Del Mar Stable News

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Chiropractor, Nakatani Score Upset in Hollywood Derby

Saturday, November 28th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Chiropractor (right) © Benoit Photo Chiropractor, a 14-1 longshot under Corey Nakatani, rallied into contention from between horses entering the stretch to overhaul even-money choice Om and then held off the determined challenge of March...

Jimmy Durante Stakes Quotes

Saturday, November 28th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Family Meeting © Zoe Metz Photography DRAYDEN VAN DYKE (Family Meeting, winner) – “She’s a little green; she hasn’t quite figured it all out yet. She was idling on me. But I could feel I...

Stable Notes November 28, 2015

Saturday, November 28th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Filimbi © Benoit Photo MATRIARCH INVADER FILIMBI HAS GRADE I STATUS GOAL A Grade I stakes victory in the U.S. is about the only thing lacking on the resume of the 5-year-old mare Filimbi. A...

Midnight Storm, Espinoza Win Seabiscuit Handicap

Friday, November 27th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz Photography Under a flawlessly-timed ride by Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, 2014 Del Mar Derby winner Midnight Storm cruised to a decisive triumph in Friday’s featured Grade II $250,000 Seabiscuit...

Stakes Doubleheader Climaxes Del Mar's 2015 Fall Racing Season

Friday, November 27th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Olorda © Zoe Metz Photography Del Mar’s second fall Bing Crosby racing season comes to a close Sunday highlighted by an exciting stakes doubleheader – the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes and the Grade...

Stable Notes November 27, 2015

Friday, November 27th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Om, © Benoit Photo OM TAKES ON INVADING FORCE IN QUEST OF ‘TURF TRIPLE’ A capacity complement of 13 rivals, five of them shippers from the East, stands between 3-year-old colt Om and a “Derby...

The Pizza Man Wins Hollywood Turf Cup

Thursday, November 26th, 2015   (3 years ago)
The Pizza Man, © Benoit Photo Well-traveled The Pizza Man, the even-money favorite piloted by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, circled his opposition on the stretch turn with an impressive display of acceleration and cruised...

Hollywood Derby Tops Stakes Triple-Header Saturday at Del Mar

Thursday, November 26th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Om, © Benoit Photo The Grade I $350,000 Hollywood Derby, the race which propelled California Chrome to 2014 Horse of the Year laurels, tops a stakes triple-header Saturday on the next-to-last afternoon of the fall...

Stable Notes November 26, 2015

Thursday, November 26th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Richard Mandella, © Zoe Metz Photography MANDELLA AIMS TO BE FACTOR IN CLOSING WEEK STAKES Thanksgiving, for Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and most other racetrack people, is not only a day to give...

Nine Older Horses Tangle Friday in Seabiscuit Handicap

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Avanzare © Benoit Photo Nine seasoned and talented older Thoroughbreds, several of whom have won major stakes during their careers, will tangle Friday in the Grade II $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap at a mile and one-sixteenth...

The Pizza Man Tops Strong Line-Up in Hollywood Turf Cup

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.’s The Pizza Man, a winner of 15 of 25 lifetime starts, including the Arlington Million last summer, heads a full field of 14 Thoroughbreds in the Grade II $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup,...

Solid Wager Upsets in Cary Grant Stakes

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015   (3 years ago)
Solid Wager © Benoit Photo Solid Wager, a 9-1 outsider in the betting, rallied from last place turning into the stretch under powerful urging from jockey Joe Talamo to win the featured $100,000 Cary Grant...

Doug O'Neill Notches 2,000th Career Win

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015   (3 years ago)
Doug O'Neill © Zoe Metz Photography Trainer Doug O’Neill recorded the 2,000th victory of his career when Formally Wild won the second race Sunday at Del Mar under Tyler Baze. It was the 12th win...

Stable Notes November 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015   (3 years ago)
STAKES BONANZA HIGHLIGHTS CLOSING/HOLIDAY WEEK Racing secretary David Jerkens looked upon the abundant quality and quality that appears to be assembling for close of the Bing Crosby Season starting on Thanksgiving Day with some satisfaction...

Rusty Slipper, De Sousa Win Red Carpet Handicap

Saturday, November 21st, 2015   (3 years ago)
Rusty Slipper © Benoit Photo Eastern invader Rusty Slipper, piloted by England’s champion jockey of 2015, Silvestre de Sousa, in his Del Mar Debut, accelerated powerfully in the stretch to win the Grade III $100,000...

Stable Notes November 21, 2015

Saturday, November 21st, 2015   (3 years ago)
Peter Miller and Son © Benoit Photo MILLER PONDERS POSSIBILITY OF FOUR FOR CARY GRANT Trainer Peter Miller has entered four horses in Sunday’s $100,000 seven-furlong Cary Grant Stakes. He’s not motivated by any nostalgic...

Nite Delite, Maldonado Win Del Mar Turf Sprint Feature

Friday, November 20th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Nite Delite © Benoit Photo Providing jockey Edwin Maldonado with his third victory of the afternoon, 2-1 favored Nite Delite scored a wire-to-wire victory Friday in Del Mar’s featured event, a five-furlong sprint over the...

Big Macher Defends Title in Cary Grant Stakes Sunday

Friday, November 20th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Big Macher © Benoit Photo Big Macher, who has won almost $700,000 since being claimed for $20,000 from his career debut in July of 2013 at Del Mar, will be back to defend his title...

Stable Notes November 20, 2015

Friday, November 20th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Joe Talamo and Elizabeth Ellis © Benoit Photo TALAMO’S AGENDA: GROOM TODAY, JOCKEY TOMORROW Taking a racing day off is a rare thing for Joe Talamo. Then again, it’s not every day a man gets...

Favored Global Magician Wins Del Mar Turf Feature

Thursday, November 19th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Global Magician © Benoit Photo Global Magician, the 3-2 favorite ridden by Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, overhauled pacesetting Signature Cat in the stretch and went on to win Del Mar’s feature race Thursday, a...