Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes August 22, 2018

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018   (4 months ago)
DAY 26 BATTLE OF MIDWAY ENTRY MAKES O’BRIEN A BATTLE OF THE STARS Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer opted to make Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes the first race in the unexpected...

Van Dyke Wins Record-Tying Seven Races, Catapult Wins Del Mar Mile

Sunday, August 19th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Catapult © Benoit Photo Providing red-hot jockey Drayden Van Dyke with his fifth of seven victories during the afternoon, Catapult, longshot winner of the Eddie Read Stakes a month ago, proved that triumph was no...

Stable Notes August 19, 2018

Sunday, August 19th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo DAY 25 ACCELERATE PERFORMANCE REVERBERATES ON THE MORNING AFTER In the post-race press conference Saturday evening for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, Accelerate trainer John Sadler was asked what it...

Fatale Bere Upsets in Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Fatale Bere © Benoit Photo French-bred Fatale Bere, well handled by Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux, overhauled 9-5 favored Ollie’s Candy in the final strides to win the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Oaks...

Fashion Business, Prat Win Marathon Del Mar Handicap

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Fashion Business © Benoit Photo Given the signal to go by jockey Flavien Prat with approximately three furlongs to travel, Fashion Business swept by his competition in less than a sixteenth of a mile with...

Stable Notes August 18, 2018

Saturday, August 18th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Beach View © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DAY 24 BEACH VIEW SCRATCHED FROM CLASSIC WITH MINOR INJURY Leonard Powell stooped low beneath the stall web and pointed to a small cut just above the hoof...

Stormy Liberal Defeats Richard's Boy in Green Flash 'Cap - Again

Friday, August 17th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Stormy Liberal (outside) © Benoit Photo In a replay of last November’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, Stormy Liberal came on in the stretch to defeat stablemate Richard’s Boy in the featured $88,840 Green Flash Handicap...

Stable Notes August 17, 2018

Friday, August 17th, 2018   (5 months ago)
DAY 23 BREEDERS’ CUP RETURN IN 2021 HAS DEL MAR HORSEMEN ENTHUSED The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will make its second appearance at Del Mar in November of 2021, four years after the track hosted...

Hunt, Sharp Samurai Top Outstanding Field in Del Mar Mile Sunday

Friday, August 17th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Hunt © Benoit Photo Irish-bred Hunt and Kentucky-bred Sharp Samurai, grass champions from the 2017 Del Mar season, head an outstanding field of 13 Thoroughbreds scheduled to compete Sunday in the Grade II $200,000 Del...

Liam the Charmer Wins Del Mar Headliner

Thursday, August 16th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Liam the Charmer © Benoit Photo On the sidelines for a year, Liam the Charmer made a successful return to competition Thursday, overtaking Ann Arbor Eddie at the finish line to win Del Mar’s feature...

Stable Notes August 16, 2018

Thursday, August 16th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Prime Attraction © Benoit Photo DAY 22 PRIME ATTRACTION COULD PLAY MAJOR ROLE IN TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC A glance at all the “1”s and “2”s in the past performance lines for Prime Attraction leads to...

Accelerate Favored in TVG Pacific Classic; Oaks, Del Mar 'Cap Also on Card

Thursday, August 16th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, the top-ranked older handicap Thoroughbred in the West, will face seven rivals as the 8-5 morning line favorite Saturday in Del Mar’s signature event of the summer season,...

Sixth Solo Pick Six Ticket Registers at Del Mar

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Living on Prayer © Benoit Photo For the second consecutive day and the sixth time in the first 21 days of the meet, a single Pick Six bettor hit the wager and took home the...

Vexatious Triumphs in CTT & TOC Stakes

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Vexatious © Benoit Photo Given a flawlessly-timed ride by jockey Rafael Bejarano, Vexatious rallied from last place to overhaul favored Queen Blossom in the final sixteenth and win the featured $75,754 CTT & TOC Stakes...

Stable Notes August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018   (5 months ago)
DAY 21 EIGHT ENTERED IN TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC; ACCELERATE (8-5) IN POST 5 Accelerate will break from post position No. 5 in a field of eight in quest of completing the “California Triple” in Saturday’s...

Yuvetsi Upsets Anonymity in Rancho Bernardo Handicap

Sunday, August 12th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Yuvetsi © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s Yuvetsi, a 9-1 outsider under jockey Tyler Baze, shook off 2-5 favored Anonymity turning into the stretch and continued on to score a convincing triumph in the featured Grade...

Stable Notes August 12, 2018

Sunday, August 12th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Accelerate © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DAY 20 ACCELERATE, ‘LIEUTENANT, UNIQUE BELLA IN FINAL CLASSIC WORKS John Sadler-trained Accelerate, the likely morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic and race-nominated The Lieutenant...

Instagrand Dazzles in Best Pal Stakes Romp

Saturday, August 11th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Instagrand © Benoit Photo Two-year-old Instagrand, a $1.2 million purchase last March, offered further proof that he is a star in the making Saturday with a brilliant victory in the featured Grade II $200,000 Best...

Stable Notes August 11, 2018

Saturday, August 11th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Dr Dorr and Mubtaahij © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DAY 19 TRAINERS OF TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC HORSES PLAY IT CLOSE TO THE VEST With less than 72 hours remaining before the deadline, at 10 a.m....

Cordiality Romps in Solana Beach Stakes

Friday, August 10th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Cordiality © Benoit Photo Cordiality, consistent and classy, performed to her 6-5 favoritism Friday with an easy victory under jockey Tyler Baze in the featured $150,000 Solana Beach Stakes for California-bred fillies and mares. Perfectly...