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Big Swing, Big Hit Saturday for Espino in "Classic" Challenge

Sean Espino from nearby Solana Beach took a swing Saturday in Del Mar’s Pacific Classic Betting Challenge. He hit it out of the park. In the day’s 7th Race, the regular tournament player put 4-1...

Prat's a Stayer; Title Battle with Rispoli Figures to Rage

Flavien Prat & Agent Derek Lawson © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club On deadline day this past Tuesday, jockey Flavien Prat notified Churchill Downs officials that he would be staying at Del Mar rather than heading...

Nakatani Makes Retirement Official

Corey Nakatani Jockey Corey Nakatani officially announced his retirement Saturday afternoon via his son and agent Matt’s twitter account, ending a career that includes 3,909 total wins and more than $234 million in earnings (top...

Baze Returns to California Roots after Midwest Sojourn

Tyler Baze © Benoit Photo As the days during which racing was suspended at Santa Anita mounted up last winter, taking a toll on all horsemen, Tyler Baze was faced with a dilemma. Ride out...

Cedillo is Proving Quite Able in First Full Del Mar Season

Abel Cedillo © Benoit Photo The motivation for Abel Cedillo to leave a good business and comfortable situation based at Golden Gate Fields in San Francisco, and venture full-time to Del Mar this summer, is...

Making of 'The Book'

If you’re not a racing insider you most likely don’t know how important a man like David Jerkens is to a race-meet or even know his name, and if you ask him that’s a good...

Crosby is Trainer's First Del Mar Race; Far From His First Rodeo

Shawn Davis Firmly formed white cowboy hat perched perfectly on his head, looking every inch the cowboy he was, and still is at 78, Shawn Davis sat astride a tack box in Barn Y here...

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Giving Back on Giving Tuesday

Kiersti Wylie giving Best Pointe a Peppermint © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club works year round to support numerous charity organizations both within the horse racing and the local community. This...

On Labor Day, Carolyn Conley's Career-Change Story

Racing fans know the face and voice of Carolyn Conley from her nearly two decades as a commentator and analyst. As part of Santa Anita’s Eclipse Award-winning broadcast team from 1996-2000. And as an on-air...