Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes Day 1 November 7 2014

Friday, November 7th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch CASSE’S BACK IN FORCE, A POTENTIAL LEGEND OF THE FIRST FALL Phase III of trainer Mark Casse’s great western venture begins today with the opening of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season at...

Stable Notes November 6 2014

Thursday, November 6th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch MAJOR PLAYERS MOVED IN, READY FOR BING CROSBY INAUGURAL One day before the opening of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season of racing, several stables that could figure prominently in the 15 days...

Stable Notes November 5 2014

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch RACING SECRETARY JERKENS NEGOTIATING UNCHARTED TERRITORY Friday’s opening day card of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season, drawn Tuesday, was in the books. The final two programs of the opening weekend were to...

Stable Notes November 4 2014

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch FIELD OVERFLOWS FOR OPENING DAY KATHRYN CROSBY STAKES Given that there were 32 horses nominated for Friday’s $75,000 Kathryn Crosby, the first stakes event of the inaugural Bing Crosby season, it wasn’t...

American Pharoah Wins Del Mar Futurity

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, a maiden who finished a well-beaten fifth in his only race August 9, was hustled to the lead after the break by jockey Victor Espinoza and never looked back as he...

Stable Notes Day 36

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch AS SUMMER SEASON NO. 75 ENDS, THOUGHTS TURN TO ‘CROSBY’ NO. 1 Closing day of the Del Mar summer season has long provided an occasion to look back on 22-43 racing days...

Miss Serendipity, Blanc Win Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Monday, September 1st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Out of action since July 25 when he suffered a shoulder injury in a spill, 41-year-old French-born jockey Brice Blanc made a victorious return to the saddle Monday when he reunited with Argentine-bred Miss Serendipity...

Midnight Storm Upsets In Del Mar Derby

Sunday, August 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Midnight Storm, a lightly-raced three-year-old lightly-regarded in the wagering at 17-1, made his stakes debut in brilliant fashion Sunday as he ran away and hid from seven rivals under jockey Tyler Baze in the 70th...

Stable Notes Day 34

Sunday, August 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch BLANC’S RETURN COULD BE SERENDIPITOUS FOR MISS SERENDIPITY Jockey Brice Blanc, out since July 25 with a shoulder injury incurred in a spill, is set to return Monday to ride Miss Serendipity...

Futurity Climaxes 75th Del Mar Season

Sunday, August 31st, 2014   (3 years ago)
The 75th summer season of Thoroughbred racing at Del Mar comes to a rousing conclusion Wednesday (Sept. 3) with a 10-race program topped by the traditional closing-day feature, the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity...

Sunset Glow Wins Del Mar Debutante

Saturday, August 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Odds-on favored Sunset Glow, beautifully handled by jockey Victor Espinoza, sliced through a slight opening between horses in the upper stretch en route to a narrow but convincing triumph in the featured Grade I $300,000...

Stable Notes Day 33

Saturday, August 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch FLAMBOYANT COULD BE AN ENTERPRISING SPOILER IN DERBY Glen Hill Farm’s Enterprising, with victories notched in the Oceanside Stakes and the La Jolla Handicap, could become the fourth horse in Del Mar...

Yellow Ribbon Headlines Del Mar Holiday Program

Saturday, August 30th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Nine evenly-matched older fillies and mares will clash Monday in the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap, headline event of an attractive 11-race Labor Day holiday program at Del Mar. Post time for the first...

Stable Notes Day 32

Friday, August 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch HER EMMYNENCY COULD CAP SOLID DEBUT SUMMER FOR STIDHAM Her Emmynency produced a 2 ¾ length victory under Joe Talamo in a 5 ½ furlong maiden special race on August 2 in...

Enterprising Favored In Del Mar Derby

Friday, August 29th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Bidding to become only the fourth horse in seaside track history to sweep Del Mar’s series of three races for three-year-olds, Glen Hill Farm’s stretch-running Enterprising tops a field of eight sophomores entered in the...

Big Cazanova Romps At Del Mar

Thursday, August 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Argentine-bred Big Cazanova, a nominee to last Sunday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, skipped Del Mar’s signature race of the season to compete Thursday and the decision paid off with a romping wire-to-wire victory in...

Stable Notes Day 31

Thursday, August 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch IN THIS CORNER…ELLLLVISSSS…TRUJIIIILLLLLLOOOO In what is being billed as the “Battle Off The Saddle,” jockeys Elvis Trujillo and Corey Nakatani are scheduled for a three-round boxing match Saturday following the races. The...

Sunset Glow Faces 8 In Del Mar Debutante

Thursday, August 28th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Ten Broeck Farm’s Sunset Glow, impressive winner of the Sorrento Stakes this summer, heads a field of nine talented two-year-old fillies Saturday in the 64th running of the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante at...

Long Hot Summer Wins Generous Portion Stakes

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Fanticola and Scardino’s Long Hot Summer responded to the brisk urging of jockey Joe Talamo to prove best in a three-horse stretch battle in the featured $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred two-year-old fillies Wednesday....

Stable Notes Day 30

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch SHARED BELIEF TAKES CLASSIC ACCOLADES TO GOLDEN GATE HOME Shared Belief departed Del Mar on Wednesday morning on a van to the Golden Gate Fields headquarters of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer while praise...