Del Mar Stable News

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D'Amato's Irish Connection Clicks in Thursday Headliner at Del Mar

Turn On The Jets © Benoit Photo Over the past several years, trainer Phil D’Amato has established an Irish connection that has proven special when it comes to winning races on the Southern California circuit....

Invader Spendarella Favored Saturday in Full Field for Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Spendarella © Courtesy of Keeneland The bay filly Spendarella will be racing on her fourth different turf track Saturday in only her fifth start, but the way she’s handled the traveling and racing so far...

Stable Notes August 18, 2022

Spendarella © Courtesy of Keeneland SPENDARELLA SHIPS IN FOR SATURDAY’S G1 DEL MAR OAKS Gainesway Thoroughbreds Spendarella has only raced four times in her career but she has made quite an impression. So much so...

Neige Blanche Sticks Out in CTT & TOC Stakes at Del Mar Friday

Neige Blanche © Benoit Photo Sometimes, if you do your homework, put in the time, make a good plan, hire the right people and keep your fingers crossed, things work out just right. There may...

Eight to Face the Starter Thursday in Del Mar's Allowance Headliner

Johnny Podres © Benoit Photo Eight turf sprinters will line up Thursday at Del Mar in the day’s Race 6, an $82,000 allowance test that will be the featured offering on the eight-race program. Though...

Havnameltdown Simply Outfoots Them in Del Mar's Best Pal Stakes Sunday

Havnameltdown © Benoit Photo The 2-year-old colt Hvnameltdown was just too quick for his nine rivals Sunday at Del Mar in the 52nd running of the $202,500 Best Pal Stakes, outfooting them in stakes record...

Stable Notes August 14, 2022

Going Global © Benoit Photo THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT FOR SATURDAY’S STAKES WINNERS AT DEL MAR All four of the top two finishers in Saturday’s stakes races at Del Mar came back in good order...

Vegas Magic Upsets Sorrento Saturday at Del Mar

Vegas Magic © Benoit Photo The bay filly Vegas Magic stalked the pacesetting favorite Procrastination for the majority of the six-furlong Sorrento Stakes Saturday at Del Mar, then surged past her at the sixteenth pole...

Going Global Very Prompt Favorite in Saturday's Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar

Going Global © Benoit Photo Pick your phrase: She won for fun? She walked her beat? She just galloped? Whatever you choose, the fact of the matter is that the Irish filly Going Global could...

Stable Notes August 13, 2022

Flightline © Zoe Metz Photography FLIGHTLINE DAZZLES THEM IN DEL MAR MORNING WORKOUT He’s an impressive looking animal when he’s just standing out on the track. Put him in motion and he’ll take your breath...