Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes August 31, 2020

Monday, August 31st, 2020   (4 weeks ago)
BEHIND THE MASKS: RIDERS REFLECT ON A DIFFERENT DEL MAR IN 2020 The summer of racing at Del Mar in 2020 has been, to put it mildly, unlike any other. Jockeys, for example, have done...

Governor Goteven Clicks in Generous Portion Sunday

Sunday, August 30th, 2020   (4 weeks ago)
Governor Goteven © Benoit Photo Templeton Horses’ homebred Governor Goteven shook off early heat and then drew clear late to capture the 28th edition of the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes for juvenile fillies Sunday at...

Stable Notes August 30, 2020

Sunday, August 30th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Raymundos Secret © Benoit Photo EIGHT SET TO GO IN NEXT SATURDAY’S GRADE II JOHN C. MABEE A field of eight was entered today for next Saturday’s Grade II, $150,000 John C. Mabee Stakes. The...

C Z Rocket Home First in Saturday's Pat O'Brien

Saturday, August 29th, 2020   (1 month ago)
C Z Rocket (outside) © Benoit Photo Tom Kagele’s C Z Rocket, a classy, old veteran who seems to have found a new lease on life since he was claimed for $40,000 at Oaklawn Park...

Stable Notes August 29, 2020

Saturday, August 29th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Thousand Words © Benoit Photo FINAL WORKS HERE FOR KENTUCKY DERBY AND OAKS CONTENDERS Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert sent out Gamine and Thousand Words, bound for next week’s Kentucky Oaks and Derby, respectively,...

Dead-Heat for Win Friday in Tranquility Lake Stakes

Friday, August 28th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Proud Emma (outside) & Message © Benoit Photo The 4-year-old fillies Proud Emma and Message hooked up in a furious stretch battle inside the eighth pole and ding-donged all the way home. In the end,...

Stable Notes August 28, 2020

Friday, August 28th, 2020   (1 month ago)
John Sadler © Benoit Photo SADLER SENDS OUT FAVORITE SEEKING PAT O’BRIEN THREE-PEAT Flagstaff will carry the hopes of the owner/trainer combination of Hronis Racing and John Sadler for a third straight victory in the...

Seven Young Fillies Meet Sunday in Generous Portion

Friday, August 28th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Governor Goteven © Benoit Photo Seven young California girls will get it on Sunday over six furlongs in the 28th edition of the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes, the feature attraction on an 11-race program at...

Flagstaff Tops Eight Saturday in Del Mar's Pat O'Brien Stakes

Thursday, August 27th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Flagstaff © Benoit Photo Flagstaff is a lovely, little town in the mountains of Northern Arizona. Flagstaff is also a very fast racehorse who could be tough to beat at Del Mar Saturday afternoon in...

Friday's Tranquility Lake Draws Five Femmes at a Mile

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020   (1 month ago)
Hang a Star © Benoit Photo Friday’s 16th edition of the Tranquility Lake Stakes, an overnight that carries a purse of $75,000 and is run at a mile on the main track, has lured a...