Del Mar Stable News

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Gimme Da Lute Romps In Real Good Deal Stakes

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015   (3 years ago)
Heavily-favored Gimme Da Lute completed a coast-to-coast stakes double for trainer Bob Baffert Sunday as the three-year-old colt emulated his Triple Crown champion stablemate American Pharoah, winner of the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational, with a...

Stable Notes August 2 2015

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch ALL ABUZZ ABOUT BEHOLDER AND PACIFIC CLASSIC POSSIBILITY The excitement after Beholder’s victory in the Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes and possible next start in the $1 million TVG Pacific...

Beholder Wins Hirsch Stakes, Pacific Classic May Be Next

Saturday, August 1st, 2015   (3 years ago)
In an amazing performance, two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder overcame serious traffic trouble in the early stages of Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes to score a brilliant seven-length triumph under jockey Gary...

Stable Notes August 1 2015

Saturday, August 1st, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch SUNDAY COULD PROVE TO BE A REAL GOOD DEAL FOR BAFFERT Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has the odds-on favorite in a big race for 3-year-olds on Sunday. Yeah, yeah we...

Gimme Da Lute Favored In Real Good Deal Stakes

Saturday, August 1st, 2015   (3 years ago)
Gimme Da Lute, a more than capable runner somewhat overlooked in the excitement over stablemate American Pharoah’s epic Triple Crown achievement, looms a strong favorite to add to his resume Sunday in the $200,000 Real...

Obey Captures C.T.B.A. Stakes

Friday, July 31st, 2015   (3 years ago)
Ted Serna’s Obey, the 7-2 second choice under jockey Tiago Pereira, outbattled 41-1 longshot Later My Love through the stretch to win Friday’s featured $100,000 C.T.B.A. Stakes for California-bred two-year-old fillies. Obey, trained by Sam...

Stable Notes July 31 2015

Friday, July 31st, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch A BEAUTY, BEHOLDER, EYES ANOTHER GRADE I IN HIRSCH STAKES From June to November of last year Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella had a lot to deal with regarding his two-time...

Beholder Heads Star-Studded Field in Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

Friday, July 31st, 2015   (3 years ago)
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder, a winner of 12 of 17 career races and $3.4 million, heads a powerful field of nine older fillies and mares Saturday in the 45th running of the Grade I...

Little Jerry Wins Del Mar Headliner

Thursday, July 30th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Appearing beaten in deep stretch, Little Jerry dug in gamely under jockey Martin Pedroza to win Thursday’s feature race at a mile and one-sixteenth on the grass in a five-horse blanket finish. Little Jerry, a...

Stable Notes July 30 2015

Thursday, July 30th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch ‘CINCO DE O’NEILL’ DAY BRINGS TRAINING RECORD AND CELEBRATION The celebration dinner following Doug O’Neill’s single-day training record five victories was held at the Pamplemousse Grill, just across Via de la Valle...

O'Neill Sets Del Mar Training Record - Five Wins In A Day

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Doug O'Neill, four times the leading trainer at Del Mar in his highly successful career, set an all-time Del Mar record for most wins in a day by a Thoroughbred conditioner Wednesday when he saddled...

Stable Notes July 29 2015

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch CROSBY WINNER WILD DUDE TO GO FOR SPRINT SWEEP IN O’BRIEN Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Wednesday morning that Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby stakes winner Wild Dude “came...

American Pharoah Works Half Mile in :48.80

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015   (3 years ago)
American Pharoah works four furlongs in :48.80 Tuesday morning at Del Mar. American Pharoah worked a half mile in :48.80 seconds Tuesday morning at Del Mar in the Triple Crown winner’s final serious exercise for...

Wild Dude Upsets Masochistic in Crosby Stakes

Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Wild Dude, dismissed at 11-1 odds by Del Mar bettors, overhauled 2-5 favored Masochistic in the final sixteenth of a mile to score a stunning upset in the featured Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes...

California Dreamin’ Handicap

Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (3 years ago)
California Dreamin’ Handicap JOE TALAMO (Weewinnin, winner) – “He was game. I’ve got to give Brian (trainer Brian Koriner) credit. He took the blinkers off this horse today and he was better for it. When...

Stable Notes July 26 2015

Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PACIFIC CLASSIC IS CATCH A FLIGHT’S NEXT DESTINATION Catch a Flight has become something of a milestone maker for both Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and Hall of Fame jockey Gary...

Catch A Flight, Stevens Win San Diego 'Cap

Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Argentine-bred Catch a Flight, ridden by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, forged to the front in the final strides Saturday to overhaul Appealing Tale and win the featured $200,000 San Diego Handicap, mile and one-sixteenth...

Fleet Treat Stakes Quotes

Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (3 years ago)
George Krikorian's Big Book and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the co-featured $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar, CA. Fleet Treat Stakes RAFAEL BEJARANO (Big Book, winner)...

Stable Notes July 25 2015

Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ IS BIG INCENTIVE FOR MASOCHISTIC CAMP Trainer Ron Ellis says he paid little heed, a year ago, to the well-documented controversy that surrounded the first two races in...

Stable Notes July 24 2015

Friday, July 24th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch MILLER OPTS FOR SAN DIEGO OVER CROSBY WITH APPEALING TALE Peter Miller, the defending co-champion who tops the trainer standings through the first six days of the meeting, entered Appealing Tale in...