Del Mar Stable News

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Graduation Stakes Quotes

Sunday, August 6th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Continental Divide © Benoit Photo VICTOR ESPINOZA (Continental Divide, winner) – “That was a nice move; a really nice move (the winner put in around the turn). He can do that; he’s talented. When he...

Stables Notes Aug 6, 2017

Sunday, August 6th, 2017   (4 months ago)
D'Amato © Benoit Photo D’AMATO ON PACE TO THREATEN SEASON STAKES WIN RECORD In 2000, the 60th summer season at Del Mar and the first of a new century, Bob Baffert was in the winner’s...

Sorrento Stakes (Gr II) Quotes

Saturday, August 5th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Spectator © Benoit Photo JAMIE THERIOT (Spectator, winner) – “She was a runner all the way. She broke sharp and she went on with it. Phil (trainer D’Amato) said ‘Ride it as it comes up.’...

Stable Notes Aug 5, 2017

Saturday, August 5th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Richard Baltas © Benot Photo BALTAS HOPEFUL OF BACK-TO-BACK LA JOLLA SCORES Trainer Richard Baltas will be aiming to annex the Grade III $150,000 La Jolla Handicap for the second year in a row when...

Long Hot Summer Wins Daisycutter Handicap

Friday, August 4th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Long Hot Summer © Benoit Photo Fanticola and Scardino’s Long Hot Summer rallied to the lead along the rail in the upper stretch under jockey Joe Talamo and went on to record a one-length triumph...

La Jolla Handicap Attracts Nine Three-Year-Olds

Friday, August 4th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Sharp Samurai © Benoit Photo Pioneer Lad and Caribou Club, who outran their long odds to be second and third, respectively, behind Bowies Hero in the opening-day Oceanside Stakes, will try to improve on that...

Stable Notes Aug 4, 2017

Friday, August 4th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Pretty Girl LOBO TAKES A DOUBLE SHOT AT A FIRST DEL MAR STAKES VICTORY Trainer Paulo Lobo will be represented by a quarter of the field when he saddles two South American imports in Saturday’s...

Ike Walker Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017   (4 months ago)
Ike Walker © Benoit Photo Ike Walker, a strong second choice in the betting at 2-1 under jockey Flavien Prat, surged to the lead entering the stretch and cruised to a three and three-quarter length...

Del Mar Presents Stakes Doubleheader Saturday

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017   (4 months ago)
Avenge © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will present an attractive stakes doubleheader Saturday, co-featuring the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap for older fillies and mares and the Grade II $200,000...

Stable Notes Aug 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017   (4 months ago)
Caribou Club © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club NINE SET FOR SUNDAY’S LA JOLLA HANDICAP Nine three-year-old males were entered Thursday for Sunday’s Grade III $150,000 La Jolla Handicap, the second leg of the summer meeting’s...

Show It N Moe It Wins C.T.B.A. Stakes

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017   (4 months ago)
Show It N Moe It © Benoit Photo Show It N Moe It, piloted by talented apprentice jockey Evin Roman, wore down 8-5 favored Kimberlea K in the stretch and went on to score a...

Stable Notes August 2, 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017   (4 months ago)
Avenge © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club AVENGE TOPS EIGHT ENTERED IN SATURDAY’S YELLOW RIBBON Avenge returns to the track where she recorded two wins last year as the likely favorite in a field of eight...

Stellar Wind Outruns Vale Dori Again in Hirsch Stakes

Sunday, July 30th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Stellar Wind (outside) © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s classy Stellar Wind continued her mastery over archrival Vale Dori with a hard-fought victory in Sunday’s featured Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes for older fillies...

Fleet Treat Stakes Quotes

Sunday, July 30th, 2017   (4 months ago)
MIKE SMITH (Miss Sunset, winner) – “She was on it all the way. Perfect set-up; perfect spot for her. Went just like it was supposed to – not like yesterday (when Smith was unseated by...

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

Sunday, July 30th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Nine California-bred two-year-old fillies, all of them winners of at least one race in their brief careers, will match strides Wednesday in the 64th running of the $100,000 C.T.B.A. Stakes at five and one-half furlongs....

Stable Notes July 30, 2017

Sunday, July 30th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Flores, David © Benoit Photo CROSBY PRINCIPALS SHOW CLASS AND STUDIOUSLY MOVE ON Thirty yards out of the gate, Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes went from high expectations to high anxiety. When 2016...

Ransom the Moon Wins Eventful Bing Crosby Stakes

Saturday, July 29th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Ransom The Moon © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club In a memorably eventful renewal of the Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes Saturday, Ransom the Moon took advantage of untoward circumstances to triumph after Drefong, the...

California Dreamin' Stakes

Saturday, July 29th, 2017   (4 months ago)
My Italian Babbo © Benoit Photo COREY NAKATANI (My Italian Babbo, winner) -- “I knew it was close, but I thought I got there. We put a lot of time in with him (winner). He’s...

Stables Notes July 29, 2017

Saturday, July 29th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Vale Dori © Benoti Photo VALE DORI OUT TO BRING AN END TO BAFFERT’S DEARTH IN THE HIRSCH There are 44 different names of stakes Bob Baffert has won in compiling a Del Mar training...

Mr. Hinx Upsets Ann Arbor Eddie in Real Good Deal Stakes

Friday, July 28th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Mr. Hinx © Benoit Photo Gary Barber’s Mr. Hinx, ridden by Flavien Prat, gamely withstood the stretch long challenge of favored Ann Arbor Eddie to win the featured $150,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for California-bred...