Del Mar Stable News

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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...

Tom's Tribute Wins Mile; Favored Obviously 4th

Sunday, August 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Tom’s Tribute, winner of the Grade I Eddie Read Stakes a month ago, took advantage of favored Obviously’s disastrous break from the gate to forge an upset victory in the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar...

Goldencents Wins O'Brien, Sets Track Record

Sunday, August 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Goldencents, second in three Del Mar sprint stakes going back to the 2013 meeting, left no doubt as to his superiority Sunday as he won the Grade II $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes from wire-to-wire under...

Shared Belief Wins TVG Pacific Classic

Sunday, August 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Emulating his sire, Candy Ride, victor in Del Mar’s signature race in 2003, three-year-old Shared Belief showed he is the “real deal” Sunday with a brilliant triumph in the 24th running of the Grade I...

Stable Notes Day 29

Sunday, August 24th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PLAYING THE ‘WHAT IF’ GAME FOR THE TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC We read through the press kit for the 24th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic and skimmed the record book...

Big John B, Smith Win 75th Del Mar Handicap

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Under a masterfully timed ride by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, favored Big John B swept to the lead in the upper stretch and cruised home to win the featured 75th running of the...

Ann Of The Dance Upsets In CTT & TOC Handicap

Friday, August 22nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
St. George Farm Racing’s Ann of the Dance, overlooked in the wagering at 28-1 despite the presence in the saddle of hot shot apprentice Drayden Van Dyke, got up in the final strides to nose...

Stable Notes Day 27

Friday, August 22nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch LATE SHUFFLING LEAVES DEL MAR HANDICAP WITH STRONG HAND Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale scratched Topic, the 3-1 morning line second choice for Friday’s CTT & TOC Handicap, to run her...

TVG Pacific Classic Matches Game On Dude Vs. Shared Belief

Friday, August 22nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
Defending champion Game On Dude, a winner of almost $6.5 million in a brilliant career and one of the top handicap horses in America for the past few years, puts his title on the line...

Brother Pete Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, August 21st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Hronis Racing’s Brother Pete, winless in nine starts since breaking his maiden 14 months ago at Hollywood Park, rallied from last place under Corey Nakatani to prevail in a three-horse blanket finish in the featured...

Stable Notes Day 26

Thursday, August 21st, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch JIM ROME TALKS SHARED BELIEF: PART I Nationally prominent sports talk show host Jim Rome is part owner of Shared Belief, the unbeaten (five-for-five) morning line 5-2 favorite for Sunday’s $1 million...

Fire With Fire Tops Del Mar 'Cap Field

Thursday, August 21st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Daniel Heerensperger’s classy and consistent Fire With Fire, topweighted at 123 pounds in recognition of a sterling race record, tops a field of a dozen distance-loving older horses Saturday in the 75th running of the...

Alexis Tangier Wins Del Mar Feature

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Ran Jan Racing’s Alexis Tangier, a talented half-sister to Moulin de Mougin, recent winner of the John C. Mabee Stakes, returned to grass competition after failing in a trio of main track attempts and was...

Stable Notes Day 25

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch FIELD OF ELEVEN ENTERED IN TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC; DRAW TONIGHT Defending champion Game On Dude and undefeated Shared Belief top a field of 11 entered Wednesday morning in Sunday’s $1 million TVG...

Judy The Beauty Wins Rancho Bernardo 'Cap

Sunday, August 17th, 2014   (4 years ago)
Ultra consistent Judy the Beauty, considered by many observors the best female sprinter in the country, lived up to her reputation Sunday with a dominating victory in the featured Grade III $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap....

Stable Notes Day 24

Sunday, August 17th, 2014   (4 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PACIFIC CLASSIC WATCH, FINAL EDITION, ONE WEEK OUT Irish Surf, a romping 8 ½-length winner in the 1 1/2 –mile Cougar II Handicap on July 25, put in a final work Sunday...

Personal Diary, Nakatani Win Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Saturday, August 16th, 2014   (4 years ago)
Out of action for the previous three days while battling the flu, jockey Corey Nakatani emerged from his sick bed for a single mount Saturday and he didn’t squander the opportunity, guiding 9-1 Personal Diary...

Stable Notes Day 23

Saturday, August 16th, 2014   (4 years ago)
By Hank Wesch RENEESGOTZIP LOOKS REVVED UP FOR RANCHO BERNARDO Reneesgotzip will put a perfect record at Del Mar on the line when she defends her title in the $150,000 Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap...