Del Mar Stable News

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Kitten's Roar Wins Goldikova Stakes on Breeders' Cup Day

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Kitten's Roar wins the Goldikova Stakes © Horsephotos.com Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s Kitten’s Roar, the lukewarm 3-1 favorite under jockey John Velazquez, darted between horses at the top of the stretch to take charge and...

Breeders' Cup Notes Nov 4, 2017

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Forever Unbridled © Eclipse Sportswire LONGINES DISTAFF Forever Unbridled – Charles Fipke’s homebred Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff champion Forever Unbridled exited her powerful Friday victory in fine style, according to trainer Dallas Stewart. Moving boldly...

Stable Notes Nov 4, 2017

Saturday, November 4th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Joe Harper, President and CEO HARPER ‘COULDN’T BE HAPPIER’ AFTER FIRST DAY OF BREEDERS’ CUP On an extremely quiet Saturday morning in the stable area, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President Joe Harper and his friend...

Belvoir Bay Takes Ken Maddy Stakes

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (9 months ago)
Belvoir Bay © Benoit Team Valor and Barber’s English-bred Belvoir Bay, providing jockey Flavien Prat with his fourth victory of the afternoon, won the $150,000 Ken Maddy Stakes, the finale of a ten-race program which...

Forever Unbridled Holds Off Abel Tasman To Win Longines Distaff

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (9 months ago)
Forever Unbridled © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2017) – Charles Fipke’s homebred Forever Unbridled ($9.40) swept to the lead coming off the far turn and then held off a late bid from...

Mendelssohn Strikes Right Note to Win Juvenile Turf

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (9 months ago)
Mendelssohn © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2017) – Derrick Smith. Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s favored Mendelssohn ($11.60) swept past Sands of Mali at mid-stretch and then held off a late...

Battle of Midway Outgames Sharp Azteca to Win Las Vegas Dirt Mile

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (9 months ago)
Battle of Midway © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2017) – WinStar Farm and Don Alberto Stable’s Battle of Midway ($30.40) prevailed by a half-length over pace-setting Sharp Azteca after a stretch-long duel...

Rushing Fall Stays Perfect With Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Win

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (9 months ago)
Rushing Fall © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2017) – E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall ($8) swept to the lead in upper stretch to win the 10th running of the $1 million...

Destin Triumphs In Marathon Stakes

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (9 months ago)
Destin © Eclipse Sportswire Distance-loving Destin, chiefly remembered for his nose loss to Creator in the 2016 Belmont Stakes, wore down pacesetting longshot Infobedad in a prolonged stretch battle to win the Grade II $200,000...

One Fast Broad Rallies to Win Golden State Juvenile Fillies

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (9 months ago)
One Fast Broad, patiently ridden by veteran Corey Nakatani after a slow start, rallied from last place to win the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar Friday, the first of two days of...

Americanize Upsets in Damascus Stakes

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (9 months ago)
Americanize © Benoit Kaleem Shah’s Americanize, piloted by Rafael Bejarano, withstood the midstretch challenge of 8-5 favored Mr. Hinx and drew off in the final sixteenth to win the $200,000 Damascus Stakes Friday, the first...

Stakes Trio Precedes Breeders' Cup Championships Saturday

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (9 months ago)
Smokem © Benoit Photo Launching the greatest day of Thoroughbred racing in the colorful 80-year history of Del Mar Saturday will be a trio of significant undercard stakes setting the stage for nine consecutive Breeders’...

Stable Notes Nov 3, 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (9 months ago)
Joe Harper, President and CEO BREEDERS’ CUP AT DEL MAR: TODAY, IT BECOMES A REALITY How long has Del Mar as host of a Breeders’ Cup, as it will starting today, been in the making?...

Breeders' Cup Notes Nov 3, 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017   (9 months ago)
CLASSIC NOTES Arrogate, Collected, Mubtaahij, West Coast – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s runners for the $6 million Classic went out for 1 1/4m gallops at Del Mar Friday morning. Baffert said that everything...

He Will Rallies to Win Lure Stakes

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (9 months ago)
He Will © Benoit Photo Under a masterfully-timed ride by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, He Will, a lukewarm 5-2 favorite, rallied from next-to-last turning for home to charge to the lead in the final...

Breeders' Cup Daily Notes Nov 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (9 months ago)
SENTIENT JET JUVENILE Bolt d’Oro – Owner/trainer Mick Ruis stood outside barn LL at Del Mar Thursday morning admiring the calm manner in which Bolt d’Oro carried himself while cooling out from his 1 ½m...

Breeders' Cup Notes Nov 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (9 months ago)
CLASSIC NOTES Arrogate, Collected, Mubtaahij, West Coast – All four of trainer Bob Baffert’s runners for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic went out for 1 1/2m gallops at Del Mar Thursday morning. Baffert said...

Stable Notes Nov 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (9 months ago)
Bookies Luck © Benoit Photo SPOTLIGHT HITS CAL-BRED BABIES ON BREEDERS’ CUP UNDERCARDS Among the rich undercard races on the Breeders’ Cup days of racing Friday and Saturday are two for California-bred juveniles. The fourth...

Four Major Stakes Enhance Friday's Breeders' Cup Program at Del Mar

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017   (9 months ago)
Silent Bird © Benoit Photo In addition to the quartet of Grade I Breeders’ Cup races scheduled for Friday – the Juvenile Fillies Turf, Las Vegas Dirt Mile, Juvenile Turf and climactic Longines Distaff, Del...

Master Merion Wins Let It Ride Stakes as Breeders' Cup Week Begins

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017   (9 months ago)
Master Merion © Benoit Photo Ultra consistent Master Merion, never worse than third in eight career starts, further enhanced his record Wednesday with a convincing triumph in the featured $79,340 Let It Ride Stakes, a...