Del Mar Stable News

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Stable Notes August 2, 2020

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020   (1 month ago)
Thousand Words © Benoit Photo THOUSAND WORDS A BIG SURPRISE TO MOST; TO BAFFERT, NOT SO MUCH Approaching the track to greet his returning Shared Belief Stakes winner, Thousand Words, Bob Baffert couldn’t help but...

Positivity Wins Graduation Stakes

Sunday, August 2nd, 2020   (1 month ago)
Positivity (outside) runs by Good With People © Benoit Photo Graduation Stakes DRAYDEN VAN DYKE (Positivity, winner) – “Finally got one to go my way. I was aware of that horse behind me coming away...

Collusion Illusion by a Nose in Del Mar's Grade I Bing Crosby

Saturday, August 1st, 2020   (1 month ago)
Collusion Illusion © Benoit Photo Rider Flavien Prat took advantage of a serious speed battle up front, dove for the rail in the stretch and pulled off a nose victory with the 3-year-old Collusion Illusion...

Governor Goteven Wins CTBA Stakes

Saturday, August 1st, 2020   (1 month ago)
Governor Goteven © Benoit Photo CTBA Stakes TIAGO PEREIRA (Governor Goteven, winner) – “She broke well and then we got in a battle with the 3 (Reign of Fire). My filly was game, though, and...

Thousand Words Pulls Upset in Del Mar's Shared Belief

Saturday, August 1st, 2020   (1 month ago)
Thousand Words © Benoit Photo Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm’s Thousand Words made every pole a winner Saturday at Del Mar in upsetting the $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes by three-quarters of a length. In...

Stable Notes August 1, 2020

Saturday, August 1st, 2020   (1 month ago)
CLEMENT L. HIRSCH COULD BE ALL IN THE FAMILY IF CE CE WINS It’s not unprecedented but it is a rarity in Thoroughbred racing. An event honoring a major contributor to the sport has, among...

Favored El Tigre Terrible Takes "Deal" at Del Mar

Friday, July 31st, 2020   (1 month ago)
El Tigre Terrible © Benoit Photo Solid favorite El Tigre Terrible overcame a bit of a tardy start by running strongly late to smartly capture the $125,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for California-breds by four...

Rugged Hirsch Renewal Sunday Draws Crackerjack Crew of Six

Friday, July 31st, 2020   (1 month ago)
Hard Not to Love © Benoit Photo Going in, the 50th edition of the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes looks like one of the best renewals yet of the Grade I headliner that is the premier...

Sunday's Graduation Draws 7 Juveniles for their Stakes Debut

Friday, July 31st, 2020   (1 month ago)
Touchdown Brown at Santa Anita Park © Benoit Photo Seven California-bred youngsters will get their first taste of stakes competition Sunday at Del Mar when they hook up at five and one-half furlongs in the...

Stable Notes July 31, 2020

Friday, July 31st, 2020   (1 month ago)
Ollie's Candy Winning the 2019 Clement L. Hirsch © Benoit Photo OLLIE’S CANDY DEFENDS TITLE IN SALTY CLEMENT HIRSCH SUNDAY Trainer John Sadler will send out Ollie’s Candy in pursuit of a title defense in...