Del Mar Stable News

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Best Pal Quotes

Saturday, August 7th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Pappacap © Benoit Photo Best Pal Stakes (Grade II) JOE BRAVO (Pappacap, winner) – “I was glad to see how well he settled in behind those two up front. His race in Florida, he just...

Stable Notes August 7, 2021

Saturday, August 7th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Phil D'Amato © Benoit Photo SORRENTO DONE, D’AMATO SETS SIGHTS ON OTHER WEEKEND STAKES Trainer Phil D’Amato reported Saturday morning that 2-year-old filly Elm Drive came out of her victory in Friday’s Grade II, $200,000...

Elm Drive Extra Game Friday in Taking Sorrento at Del Mar

Friday, August 6th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Elm Drive © Benoit Photo Little Red Feather Racing’s Elm Drive dug in the length of the stretch and gamely held off Baoma Corp’s Eda by a head in a dandy horse race that decided...

Stakes Double Again at Del Mar with La Jolla, Graduation On Tap

Friday, August 6th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Cathkin Peak © Benoit Photo Stakes horses will once again double up for a Del Mar crowd, this time on Sunday with the presentation of the 81st La Jolla Stakes and the 70th edition of...

Stable Notes August 6, 2021

Friday, August 6th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Maxim Rate © Benoit Photo HOPES OF MAXIMUM RATE CONNECTIONS COULDN’T BE HIGHER Maxim Rate arrived at Del Mar last summer showing decent form, but no victories, in over a year. Then the daughter of...

At the Spa Finds Room on Rail to Get Up in Thursday's CTBA Stakes

Thursday, August 5th, 2021   (2 months ago)
At the Spa © Benoit Photo With equal parts courage and fine horsemanship, rider Tyler Baze and his filly At the Spa squeezed through the tightest of holes on the rail in the stretch, then...

Best Pal, Yellow Ribbon Saturday Offer Stakes Double at Del Mar

Thursday, August 5th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Maxim Rate © Benoit Photo A stakes doubleheader – featuring the Grade II, $200,000 Best Pal Stakes and the Grade II, $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap – will provide some extra spice to an enticing Saturday...

Stable Notes August 5, 2021

Thursday, August 5th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Smash Ticket © Benoit Photo SORRENTO IS A STEP UP FOR FAVORED SMASH TICKET AND NINE RIVALS One inference from the wire-to-wire, five-length victory Smash Ticket produced in a maiden race here on July 17...

11 Juvenile Fillies Assemble for Friday's Sorrento at Del Mar

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021   (2 months ago)
Smash Ticket © Benoit Photo Eleven promising juvenile fillies will face the starter Friday at Del Mar and run six furlongs in the 53rd edition of the Sorrento Stakes. The Grade II, $200,000 headliner will...

Nine Cal-Bred Youngsters Meet in CTBA Stakes Thursday at Del Mar

Monday, August 2nd, 2021   (2 months ago)
At the Spa © Benoit Photo Young female horses – all of them having first seen light of day in The Golden State – will further their education at Del Mar Thursday afternoon when they...