Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes Oct 31, 2017

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017   (9 months ago)
THE UNDERCARD STAKES: NOT B.C. BUT NOT A BAD PLACE TO BE Of the five races leading to the four $1 million-or-more Breeders’ Cup events on Friday, three are stakes with $200,000 purses. Three more...

Breeders' Cup Notes Oct 30, 2017

Monday, October 30th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Gun Runner © Eclipse Sportswire CLASSIC Arrogate/Mubtaahij/Collected/West Coast – Defending champion Arrogate signaled his readiness for the Breeders’ Cup Classic Monday with a bullet 5f work in 1:00 for trainer Bob Baffert at Santa Anita...

Stable Notes Oct 30, 2017

Monday, October 30th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Del Mar Paddock © Eclipse Sportswire DAWN OF 2 B.C. (BING CROSBY MEET, BREEDERS’ CUP) HAS ‘EM BUZZING The Bing Crosby Fall season at Del Mar opens Wednesday. Friday and Saturday the Breeders’ Cup World...

Stable Notes Oct 29, 2017

Sunday, October 29th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Gun Runner © Eclipse Sportswire GETTING TO KNOW DEL MAR, GUN RUNNER GALLOPS TWO MILES Looking every bit the favorite that he figures to be for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Gun Runner galloped...

Stable Notes Oct 28, 2017

Saturday, October 28th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Sharp Azteca © Eclipse Sportswire DEL MAR TRACK MAKES A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION ON NAVARRO New York/New Jersey-based trainer Jorge Navarro, like many horsemen a first-time visitor to Del Mar, was among a group who...

Stable Notes Oct 27, 2017

Friday, October 27th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Chad Summers and Mind Your Biscuits SUMMERS SAVORS THE DEL MAR FALL AND MIND YOUR BISCUITS Chad Summers was in the vanguard of East Coast-based trainers to arrive at Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup...

Stable Notes Oct 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Lady Aurelia TICK, TOCK, TICK, TOCK … BREEDERS’ CUP COUNTDOWN GETS SHORT The Longines Countdown Clock on the corner of Via de la Valle and Jimmy Durante Boulevard, ticking down to the 2017 Breeders’ Cup...

Strong Close Nets Prat Solo Jockey Title; Baltas, D'Amato Tie for Trainer Crown

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Flavien Prat © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Flavien Prat returned from a trip to his native France to win seven races in the last three days of the meeting to claim outright for 2017 the...

Hronis Brothers Sweep Del Mar Owners' Crown

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Pete & Kosta Hronis © Benoit Photo Brothers Pete and Kosta Hronis were Del Mar champs – for the third time – for owners at the 2017 Del Mar summer meet which ended Monday. During...

Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Terra's Angel © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club SASHA RISENHOOVER (Terra’s Angel, winner) – “This is so special. Words can’t begin to tell. This is the most special race I’ve ever been involved in in my...

Bolt d'Oro, Nakatani Win Del Mar Futurity

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Bolt d'Oro © Benoit Photo Ruis Racing’s Bolt d’Oro, a $630,000 purchase as a yearling, rallied from next-to-last under jockey Corey Nakatani to wear down Zatter late in the stretch and win the Grade I...

Stable Notes Sept 4, 2017

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Bob Baffert © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ANOTHER SEASON, ANOTHER MAJOR DEL MAR RECORD FOR BAFFERT With the victory by St Patrick’s Day in Saturday’s eighth race, Bob Baffert moved ahead of Mike Mitchell to...

Sharp Samurai Wins Del Mar Derby

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017   (11 months ago)
Sharp Samurai © Benoit Photo Under a beautifully-timed ride by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, 2-1 favored Sharp Samurai proved best by a half-length Sunday in the 73rd running of the Grade II $250,000 Del...

Del Mar Juvenile Turf

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017   (11 months ago)
Encumbered © Benoit Photo MARIO GUTIERREZ (Encumbered, winner) – “(Trainer Simon Callaghan) said there were a lot of maidens in the race, a lot of green horses. He said just don’t get in trouble. Find...

Stable Notes Sept 3, 2017

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017   (11 months ago)
Bolt d'Oro © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club OWNER/TRAINER MICK RUIS HAS FUTURITY VISIONS FOR BOLT D’ORO The newly-formed Ruis Racing Stable of owner Mick Ruis, Sr., pulled off a big surprise when its Union Strike,...

Cambodia Triumphs in John C. Mabee Stakes

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017   (11 months ago)
Cambodia © Benoit Photo Under a well-judged ride by 22-year-old jockey Drayden Van Dyke, 5-2 favored Cambodia, winner of the Grade II Yellow Ribbon Handicap a month ago, reaffirmed her quality Saturday with a narrow...

Moonshine Memories Wins Grade I Del Mar Debutante

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017   (11 months ago)
Moonshine Memories © Benoit Photo Moonshine Memories, a $650,000 purchase as a yearling, stamped herself to be a filly with a bright future Saturday as she led from wire-to-wire under jockey Flavien Prat to win...

Del Mar Futurity Climaxes 78th Summer Racing Season

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017   (11 months ago)
Run Away © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s 78th summer season of Thoroughbred racing comes to an end Monday, Labor Day, with presentation of a stakes triple-header, including the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity at...

Stable Notes Sept 2, 2017

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017   (11 months ago)
Tatters to Riches © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club MULLINS HAS HIGH HOPES IN FUTURITY FOR HIS MILLION DOLLAR BABY The gavel fell at $1 million and the 2-year-old colt was sold at the Ocala Breeders’...

Bookies Luck Surprises in I'm Smokin Stakes

Friday, September 1st, 2017   (11 months ago)
Bookies Luck © Benoit Photo Bookies Luck, overlooked in the betting at 14-1 after finishing eighth in the Graduation Stakes, took command turning for home and cruised to a handy triumph Friday in the featured...