Del Mar Stable News

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Sunset Glow Wins Del Mar Debutante

Saturday, August 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Odds-on favored Sunset Glow, beautifully handled by jockey Victor Espinoza, sliced through a slight opening between horses in the upper stretch en route to a narrow but convincing triumph in the featured Grade I $300,000...

Stable Notes Day 33

Saturday, August 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch FLAMBOYANT COULD BE AN ENTERPRISING SPOILER IN DERBY Glen Hill Farm’s Enterprising, with victories notched in the Oceanside Stakes and the La Jolla Handicap, could become the fourth horse in Del Mar...

Yellow Ribbon Headlines Del Mar Holiday Program

Saturday, August 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Nine evenly-matched older fillies and mares will clash Monday in the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap, headline event of an attractive 11-race Labor Day holiday program at Del Mar. Post time for the first...

Stable Notes Day 32

Friday, August 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch HER EMMYNENCY COULD CAP SOLID DEBUT SUMMER FOR STIDHAM Her Emmynency produced a 2 ¾ length victory under Joe Talamo in a 5 ½ furlong maiden special race on August 2 in...

Enterprising Favored In Del Mar Derby

Friday, August 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Bidding to become only the fourth horse in seaside track history to sweep Del Mar’s series of three races for three-year-olds, Glen Hill Farm’s stretch-running Enterprising tops a field of eight sophomores entered in the...

Big Cazanova Romps At Del Mar

Thursday, August 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Argentine-bred Big Cazanova, a nominee to last Sunday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, skipped Del Mar’s signature race of the season to compete Thursday and the decision paid off with a romping wire-to-wire victory in...

Stable Notes Day 31

Thursday, August 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch IN THIS CORNER…ELLLLVISSSS…TRUJIIIILLLLLLOOOO In what is being billed as the “Battle Off The Saddle,” jockeys Elvis Trujillo and Corey Nakatani are scheduled for a three-round boxing match Saturday following the races. The...

Sunset Glow Faces 8 In Del Mar Debutante

Thursday, August 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Ten Broeck Farm’s Sunset Glow, impressive winner of the Sorrento Stakes this summer, heads a field of nine talented two-year-old fillies Saturday in the 64th running of the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante at...

Long Hot Summer Wins Generous Portion Stakes

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Fanticola and Scardino’s Long Hot Summer responded to the brisk urging of jockey Joe Talamo to prove best in a three-horse stretch battle in the featured $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred two-year-old fillies Wednesday....

Stable Notes Day 30

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch SHARED BELIEF TAKES CLASSIC ACCOLADES TO GOLDEN GATE HOME Shared Belief departed Del Mar on Wednesday morning on a van to the Golden Gate Fields headquarters of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer while praise...

Tom's Tribute Wins Mile; Favored Obviously 4th

Sunday, August 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Tom’s Tribute, winner of the Grade I Eddie Read Stakes a month ago, took advantage of favored Obviously’s disastrous break from the gate to forge an upset victory in the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar...

Goldencents Wins O'Brien, Sets Track Record

Sunday, August 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Goldencents, second in three Del Mar sprint stakes going back to the 2013 meeting, left no doubt as to his superiority Sunday as he won the Grade II $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes from wire-to-wire under...

Shared Belief Wins TVG Pacific Classic

Sunday, August 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Emulating his sire, Candy Ride, victor in Del Mar’s signature race in 2003, three-year-old Shared Belief showed he is the “real deal” Sunday with a brilliant triumph in the 24th running of the Grade I...

Stable Notes Day 29

Sunday, August 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PLAYING THE ‘WHAT IF’ GAME FOR THE TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC We read through the press kit for the 24th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic and skimmed the record book...

Big John B, Smith Win 75th Del Mar Handicap

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Under a masterfully timed ride by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, favored Big John B swept to the lead in the upper stretch and cruised home to win the featured 75th running of the...

Ann Of The Dance Upsets In CTT & TOC Handicap

Friday, August 22nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
St. George Farm Racing’s Ann of the Dance, overlooked in the wagering at 28-1 despite the presence in the saddle of hot shot apprentice Drayden Van Dyke, got up in the final strides to nose...

Stable Notes Day 27

Friday, August 22nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch LATE SHUFFLING LEAVES DEL MAR HANDICAP WITH STRONG HAND Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale scratched Topic, the 3-1 morning line second choice for Friday’s CTT & TOC Handicap, to run her...

TVG Pacific Classic Matches Game On Dude Vs. Shared Belief

Friday, August 22nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Defending champion Game On Dude, a winner of almost $6.5 million in a brilliant career and one of the top handicap horses in America for the past few years, puts his title on the line...

Brother Pete Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, August 21st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Hronis Racing’s Brother Pete, winless in nine starts since breaking his maiden 14 months ago at Hollywood Park, rallied from last place under Corey Nakatani to prevail in a three-horse blanket finish in the featured...

Stable Notes Day 26

Thursday, August 21st, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch JIM ROME TALKS SHARED BELIEF: PART I Nationally prominent sports talk show host Jim Rome is part owner of Shared Belief, the unbeaten (five-for-five) morning line 5-2 favorite for Sunday’s $1 million...