Lightly regarded Personal Diary took advantage of a hot pace with a sharp last-to-first move under Corey Nakatani to post a 9-1 surprise in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) on the turf Aug. 23.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2011
|Jockey||Kent J. Desormeaux|
|Owner||Van Meter, Tom and Stidham, Michael|
|Breeder||T. F. VanMeter II|
|Stellaris View Five-Cross Pedigree||Harlan's Holiday||Harlan|
|Christmas in Aiken|
|Stellas New Groove||Victory Gallop|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||VanMeter Sales, agent||($70,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Istanford, a game front-running winner of the San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) when shipped to Del Mar one month ago from Arlington International Racecourse, heads the field for the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) Aug. 16.
James Miller's Aurelia's Belle stayed perfect on Polytrack July 19, winning the $150,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) in her third different synthetic surface start.
Aurelia's Belle, Interrupted, and She's Offlee Good are among a group of 10 sophomore fillies entered July 19 in the $150,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) at Arlington International Racecourse.
An evenly matched field of 10 sophomore fillies will hit the grass at Churchill Downs June 14 in the Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT), headed by Istanford, Tepin, and Aurelia's Belle, all graded winners.
|V. E. Day|