Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes September 2 2015

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
AMERICAN PHAROAH WILL PARADE AFTER FOURTH RACE SUNDAY Triple Crown champion American Pharoah returned to his Del Mar home Monday, two days after the three-quarter-length loss to Keen Ice in the Travers Stakes and will...

La Tia Triumphs In Matriarch Stakes

Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Beautifully rated on the lead by jockey Joel Rosario, Eastern invader La Tia led from start to finish Sunday to win the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes on the 15th and final day of a...

Cecil B. DeMille Stakes Quotes

Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Conquest Stables' Conquest Typhoon and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade III, Cecil B. DeMille Stakes Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (Grade III) MIKE SMITH (Conquest Typhoon, winner) -- "Mark (trainer Mark Casse) thought this horse...

Stable Notes Day 15 November 30 2014

Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch GOOD VIBES FROM CALIFORNIA CHROME WIN LINGER AFTER DERBY Immediately following California Chrome’s stirring victory, viewed by 21,889 on track Saturday, Mark Casse sought out Art Sherman. The trainer of runner-up Lexie...

California Chrome Wins Hollywood Derby

Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome enhanced his claim to consideration for year-end Horse of the Year honors Saturday with a brilliant victory in the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar....

Ol' Fashion Gal Wins Jimmy Durante Stakes

Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Bill and Vicki Poston's Ol' Fashion Gal and jockey Joe Talamo win the Grade III $150,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes Jimmy Durante Stakes (Grade III) JOE TALAMO (Ol’ Fashion Gal, winner) – “She loves the turf....

Big Cazanova Wins At Del Mar

Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Big Cazanova and jockey Evis Trujillo win the Grade III, $200,000 Native Diver Stakes, Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA. Native Diver Stakes Quotes (Grade III) ELVIS TRUJILLO (Big...

Stable Notes Day 14 November 29 2014

Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch IF YOU KNEW, LEXIE LOU, YOU’D KNOW WHY SHE MIGHT COME THROUGH Taking on Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome is a formidable assignment for any horse. And by entering...

Kaigun Rallies To Win Seabiscuit Handicap

Friday, November 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Last with slightly more than a quarter-mile to run, Kaigun unleashed a brilliant burst of speed in the stretch to win the featured Grade II $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap Friday under jockey Corey Nakatani. Kaigun, a...

Stable Notes Day 13 November 28 2014

Friday, November 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch SHERMAN, CASSE HAVE AMICABLE MEETING ON EVE OF SHOWDOWN Trainers Art Sherman and Mark Casse met for the first time Friday at 7 a.m. trackside at Del Mar. It was an amicable,...

Matriarch Climaxes Bing Crosby Season

Friday, November 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Del Mar’s inaugural fall Bing Crosby Season, a success in all categories, comes to a climax Sunday (Nov. 30) highlighted by a stakes doubleheader, the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch for older fillies and mares and...

Finnegans Wake Wins Hollywood Turf Cup

Thursday, November 27th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Under deft handling by jockey Victor Espinoza, Finnegans Wake rallied between horses entering the stretch, then fought off longshot Patrioticandproud in the final sixteenth to score a neck triumph in the featured Grade II $250,000...

Stable Notes Day 12 November 27 2014

Thursday, November 27th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch IN SHERMAN’S EYE, CALIFORNIA CHROME LOOKS AT HOME ON THE TURF Trainer Art Sherman eschewed his usual mezzanine-tier viewing spot in the grandstand for a ground-level one on the Jimmy Durante Turf...

California Chrome Faces 5 in Hollywood Derby

Thursday, November 27th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Seeking to strengthen his claim to Horse of the Year laurels, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome returns to the scene of his earliest success Saturday when he will face five rivals, including...

Tom's Tribute Tops Seabiscuit 'Cap Field

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Braly Family Trust’s classy Tom’s Tribute, champion older horse and grass competitor last summer at Del Mar after winning the Grade I Eddie Read Stakes and Grade II Del Mar Mile, tops a field of...

11 Tangle In Hollywood Turf Cup On Thanksgiving Day at Del Mar

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Eleven distance-loving grass Thoroughbreds will tangle Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, in the Grade II $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, kick-off event of Del Mar’s fall Turf Festival. Post time for the first of eight races on the...

Big Macher Wins Cary Grant Stakes

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Displaying the gameness that he has become known for, Big Macher, the 7-5 favorite ridden by Rafael Bejarano, fought off the two-pronged attack of longshot Rousing Sermon and previously unbeaten Red Outlaw to win the...

Stable Notes Day 11 November 23 2014

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch CALIFORNIA CHROME BREEZES HALF-MILE IN 52 FLAT ON TURF Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome made his first appearance of the year at Del Mar on Sunday morning, breezing a...

California Chrome Breezes Half-Mile In 52 Flat On Turf

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome made his first appearance of the year at Del Mar on Sunday morning, breezing a half-mile on the turf in 52 seconds under regular jockey Victor Espinoza...

Three Hearts Surprises In Red Carpet Handicap

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Team Valor International's Three Hearts, winless since April of 2013, ended her losing streak in a big way Saturday with a surprise victory at odds of 29-1 in the featured $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap before...