Del Mar Stable News

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Saturday Program Features Pick Six Carryover of $147,102

Friday, November 14th, 2014   (3 years ago)
For the second consecutive racing day, there were no perfect tickets in the Pick Six Friday at Del Mar. Thus, Saturday’s nine-race program at the seaside oval will feature a Pick Six carryover of $147,102,...

Stable Notes Day 5 November 14 2014

Friday, November 14th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch STAKES NOMINATIONS: PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS Think of stakes nominations lists as racing’s counterpart to movie trailers. They provide information about the players, stimulate thought regarding general plotlines and can pique the...

Talamo Notches Win No. 1,500, Takes Feature

Thursday, November 13th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Talented Joe Talamo, 24-year-old native of New Orleans, notched victory number 1,500 with an upset triumph in Thursday’s fourth race at Del Mar and then put the icing on the cake with a wire-to-wire success...

Stable Notes Day 4 November 13 2014

Thursday, November 13th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch CALIFORNIA CHROME NOMINATIONS THE MOST PLEASANT OF SURPRISES Trainer Art Sherman made his way to the racing secretary’s office in the Del Mar stable area Wednesday morning with a purpose in mind....

More Complexity Wins Betty Grable Stakes

Sunday, November 9th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Reddam Racing’s More Complexity, the 7-2 second choice under jockey Mario Gutierrez, collared Sweet Marini with less than a sixteenth of a mile remaining and went on to score a half-length victory in Sunday’s featured...

Stable Notes Day 3 November 9 2014

Sunday, November 9th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PEDROZA’S BACK RUNNING, AND AMONG THE EARLY LEADERS Posting the first riding triple of a Bing Crosby Season on Saturday, veteran Martin Pedroza finds himself with a share of the lead in...

Stable Notes Day 3 November 9 2014

Sunday, November 9th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PEDROZA’S BACK RUNNING, AND AMONG THE EARLY LEADERS Posting the first riding triple of a Bing Crosby Season on Saturday, veteran Martin Pedroza finds himself with a share of the lead in...

Awesome Return, Smith Win Let It Ride Stakes

Saturday, November 8th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith scored his second stakes victory in as many days Saturday, rallying 8-5 favored Awesome Return to a convincing triumph in the featured $93,100 Let It Ride Stakes for three-year-olds...

Stable Notes Day 2 November 8 2014

Saturday, November 8th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch IT’S ALL RELATIVE, BUT DEL MAR CAN STILL SAY ‘OPENERS ‘R US’ On the morning after the opening day of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season, the positive feelings of Friday’s event could...

Queen Of The Sand Wins Kathryn Crosby Stakes

Friday, November 7th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Irish-bred Queen of The Sand, the 3-1 second choice in a field of a dozen older fillies and mares, rallied from far back under a beautifully-timed ride by Hall of Famer Mike Smith to win...

Stable Notes Day 1 November 7 2014

Friday, November 7th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch CASSE’S BACK IN FORCE, A POTENTIAL LEGEND OF THE FIRST FALL Phase III of trainer Mark Casse’s great western venture begins today with the opening of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season at...

Stable Notes November 6 2014

Thursday, November 6th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch MAJOR PLAYERS MOVED IN, READY FOR BING CROSBY INAUGURAL One day before the opening of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season of racing, several stables that could figure prominently in the 15 days...

Stable Notes November 5 2014

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch RACING SECRETARY JERKENS NEGOTIATING UNCHARTED TERRITORY Friday’s opening day card of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season, drawn Tuesday, was in the books. The final two programs of the opening weekend were to...

Stable Notes November 4 2014

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch FIELD OVERFLOWS FOR OPENING DAY KATHRYN CROSBY STAKES Given that there were 32 horses nominated for Friday’s $75,000 Kathryn Crosby, the first stakes event of the inaugural Bing Crosby season, it wasn’t...

American Pharoah Wins Del Mar Futurity

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, a maiden who finished a well-beaten fifth in his only race August 9, was hustled to the lead after the break by jockey Victor Espinoza and never looked back as he...

Stable Notes Day 36

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch AS SUMMER SEASON NO. 75 ENDS, THOUGHTS TURN TO ‘CROSBY’ NO. 1 Closing day of the Del Mar summer season has long provided an occasion to look back on 22-43 racing days...

Miss Serendipity, Blanc Win Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Monday, September 1st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Out of action since July 25 when he suffered a shoulder injury in a spill, 41-year-old French-born jockey Brice Blanc made a victorious return to the saddle Monday when he reunited with Argentine-bred Miss Serendipity...

Midnight Storm Upsets In Del Mar Derby

Sunday, August 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Midnight Storm, a lightly-raced three-year-old lightly-regarded in the wagering at 17-1, made his stakes debut in brilliant fashion Sunday as he ran away and hid from seven rivals under jockey Tyler Baze in the 70th...

Stable Notes Day 34

Sunday, August 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch BLANC’S RETURN COULD BE SERENDIPITOUS FOR MISS SERENDIPITY Jockey Brice Blanc, out since July 25 with a shoulder injury incurred in a spill, is set to return Monday to ride Miss Serendipity...

Futurity Climaxes 75th Del Mar Season

Sunday, August 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
The 75th summer season of Thoroughbred racing at Del Mar comes to a rousing conclusion Wednesday (Sept. 3) with a 10-race program topped by the traditional closing-day feature, the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity...