Del Mar Stable News

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Unbeaten Smokey Image Faces Nine in Golden State Juvenile

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Smokey Image Irvin Racing Stable’s Smokey Image, perfect in four races, including the I’m Smokin Stakes last summer, will put his spotless record on the line Friday versus nine two-year-old rivals in the $200,000 Golden...

Stable Notes October 28, 2015

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Leandro Mora By Hank Wesch MORA’S BIG RECOVERY HAS HIM HAPPILY HERE It happened on September 18. Only 40 days ago. Leandro Mora, longtime assistant to trainer Doug O’Neill was sitting at home watching television....

Stable Notes October 27, 2015

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Bill Spawr By Hank Wesch SPAWR SETTLES IN FOR THE FULL FALL EXPERIENCE “Put it this way. If we feel a horse needs to be down here early, it will be here.” That was John...

Juvenile Fillies Clash in Stakes on Opening Day of Bing Crosby II

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Patriotic Diamond (outside) fighting past Just Google Me (inside) to win the Generous Portion Stakes Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will present its second Bing Crosby Season starting Thursday with opening-day of the 20-day fall meeting...

Stable Notes October 26, 2015

Monday, October 26th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Patriotic Diamond By Hank Wesch JERKENS PLEASED WITH DAY ONE LINE-UP FOR BING II The gearing up for Thursday’s opening of the second Bing Crosby season at Del Mar began Sunday with the taking of...

Bejarano, Hollendorfer Take Jockey, Trainer Titles

Monday, September 7th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Rafael Bejarano won his fifth overall, and fourth straight Del Mar leading rider title and Jerry Hollendorfer won his first solo training championship as Del Mar’s 2015 season came to a close on Labor Day...

Reddam Racing Claims Both Owners' Titles

Monday, September 7th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Featuring a 2-year-old division deep in talent, Reddam Racing LLC took the ownership titles of the 76th Del Mar Summer Meeting for both wins and earnings. J. Paul Reddam’s stable, with main trainers Doug O’Neill...

Nyquist Wins Del Mar Futurity

Monday, September 7th, 2015   (3 years ago)
J.Paul Reddam’s unbeaten Nyquist, the 1-2 favorite piloted by Mario Gutierrez, projected himself into the national picture as a force among two-year-old males this year with a brilliant victory in Monday’s Grade I $300,000 Del...

Beholder Unanimous Choice As 2015 Horse of the Meeting

Monday, September 7th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Performances by female runners were the most impressive to the media in Del Mar’s 2015 Summer Meeting and the victories by Beholder in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes and TVG Pacific Classic were the most...

Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes Quotes

Monday, September 7th, 2015   (3 years ago)
FLAVIEN PRAT (Jakaby Jade, winner) – “Dream trip; perfect. I had the good post inside and she was running from the beginning. She finished well. “This has been a wonderful season for me. When I...

Del Mar Futurity Stakes Quotes

Monday, September 7th, 2015   (3 years ago)
MARIO GUTIERREZ (Nyquist, winner) – “Any other track in the country – if I run a :44 half like that – I’m well in front. Be here they were all coming at me. I used...

Stable Notes September 7 2015

Monday, September 7th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch A FUTURITY WITHOUT BAFFERT? IT’S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT In the waning weeks of the 76th Summer Meeting, which ends today, there was talk that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, winner...

Yellow Ribbon Handicap Quotes

Sunday, September 6th, 2015   (3 years ago)
MIKE SMITH (She’s Not Here, winner) – “They told me that when she ran, she would start dancing in the parade, just like Zenyatta used to do. When I rode her last time (allowance win...

Om Scores Upset In Del Mar Derby

Sunday, September 6th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Om, whose previous claim to fame was that he won the maiden race last summer in which future Triple Crown champion American Pharoah made his career debut and finished a lackluster fifth, greatly enhanced his...

Del Mar Derby Stakes Quotes

Sunday, September 6th, 2015   (3 years ago)
GARY STEVENS (Om, winner) – “I’m so pleased; this was special. I’m just glad Danny (trainer Dan Hendricks) gave me a shot and put me up on him. I worked him three weeks ago (Aug...

Stable Notes September 6 2015

Sunday, September 6th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch TEN YEARS LATER, COULD O’NEILL HAVE ANOTHER FUTURITY WINNER? In 2005, Doug O’Neill saddled the first and third-place winners in the Del Mar Futurity with 5-2 favorite Stevie Wonderboy five lengths clear...

Songbird Impressive in Del Mar Debutante Triumph

Saturday, September 5th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Fox Hill Farms’ Songbird stamped herself as a two-year-old filly to reckon with on the national stage with an impressive victory Saturday in the Grade I $301,250 Del Mar Debutante. With Hall of Famer Mike...

Del Mar Juvenile Turf Quotes

Saturday, September 5th, 2015   (3 years ago)
BRICE BLANC (Hollywood Don, winner) – “It went just right today. He’s got such a high cruising speed, but he’s learned to settle a bit and stay in behind horses. I’ve been getting on him...

Stable Notes September 5 2015

Saturday, September 5th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Soul Driver winning the Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar July 16, 2015 By Hank Wesch SOUL DRIVER SEEKS STAKES BOOKEND FOR MULLINS IN DEL MAR DERBY Soul Driver’s victory in the Oceanside Stakes on Opening...

Del Mar Futurity Climaxes 2015 Summer Racing Season

Saturday, September 5th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Nyquist winning the Grade II Best Pal Stakes Aug 8, 2014. The Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity, the race that a year ago launched American Pharoah on the road to stardom and ultimately into...