Del Mar Stable News

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Quit Kvetching Wins Del Mar Headliner

Thursday, August 29th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Quit Kvetching © Benoit Photo Doubledown Stables’ lightly-raced Quit Kvetching, piloted by Drayden Van Dyke, swept to the front while four-wide entering the stretch and went on to score an easy victory in Del Mar’s...

Stable Notes August 29, 2019

Thursday, August 29th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Inspiressa © Benoit Photo INSPIRESSA FAVORED IN FIELD OF EIGHT IN GRADE I DEBUTANTE John Sadler-trained Inspiressa was tabbed the 5-2 favorite in a field of eight on oddsmaker Russ Hudak’s morning line for Saturday’s...

Mabee Stakes, Debutante Top Saturday Program at Del Mar

Thursday, August 29th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Vasilika © Benoit Photo Kicking off the final weekend of the 2019 summer racing season, Del Mar will present an attractive stakes doubleheader Saturday, featuring the Grade II $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes for older...

Been Studying Her Upset Winner of Generous Portion Stakes

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Been Studying Her © Benoit Photo KMN Racing’s Been Studying Her, winner of a maiden race at Sacramento in her career debut, stepped into stakes company Wednesday to score an upset victory in the featured...

Phantom Boss Favored in I'm Smokin Stakes Friday

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Phantom Boss © Del Mar Photo Phantom Boss, winner of the Grade III Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs, will face ten fellow California-bred two-year-olds Friday in the $100,000 I’m Smokin’ Stakes at Del Mar....

Stable Notes August 28, 2019

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Leucothea © Del Mar Photo EIGHT FILLIES ENTERED FOR SATURDAY’S GRADE I DEBUTANTE A field of eight, among them the supplement of Peter Miller-trained Leucothea, was entered Wednesday for Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Del Mar...

Improbable Defeats King Jack in Shared Belief Stakes

Sunday, August 25th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Improbable © Benoit Photo Improbable, who went postward the 4-1 favorite in the Kentucky Derby last spring, returned to competition Sunday with an easy victory in the featured $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes for three-year-olds. Improbable,...

Stable Notes August 25, 2019

Sunday, August 25th, 2019   (10 months ago)
EIGHT STAKES COULD MAKE FOR A DELICIOUS FINAL WEEK OK, everybody, get ready for the big finish. That’s the expectation around the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club with the 80th summer meeting’s final week upcoming next...

Unbeaten Bulletproof One Faces 8 in Generous Portion Stakes

Sunday, August 25th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Bulletproof One © Benoit Photo Unbeaten Bulletproof One will place her perfect three-for-three record on the line Wednesday versus eight two-year-old filly rivals in the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar. Bulletproof One, a...

Catalina Cruiser Victorious in Pat O'Brien Stakes

Saturday, August 24th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Catalina Cruiser © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser, the 1-2 favorite piloted for the first time by Flavien Prat, had to dig deep Saturday to fight off the tenacious challenge of Giant Expectations in...