Del Mar Stable News

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Masochistic Tops Field in Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes

Friday, July 24th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Los Pollos Hermanos and JayEmEss Stable’s Masochistic, brilliant winner of the Grade I Triple Bend in near track-record time last month at Santa Anita, figures to be an odds-on favorite versus five rivals Sunday in...

Longshot Star Act, Stevens Win Del Mar Marathon

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (3 years ago)
George Krikorian’s Star Act, longest shot at 20-1 despite the presence in the saddle of Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, sliced between horses in the upper stretch to reach contention and then outran 5-2...

Stable Notes July 23 2015

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (3 years ago)
‘HIGH FIVE’ WORK FOR AMERICAN PHAROAH AND BAFFERT And on the fifth day, American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11.00. And verily did trainer Bob Baffert say in the aftermath: “I think he’s getting faster”...

San Diego Handicap Attracts 8 Older Runners

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (3 years ago)
Eight older Thoroughbreds, most of whom aspire to earn a place in Del Mar’s signature race, the Grade I $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on August 22, will line up Saturday in the 74th running...

'High Five' Work for American Pharoah and Baffert

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (3 years ago)
‘HIGH FIVE’ WORK FOR AMERICAN PHAROAH AND BAFFERT And on the fifth day, American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11.00. And verily did trainer Bob Baffert say in the aftermath: “I think he’s getting faster”...

Pure Tactics Wins Wickerr Stakes

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015   (3 years ago)
Nita Winner’s Pure Tactics, piloted by Del Mar’s leading rider thus far this summer, Flavien Prat, forged to the front in the final stride to win the featured $86,350 Wickerr Stakes by a head over...

Stable Notes July 22 2015

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch RACING OFFICE WORKS TO SMOOTH OUT SCRATCHES FROM RAINY DAYS Tom Robbins, Del Mar’s Executive Vice President, Racing loaded a box of books into the back of his SUV parked near the...

Prize Exhibit Wins San Clemente Handicap

Sunday, July 19th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Winner of the Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita at odds of almost 10-1 three weeks ago, English-bred Prize Exhibit showed that success was no fluke with a strong come-from-behind victory in Sunday’s Grade II $200,000...

Stable Notes July 19 2015

Sunday, July 19th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch CALIFORNIA CHROME TO RACE AGAIN; 2016 PACIFIC CLASSIC ONE TARGET He’s coming back and he’s going to me which I’m sure he’ll be real happy about,” Art Sherman confirmed Sunday morning from...

Gabriel Charles Wins Eddie Read Stakes

Saturday, July 18th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Winless in three starts since scoring in the 2013 Del Mar Derby, Gabriel Charles showed a return to his best form with a brilliant stretch rally to win the Grade I $400,000 Eddie Read Stakes...

Stable Notes July 18 2015

Saturday, July 18th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch STORM DOESN’T STAY AMERICAN PHAROAH FROM WORKOUT Triple Crown champion American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11.40 under Martin Garcia here Saturday morning, about 90 minutes after a thunder-and-lightning storm – unusual...

Zipessa, Bejerano Win Del Mar Feature

Friday, July 17th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Empyrean Stables’ Zipessa, the 2-1 favorite on the basis of an impressive debut maiden triumph in May at Arlington Park, came through with a handy victory in today’s feature at Del Mar, a one-mile grass...

Sunset Glow Heads Line-Up In San Clemente Handicap

Friday, July 17th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Ultra consistent Sunset Glow, winner of the Grade I Del Mar Debutante last summer and never worse than third in eight lifetime races, heads a strong field of nine three-year-old fillies Sunday in the Grade...

Stable Notes July 17 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch OCEANSIDE IN HAND, READ NEXT IN MULLINS’ SIGHTS Trainer Jeff Mullins went 2-for-2 on Opening Day with the capper being Bloom Racing Stables’ Soul Driver’s nose victory under Mike Smith in the...

Stable Notes July 16 2015

Thursday, July 16th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch D’AMATO OPENS MEETING WITH FAVORITE, FOND MEMORIES Trainer Phil D’Amato has the 5-2 morning line favorite in Papacoolpapacool for today’s Oceanside Stakes, the traditional opening day feature of the summer meeting. He...

Finnegans Wake Vs. Midnight Storm In Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar

Thursday, July 16th, 2015   (3 years ago)
Finnegans Wake, a winner of almost $1.5 million and an established star on grass, will take on the up-and-coming four-year-old Midnight Storm and five other foes Saturday in the 42nd running of the Grade I...

Stable Notes July 15 2015

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch MANY HAPPY RETURNEES, NEWCOMERS IN STABLE AREA The established stables of Del Mar meetings through the years are back. Those of Hall of Famers Bob Baffert, Neil Drysdale, Jerry Hollendorfer, Richard Mandella...

Stable Notes July 14 2015

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch AMERICAN PHAROAH MEETS PRESS UPON DEL MAR ARRIVAL Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, displaying star cool, was on display for San Diego area media Tuesday morning, about six hours after arrival at...

Stable Notes July 13 2015

Monday, July 13th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch THE DIRT ON SUMMER 2015 SEASON: IT’S BACK … After eight years on a state-mandated synthetic surface, in this case the Polytrack brand, Del Mar returns to dirt for the 76th summer...

American Pharoah Stirs Del Mar Hopes, Memories

Thursday, May 14th, 2015   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza win the 2014 Del Mar Futurity The starting gates opened for the 141st Kentucky Derby and the crowd noise drowned out the announcer’s call even though Westgate...