes November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Mucho Gusto © Benoit Photo BAFFERT’S BOB HOPE HOPES DIMINISHED BY ONE Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Bob Hope Stakes – the first of nine graded stakes on the fall racing at Del Mar schedule –...

Pick Six Carryover is $45,215 for Thursday

Monday, November 12th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Holland Road © Benoit Photo With no perfect tickets in Monday’s Pick Six, Thursday’s eight-race program will have a Pick Six carryover of $45,215. Post time for the first race will be 12:30 p.m. with...

Chasing Yesterday Wins Desi Arnaz Stakes

Monday, November 12th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Chasing Yesterday © Benoit Photo Summer Wind Equine’s Chasing Yesterday, who began her career as the much-ballyhooed sister of 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, came through as anticipated Monday with a decisive victory in...

Stable Notes November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12th, 2018   (1 month ago)
IN WAKE OF WILD VERSE INCIDENT, A CHORUS OF THANKS Longtime Del Mar announcer Trevor Denman, who introduced the “commentary” style of racecalling to Southern California fans, strung together some ear-catching comments when the gates...

Spiced Perfection Wins Betty Grable Stakes

Sunday, November 11th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Spiced Perfection © Benoit Photo Perfectly placed by jockey Flavien Prat behind dueling leaders in the early stages of the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes, Spiced Perfection surged between rivals to take command entering the stretch...

Stable Notes November 11, 2018

Sunday, November 11th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Joe Talamo TALAMO MAKES IT TO THE FINISH LINE, AND TO A WEDDING, ON TIME Joe Talamo went from stakes-winning jockey to quick change artist to tuxedoed wedding guest in just over a half hour...

Risky Proposition Upsets at 22-1 in Let It Ride Stakes

Saturday, November 10th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Risky Proposition © Benoit Photo Risky Proposition, the least-fancied entrant at 22-1 in a field of seven three-year-olds, rallied powerfully in the stretch under Joe Talamo to win the featured $79,840 Let It Ride Stakes...

Desi Arnaz Stakes Features Rematch of Juvenile Fillies

Saturday, November 10th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Chasing Yesterday © Benoit Photo Two-year-old fillies Chasing Yesterday, It’sjustanillusion and Andyoushallreceive, the one-two-three finishers, respectively, in the Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita in mid-October, will be rematched Monday in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes,...