Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes August 7, 2022

Blue Stripe © Benoit Photo CLEMENT HIRSCH TOP THREE COME OUT OF RACE IN GOOD SHAPE Del Mar, the graveyard of favorites. Actually, that’s Saratoga’s claim to fame but for at least one race Saturday...

Carmelita's Man Home by a Head in CA Dreamin' Saturday at Del Mar

Carmelita's Man © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s leading rider, Juan Hernandez, found room on the rail for his mount Carmelita’s Man and forged a gutty win by a head in a blanket finish in Saturday’s...

Blue Stripe Best Saturday in Grade I Hirsch at Del Mar

Blue Stripe © Benoit Photo The South American mare Blue Stripe tracked a pair of leaders early, then went on by at the head of the stretch to register and impressive length and three-quarters triumph...

Stable Notes August 6, 2022

Armagnac © Benoit Photo ARMAGNAC MAKES SWITCH TO GRASS IN G3 LA JOLLA SUNDAY One of the things trainers love about Del Mar, aside from its great weather and being close to the beach, is...

Pick 6 Carryover of $608,414 Means Likely $4 Million-Plus Pool Saturday

A Pick Six pool of more than $4-million-plus is likely at Del Mar Saturday following a nine-day run of carryovers that must be doled out on a “mandatory” pay day for the popular bet. The...

Big City Lights Wire-to-Wire in Friday's Real Good Deal

Big City Lights © Benoit Photo William Peeples’ Big City Lights did what he does best Friday at Del Mar when he went to the front early, then just couldn’t be caught late as he...

La Jolla Handicap, CTBA Stakes Top Sunday Card at Del Mar

Sumter © Benoit Photo Owners of racehorses find great joy when their horses are able to win a race, of course. But they find more than joy – something bordering on ecstasy – when one...

Stable Notes August 5, 2022

Beholder © Benoit Photo BEHOLDER’S INDUCTION MAKES MANDELLA ONE PROUD PAPA Just a quick glance at her resume is proof enough that Beholder belongs in the Racing Hall of Fame. Anyone who saw her run...

Pammy's Ready is Best Thursday in Del Mar Allowance Feature

Pammy's Ready © Benoit Photo Rockingham Ranch’s Pammy’s Ready, a homebred 3-year-old filly by the veteran Kentucky stallion More Than Ready, tracked a pair of early leaders to the top of the stretch in a...

Defending Champ Shedaresthedevil Tops Grade I Hirsch Saturday at Del Mar

Shedaresthedevil © Benoit Photo A sparkling field of seven fillies and mares – topped by the multi-millionaire and defending champ in the headliner, Shedaresthedevil -- will compete for a $400,000 prize and Grade I status...