Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes Aug 27, 2017

Sunday, August 27th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Maria Falgione © Benoit Photo EX-ACTOR GIVES BOFFO PERFORMANCE IN FIRST ROLE AS A JOCKEY Maria Domina Falgione is a 38-year-old former working actor who performed in “Indie films, TV shows, commercials,” the titles of...

Giant Expectations Wins Pat O'Brien Stakes

Saturday, August 26th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Giant Expectations © Benoit Photo Giant Expectations, a New York-bred four-year-old piloted by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, won a spot in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Friday, Nov. 3 at Del Mar...

Shared Belief Stakes Quotes

Saturday, August 26th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Battle of Midway © Benoit Photo FLAVIEN PRAT (Battle of Midway, winner) – “Much better today. The blinkers had to help. He seemed much more focused. He did just what I asked him to do....

Stable Notes Aug 26, 2017

Saturday, August 26th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Paradise Woods © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club PARADISE WOODS FOLLOWS BEHOLDER PATH WITH TORREY PINES TEST The 3-year-old campaigns of champion Beholder in 2013 and Paradise Woods this year are the same – from April...

Shenandoah Queen Shocks in Tranquility Lake Stakes

Friday, August 25th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Shenandoah Queen © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s Shenandoah Queen, lightly-regarded at 20-1 despite the presence in the saddle of recently-inducted Hall of Famer Victor Espinoza, held off the belated challenge of odds-on favored Faithfully to...

Paradise Woods Tops Field in Torrey Pines Stakes

Friday, August 25th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Paradise Woods (outside) © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Paradise Woods, brilliant winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks in April but a serious disappointment as the favorite in the Kentucky Oaks May 5, returns...

Stable Notes Aug 25, 2017

Friday, August 25th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Joe Talamo © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club JOE TALAMO GOES FOR TWO WITH KLIMT, DANZING CANDY Jockey Joe Talamo has a chance to, as they say in his native Louisiana, laissez les bon temps rouler...

Tink's Twirl Prevails in Del Mar Feature

Thursday, August 24th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Tink's Twirl © Benoit Photo Tink’s Twirl, second choice in the betting at 7-2, took command in the stretch under jockey Jamie Theriot and went to score a decisive triumph Del Mar’s feature race Thursday,...

Danzing Candy Favored in Pat O'Brien Stakes Saturday

Thursday, August 24th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Danzing Candy © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Classy Danzing Candy will be seeking his fourth consecutive victory Saturday when he heads a deep line-up of eleven runners in the Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes...

Stable Notes Aug 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Gary Stevens © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club STEVENS’ CHOICE: GIANT EXPECTATIONS OVER KOBE’S BACK Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens has been on the back of Kobe’s Back for 14 of the last 15 in...

Cupid Wins Brubaker Stakes

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017   (3 months ago)
Cupid © Benoit Photo Odds-on favored Cupid, unraced since winning the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita almost three months ago, returned to action Wednesday with a workmanlike victory in the featured $81,150 Harry...

Stable Notes Aug 23, 2017

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017   (3 months ago)
Danzing Candy © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ELEVEN ENTERED IN SATURDAY’S PAT O’BRIEN STAKES A field of eleven was entered Wednesday in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes, the last of five Breeders’ Cup...

Blackjackcat Surprises in Del Mar Mile

Sunday, August 20th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Blackjackcat © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Al and Sandee Kirkwood’s Blackjackcat, sent off at 8-1 odds under Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, barely held off the late challenge of Vyjack to win Sunday’s Grade...

Stable Notes Aug 20, 2017

Sunday, August 20th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Bob Baffert & Peter Fluor © Benoit Photo BAFFERT IS CHIPPER-ISH ON THE MORNING AFTER CLASSIC SWEEP Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was jovial Sunday morning, as might be expected following the 1-2 finish...

Dream Dancing Noses Out Beau Recall in Grade I Del Mar Oaks

Saturday, August 19th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Dream Dancing © Benoit Photo In one of the most thrilling finishes of the Del Mar summer season, John C. Oxley’s Dream Dancing nosed out Beau Recall to win the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar...

Stablemate Collected Upsets Arrogate in TVG Pacific Classic

Saturday, August 19th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Collected © Benoit Photo Collected, masterfully rated on the lead by jockey Martin Garcia, gamely held off the strong late challenge of stablemate Arrogate, the 3-5 favorite, to win the 27th running of the Grade...

Hunt Wins Marathon Del Mar Handicap

Saturday, August 19th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Hunt © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Michael House’s Irish-bred Hunt, victorious in the Eddie Read Stakes a month ago, confirmed his quality Saturday by winning the 78th running of the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar...

Stable Notes Aug 19, 2017

Saturday, August 19th, 2017   (3 months ago)
California Chrome wins 2016 TVG Pacific Classic PLAYING THE ‘WHAT IF’ GAME FOR THE TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC We read through the press kit for the 27th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic and...

Tribalist Rallies to Win Green Flash Handicap

Friday, August 18th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Tribalist © Benoit Photo Returning to competition after more than a year on the sidelines, six-year-old Tribalist overcame traffic trouble to rally late in the stretch and win Friday’s featured $105,070 Green Flash Handicap for...

Del Mar Mile Attracts All-Star Line-Up

Friday, August 18th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Bal a Bali © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club In one of the most intriguing races of the 2017 Del Mar racing season, Brazilian-bred Bal a Bali, a two-time Grade I winner this year, will carry...