Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes October 31, 2015

Saturday, October 31st, 2015   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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’...

Unbeaten Smokey Image Faces Nine in Golden State Juvenile

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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   (3 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...