Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes August 16 2015

Sunday, August 16th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch AMERICAN PHAROAH BREEZES FOUR FURLONGS IN :47.60 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah breezed a half-mile in :47.60 under rider Martin Garcia Sunday morning at Del Mar with an estimated 800 people looking...

American Pharoah Works Four Furlongs in :47.60

Sunday, August 16th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah worked a half-mile in :47.60 under rider Martin Garcia Sunday morning at Del Mar with an estimated 800 people looking on from the grandstand. Trainer Bob Baffert and owner Ahmed...

Sharla Rae Wins Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Saturday, August 15th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Kentucky-bred Sharla Rae responded to the deft handling of James Graham in the final sixteenth to outfinish longshot Her Emmynence and clinch the three-year-old filly championship of the summer season with a victory in the...

Stable Notes August 15 2015

Saturday, August 15th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PACIFIC CLASSIC UPDATE, FINAL EDITION, ONE WEEK OUT On both sides of the country, workouts over a three-day period that started Friday have nominees for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic a...

Distaff Speedsters Clash Sunday in Rancho Bernardo 'Cap

Saturday, August 15th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Seven older fillies and mares will match speed Sunday in the 44th running of the Grade III $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap at six and one-half furlongs over Del Mar’s main track. Co-featured on the ten-race...

Curlin's Fox Romps in Sandy Blue Handicap

Friday, August 14th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Highly-regarded since the start of her career last winter but somewhat of a disappointment in stakes company, Warren B. Williamson’s Curlin’s Sox performed to early expectations Friday with a romping triumph in the featured $87,400...

Stable Notes August 14 2015

Friday, August 14th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch OAKS FAVORITE PRIZE EXHIBIT PROVES A GEM FOR CASSIDY A few weeks before the Breeders’ Cup last fall at Santa Anita, Deron Pearson purchased a 2-year-old, English bred and raced filly named...

Unusually Green Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, August 13th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams' Unusually Green, the 8-5 favorite piloted by Del Mar's leading rider, Rafael Bejarano, rallied in the stretch to win today's feature, a mile and one-sixteenth contest for California-bred horses...

Stable Notes August 13 2015

Thursday, August 13th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch MIKE STIDHAM SET TO DOUBLE UP IN OAKS Trainer Mike Stidham looked to be double tough in the upcoming back-to-back turf stakes for three-year-old fillies, Friday’s $80,000 Sandy Blue and Saturday’s Grade...

Prize Exhibit Tops Field in Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Thursday, August 13th, 2015   (3 years ago)
DP Racing’s stretch-charging Prize Exhibit, an English-bred filly trained by Jim Cassidy, will seek her third consecutive stakes victory Saturday in the 59th running of the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Oaks, championship event of...

Pretty N Cool Scores in Sorrento Stakes

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Pretty N Cool, the 2-5 favorite under jockey Martin Garcia, confirmed her status as favorite for the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante on September 5 with a convincing victory in Wednesday’s featured $200,000 Sorrento...

Stable Notes August 12 2015

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch SCRATCHES REDUCE FIELD TO SIX FOR TODAY’S SORRENTO The withdrawal of Sooner Time and Stays In Vegas reduced the field to six for today’s $200,000 Grade II Sorrento Stakes, the major stepping...

Eight Juvenile Fillies Clash in Sorrento Stakes Wednesday

Monday, August 10th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Eight talented two-year-old fillies, all of whom were victorious in their most recent races, will clash Wednesday in the 47th running of the Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes, major steppingstone to the Grade I $300,000...

Prospect Park Wins La Jolla Handicap

Sunday, August 9th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod’s talented Prospect Park, whose path to the Kentucky Derby was compromised by a series of mishaps this spring, put the past and eight rivals behind him Sunday with an impressive...

Stable Notes August 9 2015

Sunday, August 9th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch NYQUIST’S NO. 1 WITH O’NEILL AND POSSIBLE FUTURITY SINGLE Trainer Doug O’Neill reported that Nyquist, winner of Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Best Pal Stakes, came out of the race “great,” and with...

Nyquist Wins Grade II Best Pal Stakes

Saturday, August 8th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Best Pal Stakes (Grade II) MARIO GUTIERREZ (Nyquist, winner) – “Good trip today and he handled himself well. I don’t know if this is the best 2-year-old I’ve been on this year, but he’s surely...

Electrum Wins John C. Mabee Stakes in Blanket Finish

Saturday, August 8th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Irish-bred Elektrum and jockey Victor Espinoza proved narrowly best in an exciting blanket wind-up to the Grade II $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes for older fillies and mares Saturday. With a sixteenth of a mile...

Stable Notes August 8 2015

Saturday, August 8th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PACIFIC CLASSIC COUNTDOWN, SECOND EDITION, TWO WEEKS OUT The deadline for nominations to the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic is Thursday, August 13. It costs $300 and there will be both serious...

Shrinking Violet Wins Daisycutter Handicap

Friday, August 7th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Well-traveled Shrinking Violet, whose specialty is sprinting on the grass, used the featured $92,530 Daisycutter Handicap as a showcase for her ability Friday with an authoritative victory in the five-furlong dash over Del Mar’s infield...

Ten Sophomores Tangle in La Jolla Handicap Sunday

Friday, August 7th, 2015   (3 years ago)
An evenly-matched field of ten three-year-olds will battle Sunday in the 75th running of the Grade III $150,000 La Jolla Handicap at a mile and one-sixteenth over Del Mar’s infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course. Despite...