Del Mar Stable News

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Naughty Tiger Upsets in C.T.B.A. Stakes

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018   (5 months ago)
Naughty Tiger © Benoit Photo Naughty Tiger, a chestnut daughter of former outstanding sprinter Smiling Tiger, asserted herself in the stretch to score an upset in the featured $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes for...

Stable notes August 1, 2018

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018   (5 months ago)
Unique Bella © Benoit Photo DAY 11 UNIQUE BELLA WAS A SHOO-IN DESPITE SHOE OFF IN CLEMENT L. HIRSCH Unique Bella was a 2-5 favorite on the morning line and 1-10 when the gates opened...

Unique Bella, At 1-9 Odds, Wins Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

Sunday, July 29th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Unique Bella © Benoit Photo Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella, the 2017 Eclipse Award winner as champion female sprinter, cruised wire-to-wire to win the featured Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Sunday at 1-9...

Fleet Treat Stakes Quotes

Sunday, July 29th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Just Grazed Me © Benoit Photo TYLER BAZE (Just Grazed Me, winner) – “She reminds me of (multiple stakes winner and Fleet Treat Stakes record holder) Enola Gray. When I saw her last week, I...

Nine Fillies Clash Wednesday in C.T.B.A. Stakes

Sunday, July 29th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Nine evenly-matched California-bred two-year-old fillies will battle Wednesday in the 65th running of the $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes at five and one-half furlongs. Entered are Time for Suzzie, apprentice Heriberto Figueroa; Six Pack...

Stable Notes July 29, 2018

Sunday, July 29th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Ransom the Moon © Benoit Photo DAY 10 ’18 CROSBY LIKELY ONLY ROUND ONE FOR RANSOM THE MOON VS. ROY H The 1-2 finish by Ransom the Moon and Roy H on Saturday was a...

Ransom the Moon Defeats Roy H Again in Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes

Saturday, July 28th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Ransom the Moon © Benoit Photo Agave Racing Stable and Wilke’s Ransom the Moon rallied on the far outside in the stretch to win the Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes for the second straight...

California Dreamin' Stakes Quotes

Saturday, July 28th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Fly to Mars © Benoit Photo FLAVIEN PRAT (Fly to Mars, winner) – “It was take the break and take a look. We got a good spot right away; good trip all the way around....

Stable Notes July 28, 2018

Saturday, July 28th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Unique Bella © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DAY 9 UNIQUE BELLA AIMS FOR GRADE I HIRSCH IN REGULAR WAY What’s unique about Unique Bella? “She’s a champion, that’s what’s unique about her,” Hall of Fame...

Take the One O One Wins Real Good Deal Stakes

Friday, July 27th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Take the One O One © Benoit Photo Taking the shortest way home, even-money favored Take the One O One rallied on the rail turning into the stretch to take the lead and continued on...

Stable Notes July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Peter Miller © Eclipse Sportswire DAY 8 MILLER STIRS UP SOME GOOD MEMORIES WITH STORMY LIBERAL, ROY H Trainer Peter Miller ranks a Saturday at Del Mar, November 4, 2017, as probably the third-best day...

Unique Bella Strong Favorite in Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Sunday

Friday, July 27th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Unique Bella Don Alberto Stable’s champion filly Unique Bella, a winner of eight of eleven starts and worse than second only once in a brilliant career, figures to be an odds-on favorite Sunday when she...

Nice Ice Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 26th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Nice Ice © Benoit Photo Nice Ice, who won a maiden race over Santa Anita’s six and one-half furlong downhill turf course in April, stretched out to a mile over the Del Mar grass to...

Stable Notes July 26, 2018

Thursday, July 26th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Roy H DAY 7 THREE FROM BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT RETURN FOR BING CROSBY The first, fourth and fifth-place finishers from the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint last November are back at Del Mar as part...

Champion Sprinter Roy H Faces Ten in Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes

Thursday, July 26th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Roy H © Benoit Photo Champion sprinter Roy H, who clinched an Eclipse Award with his triumph in the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint last November at Del Mar, returns to the scene of his...

Beach View Upsets Hoppertunity in Cougar II Handicap

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Beach View © Benoit Photo Given a ground-saving ride by jockey Rafael Bejarano, Beach View swept to the front along the rail turning into the stretch and easily defeated odds-on favored Hoppertunity in the featured...

Unbeaten Smiling Angelo Heads Real Good Deal Stakes Field

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Smiling Angelo © Benoit Photo Ferro Family and Flores’ Smiling Angelo, impressive winner of his only two races, will make his stakes debut Friday versus seven fellow California-bred three-year-olds in the $150,000 Real Good Deal...

Stable Notes July 25, 2018

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018   (5 months ago)
DAY 6 JUSTIFY RETIRED; WILL PARADE FOR FANS HERE SATURDAY Bob Baffert was by himself in a second-floor grandstand box when approached by two writers around 7:30 Wednesday morning. Naturally, the first subject was Justify....

On an Afternoon of Longshots A Pick Six Ticket Pays $119,107

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018   (5 months ago)
Kenton Road © Benoit Photo On an afternoon of boxcar payoffs, one very savvy and/or very lucky gambler rang the bell for a $119,107 payoff in the Pick Six Sunday as Del Mar closed out...

Stable Notes July 22, 2018

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018   (5 months ago)
True Valour © Benoit Photo DAY 5 MURTAGHS EXPLORE NEW GROUND WITH EDDIE READ ENTRANT John Patrick and Orla Murtagh left their five children back home in Ireland to journey to a place they’d never...