Del Mar Stable News

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India Mantuana, Baze Stage Upset in Red Carpet Handicap

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018   (4 months ago)
India Mantuana © Benoit Photo India Mantuana, a four-year-old filly claimed for $40,000 last August by trainer Ray Bell, hung on gamely in the final strides under a masterful ride by jockey Tyler Baze to...

Bigger Picture Early Favorite in Hollywood Turf Cup

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018   (4 months ago)
Bigger Picture © Benoit Photo Eastern invader Bigger Picture, a winner of 11 of 36 races and more than $1 million, is the morning line favorite versus seven rivals Friday in the Grade II $100,000...

Stable Notes November 22, 2018

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018   (4 months ago)
Gary Stevens © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club STEVENS’ RETIREMENT TO BE MARKED BY SATURDAY CEREMONY HERE Gary Stevens, who made his mark as one of America’s top riders of all time during a 32-year Hall...

Solid Wager Clicks Again in Cary Grant at Del Mar

Sunday, November 18th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Solid Wager © Benoit Photo The veteran gelding Solid Wager scored a smashing victory in Sunday’s $100,690 Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar, the third time he’s won the race in four tries. The other...

Stable Notes November 18, 2018

Sunday, November 18th, 2018   (4 months ago)
FOR BAFFERT, THE 2-YEAR-OLD STAKES HITS JUST KEEP ON COMIN’ With the victory by Mucho Gusto in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes, coming five days after the win by Chasing Yesterday in the...

Odds-On Mucho Gusto Best in Del Mar's Bob Hope Saturday

Saturday, November 17th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Mucho Gusto © Benoit Photo Heavily favored Mucho Gusto showed speed from the gate, repelled several challenges along the way and reported home a length and a half winner of the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes...

Stable Notes November 17, 2018

Saturday, November 17th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Escape Clause © Benoit Photo ESCAPE CLAUSE GOES TO RED CARPET HOPING TO SCORE A 10 Escape Clause, the Canadian filly who extended her win streak to nine in the opening day Kathryn Crosby Stakes...

Kodiak West Scores in Del Mar Feature

Friday, November 16th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Kodiak West © Benoit Photo Gainesway Stable and Naify’s Irish-bred Kodiak West, a three-year-old filly trained by Hall of Famer Neil Drysdale and ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, proved strongest in the stretch Friday to...

Cary Grant Stakes Lures Nine California-Bred Sprinters

Friday, November 16th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Edwards Going Left © Benoit Photo Nine California-bred Thoroughbreds with a preference for sprinting, including the defending champion, Edwards Going Left, will match quickness Sunday in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes at seven furlongs over...

Stable Notes November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Instilled Regard © Benoit Photo EAST COAST INVADERS DOT NOMS LIST FOR GRADED TURF STAKES Nominations for the eight graded stakes to be contested over the final two weeks of the meeting closed Thursday. And...