Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes November 21, 2021

Graham Motion © Benoit Photo MOTION SEEKS A SECOND IN RED CARPET WITH SHIPPER SINGLE SOUL Maryland-based trainer H. Graham Motion won the 2015 running of the Red Carpet Stakes with Rusty Slipper. Motion’s assistant...

Azul Coast is Best Saturday in Del Mar's Native Diver Stakes

Azul Coast © Benoit Photo Pegram, Watson or Weitman’s Azul Coast tracked a moderate pace early, ranged up nearing the turn for home and fired smartly through the lane to come away a half-length winner...

Stable Notes November 20, 2021

Viadera © Benoit Photo PREPARATIONS ARE IN MOTION FOR TURF FESTIVAL CLOSING WEEK The close of entries and post position draw for Del Mar’s Thanksgiving Day card that includes the Grade III, $100,000 Red Carpet...

Kristi's Tiger Comes Widest, Fastest to Capture Friday Del Mar Feature

Kristi's Tiger © Benoit Photo Bell and Brewster’s Kristi’s Tiger, responding promptly to the cues of Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, went widest and fastest of all through the lane and rung up and...

Seven Cal-Breds Face Off Sunday in Cary Grant Stakes

Fashionably Fast © Benoit Photo Not one, but two former winners of the Cary Grant Stakes are going to try and pull off a double at Del Mar Sunday when they’re part of a seven-horse...

Stable Notes November 19, 2021

Eight Rings © Benoit Photo QUICK RETURN FOR EIGHT RINGS AS NATIVE DIVER MORNING LINE PICK Bob Baffert-trained Eight Rings, fourth in the $1 million Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile here on November...

Wide-Open Native Diver Stakes Is Saturday Feature at Del Mar

Eight Rings © Benoit Photo In an absolutely wide-open renewal of the Grade III, $100,000 Native Diver Stakes Saturday at Del Mar, eight older horses will hook up for a mile and one-eighth tussle that...

Eight Fillies & Mares Sprint Friday in Del Mar Feature

Delta Wind © Benoit Photo There’s an old racetrack maxim that goes like this: “Fillies and mares will give you gray hairs.” The distaff set, you see, has a reputation for being a bit more...

Favored Messier Clicks Sunday at Del Mar for Prat / Baffert Team

Messier © Benoit Photo SF Racing, Starlight Racing and Madaket Stables’ Messier overpowered a small field of 2-year-old rivals Sunday in the Grade III Bob Hope Stakes giving trainer Bob Baffert and rider Flavien Prat...

Stable Notes November 14, 2021

Primer Dimer © Benoit Photo BOMB IS A WAY FOR PYFER TO MARK HER FINAL DAY AS AN APPRENTICE The record will show that the final victory as an apprentice for jockey Jessica Pyfer was...