Keyword: del mar

  • 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.

  • Game On Dude (right) finished 2nd to Dullahan (left) in the 2012 Pacific Classic.

    Dude, Dullahan Clash Again in Pacific Classic

    A six-time grade I winner whose problems with the Polytrack at Del Mar have been well-chronicled, Game On Dude is on the verge of a breakthrough in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 25, trainer Bob Baffert believes.

  • Goldencents will get a new rider for the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Goldencents Teams With Rosario in Pat O'Brien

    Goldencents made a solid return to sprinting one month ago when second by a head in the Bing Crosby Stakes, and the Santa Anita Derby winner is back on the Del Mar main track Aug. 25 facing 12 in the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

  • Obviously won the Del Mar Mile in 2012.

    Obviously Positioned for Del Mar Mile Repeat

    A narrow field has been drawn for the $200,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), to be contested Aug. 25. Obviously seeks a second consecutive win in the Mile, after setting a course record in the 2012 edition.

  • Breeders' Cup to Test Effects of Lasix Ban

    Horses competing in the upcoming Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park will form a test sample of the potential effects of running without anti-bleeding medications, but it will be up to their owners whether to participate.

  • Game On Dude

    Game On Dude in Final Pacific Classic Work

    Game On Dude, likely favorite for the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), put in a sharp drill of five furlongs in :59 3/5 Aug. 19 at Del Mar in his final major move leading up to the $1 million, 1 1/4-mile race Aug. 25.

  • Reneesgotzip sets a track record in the Rancho Bernardo Handicap.

    Reneesgotzip Zaps Track Record at Del Mar

    Reneesgotzip gave trainer Peter Miller every reason to be confident heading into the Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 18 at Del Mar, and his speedy 4-year-old filly showed why with a 4 1/4-length romp in record time.

  • CHRB to Review Suspension Policy

    The appearance of suspended trainer Carla Gaines in the public area at Del Mar the weekend of Aug. 10 has prompted the California Horse Racing Board to review its current suspension policy.

  • Wishing Gate won the San Clemente by by 1 3/4 lengths.

    Rough Task for Wishing Gate in Del Mar Oaks

    Wishing Gate slammed the door on eight rivals last month on opening weekend over the Del Mar turf, but it doesn't figure to be as easy when she faces a full field in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) Aug. 17.

  • Tiz Flirtatious wins the John C. Mabee Stakes.

    Tiz Flirtatious Erases Any Doubt in Mabee Win

    A freshened Tiz Flirtatious made easy work of her four opponents in the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 11, shaking clear in upper stretch to win without much of a challenge on the Del Mar turf.

  • Dice Flavor and Garrett Gomez get up late to win the  La Jolla Handicap.

    Gomez, Dice Flavor Roll to La Jolla Surprise

    Jockey Garrett Gomez boldly announced his return to action with a come-from-behind victory aboard 8-1 shot Dice Flavor in a dramatic finish to the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT) on the grass Aug. 10 at Del Mar.

  • Tiz Flirtatious faces 4 in the John C. Mabee Stakes.

    Tiz Flirtatious Has 4 to Beat in John Mabee

    Tiz Flirtatious, who gave multiple grade I winner Marketing Mix quite a tussle in the Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) last time out, is the one to beat in the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 11 on the Del Mar turf.

  • Concave fights off She's a Tiger to win the Sorrento.

    Concave Rounds Out Nicely in Sorrento Score

    Concave moved to the head of the Southern California juvenile filly division for Reddam Racing and trainer Doug O'Neill with a game half-length victory over She's a Tiger in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes Aug. 7 at Del Mar.

  • Greeley Awesome, left, finished 2nd in the 1st division of the Oceanside Stakes.

    Several Getting Second Chance in La Jolla

    Greeley Awesome, who came within a neck of giving owner Hronis Racing and trainer John Sadler a sweep of the two Oceanside Stakes divisions on opening day at Del Mar, makes his return in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap Aug.10.

  • Del Mar to Host Charity Golf Tournament

    Golfers and horsemen will support the Winners Foundation and California Racetrack Chaplaincy Outreach by participation in the Aug. 12 Del Mar Charity Classic Golf Tournament, to be held at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club.

  • She's a Tiger won the Landaluce Stakes on July 13.

    Seven Set for Sorrento; Gomez Has 3 Mounts

    Landaluce Stakes winner She's a Tiger faces six precocious juvenile fillies in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) and jockey Garrett Gomez is expected to make his return Aug. 7 at Del Mar.

  • Garrett Gomez

    Gomez Gets Conditional OK to Resume Riding

    Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez has been cleared to ride again as soon as Aug. 7 after meeting with stewards at Del Mar, provided he tests at acceptable levels for drugs he has been taking.