Del Mar Stable News

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Midnight Memories is Game Late To Capture Torrey Pines at Del Mar

Midnight Memories © Benoit Photo Pegram, Watson and Weitman’s Midnight Memories cruised along on an easy lead early in the one-mile Torrey Pines Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar Sunday. But then she was...

Stable Notes September 4, 2022

THE MORNING AFTER FOR TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC WINNER FLIGHTLINE It was a busy morning at Barn K on the backside at Del Mar. That’s where trainer John Sadler keeps his horses, though only one in...

Traynor Wins More Than $80,000 in the Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Bob Traynor, from Oceanside, CA, finished in first with a final bankroll of $15,800, enough to claim victory over 150 total entries. His prizes include $45,500 and a $10,000 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) entry....

Prat Caps Four-Winner Day With Win on Gold Phoenix in Del Mar 'Cap

Gold Phoenix © Benoit Photo Jockey Flavien Prat climaxed a four-victory afternoon, which included a brilliant win aboard unbeaten Flightline in the Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic, with a narrow triumph in the Grade...

Slow Down Andy Controls Race, Wins Del Mar Derby By a Half

Slow Down Andy © Benoit Photo Reddam Racing’s homebred Slow Down Andy did just that in a field of nine 3-year-olds, setting slow and steady fractions from the start to the top of the lane,...

Hong Kong Harry Comes Running Late to Win Del Mar Mile

Hong Kong Harry © Benoit Photo The chestnut gelding Hong Kong Harry responded perfectly to rider Flavien Prat’s cues and came running in the lane to pull clear late and capture the $302,000 Del Mar...

Eight Juvenile Fillies to Meet Monday in Del Mar Headliner

Big Hopes © Benoit Photo Eight 2-year-old fillies will match strides Monday in the Labor Day feature at Del Mar – the 30th edition of the Generous Portion Stakes. The California-bred offering is contested at...

Longshot Go Joe Won by a Whisker in Shared Belief at Del Mar

Go Joe Won (right) © Benoit Photo Hurst Racing Stables’ Go Joe Won, the longest shot on the board at 21-1, battled for the lead from right out of the gate, then fought through a...

Stable Notes September 3, 2022

Flavien Prat PRAT, VELAZQUEZ FLY IN FOR PACIFIC CLASSIC DAY The quality of the jockey colony at Del Mar will tick-up a notch this weekend with the arrival of two riders flying in to ride...

D'Amato Pair Run One, Two in Friday Main Event at Del Mar

Connie Swingle © Benoit Photo Trainer Phil D’Amato has one of the most active stables at Del Mar. He’s just a bit shy of having run 100 horses at the meet through its first 25...