Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31st, 2018   (6 months ago)
Roadster © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DAY 33 SEVEN TO ROLL, BUT NO INSTAGRAND, IN THE FUTURITY A field of seven was entered Friday for the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity, the traditional closing-day...

River Boyne Faces 11 in Del Mar Derby

Friday, August 31st, 2018   (6 months ago)
River Boyne © Benoit Photo Irish-bred River Boyne, who has emerged as the top three-year-old in the West competing on grass after winning five of his last six starts, including Del Mar’s La Jolla Handicap,...

Stable Notes August 30, 2018

Thursday, August 30th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Brill © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DAY 32 BRILL NARROWLY FAVORED ON DEBUTANTE MORNING LINE Brill drew the No. 2 post position in a field of five and was established as the 8-5 favorite over...

Stakes Doubleheader Kicks Off Holiday Racing Weekend at Del Mar

Thursday, August 30th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Bellafina © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar kicks off its Labor Day holiday weekend of Thoroughbred racing Saturday by presenting a quality-laden eleven-race program, featuring the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante for two-year-old...

Creative Instinct Scores in Generous Portion Stakes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Creative Instinct © Benoit Photo Sent postward the 2-5 favorite under jockey Tyler Baze, Creative Instinct didn’t disappoint as she drew off in the stretch to win the featured $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred...

Stable Notes August 29, 2018

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Bob Baffert DAY 31 ONE TOUGH DEBUTANTE? BAFFERT SAYS SO AND HE OUGHT TO KNOW Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has had representatives in the Del Mar Debutante, and race winners, for more than...

I'm Smokin Stakes Attracts Eight California-Bred Juveniles

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Oliver © Benoit Photo Eight two-year-olds bred in California will match strides Friday in the 29th running of the $100,000 I’m Smokin Stakes at six furlongs. From the rail out, entrants are Listing, making his...

True Royalty Scores Upset in Torrey Pines Stakes

Sunday, August 26th, 2018   (6 months ago)
True Royalty © Benoit Photo Providing leading rider Drayden Van Dyke with his third victory of the afternoon, True Royalty scored a decisive three and and one-half length victory in Sunday’s featured Grade III $100,000...

Stable Notes August 26, 2018

Sunday, August 26th, 2018   (6 months ago)
DAY 30 SADLER, MULLINS SAVOR BIG WINS WHILE WORKING TOWARDS MORE In the winner’s circle after Saturday’s victory in the Pat O’Brien Stakes, John Sadler was asked how special it was to have two horses...

Seven Cal-Bred Juvenile Fillies Tangle in Generous Portion Stakes

Sunday, August 26th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Give Me a Hint © Benoit Photo Seven lightly-campaigned California-bred two-year-old fillies will tangle Wednesday in the featured $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar. The six-furlong sprint attracted Be Lifted Up, Drayden Van Dyke;...