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  • My Conquestadory is the 122-pound highweight in the San Clemente.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2810705780&k=5fSHP3V">Order This Photo</a>

    Sandiva Tackles My Conquestadory in U.S. Bow

    Dual group III winner Sandiva, last seen finishing fifth in the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot one month ago, makes her first United States start in the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) July 19 at Del Mar.

  • Eddie Delahoussaye was presented the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award in 2013.

    Del Mar Gives Laffit Pincay Award New Home

    The Laffit Pincay Jr. Award, established at Hollywood Park in 2004, will continue at Del Mar this summer when it is presented by the Hall of Fame jockey July 27.

  • Del Mar Racing

    Del Mar Signal Will be in High Def

    Del Mar will broadcast its signal in high definition this summer, joining a select number of tracks across the country that provide fans a crystal-clear look at their racing product.

  • Breeders' Cup officially announced June 24 that Keeneland will host the event in 2015.

    Breeders' Cup: Churchill, NYRA Still Options

    A three-year plan of upcoming Breeders' Cup sites does not include eight-time host Churchill Downs or the New York Racing Association, a five-time host; but Cup officials said the schedule should not be seen as a snub.

  • Breeders' Cup to Keeneland, California Tracks

    Breeders' Cup Ltd. announced June 24 that the 2015 World Championships will be held Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, will return to Santa Anita Park in 2016, and will be held at Del Mar in 2017.

  • Breeders' Cup Challenge Series Expands

    The Breeders' Cup Challenge series this year will consist of 73 automatic qualifying races into the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup World Championships, with 46 challenge races to be held in the U.S. and Canada.

  • And They're Off: Spring Training Edition 2014

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin examine the Santa Anita Handicap field, the history and memorable horses. Lenny asks if D. Wayne Lukas has ever ventured to the Big Cap before?  Steve and Lenny recap the Gotham Stakes and rivalries. The duo interview trainer Nick Zito about Spot and Spot's connections. Finally Lenny expands on the Del Mar track returning to dirt.

  • Santa Anita Park abandoned its Pro-Ride track to return to dirt in 2010.

    Southern CA Synthetic Track Era Nears End

    With the announcement that Del Mar plans to switch from Polytrack back to a dirt main track in 2015, the grand experiment with synthetic racing surfaces in Southern California is likely coming to an end.

  • Native Diver

    Native Diver Monument Moving to Del Mar

    A 20-foot long monument within the garden paddock at Betfair Hollywood Park that marks the burial place of the great Native Diver will be moved, along with his remains, to Del Mar in the next few weeks.

  • The California Horse Racing Board will discuss several issues related to the closure of Betfair Hollywood Park.

    CHRB to Meet as Hollywood Park Closure Nears

    The California Horse Racing Board is to hold its final meeting of 2013 on Dec. 12 at Santa Anita Park with several items on the agenda related to racing in the state next year after the closure of Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • CHRB to Resume Post-Hollywood Considerations

    As they have for the past several months, post-Hollywood Park racing plans will dominate the agenda for the California Horse Racing Board when it meets Sept. 19 in Pomona beginning at 9:30 a.m. PDT.

  • Los Alamitos to Seek Racing Dates for 2014-15

    Los Alamitos Race Course will press ahead with plans to conduct Thoroughbred racing in the absence of Betfair Hollywood Park next year, representatives of the Orange County track announced Sept. 12.

  • Del Mar Racing

    Del Mar Handle Up by 5.2%, Attendance Even

    Following on the heels of a robust 2012 season, Del Mar did even better in 2013 with all key business categories finishing on the upswing as the track's 74th summer session came to a close Sept. 4.

  • Wagering, Purses Have Healthy August

    Wagering on United States races was strong in August, with a 4.69% increase from the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase Sept. 4.

  • Egg Drop wins the Yellow Ribbon Handicap.

    Egg Drop Holds On to Yellow Ribbon Victory

    Egg Drop held on to her first stakes victory when she nipped Appealing by a head in the $150,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf Sept. 2 at Del Mar, then survived a long stewards' inquiry into the final stages.

  • Alberts Hope won the Best Pal at Del Mar by half a length on Aug. 4.

    Alberts Hope Leads 11 for Del Mar Futurity

    Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) winner Alberts Hope heads a field of 11 juveniles in the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) on Sept. 4, closing day of the 2013 summer stand at the Southern California track.

  • Batchelder Replacing Strauss as DMTC Chairman

    Robert S. Strauss, who has headed the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's board of directors as its chairman for the past 12 years, announced Aug.30 that he is stepping down, effective immediately.

  • Game On Dude and Martin Garcia were all alone at the finish of the Pacific Classic.

    Game On Dude Spectacular in Pacific Classic

    Overcoming concerns about the Del Mar Polytrack, Game On Dude demolished the field by a record 8 1/2 lengths in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) in the most dominant performance of his career Aug. 25.

  • Fed Biz comes home strong to win the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Fed Biz Blazes to Track Record in Pat O'Brien

    Fed Biz, flying through the homestretch, caught tiring favorite Goldencents late to win the Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) in track-record time at Del Mar Aug. 25, giving trainer Bob Baffert his fifth win in a row in the race.