Del Mar Stable News

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Take the One O One Wins Real Good Deal Stakes

Friday, July 27th, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Take the One O One © Benoit Photo Taking the shortest way home, even-money favored Take the One O One rallied on the rail turning into the stretch to take the lead and continued on...

Stable Notes July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27th, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Peter Miller © Eclipse Sportswire DAY 8 MILLER STIRS UP SOME GOOD MEMORIES WITH STORMY LIBERAL, ROY H Trainer Peter Miller ranks a Saturday at Del Mar, November 4, 2017, as probably the third-best day...

Unique Bella Strong Favorite in Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Sunday

Friday, July 27th, 2018   (2 weeks ago)
Unique Bella Don Alberto Stable’s champion filly Unique Bella, a winner of eight of eleven starts and worse than second only once in a brilliant career, figures to be an odds-on favorite Sunday when she...

Nice Ice Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 26th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Nice Ice © Benoit Photo Nice Ice, who won a maiden race over Santa Anita’s six and one-half furlong downhill turf course in April, stretched out to a mile over the Del Mar grass to...

Stable Notes July 26, 2018

Thursday, July 26th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Roy H DAY 7 THREE FROM BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT RETURN FOR BING CROSBY The first, fourth and fifth-place finishers from the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint last November are back at Del Mar as part...

Champion Sprinter Roy H Faces Ten in Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes

Thursday, July 26th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Roy H © Benoit Photo Champion sprinter Roy H, who clinched an Eclipse Award with his triumph in the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint last November at Del Mar, returns to the scene of his...

Beach View Upsets Hoppertunity in Cougar II Handicap

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Beach View © Benoit Photo Given a ground-saving ride by jockey Rafael Bejarano, Beach View swept to the front along the rail turning into the stretch and easily defeated odds-on favored Hoppertunity in the featured...

Unbeaten Smiling Angelo Heads Real Good Deal Stakes Field

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Smiling Angelo © Benoit Photo Ferro Family and Flores’ Smiling Angelo, impressive winner of his only two races, will make his stakes debut Friday versus seven fellow California-bred three-year-olds in the $150,000 Real Good Deal...

Stable Notes July 25, 2018

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
DAY 6 JUSTIFY RETIRED; WILL PARADE FOR FANS HERE SATURDAY Bob Baffert was by himself in a second-floor grandstand box when approached by two writers around 7:30 Wednesday morning. Naturally, the first subject was Justify....

On an Afternoon of Longshots A Pick Six Ticket Pays $119,107

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Kenton Road © Benoit Photo On an afternoon of boxcar payoffs, one very savvy and/or very lucky gambler rang the bell for a $119,107 payoff in the Pick Six Sunday as Del Mar closed out...

Stable Notes July 22, 2018

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
True Valour © Benoit Photo DAY 5 MURTAGHS EXPLORE NEW GROUND WITH EDDIE READ ENTRANT John Patrick and Orla Murtagh left their five children back home in Ireland to journey to a place they’d never...

Hoppertunity Packs Highweight of 125 Pounds in Cougar II Handicap

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Hoppertunity, who at the relatively advanced Thoroughbred age of seven continues to win races in top company while adding to his bankroll of almost $4.7 million, will carry highweight of 125 pounds Wednesday in the...

Catalina Cruiser Breezes to San Diego Handicap Victory

Saturday, July 21st, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Catalina Cruiser © Benoit Photo With the original line-up of ten entrants cut in half by scratches, Hronis Racing’s lightly-raced but talented Catalina Cruiser took full advantage to score an easy front-running victory in the...

San Clemente Stakes Quotes

Saturday, July 21st, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
War Heroine © Benoit Photo San Clemente Stakes (Grade II) TYLER BAZE (War Heroine, winner) – “She’s an extremely fast filly; extremely fast. But it isn’t so much about the speed, it’s about how they’re...

Stable Notes July 21, 2018

Saturday, July 21st, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
2018 Del Mar Handicap DAY 4 ITSINTHEPOST, HUNT RENEW RIVALRY IN SUNDAY’S EDDIE READ There was a three-race series, from late summer into the fall of last year, in which Itsinthepost and Hunt battled to...

Fahan Mura Wins Wire-to-Wire in Osunitas Stakes

Friday, July 20th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Fahan Mura, a four-year-old filly who’s found a home competing over the grass in California, scored her fifth victory in as many starts Friday in the Golden State as she led from wire-to-wire to win...

Stable Notes July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
SPOUSE OR SHEIK? BAFFERT STAYS STRESS FREE TRAINING FOR BOTH The question regarding Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap was one only Bob Baffert was qualified to ponder. “Is it a bigger stressor to...

Hunt Faces Ten Tough Rivals in Eddie Read Stakes Sunday

Friday, July 20th, 2018   (3 weeks ago)
Hunt © Benoit Photo Irish-bred Hunt, acclaimed champion grass horse of the 2017 Del Mar summer meeting after triumphs in the Eddie Read Stakes and Del Mar Handicap, returns to the seaside track to seek...

Moonshine Memories Prevails in Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 19th, 2018   (4 weeks ago)
Moonshine Memories © Benoit Photo Moonshine Memories, who gained initial prominence by winning the Grade I Del Mar Debutante last summer, showed her quality again Thursday in scoring a hard-fought triumph over Steph Being Steph...

Stable Notes July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 19th, 2018   (4 weeks ago)
Doug O'Neill © Benoit Photo DAY 2 O’NEILL, HOLLENDORFER, HARPER AGREE: NOT BAD FOR OPENERS Del Mar’s 79th summer season opening day was a very good one on the track for trainers Doug O’Neill and...