Del Mar Stable News

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Hong Kong Harry Comes Running Late to Win Del Mar Mile

Hong Kong Harry © Benoit Photo The chestnut gelding Hong Kong Harry responded perfectly to rider Flavien Prat’s cues and came running in the lane to pull clear late and capture the $302,000 Del Mar...

Eight Juvenile Fillies to Meet Monday in Del Mar Headliner

Big Hopes © Benoit Photo Eight 2-year-old fillies will match strides Monday in the Labor Day feature at Del Mar – the 30th edition of the Generous Portion Stakes. The California-bred offering is contested at...

Longshot Go Joe Won by a Whisker in Shared Belief at Del Mar

Go Joe Won (right) © Benoit Photo Hurst Racing Stables’ Go Joe Won, the longest shot on the board at 21-1, battled for the lead from right out of the gate, then fought through a...

Stable Notes September 3, 2022

Flavien Prat PRAT, VELAZQUEZ FLY IN FOR PACIFIC CLASSIC DAY The quality of the jockey colony at Del Mar will tick-up a notch this weekend with the arrival of two riders flying in to ride...

D'Amato Pair Run One, Two in Friday Main Event at Del Mar

Connie Swingle © Benoit Photo Trainer Phil D’Amato has one of the most active stables at Del Mar. He’s just a bit shy of having run 100 horses at the meet through its first 25...

Soph Filly Milers, Older Turf Sprinters Top Sunday Del Mar Card

Lieutenant Dan © Benoit Photo Two very different, but very interesting, stakes races will highlight the Sunday Labor Day Weekend card at Del Mar. The first test brings out 3-year-old fillies, seven of them in...

Stable Notes</br>September 2, 2022

Juan Leyva © Katie Jones MEET THE MAN WHO RIDES FLIGHTLINE FOR A LIVING You’re a true horseman when every time you see a quality horse you wonder ‘What would it be like to ride...

Hot Box Just Too Quck For Them All in Taking Thursday Del Mar Feature

Hot Box © Benoit Photo There is a simple formula in horse racing that will put you in the winner’s circle quicker than two shakes of a lamb’s tail. Be faster than the other horses,...

Stable Notes September 1, 2022

PACIFIC CLASSIC DRAW ELICITS DIFFERENT RESPONSES FROM TRAINERS The post position draw for Saturday’s G1 TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar was not racked with the same tension you might find at another 1 ¼...

8 Set for Turf Sprint Thursday at Del Mar; Early Post in Effect

Good With People © Benoit Photo Eight older horses will run for an $84,000 purse Thursday at Del Mar in a five-furlong turf dash that appears to be highly competitive. In addition to those already...