Del Mar Stable News

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O'Neill Sets Del Mar Training Record - Five Wins In A Day

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Doug O'Neill, four times the leading trainer at Del Mar in his highly successful career, set an all-time Del Mar record for most wins in a day by a Thoroughbred conditioner Wednesday when he saddled...

Stable Notes July 29 2015

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch CROSBY WINNER WILD DUDE TO GO FOR SPRINT SWEEP IN O’BRIEN Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Wednesday morning that Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby stakes winner Wild Dude “came...

American Pharoah Works Half Mile in :48.80

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015   (2 years ago)
American Pharoah works four furlongs in :48.80 Tuesday morning at Del Mar. American Pharoah worked a half mile in :48.80 seconds Tuesday morning at Del Mar in the Triple Crown winner’s final serious exercise for...

Wild Dude Upsets Masochistic in Crosby Stakes

Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Wild Dude, dismissed at 11-1 odds by Del Mar bettors, overhauled 2-5 favored Masochistic in the final sixteenth of a mile to score a stunning upset in the featured Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes...

California Dreamin’ Handicap

Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (2 years ago)
California Dreamin’ Handicap JOE TALAMO (Weewinnin, winner) – “He was game. I’ve got to give Brian (trainer Brian Koriner) credit. He took the blinkers off this horse today and he was better for it. When...

Stable Notes July 26 2015

Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PACIFIC CLASSIC IS CATCH A FLIGHT’S NEXT DESTINATION Catch a Flight has become something of a milestone maker for both Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and Hall of Fame jockey Gary...

Catch A Flight, Stevens Win San Diego 'Cap

Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Argentine-bred Catch a Flight, ridden by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, forged to the front in the final strides Saturday to overhaul Appealing Tale and win the featured $200,000 San Diego Handicap, mile and one-sixteenth...

Fleet Treat Stakes Quotes

Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (2 years ago)
George Krikorian's Big Book and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the co-featured $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar, CA. Fleet Treat Stakes RAFAEL BEJARANO (Big Book, winner)...

Stable Notes July 25 2015

Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ IS BIG INCENTIVE FOR MASOCHISTIC CAMP Trainer Ron Ellis says he paid little heed, a year ago, to the well-documented controversy that surrounded the first two races in...

Stable Notes July 24 2015

Friday, July 24th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch MILLER OPTS FOR SAN DIEGO OVER CROSBY WITH APPEALING TALE Peter Miller, the defending co-champion who tops the trainer standings through the first six days of the meeting, entered Appealing Tale in...

Masochistic Tops Field in Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes

Friday, July 24th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Los Pollos Hermanos and JayEmEss Stable’s Masochistic, brilliant winner of the Grade I Triple Bend in near track-record time last month at Santa Anita, figures to be an odds-on favorite versus five rivals Sunday in...

Longshot Star Act, Stevens Win Del Mar Marathon

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (2 years ago)
George Krikorian’s Star Act, longest shot at 20-1 despite the presence in the saddle of Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, sliced between horses in the upper stretch to reach contention and then outran 5-2...

Stable Notes July 23 2015

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (2 years ago)
‘HIGH FIVE’ WORK FOR AMERICAN PHAROAH AND BAFFERT And on the fifth day, American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11.00. And verily did trainer Bob Baffert say in the aftermath: “I think he’s getting faster”...

San Diego Handicap Attracts 8 Older Runners

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (2 years ago)
Eight older Thoroughbreds, most of whom aspire to earn a place in Del Mar’s signature race, the Grade I $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on August 22, will line up Saturday in the 74th running...

'High Five' Work for American Pharoah and Baffert

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (2 years ago)
‘HIGH FIVE’ WORK FOR AMERICAN PHAROAH AND BAFFERT And on the fifth day, American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11.00. And verily did trainer Bob Baffert say in the aftermath: “I think he’s getting faster”...

Pure Tactics Wins Wickerr Stakes

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015   (2 years ago)
Nita Winner’s Pure Tactics, piloted by Del Mar’s leading rider thus far this summer, Flavien Prat, forged to the front in the final stride to win the featured $86,350 Wickerr Stakes by a head over...

Stable Notes July 22 2015

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch RACING OFFICE WORKS TO SMOOTH OUT SCRATCHES FROM RAINY DAYS Tom Robbins, Del Mar’s Executive Vice President, Racing loaded a box of books into the back of his SUV parked near the...

Prize Exhibit Wins San Clemente Handicap

Sunday, July 19th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Winner of the Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita at odds of almost 10-1 three weeks ago, English-bred Prize Exhibit showed that success was no fluke with a strong come-from-behind victory in Sunday’s Grade II $200,000...

Stable Notes July 19 2015

Sunday, July 19th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch CALIFORNIA CHROME TO RACE AGAIN; 2016 PACIFIC CLASSIC ONE TARGET He’s coming back and he’s going to me which I’m sure he’ll be real happy about,” Art Sherman confirmed Sunday morning from...

Gabriel Charles Wins Eddie Read Stakes

Saturday, July 18th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Winless in three starts since scoring in the 2013 Del Mar Derby, Gabriel Charles showed a return to his best form with a brilliant stretch rally to win the Grade I $400,000 Eddie Read Stakes...