Del Mar Stable News

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Miss Serendipity Face 8 in John C. Mabee Stakes

Friday, August 8th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Argentine-bred Miss Serendipity, fresh from an upset triumph in the Grade I Gamely at Santa Anita in late May, will carry highweight of 123 pounds Sunday in the 57th running of the Grade II $250,000...

Living The Life Scores in United States Debut

Thursday, August 7th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Making her United States debut, Irish-bred Living The Life rallied in the stretch to win the featured $80,000 BOMA San Diego Purse Thursday under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith. Living The Life, a four-year-old...

Stable Notes Day 16

Thursday, August 7th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch IS FUTURITY IN FUTURE FOR SORRENTO CHAMP SUNSET GLOW? Ten Broeck Farm, Inc.’s Sunset Glow, a 3 ¼-length winner of Wednesday’s Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes, was comfortable in her stall at...

Enterprising Faces 5 in La Jolla Handicap

Thursday, August 7th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Glen Hill Farm’s Enterprising, who rallied from last place to win the Oceanside Stakes on opening day of the Del Mar meeting, July 17, will pack highweight of 122 pounds Saturday versus five rival three-year-olds...

Sunset Glow Triumphs In Sorrento Stakes

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Ten Broeck Farm's Sunset Glow and Jockey Victor Espinoza win the Grade II, $200,000 Sorrento Stakes, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA. Ten Broeck Farm’s Sunset Glow, runner-up in...

Stable Notes Day 15

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch BEST PAL TOP THREE ARE TARGETED FOR FUTURITY Skyway, who gave trainer Mark Casse his first Del Mar stakes victory – and first win of any kind at the track – in...

Seven Fillies Clash in Sorrento Stakes

Monday, August 4th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Seven lightly-raced but obviously talented two-year-old fillies, all of them with designs on the title-deciding Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante on Saturday, August 30, will take an important step toward that goal Wednesday in...

Skyway Wins Best Pal Stakes

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Eastern invader Skyway, ridden by Del Mar newcomer Stewart Elliott, gamely withstood the late stretch challenge of fast-closing Henry’s Holiday to win the featured Grade II $200,000 Best Pal Stakes Sunday before a crowd of...

Stable Notes Day 14

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch DESORMEAUX EXPERIENCING A REIN-AISSANCE ON RETURN TO DEL MAR Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux is Southern California and Del Mar based for the first time since 2005. And look who’s at...

Iotapa Triumphs in Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Hronis Racing’s Iotapa, the even-money favorite ridden by Joe Talamo, outran a stubborn Broken Sword in deep stretch to win the featured Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes on a rainy Saturday afternoon at...

Stable Notes Day 13

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch BEST PAL PROVIDES EARLY TEST OF TOP 2-YEAR-OLDS’ METTLE Eight 2-year-old colts that have shown promise in initial racing experiences get a significant test of ability in Sunday’s 44th running of the...

Red Outlaw 'Steals' Real Good Deal Stakes

Friday, August 1st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Making his first start in more than five months, Red Outlaw showed no signs of rust as he sped to the front leaving the gate under jockey Edwin Maldonado and led all the way to...

Stable Notes Day 12

Friday, August 1st, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch HOLLENDORFER, SADLER HAVE NUMBERS FOR THE HIRSCH Mathematically, there’s an 86 percent chance that the winner of Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes will come from a stall in barns...

8 Juvenile Speedsters Vie in Best Pal Stakes

Friday, August 1st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Eight talented two-year-olds with designs on the championship-deciding Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on closing day, Sept. 3 will be attempting to establish their worthiness Sunday in the 44th running of the Grade II...

Mahalo Princess Upsets in Del Mar Feature Race

Thursday, July 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Longshot Mahalo Princess, sent postward at 14-1 under jockey Kayla Stra, held off the late charge of 8-5 favored Upbeat Mood to win the $77,000 feature race at five furlongs over Del Mar’s infield grass...

Stable Notes Day 11

Thursday, July 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch BAZE SITTING (MOSTLY) CHILLY ON THE VERGE OF MILESTONES Tyler Baze could become a father at any time. The next victory for the 31-year-old jockey –which could come aboard one of his...

Iotapa Favored in Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

Thursday, July 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Coming off a brilliant victory in Santa Anita’s Vanity Stakes which she won by more than ten lengths, classy and consistent Iotapa will be attempting to build on her reputatation Saturday when she leads a...

Wake Up Nick Wins Graduation

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Wake Up Nick, the 3-5 favorite under jockey Mario Gutierrez, extended his perfect record to 3-for-3 Wednesday with an impressive triumph in the featured $100,000 Graduation Stakes for California-bred two-year-olds. Wake Up Nick took command...

14 Sophomores Entered in Real Good Deal Stakes

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Fourteen California-bred three-year-olds, including unbeaten Red Outlaw, are entered in Friday’s 27th running of the $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at seven furlongs over Del Mar’s main track. Post time for the first race Friday...

Stable Notes Day 10

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch BALTAS, BAFFERT AND SHAH SAVORING SENSATIONAL WEEKEND Trainer Richard Baltas and owner Kaleem Shah were back to work Wednesday with the good feelings lingering from major accomplishments by their horses on Sunday...