Del Mar Stable News

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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...

Smokey Image Wins I'm Smokin Stakes

Friday, September 4th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Smokey Image, unbeaten in three starts, including victories in two stakes, in Northern California, brought his act to Southern California Friday and performed to his 3-5 odds, winning the featured $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes in...

Stable Notes September 4 2015

Friday, September 4th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch HOLLENDORFER, O’NEILL ARE TRIPLE THREATS IN DEBUTANTE The depth of 2-year-old filly talent in the stables of Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Doug O’Neill will be on display Saturday when...

Del Mar Derby Tops Stellar Card; American Pharoah to Parade

Friday, September 4th, 2015   (3 years ago)
The 71st running of the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby tops a star-studded ten-race program Sunday which will also feature the appearance after the fourth race of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. In addition...

No Silent Scores Upset in Turf Sprint

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015   (3 years ago)
Giving 23-year-old French-born jockey Flavien Prat his third victory of the afternoon, Double HJ Stable’s No Silent rallied in the stretch to win the Del Mar feature Thursday, a five-furlong sprint over the infield Jimmy...

Stable Notes September 3 2015

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES SEEKING DEBUTANTE GOLD Pretty N Cool has looked extremely impressive in her two career starts here, winning a maiden event and then the Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes by a...

Pretty N Cool Favored in Grade I Del Mar Debutante

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015   (3 years ago)
Pretty N Cool, unbeaten in two starts, including an easy victory in the Sorrento Stakes, will put her perfect record on the line Saturday when she heads a strong field of 11 two-year-old fillies in...

Longshot Wild in the Saddle Wins Tranquility Lake Stakes

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015   (3 years ago)
Wild in the Saddle, a 19-1 outsider with jockey Mario Gutierrez in the saddle, outfought My Monet through the stretch to win Wednesday’s featured $108,330 Tranquility Lake Stakes for older fillies and mares. Wild in...

Stable Notes September 2 2015

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch 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...

Stellar Wind Captures Torrey Pines Stakes

Sunday, August 30th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Hronis Racing's talented Stellar Wind performed to her 1-2 odds Sunday with a dominant victory in the featured Grade III $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes for three-year-old fillies. With regular jockey Victor Espinoza back at Del...

Stable Notes August 30 2015

Sunday, August 30th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch STELLAR WIND FOLLOWS BEHOLDER’S PATH IN TORREY PINES In 2013, Beholder, trained by Richard Mandella and ridden by Gary Stevens, ended a four-month layoff with a victory in the Torrey Pines Stakes....

Gimme Da Lute Wins El Cajon Stakes

Saturday, August 29th, 2015   (3 years ago)
On an afternoon when stablemate and Triple Crown champion American Pharoah stunningly lost in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga in New York, Gimme Da Lute salvaged a small amount of success for the...

Stable Notes August 29 2015

Saturday, August 29th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch IN A TRANSITION YEAR, BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR RAFAEL BEJARANO With two wins Friday, the second aboard Patriotic Diamond in the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes, Rafael Bejarano enters the final eight days...

Patriotic Diamond Wins Generous Portion Stakes

Friday, August 28th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Patriotic Diamond, a well-backed 9-5 second choice despite her maiden status, rallied from far back to wear down longshot Just Google Me in the stretch and win the featured $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred...

Stable Notes August 28 2015

Friday, August 28th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INFLUX WORKS FOR DEL MAR Among the reasons for optimism Racing Secretary David Jerkens cited in a pre-meeting assessment of the summer season was increased participation by Northern California-based trainers....