Del Mar Stable News

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Favored El Tigre Terrible Takes "Deal" at Del Mar

Friday, July 31st, 2020   (2 months 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   (2 months 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   (2 months 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   (2 months 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...

Nine Likely for Saturday's Grade I Crosby at Del Mar

Thursday, July 30th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Fashionably Fast Winning 2019 Cary Grant Stakes © Benoit Photo The Grade I Bing Crosby, a $250,000 test for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs, appears likely to have nine starters Saturday when the venerable...

Seven To Go in CTBA Stakes Saturday; I'm So Anna Appears Solid Choice

Thursday, July 30th, 2020   (3 months ago)
I'm So Anna © Benoit Photo The 67th edition of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes is on the menu Saturday at Del Mar and seven 2-year-old California-bred or sired fillies have taken up the...

Derby Prep at Del Mar Saturday: Shared Belief Draws Six Sophs

Thursday, July 30th, 2020   (3 months ago)
Honor AP © Zoe Metz Photography In a season of unusual happenings, Saturday’s Shared Belief Stakes fits right in. The 3-year-old feature – which has drawn six very interesting runners -- breaks new ground in...

Del Mar Back in Action Friday Featuring Real Good Deal Stakes

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020   (3 months ago)
Rookie Mistake © Benoit Photo Del Mar returns to racing Friday will an 11-race card highlighted by the 33rd edition of the $125,000 Real Good Deal Stakes, a seven-panel spin for California-bred 3-year-olds. The race...

Order and Law Wire to Wire to Tally at Del Mar Monday

Monday, July 27th, 2020   (3 months ago)
Order and Law Jockey Jose Valdivia, Jr. and trainer Vladimir Cerin had them right where they wanted them. The two veterans were 0-for-the-meet – Valdivia 0-for-18 and Cerin 0-for-8. So naturally, they were due. And...

Stable Notes July 27, 2020

Monday, July 27th, 2020   (3 months ago)
Blaine Wright © Benoit Photo FORMIDABLE FOES IN CROSBY, SHARED BELIEF DON’T FAZE WRIGHT In keeping with the tradition of the racing family into which he was born, Blaine Wright has been a successful trainer...