Del Mar Stable News

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Seven Juvenile Speedsters Tangle in Bob Hope Stakes

Thursday, November 12th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Toews On Ice, © Benoit Photo A field of seven talented two-year-olds, headed by two-time stakes winner Toews On Ice from the barn of Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert, will tangle Saturday in the Grade...

Stable Notes November 12, 2015

Thursday, November 12th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Baffert, Hollendorfer © Benoit Photo BAFFERT, HOLLENDORFER JUVENILES BATTLE IN WEEKEND STAKES Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer have double entries in both the Bob Hope and Desi Arnaz stakes on the weekend. Which should make...

My Monet, Gonzalez win Betty Grable Stakes

Sunday, November 8th, 2015   (2 years ago)
My Monet ©Benoit Photo My Monet, the 2-1 favorite under Del Mar’s leading rider this fall, Santiago Gonzalez, gamely held off the late challenge of Kiss at Midnight to win Sunday’s featured $100,000 Betty Grable...

Stable Notes November 8, 2015

Sunday, November 8th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Cassidy, Gonzalez © Benoit Photo CASSIDY/GONZALEZ COMBINATION CLICKS AGAIN IN KATHRYN CROSBY Trainer Jim Cassidy wasn’t concerned about the 17-1 odds on Full Ransom in Saturday’s $82,900 Kathryn Crosby Stakes. He was concerned, in the...

Full Ransom Upsets in Kathryn Crosby Stakes

Saturday, November 7th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Full Ransom ©Benoit Photo Full Ransom, the longest shot at 17-1 in a field of seven older fillies and mares, benefitted from a ground-saving ride by jockey Santiago Gonzalez to win Saturday’s featured $82,900 Kathryn...

Stable Notes November 7, 2015

Saturday, November 7th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Baltas, Richard © Benoit Photo STAKES TRIO COULD PROVIDE BIG FINISH TO BALTAS’ BUSY WEEK Barring unforeseen circumstances, trainer Richard Baltas will have sent out 14 horses in the four days of Week II of...

Poshky Wins Del Mar Feature

Friday, November 6th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Poshky, © Benoit Photo Poshky, the fifth favorite to triumph on a formful day of competition Friday at Del Mar, rallied in the stretch under jockey James Graham to win the feature, a nine-furlong contest...

Stable Notes November 6, 2015

Friday, November 6th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Nashoba's Gold wins the 2014 Providencia Stakes at Santa Anita, © Benoit Photo RETURN OF NASHOBA’S GOLD HAS GAINES EXCITED In the spring of 2014, Nashoba’s Gold had established credentials as one of the top...

Wild in the Saddle Faces Seven Rivals in Betty Grable Stakes Sunday

Friday, November 6th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Wild in the Saddle, the six-year-old mare who scored the ninth victory of her career last summer when she won the Tranquility Stakes at Del Mar, will face seven older filly and mare rivals Sunday...

Pick Six Carryover of $39,886 at Del Mar

Thursday, November 5th, 2015   (2 years ago)
With no perfect tickets in the Pick Six Thursday, Friday’s program of racing at Del Mar will feature a carryover of $39,886. Post time for the first race Friday will be 12:30 p.m. with the...

Stable Notes November 5, 2015

Thursday, November 5th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Santiago Gonzalez BING II HAS AN EYE FOR THE LADIES IN SECOND WEEKEND STAKES Fields of eight were entered Wednesday in the Kathryn Crosby and Betty Grable Stakes on Saturday and Sunday, the highlight events...

Uzziel Wins Goldikova Stakes

Sunday, November 1st, 2015   (2 years ago)
Beautifully rated on the lead by Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux, Uzziel led from start to finish to win Sunday’s featured Grade II $200,000 Goldikova Stakes for older fillies and mares. The four-year-old Harlington filly,...

Stable Notes November 1, 2015

Sunday, November 1st, 2015   (2 years ago)
Nyquist (left) and Songbird (right) DEL MAR JUVENILE CHAMPS GET HIGHEST VALIDATION WITH BC WINS The two-year-olds that wowed fans at Del Mar during the summer meeting took their talents to a whole new level,...

Crittenden Wins Let It Ride Stakes

Saturday, October 31st, 2015   (2 years ago)
Godolphin Racing's Crittenden, energetically handled by jockey Martin Garcia, wore down pacesetting Acceptance in a prolonged stretch battle to win Saturday's featured $82,150 Let It Ride Stakes for three-year-olds. Crittenden, trained by Eoin Harty, scored...

Stable Notes October 31, 2015

Saturday, October 31st, 2015   (2 years ago)
Elektrum NO BREEDERS’ CUP? NO PROBLEM FOR ELEKTRUM The plan was for Elektrum, winner of the John C. Mabee Stakes here last summer, to be running today in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and...

Smokey Image Remains Unbeaten, Wins Golden State Juvenile

Friday, October 30th, 2015   (2 years ago)
In an impressive display of determination, Smokey Image overcame traffic trouble to win the featured $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes Friday and remain unbeaten in five races. Sent postward at 1-2 under regular rider Juan...

Stable Notes October 30, 2015

Friday, October 30th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Newfound Gold, Photo ©Benoit Photo HESS’ OPENING DAY WIN TEMPERED BY CLAIM LOSS Trainer Bob Hess Jr., among the earliest arrivals for the Bing Crosby Season and with the largest contingent of horses on the...

Elektrum Tops Field of Six in Goldikova Stakes Sunday

Friday, October 30th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Elektrum Irish-bred Elektrum, owned by Hronis Racing and trained by John Sadler, will pack highweight of 124 pounds versus five rivals Sunday in the Grade II $200,000 Goldikova Stakes for older fillies and mares at...

Pacific Heat Wins Golden State Juvenile Fillies

Thursday, October 29th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Pacific Heat, the 7-5 favorite in a field of a dozen California-bred two-year-old fillies, swept to the lead from the outside entering the stretch and went on to score an authoritative victory in the featured...

Stable Notes October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch HERE, THEN THERE, FOR FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP-BOUND JOCKEYS … It’s here today, gone tomorrow (or Saturday) for five jockeys who are among a dozen Southern California-based riders that have assignments in Breeders’...