Del Mar Stable News

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Fire With Fire Tops Del Mar 'Cap Field

Thursday, August 21st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Daniel Heerensperger’s classy and consistent Fire With Fire, topweighted at 123 pounds in recognition of a sterling race record, tops a field of a dozen distance-loving older horses Saturday in the 75th running of the...

Alexis Tangier Wins Del Mar Feature

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Ran Jan Racing’s Alexis Tangier, a talented half-sister to Moulin de Mougin, recent winner of the John C. Mabee Stakes, returned to grass competition after failing in a trio of main track attempts and was...

Stable Notes Day 25

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch FIELD OF ELEVEN ENTERED IN TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC; DRAW TONIGHT Defending champion Game On Dude and undefeated Shared Belief top a field of 11 entered Wednesday morning in Sunday’s $1 million TVG...

Judy The Beauty Wins Rancho Bernardo 'Cap

Sunday, August 17th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Ultra consistent Judy the Beauty, considered by many observors the best female sprinter in the country, lived up to her reputation Sunday with a dominating victory in the featured Grade III $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap....

Stable Notes Day 24

Sunday, August 17th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PACIFIC CLASSIC WATCH, FINAL EDITION, ONE WEEK OUT Irish Surf, a romping 8 ½-length winner in the 1 1/2 –mile Cougar II Handicap on July 25, put in a final work Sunday...

Personal Diary, Nakatani Win Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Saturday, August 16th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Out of action for the previous three days while battling the flu, jockey Corey Nakatani emerged from his sick bed for a single mount Saturday and he didn’t squander the opportunity, guiding 9-1 Personal Diary...

Stable Notes Day 23

Saturday, August 16th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch RENEESGOTZIP LOOKS REVVED UP FOR RANCHO BERNARDO Reneesgotzip will put a perfect record at Del Mar on the line when she defends her title in the $150,000 Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap...

Istanford Romps in Sandy Blue Handicap

Friday, August 15th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Fresh from a romping triumph in the San Clemente Handicap, Istanford was installed the 6-5 favorite Friday in the $96,350 Sandy Blue Handicap and didn’t disappoint her followers, cruising to another wire-to-wire victory under jockey...

Stable Notes Day 22

Friday, August 15th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch CLEMENT AND COMPANY EYE OAKS REPEAT WITH SEA QUEEN A year ago Christophe Lorieul, assistant to trainer Christophe Clement, journeyed West from their New York headquarters with 3-year-old filly Discreet Marq and...

Tyler Baze Achieves 2,000-Win Milestone

Thursday, August 14th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Stuck at 1,999 wins and mired in an 0-46 slump, jockey Tyler Baze broke through for his milestone 2,000th career victory by guiding 2-1 favored Kate’s Event to an easy triumph in the third race...

Stable Notes Day 21

Thursday, August 14th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch IMPERATIVE JOINS THE RANKS OF PACIFIC CLASSIC CONTENDERS Imperative, owned by KM Racing Enterprises Inc. and trained by George Papaprodromou, has been nominated for and is being prepared to run in the...

Sea Queen Faces Nine in Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Thursday, August 14th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Stonetower Stable’s highly-regarded Sea Queen, fresh from a bang-up second in the Grade I Belmont Oaks at Belmont Park in New York, heads a field of ten talented three-year-old fillies Saturday in the 58th running...

Merit Man Scores in Green Flash Handicap

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Florida-bred speedster Merit Man, who gained national prominence on the 2013 Kentucky Derby trail with a victory in the Spectacular Bid at Gulfstream, rallied in the stretch to narrowly win the featured $94,540 Green Flash...

Stable Notes Day 20

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch WORKS KEEP TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC POT ON SIMMER Four major candidates for the TVG Pacific Classic put in penultimate workouts here during the two “dark” days of racing and undefeated Shared Belief...

Smith, Moulin De Mougin Win John C. Mabee Stakes

Sunday, August 10th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith celebrated his 49th birthday in style Sunday, guiding longshot Moulin de Mougin to an upset victory in the featured 57th running of the Grade II $250,000 John C. Mabee...

Stable Notes Day 19

Sunday, August 10th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC WATCH, FOURTH EDITION, TWO WEEKS OUT The potential field for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic will come into better focus on Thursday, when nominations close for the 24th...

Enterprising Rallies To Win La Jolla Handicap

Saturday, August 9th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Unleashing an electric burst of speed, Glen Hill Farm’s classy Enterprising, the 3-2 favorite under Hall of Famer Mike Smith, blew away his opposition in the stretch to win Saturday’s featured 74th running of the...

Stable Notes Day 18

Saturday, August 9th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch MISS SERENDIPITY COULD ADD TO McANALLY’S MASTER LIST A victory by Miss Serendipity, the 5-2 favorite in a field of seven for Sunday’s 57th running of the John C. Mabee, would be...

Desormeaux, Hess Combine to Win Daisycutter Handicap

Friday, August 8th, 2014   (3 years ago)
The red-hot jockey-trainer combination of Kent Desormeaux and Bob Hess, Jr., struck again Friday as Master the Blues overhauled Kinz Funky Monkey in the final strides to win the featured $96,560 Daisycutter Handicap. Master the...

Stable Notes Day 17

Friday, August 8th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch LA JOLLA AN ACCREDITATION TEST FOR SCHOOLOFHARDROCKS Asked for an overall assessment of the career of Schoolofhardrocks, the 5-2 second choice in the opening line for Saturday’s Grade II $150,000 La Jolla...