Ashleyluvssugar opened a long, comfortable lead down the backstretch, then was all out in the stretch to deny fast-finishing Metaboss in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Presented by the Japanese Racing Association Aug. 20.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2011
Multiple graded stakes winners Ashleyluvssugar, Flamboyant, and Finnegans Wake will take the logical step forward on the Del Mar turf schedule for a run in the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 20.
There's something about the Del Mar turf course that brings out the best in A Venneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing's Midnight Storm.
David Bienstock and Chuck Winner's Flamboyant just started to hit his stride early in 2016, when he shipped overseas for the Dubai Turf (UAE-I) in March.
Flamboyant provided the first graded stakes stunner of 2016 Jan. 2, when the 46-1 shot caught favored grade I winner Obviously in the final moments to win the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club kicks off its 75th season of racing a day later than usual July 17 with a new, wider turf course and plenty of full fields.
|Owner||Warren B. Williamson|
|Breeder||Williamson Racing, LLC|
|Texas Ryano View Five-Cross Pedigree||Curlin||Smart Strike|
|Blending Element (IRE)||Great Commotion|
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