Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes Aug 18, 2017

Friday, August 18th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Monster Bea © Benoit Photo CASSE SENDS TWO FOR ‘OTHER THAN’ PACIFIC CLASSIC STAKES The focus of trainer Mark Casse’s operation is east of the Mississippi and in Canada. But the Indiana native who has...

Longshot Cuddle Alert Keys $252,572 Pick Six Carryover Into Friday

Thursday, August 17th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Cuddle Alert © Benoit Photo Cuddle Alert, a 14-1 longshot ridden by Agapito Delgadillo, won the featured seventh race Thursday to key a $252,572 Pick Six carryover into Friday’s eight-race program which begins at 4...

Arrogate Seeks Redemption in $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic Saturday

Thursday, August 17th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Arrogate © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, responsible for the biggest upset in Del Mar annals when he finished an astounding fourth at odds of 1-20 in the San Diego Handicap a month...

Stable Notes Aug 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Lava Man 2006 Pacific Classic © Benoit Photo O’NEILL HOPES TO WIND UP IN A PLACE ONLY LAVA MAN HAS TAKEN HIM Trainer Doug O’Neill made his way to the winner’s circle following Lava Man’s...

Responsibleforlove, Talamo Win CTT & TOC Handicap

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Responsibleforlove (outside) © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Providing jockey Joe Talamo with his third victory of the afternoon, Irish-bred Responsibleforlove sliced between horses in midstretch and overhauled Place des Vosges in the final strides to...

Stable Notes Aug 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Arrogate © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ARROGATE’S A CLASSIC ‘OUTSIDER’ AND THAT’S FINE WITH BAFFERT Arrogate drew the outside post and was established as the even-money morning line favorite as a field of eight was...

Skye Diamonds Wins Rancho Bernardo Handicap

Sunday, August 13th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Skye Diamonds © Benoit Photo Claimed for $40,000 a year ago at Del Mar, Skye Diamonds continued her rise to elite status among distaff sprinters with an impressive triumph Sunday in the featured $100,000 Rancho...

Stable Notes Aug 13, 2017

Sunday, August 13th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Collected © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ACCELERATE, COLLECTED WORK FOR CLASSIC; SONGBIRD IS OUT Accelerate and Collected put in final workouts Sunday in preparation for Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, the signature event of...

Run Away Breezes in Best Pal Stakes

Saturday, August 12th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Run Away © Benoit Photo Kaleem Shah’s Run Away lived up to his name and then some Saturday with a runaway victory in the featured Grade II $200,000 Best Pal Stakes for two-year-olds. Making it...

Stable Notes Aug 12, 2017

Saturday, August 12th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Skye Diamond © Benoit Photo SKYE DIAMONDS IS LATEST SPAWR CLAIM-TO-FAME STAKES WINNER Acquiring a horse through a claim and turning it into a stakes winner could be considered the signature move of trainer Bill...

Majestic Heat Wins Solana Beach Stakes - Again

Friday, August 11th, 2017   (3 months ago)
Majestic Heat © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club For the second straight year, Majestic Heat and jockey Flavien Prat won the $100,000 Solana Beach Stakes, and for the second straight year they won the grass race...

Rancho Bernardo Handicap Matches Five Swift Females

Friday, August 11th, 2017   (3 months ago)
A small but select field of older fillies and mares will match speed Sunday in the 46th running of the Grade III $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap at six and one-half furlongs on Del Mar’s main...

Stable Notes Aug 11, 2017

Friday, August 11th, 2017   (3 months ago)
RUN AWAY CAN’T HIDE FROM HIGH EXPECTATIONS IN BEST PAL Kaleem Shah’s Klimt used a victory in the Best Pal Stakes as a springboard to another in the Del Mar Futurity and honors as 2-year-old...

Touching Rainbows Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, August 10th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Touching Rainbows © Benoit Photo Km Racing Enterprises’ Touching Rainbows sped to the lead from the gate under jockey Flavien Prat and never was seriously threatened in winning Del Mar’s featured event Thursday, a six-furlong...

Run Away Favored Versus Seven Foes in Best Pal Stakes

Thursday, August 10th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Run Away © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Kaleem Shah’s flashy Run Away, unbeaten in two starts, including the Santa Anita Juvenile, is the likely favorite versus seven rivals in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Best Pal...

Stable Notes Aug 10, 2017

Thursday, August 10th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Mike Smith © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club SMITH PLANS A QUIET BIRTHDAY, PARTLY COUNTING HIS BLESSINGS If, as the saying goes, you’re as young as you feel, how old is Mike Smith today? “I’m feeling...

Mistressofthenight, Bejarano Win Del Mar Feature

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Mistressofthenight © Benoit Photo Mistressofthenight, providing jockey Rafael Bejarano with his third victory of the afternoon, overcame traffic trouble on the first turn to wear down Reiki Baby in deep stretch and win Del Mar’s...

Eight Cal-Bred Distaff Runners Clash in Solana Beach Stakes Friday

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Eight older California-bred fillies and mares, including the 2016 winner, Majestic Heat, will compete Friday in the featured $150,000 Solana Beach Stakes at a mile and one-sixteenth over Del Mar’s infield Jimmy Durante grass course.

Stable Notes Aug 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Armour Plate © Benoit Photo EIGHT SLATED FOR SATURDAY’S BEST PAL STAKES A field of eight was entered Wednesday in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Best Pal Stakes. The 6 ½-furlong main track test for 2-year-olds...

Sharp Samurai, Stevens Win La Jolla Handicap

Sunday, August 6th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Sharp Samurai © Benoit Photo Under a well-calculated ride by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, favored Sharp Samurai surged into command while five-wide entering the stretch and then withstood the last-ditch challenge of Fashion Business...