Del Mar Stable News

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Hoppertunity Faces Five in Marathon Cougar II Handicap

Friday, July 22nd, 2016   (2 years ago)
Hoppertunity © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Pegram, Watson and Weitman’s Hoppertunity, a winner of almost $3 million in a successful career, will carry highweight of 123 pounds Sunday versus five rivals in...

Lynne's Legacy Rallies to Win Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 21st, 2016   (2 years ago)
Lynne's Legacy © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DP Racing’s Lynne’s Legacy, piloted by Victor Espinoza, rallied from last place to win Del Mar’s feature race, a contest for older fillies and mares...

Stable Notes July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21st, 2016   (2 years ago)
California Chrome Galloping Thursday © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ‘CHROME DRAWS NO. 6 POST, MADE 4-T0-5 CHOICE FOR SAN DIEGO California Chrome drew the No. 6 post position and was made the...

California Chrome Faces 6 in San Diego Handicap Saturday

Thursday, July 21st, 2016   (2 years ago)
California Chrome © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Superstar California Chrome, the top-ranked Thoroughbred in North America with record earnings of more than $12.5 million, returns to Del Mar Saturday as the 126-pound...

Pretty N Cool Scores in C.E.R.F. Stakes

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Pretty N Cool © Benoit Photo Talented Pretty N Cool, who began her career last summer at Del Mar where she won the Sorrento Stakes and then was runner-up to ultimate juvenile filly champion Songbird...

Stable Notes July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016   (2 years ago)
California Chrome before his Work July 16, 2016 © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club SIX ENTERED TO TAKE ON CALIFORNIA CHROME IN SAN DIEGO Six rivals were entered Wednesday to take on California...

Midnight Storm Wins Eddie Read Stakes

Sunday, July 17th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Showing exceptional tenacity, Midnight Storm, the 8-5 favorite and 124-pound highweight, fought off multiple challenges in the stretch under jockey Rafael Bejarano to win the...

Stable Notes July 17, 2016

Sunday, July 17th, 2016   (2 years ago)
IT’S A WORKMANLIKE WORK FOR CHAMPION BEHOLDER Champion mare Beholder went through a solid workout Sunday morning covering seven furlongs in company in 1:27 under gray skies with the Hall of Fame combination of jockey...

She's Not Here Defends Title in Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (2 years ago)
She's Not Here © Benoit Midwestern invader She’s Not Here made it two-in-a-row in the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap as she surged to a narrow triumph in the mile and one-sixteenth grass course...

Midnight Storm Heads Strong Field in Eddie Read Stakes

Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Fresh from a resounding wire-to-wire victory in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita in early June, Midnight Storm will pack highweight of 124 pounds versus eight formidable rivals in the 43rd running of...

Stable Notes July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (2 years ago)
CALIFORNIA CHROME ‘HAS HIS GAME FACE ON’ FOR DEL MAR WORK Champion California Chrome worked five furlongs in :59.20 Saturday morning here before more than 1,200 early-risers and on a racetrack cleared of all but...

Stevens, Monster Bea Win Opening-Day Oceanside Stakes

Friday, July 15th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Monster Bea © Benoit Fifty-three-year old Gary Stevens demonstrated for the umpteenth time why he’s a member of Thoroughbred Racing’s Hall of Fame Friday as he piloted longshot Monster Bea to an upset victory in...

Stable Notes July 15, 2016

Friday, July 15th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Beholder © Benoit Photo SADLER’S STAKES SAFARI HERE STARTS WITH NANCY FROM NAIROBI John Sadler’s 52 stakes wins at Del Mar rank No. 6 all-time on a list of legends – Bob Baffert (113), Ron...

Stable Notes July 14, 2016

Thursday, July 14th, 2016   (2 years ago)
California Chrome at Del Mar © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club CALIFORNIA CHROME MORE THAN READY FOR DEL MAR CLOSEUP California Chrome got down to the business of training for the Grade II...

Stable Notes July 13, 2016

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Phil D'Amato © Benoit DEFENDING CHAMP, ‘NOW’ TRAINER EYE SUCCESSFUL SUMMERS Jerry Hollendorfer is on a roll here. The Hall of Famer shared the Del Mar summer training title with Peter Miller in 2014 and...

Stable Notes July 12, 2016

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Gary Stevens © Zoe Metz THIRTY-ONE YEARS LATER, STEVENS STILL SAVORS DEL MAR The year was 1985. Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. “New Coke” was introduced in April en route to a...

Stable Notes July 11, 2016

Monday, July 11th, 2016   (2 years ago)
Ron McAnally © Benoit Photo McANALLY TURNS 84 WITH DEL MAR, AS USUAL, IN SIGHT Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally marked his 84th birthday on Monday. In a day or two, he is expected...

Stormy Lucy, 65-1, Stuns in Matriarch Stakes

Sunday, November 29th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Stormy Lucy © Benoit Photo Sent postward at 65-1 as the longest shot in an outstanding field of older fillies and mares, Stormy Lucy and jockey Kent Desormeaux stormed from far back to win the...

Cecil B Demille Stakes Quotes

Sunday, November 29th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Dressed in Hermes © Zoe Metz Photography MIKE SMITH (Dressed in Hermes, winner) – “Janet (trainer Janet Armstrong) just said ride him with confidence. She said he might do best to lay fourth or fifth...

Stable Notes November 29, 2015

Sunday, November 29th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Tom Ward © Benoit Photo END OF BING SEASON IS ALSO DEL MAR FINALE FOR STEWARD TOM WARD Nearly three decades of service in the Del Mar stewards’ booth will come to an end for...