Keyword: 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.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Aboard Easy Solution in Best Pal

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, launching his latest comeback bid this weekend at Del Mar, will have his first stakes mount Aug. 4 aboard 2-year-old Easy Solution in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Out of Options, Gaines to Begin Serving Ban

    Trainer Carla Gaines is to begin a 30-day suspension Aug. 1 in connection with two testosterone positives after an attempt to get a court injunction stopping the penalty was denied by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

  • Points Offthebench wins the Bing Crosby Stakes.

    Points Offthebench Shows His Game in Crosby

    Points Offthebench made his first venture into stakes company a successful one, winning the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) over Goldencents in a terrific fight to the wire July 28 at Del Mar.

  • Goldencents faces older horses in the Bing Crosby Stakes.

    Goldencents Facing Older Sprinters in Crosby

    His foray into the 2013 Triple Crown season behind him, Goldencents gets back to work in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I), a six-furlong sprint at Del Mar in which he will face older horses for the first time.

  • Gaines Handed 30-Day Ban in Testosterone Case

    Trainer Carla Gaines has until Aug. 1 to appeal a 30-day suspension and $2,500 fine adopted by the California Horse Racing Board as a result of two of her 2012 starters testing in excess of accepted levels of testosterone.

  • Kettle Corn faces 10 in the Cougar II Handicap.

    Kettle Corn on Prowl for Another Stakes Win

    Consistent Kettle Corn is to try for the second graded stakes win of his career and first since 2011 when he faces an expected 10 other starters in the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (gr. III) on the night of July 26 at Del Mar.

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    Baffert to Enter Power Broker in Haskell

    Liking what he saw during a July 23 workout at Del Mar, trainer Bob Baffert will stick to his plan to enter Power Broker in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) July 28 at Monmouth Park.

  • Wishing Gate rolls to victory in the San Clemente

    Wishing Gate Swings Clear in San Clemente

    Wishing Gate, who broke her maiden at Del Mar last September, returned to the seaside track July 21 for her first stakes win, a smart 1 3/4-length score for Gary Stevens in the $151,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Jeranimo flies home to win the Eddie Read.

    Jeranimo Jumps in Late to Capture Eddie Read

    Late-running Jeranimo returned to his best form with a perfect setup in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), soaring through the stretch under a confident Rafael Bejarano to win going away on the turf July 20 at Del Mar.

  • Unusual Way won the Campanile Stakes on June 1 by 2 1/2 lengths.

    Unusual Way Part of Well-Matched San Clemente

    Consistent filly Unusual Way, a stakes winner in her only try on turf, is part of a well-matched field of 3-year-old fillies set to battle July 21 in the $150,000 San Clemente Stakes (gr. IIT) at Del Mar.

  • Jeranimo takes on 9 in the Eddie Read, including French invader Sofast.

    French Raider Sofast May Shake Up Eddie Read

    French invader Sofast adds a new face to the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes, which attracted a familiar group of Southern California-based middle-distance turf runners to the first grade I event of the season July 20 at Del Mar.

  • Del Mar to Match CARMA Funds

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and California Retirement Management Account have announced a new matching funds program beginning with the upcoming 2013 race meeting at the seaside track opening July 17.

  • Hollywood Park to Close in December

    Betfair Hollywood Park, in a May 9 letter, said it told the California Horse Racing Board it won't seek 2014 racing dates and will close at the end of its fall meet Dec. 22.

  • Racing at Santa Anita Park.

    Expanded Roles Seen for Santa Anita, Del Mar

    With Fairplex Park announcing it is pulling back on expanding its racetrack, Santa Anita Park and Del Mar are likely to host the 2014 Southern California racing circuit should Betfair Hollywood Park shut down.

  • Rolling Fog and Rafael Bejarano take the Del Mar Futurity on closing day at Del Mar.

    Rolling Fog Wins Historic Del Mar Futurity

    Rolling Fog held sway over 8-5 favorite Know More in the Del Mar Futurity Sept. 5, giving trainer Bob Baffert a record 11th win in the closing-day feature and jockey Rafael Bejarano a record 13th stakes score at the meet.

  • Del Mar Adjusts Figures Due to Report Error

    Due to a reporting error on in-state advanced deposit wagering bets during the final two weeks of the Del Mar meeting, the track has adjusted slightly downward its final figures on handle for its just-concluded meeting.

  • Racing at Del Mar

    Purses, Handle Soar at Del Mar's 75th Meet

    Del Mar completed its 75th season with sizable increases in purses and on-track and all-source wagering, but attendance took a slight dip during the 37-day meet at the Southern California track that ended Sept. 5.

  • Handle, Purses Up Double Digits in August

    Aided by an increase in race days, pari-mutuel handle and purses in August registered the largest gains in recent memory, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released Sept. 5.

  • Halo Dolly flies home in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap.

    Halo Dolly Waves Good-Bye in Yellow Ribbon

    Halo Dolly won for the sixth time in nine starts this year when she rallied from off the pace to motor home by 1 1/4 lengths in the $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) over the Del Mar turf Sept. 3.

  • Biancone Sends Filly to Del Mar Futurity

    Patrick Biancone has won stakes races at tracks on three different continents, but Del Mar is not on the list. He'll try to fix that when he runs the filly Switch to the Lead in the grade I Futurity Sept. 5.