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  • Doug O'Neill

    O'Neill Sets Del Mar Record With Five Wins

    Doug O'Neill's afternoon at Del Mar went as well as it possibly could July 29. Of the six starters the 47-year-old conditioner sent out Wednesday, five ran first, which set the record at Del Mar for most wins in a single day.

  • American Pharoah works at Del Mar July 28.

    American Pharoah Has Final Work for Haskell

    American Pharoah's final workout for the William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) appeared intentionally easy July 28 at Del Mar, with the Triple Crown champion recording a :48 4/5 breeze underneath overcast skies.

  • Sky Kingdom

    Sky Kingdom Takes Third Shot at Cougar II

    A third time might be the charm for Westrock Stables' Sky Kingdom, back for yet another run in the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (gr. III) at Del Mar after finishing second the past two years in a row.

  • Om

    'Pharoah' Upsetter Om Eyes Next Start

    Trainer Dan Hendricks has the colt pointed to the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT) Aug. 9, which would be his first start at Del Mar since that standout victory last August.

  • Dr. Jack Robbins

    Grayson Meets Oak Tree Gift Challenge

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has met the $100,000 challenge gift announced by Oak Tree Racing Association in January 2015. The gift and the matching program honor Dr. Jack Robbins, who died Nov. 29, 2014.

  • American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11 2/5 on July 18 at Del Mar.

    American Pharoah Records First Del Mar Breeze

    An unusual flash thunderstorm at Del Mar caused no delay of American Pharoah's first workout in San Diego County July 18, as the Triple Crown champion recorded a six-furlong breeze in 1:11 2/5 over the seaside oval.

  • Downpour, Lightning Create Havoc at Del Mar

    After removing its synthetic surface, it was almost cosmically ironic when a downpour, equipped with constant lightning strikes, pounded the seaside racetrack July 18, causing all kinds of havoc at the summer hotspot.

  • Gabriel Charles powers to victory in the Eddie Read Stakes.

    Gabriel Charles Swings Wide to Win Read

    Heading back to Del Mar proved a winning move for Sam Britt and Michael House's Gabriel Charles, who closed to win the $400,500 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) by 3 3/4 lengths July 18 at the seaside racetrack.

  • Finnegans Wake will return to Southern California turf for the Eddie Read.

    Finnegans Wake Back to Grass in Eddie Read

    After a brief detour to dirt for a run in the Gold Cup (gr. I) June 27 at Santa Anita Park, Finnegans Wake will return to his comfort zone on the Southern California turf for the $400,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) July 18.

  • Hope's Love

    'Chrome' Sister Hope's Love Sidelined

    Hope's Love, the 2-year-old full sister to California Chrome, will be sidelined four to six months with a hairline fracture in her shoulder, trainer Steve Sherman said July 15.

  • Del Mar Ready to Kick Off 76th Summer Season

    When Del Mar kicks off its 76th summer season July 16, the seaside California oval will be marking a return to a dirt main surface after eight years with a synthetic track as mandated by the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Owner Boghossian Dies at 73

    H. Paul Boghossian, who campaigned horses in the name of Triple B Farms, died July 9 at his home in Glendale, Calif., after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 73.

  • Dragon Flower First Winner for Informed

    California-based freshman sire Informed picked up his first winner July 11 when his first starter, juvenile filly Dragon Flower, won her debut by 2 1/4 lengths in the fifth race at Los Alamitos.

  • CHRB Sees Decrease in Drug Violations

    According to the California Horse Racing Board, there were only four Class 1, 2, or 3 medication violations in the state during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the lowest number in at least 40 years.

  • Masochistic wins the 2015 Triple Bend Stakes.

    Masochistic Easy Winner of Triple Bend

    California-bred Masochistic, owned by Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable, made short work of six foes to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 27 at Santa Anita Park.

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    American Pharoah, Espinoza Nominated to ESPYS

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and his jockey, Victor Espinoza, have been nominated for two ESPYS to be presented July 15 during ESPN's annual awards show, the sports broadcast company announced June 24.

  • Stellar Wind returns to action in the Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita.

    Stellar Wind Back Home for Summertime Oaks

    After a relatively unsuccessful trip to Kentucky, Stellar Wind is back home at Santa Anita Park and figures to be a massive favorite in her first local start since a troubled fourth in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Talco takes the Shoemaker Mile over Midnight Storm.

    Talco Upsets Shoemaker Mile

    Hronis Racing's Talco earned his sought-after grade I win in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 13 at Santa Anita Park, upsetting even-money favorite Midnight Storm to take the turf test at odds of 13-1.

  • American Pharoah at Churchill Downs June 12, 2015.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-k3tTMwV">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Strong in Return to Track

    American Pharoah looked strong and fresh in his first exercise as a Triple Crown champion, returning to the dirt June 12 for a clockwise jog before media and adoring fans as the sun rose over Churchill Downs.

  • Garrett Gomez

    Garrett Gomez Announces Retirement

    After a long absence from the sport, multiple Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez made his retirement official June 8, more than a year and a half after his most recent mount.

  • Gimme Da Lute wins the Affirmed Stakes.

    Gimme Da Lute Gets the Cash in Affirmed

    Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman's Gimme Da Lute assumed command at the top stretch and battle gamely to defeat Prospect Park by a half-length in the $98,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) June 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hollywood Park Grandstand Demolished

    The grandstand at Hollywood Park, vacant since the fall meet closed in December 2013, was imploded the morning of May 31, clearing the way for a proposed $2 billion football stadium, entertainment, and residential complex.