Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes July 18 2015

Saturday, July 18th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch STORM DOESN’T STAY AMERICAN PHAROAH FROM WORKOUT Triple Crown champion American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11.40 under Martin Garcia here Saturday morning, about 90 minutes after a thunder-and-lightning storm – unusual...

Zipessa, Bejerano Win Del Mar Feature

Friday, July 17th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Empyrean Stables’ Zipessa, the 2-1 favorite on the basis of an impressive debut maiden triumph in May at Arlington Park, came through with a handy victory in today’s feature at Del Mar, a one-mile grass...

Sunset Glow Heads Line-Up In San Clemente Handicap

Friday, July 17th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Ultra consistent Sunset Glow, winner of the Grade I Del Mar Debutante last summer and never worse than third in eight lifetime races, heads a strong field of nine three-year-old fillies Sunday in the Grade...

Stable Notes July 17 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch OCEANSIDE IN HAND, READ NEXT IN MULLINS’ SIGHTS Trainer Jeff Mullins went 2-for-2 on Opening Day with the capper being Bloom Racing Stables’ Soul Driver’s nose victory under Mike Smith in the...

Stable Notes July 16 2015

Thursday, July 16th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch D’AMATO OPENS MEETING WITH FAVORITE, FOND MEMORIES Trainer Phil D’Amato has the 5-2 morning line favorite in Papacoolpapacool for today’s Oceanside Stakes, the traditional opening day feature of the summer meeting. He...

Finnegans Wake Vs. Midnight Storm In Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar

Thursday, July 16th, 2015   (2 years ago)
Finnegans Wake, a winner of almost $1.5 million and an established star on grass, will take on the up-and-coming four-year-old Midnight Storm and five other foes Saturday in the 42nd running of the Grade I...

Stable Notes July 15 2015

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch MANY HAPPY RETURNEES, NEWCOMERS IN STABLE AREA The established stables of Del Mar meetings through the years are back. Those of Hall of Famers Bob Baffert, Neil Drysdale, Jerry Hollendorfer, Richard Mandella...

Stable Notes July 14 2015

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch AMERICAN PHAROAH MEETS PRESS UPON DEL MAR ARRIVAL Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, displaying star cool, was on display for San Diego area media Tuesday morning, about six hours after arrival at...

Stable Notes July 13 2015

Monday, July 13th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch THE DIRT ON SUMMER 2015 SEASON: IT’S BACK … After eight years on a state-mandated synthetic surface, in this case the Polytrack brand, Del Mar returns to dirt for the 76th summer...

American Pharoah Stirs Del Mar Hopes, Memories

Thursday, May 14th, 2015   (2 years ago)
By Hank Wesch American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza win the 2014 Del Mar Futurity The starting gates opened for the 141st Kentucky Derby and the crowd noise drowned out the announcer’s call even though Westgate...

Stable Notes September 2 2015

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
AMERICAN PHAROAH WILL PARADE AFTER FOURTH RACE SUNDAY Triple Crown champion American Pharoah returned to his Del Mar home Monday, two days after the three-quarter-length loss to Keen Ice in the Travers Stakes and will...

La Tia Triumphs In Matriarch Stakes

Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Beautifully rated on the lead by jockey Joel Rosario, Eastern invader La Tia led from start to finish Sunday to win the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes on the 15th and final day of a...

Cecil B. DeMille Stakes Quotes

Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Conquest Stables' Conquest Typhoon and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade III, Cecil B. DeMille Stakes Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (Grade III) MIKE SMITH (Conquest Typhoon, winner) -- "Mark (trainer Mark Casse) thought this horse...

Stable Notes Day 15 November 30 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch GOOD VIBES FROM CALIFORNIA CHROME WIN LINGER AFTER DERBY Immediately following California Chrome’s stirring victory, viewed by 21,889 on track Saturday, Mark Casse sought out Art Sherman. The trainer of runner-up Lexie...

California Chrome Wins Hollywood Derby

Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome enhanced his claim to consideration for year-end Horse of the Year honors Saturday with a brilliant victory in the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar....

Ol' Fashion Gal Wins Jimmy Durante Stakes

Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Bill and Vicki Poston's Ol' Fashion Gal and jockey Joe Talamo win the Grade III $150,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes Jimmy Durante Stakes (Grade III) JOE TALAMO (Ol’ Fashion Gal, winner) – “She loves the turf....

Big Cazanova Wins At Del Mar

Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Big Cazanova and jockey Evis Trujillo win the Grade III, $200,000 Native Diver Stakes, Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA. Native Diver Stakes Quotes (Grade III) ELVIS TRUJILLO (Big...

Stable Notes Day 14 November 29 2014

Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch IF YOU KNEW, LEXIE LOU, YOU’D KNOW WHY SHE MIGHT COME THROUGH Taking on Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome is a formidable assignment for any horse. And by entering...

Kaigun Rallies To Win Seabiscuit Handicap

Friday, November 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Last with slightly more than a quarter-mile to run, Kaigun unleashed a brilliant burst of speed in the stretch to win the featured Grade II $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap Friday under jockey Corey Nakatani. Kaigun, a...

Stable Notes Day 13 November 28 2014

Friday, November 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch SHERMAN, CASSE HAVE AMICABLE MEETING ON EVE OF SHOWDOWN Trainers Art Sherman and Mark Casse met for the first time Friday at 7 a.m. trackside at Del Mar. It was an amicable,...