Del Mar Stable News

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Stellar Wind, Vale Dori Tangle Again in Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

Friday, July 28th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Vale Dori © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club The burgeoning rivalry between Stellar Wind and Vale Dori resumes Sunday when the two outstanding mares will lead a field of six female runners to the post in...

Stable Notes July 28, 2017

Friday, July 28th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Drefong © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club BAFFERT ON CROSBY: ‘IT’S A WIN AND LAY DOWN FOR A WEEK’ Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes is a “Win And You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge series...

Pick Six Pays $146,917 to Six Winners Thursday at Del Mar

Thursday, July 27th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Six winning tickets cashed in for $146,917 apiece Thursday at Del Mar as the lion’s share of a $1,413,330 Pick Six pool that had grown that large after a two-day carryover. The day started with...

Mended Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 27th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Mended © Benoit Photo Mended, an invader to Del Mar from Northern California, continued her rise from the lowly claiming ranks as she scored her seventh consecutive victory since being claimed at Golden Gate Fields...

Champion Drefong Tops Strong Line-Up in Bing Crosby Stakes

Thursday, July 27th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Drefong © Benoit Photo Baoma Corporation’s classy Drefong, who earned an Eclipse Award as the champion sprinter of 2016 after winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint last November, will make his 2017 debut Saturday when he...

Stable Notes July 27, 2017

Thursday, July 27th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Stellar Wind © Benoit Photo STELLAR WIND, VALE DORI RESUME RIVALRY IN CLEMENT L. HIRSCH It’ll be Stellar Wind vs. Vale Dori, Round III – plus four others being sent out to steal the spotlight...

Curlin Road Scores Upset in Marathon Cougar II Handicap

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Curlin Road © Benoit Photo Curlin Road, claimed for $40,000 last April at Santa Anita, declared a generous dividend on his new owners’ investment with a courageous triumph in the featured Grade III $100,000 Cougar...

Real Good Deal Stakes Attracts Seven Sophomores

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Ann Arbor Eddie © Benoit Photo Stakes winners Ann Arbor Eddie and Mr. Hinx top a field of seven California-bred three-year-olds who will clash in Friday’s $150,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at seven furlongs. Mario...

Stable Notes July 26, 2017

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017   (4 months ago)
What could be considered, until further notice, the Top 10-plus one fastest horses on the grounds were entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 72nd running of the Grade I, $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes.

Madam Dancealot Surprises in San Clemente Handicap

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017   (4 months ago)
Madam Dancealot (IRE) © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Irish-bred Madam Dancealot, sent postward as the longest shot in the field at 21-1, rallied from last place under jockey Jamie Theriot to win Sunday’s featured $200,000...

Hard Aces Seeks Repeat in Cougar II Handicap Wednesday

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017   (4 months ago)
Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces, winner of the 2016 $100,000 Cougar II Handicap, will be back to defend his title Wednesday in this summer’s renewal of the Grade III mile and one-half test over the main...

Stable Notes July 23, 2017

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017   (4 months ago)
Hronis, Espinoza & Sadler © Benoit Photo ACCELERATE CONNECTIONS CELEBRATE QUIETLY, GET TO WORK EARLY Accelerate’s victory over Arrogate in Saturday’s $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap – the biggest upset in Del Mar history and...

Arrogate Struggles in Fourth as Accelerate Upsets in TVG San Diego 'Cap

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017   (4 months ago)
In one of the most stunning upsets of recent years, Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, the 1-20 favorite and the richest Thoroughbred in North American racing history, struggled home a badly beaten fourth as Accelerate won the...

Hunt wins Gr II Eddie Read Stakes

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017   (4 months ago)
Eddie Read Stakes (Grade II) FLAVIEN PRAT (Hunt, winner) – “I don’t know if this was my best ride today. He had been training so well and I know how he can finish. I thought...

Stable Notes July 22, 2017

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017   (4 months ago)
Cassidy © Benoit Photo CASSIDY CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT SUNDAY STAKES Trainer Jim Cassidy has won the San Clemente Handicap four times. First with Katdogawn in 2003, then with Passified (2007), Evening Jewel (2010) and most...

Madame Stripes, Desormeaux win Osunitas Stakes

Friday, July 21st, 2017   (4 months ago)
Madame Stripes © Benoit Photo Kent Desormeaux displayed the skills that brought him Hall of Fame recognition Friday as he guided Argentine-bred Madame Stripes to a game victory in the featured $82,775 Osunitas Stakes for...

Stable Notes July 21, 2017

Friday, July 21st, 2017   (4 months ago)
Donworth © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club FACING ARROGATE: TOUGH JOB, BUT SOMEBODY’S GOT TO DO IT The field for Saturday’s Grade II $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap was reduced to five Friday morning when trainer...

Unbeaten Sircat Sally Tops Field of 8 in San Clemente Handicap

Friday, July 21st, 2017   (4 months ago)
Joe L. Turner’s Sircat Sally, undefeated in seven races, will place her perfect record on the line Sunday when she heads a field eight three-year-fillies in the Grade II $200,000 San Clemente Handicap at Del...

Snow Cloud, Apprentice Upset in Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Irish-bred Snow Cloud and 19-year-old apprentice jockey Ruben Fuentes collaborated to stage a $25.80 upset in Del Mar’s feature race Thursday, a five-furlong sprint on the grass for older fillies and mares. Snow Cloud, owned...

Stable Notes July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (4 months ago)
OPENING DAY TAKE-AWAY: BEJARANO, PRAT ARE AT IT AGAIN Flavien Prat won three of the first four races on Wednesday’s opening day card. Rafael Bejarano won the next three in a row then took the...