Del Mar Stable News

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Hoppertunity Packs Highweight of 125 Pounds in Cougar II Handicap

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018   (4 months ago)
Hoppertunity, who at the relatively advanced Thoroughbred age of seven continues to win races in top company while adding to his bankroll of almost $4.7 million, will carry highweight of 125 pounds Wednesday in the...

Catalina Cruiser Breezes to San Diego Handicap Victory

Saturday, July 21st, 2018   (4 months ago)
Catalina Cruiser © Benoit Photo With the original line-up of ten entrants cut in half by scratches, Hronis Racing’s lightly-raced but talented Catalina Cruiser took full advantage to score an easy front-running victory in the...

San Clemente Stakes Quotes

Saturday, July 21st, 2018   (4 months ago)
War Heroine © Benoit Photo San Clemente Stakes (Grade II) TYLER BAZE (War Heroine, winner) – “She’s an extremely fast filly; extremely fast. But it isn’t so much about the speed, it’s about how they’re...

Stable Notes July 21, 2018

Saturday, July 21st, 2018   (4 months ago)
2018 Del Mar Handicap DAY 4 ITSINTHEPOST, HUNT RENEW RIVALRY IN SUNDAY’S EDDIE READ There was a three-race series, from late summer into the fall of last year, in which Itsinthepost and Hunt battled to...

Fahan Mura Wins Wire-to-Wire in Osunitas Stakes

Friday, July 20th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Fahan Mura, a four-year-old filly who’s found a home competing over the grass in California, scored her fifth victory in as many starts Friday in the Golden State as she led from wire-to-wire to win...

Stable Notes July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20th, 2018   (4 months ago)
SPOUSE OR SHEIK? BAFFERT STAYS STRESS FREE TRAINING FOR BOTH The question regarding Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap was one only Bob Baffert was qualified to ponder. “Is it a bigger stressor to...

Hunt Faces Ten Tough Rivals in Eddie Read Stakes Sunday

Friday, July 20th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Hunt © Benoit Photo Irish-bred Hunt, acclaimed champion grass horse of the 2017 Del Mar summer meeting after triumphs in the Eddie Read Stakes and Del Mar Handicap, returns to the seaside track to seek...

Moonshine Memories Prevails in Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 19th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Moonshine Memories © Benoit Photo Moonshine Memories, who gained initial prominence by winning the Grade I Del Mar Debutante last summer, showed her quality again Thursday in scoring a hard-fought triumph over Steph Being Steph...

Stable Notes July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 19th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Doug O'Neill © Benoit Photo DAY 2 O’NEILL, HOLLENDORFER, HARPER AGREE: NOT BAD FOR OPENERS Del Mar’s 79th summer season opening day was a very good one on the track for trainers Doug O’Neill and...

Accelerate Packs Topweight of 125 in San Diego Handicap Saturday

Thursday, July 19th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, who has emerged as one of the top older Thoroughbreds in America this year, will pack highweight of 125 pounds versus nine rivals in the Grade II $200,000...

Restrainedvengence Springs Upset in Oceanside Stakes

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Restrainedvengence © Benoit Photo Restrainedvengence, an 11-1 longshot ridden by Evin Roman, forged to the lead in the final strides to win the featured $100,000 Oceanside Stakes for three-year-olds on opening-day of the 2018 summer...

Stable Notes July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018   (5 months ago)
DAY 1 D’AMATO’S FOCUS IS ON QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY, OF WINS Phil D’Amato shared the 2017 Del Mar training championship with Richard Baltas when they saddled 18 winners apiece. D’Amato claimed it outright in 2016...

A Message From Our Partner: TVG Live at Del Mar

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Celebrating one of American racing’s premier race meets at one of its most iconic venues, TVG, America’s Horse Racing Network, will broadcast live, on-site from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club every day of the track’s...

Stable Notes July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018   (5 months ago)
ACCELERATE SET TO RAMP UP FOR CLASSIC WITH SAN DIEGO PREP Remember Accelerate? How could any Del Mar follower forget? The now 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing...

Stable Notes July 16, 2018

Monday, July 16th, 2018   (5 months ago)
TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP JUSTIFY IN RECOVERY MODE HERE Triple Crown champion Justify made his first appearance at Del Mar on Monday morning, a “meet and greet” with the San Diego County media conducted by Hall...

79th Del Mar Racing Season Begins Wednesday With Oceanside Stakes

Sunday, July 15th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Faversham © Benoit Photo Thoroughbred racing returns to historic Del Mar Wednesday when the 79th season begins with a ten-race program highlighted by the seaside track’s traditional opening-day feature, the $100,000-added Oceanside Stakes for three-year-olds...

Officials are Named for 2018 Summer Race Meet at Del Mar

Thursday, July 5th, 2018   (5 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 79th summer racing season beginning Wednesday, July 18 led by a solid core of veteran racing officials. As they have for the past five years, Tom Robbins and...

Del Mar's First Condition Book for 2018 Season Now Available

Thursday, June 14th, 2018   (6 months ago)
Horsemen now can access Del Mar’s first condition book of the 2018 racing season either on-line or in hand at any of several racing locations. Del Mar’s 36-day meeting runs from Wednesday, July 18 to...

Nominations Close Friday for Del Mar Debutante / Futurity

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018   (6 months ago)
2017 Del Mar Debutante Winner Moonshine Memories Nominations will close Friday, June 15 for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del...

Analyze It Romps in Cecil B. Demille Stakes

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (1 year ago)
Analyze It © Benoit Photo Analyze It, another talented runner from the East Coast-based stable of trainer Chad Brown, made a show of his opposition in the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes as he...