Keyword: Pacific Classic

  • The Unsolved Mystery of Arrogate

    We should remember the Arrogate who raised goose bumps on our arms and left us numb from the experience of watching him run. And we should ignore the phantom who floundered at Del Mar, as we would any mirage.

  • The Week in Photos 8/22/2017

    Pacific Classic, Alabama, Del Mar Oaks, Del Mar Mile, Del Mar Handicap, Lake Placid, Darley Prix Jean Romanet, Prix Morny, Play the King, Bob Ingham Warwick, Shadwell Prix De La Nonette, Prix Guillaume E'Orano Haras Du Logis Saint-Germain, and more.

  • Accelerate finishes 15 1/4 lengths ahead of Arrogate in the San Diego Handicap

    Accelerate Set for Rematch With Arrogate

    Trainer John Sadler wasn't present when Accelerate was purchased for $380,000 at the Keeneland September sale in 2014 for his major client, Hronis Racing. But he had an idea that it might prove to be a good buy.

  • TVG to Air 90-Minute Pacific Classic Telecast

    TVG, America's Horse Racing network, will break from its usual format for a live, 90-minute commercial-free special telecast of the TVG Pacific Classic Saturday, August 19, from Del Mar (7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT).

  • Arrogate works six furlongs at Santa Anita June 25

    Arrogate Breezes at Santa Anita

    Champion Arrogate continued his preparations for the TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) with a six-furlong work in 1:12 2/5 under jockey Martin Garcia June 25 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Champion Songbird will return soon to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's California barn

    A Plan for Songbird as Year-End Honors Loom

    Rick Porter is a sporting man and a planning man, and to that end he has mapped out a "perfect-world" scenario for Songbird that will have fans of the Medaglia d'Oro filly drooling in anticipation with hopes that all goes well.

  • California Chrome wins the 2016 Pacific Classic

    'Chrome,' Beholder Weighing Options after PC

    Barn CC on the Del Mar backside had a party-like atmosphere Sunday morning—with a large group of connections and fans huddled around the 2014 Horse of the Year's stall—following what Sherman called the best performance of his career.

  • California Chrome working Aug. 14

    'Chrome' Works in 1:00 1/5

    California Chrome worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Los Alamitos the morning of Aug. 14. The colt will ship to Del Mar Aug. 15 for Del Mar's TVG Pacific Classsic (gr. I) Aug. 20.

  • Beholder to Defend Pacific Classic Win

    Trainer Richard Mandella has confirmed Spendthrift Farm's champion Beholder for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), a race for which California Chrome and Dortmund are also pointing, Aug. 20 at Del Mar.

  • Beholder works at Del Mar Aug. 10

    Mandella Mulling Pacific Classic for Beholder

    After Beholder's first workout since a second-place run in the Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I), trainer Richard Mandella is still mulling over whether to send the three-time champion to defend her title in the Aug. 20 Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Back to Work at Los Al

    Art and Alan Sherman wanted California Chrome to run an easy half-mile in his first breeze following his hard-earned victory in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II), and the father-son training duo got what they asked for Aug. 7 at Los Alamitos.

  • Pacific Overtures

    Just as rare is the scenario that is about to unfold. Boy vs. boy on top of boy vs. boy vs. girl; all three with serious designs on Horse of the Year honors, and two of the three already virtual shoo-ins for the Hall of Fame.

  • California Chrome running without Lasix in the Dubai World Cup

    Sherman Considering No Lasix for 'Chrome'

    Although Art Sherman was considering running California Chrome in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II) and Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar this summer without Lasix, the trainer said July 17 he'll likely use it as a precaution.

  • Firing Line works at Santa Anita Park June 19.

    Firing Line Returns in Santa Anita Allowance

    It may not be the splashy return to racing that was expected from Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line, but trainer Simon Callaghan is hoping a July 9 allowance race at Santa Anita Park will set the colt up for a big summer.

  • Beholder works May 25, 2016

    Beholder Fires Bullet, Ready to Rumble

    Spendthrift Farm's Beholder threw down a warning to her rivals May 25 at Santa Anita Park, when she clocked a five-furlong bullet in :59 2/5 and earned the "breezing" tag rarely awarded on the South California circuit.

  • California Chrome worked a half-mile in :49 4/5 on May 21.

    California Chrome Drills for Del Mar Return

    California Chrome got an early wake-up call May 21 at Los Alamitos Race Course to record his second timed workout since returning to Southern California after his standout victory in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

  • Firing Line, Masochistic Aim for Del Mar

    Two of Southern California's standout horses of 2015 took early steps toward their season debuts May 10 at Santa Anita Park, and both figure to return to racing sometime over the summer at Del Mar.

  • Beholder wins 2015 TVG Pacific Classic

    $1M Bonus Announced for Top CA Races

    Del Mar and The Stronach Group this year will offer a $1 million bonus to a horse that sweeps three grade I races: the TVG Pacific Classic, Xpressbet.com Awesome Again Stakes, and Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Will Target BC Classic

    Beholder will target the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a potential showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Ned Toffey confirmed. Her connections have also decided not to offer her at auction this year.

  • The 'Iron Lady's' Secret Garden

    Watching Beholder decimate her male opponents in the Pacific Classic and the aftermath on TVG and social media, it made me realize how times have changed.

  • Inside the August 29, 2015 Issue

    Beholder crushes the boys at Del Mar in the Pacific Classic and more in the August 29, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Beholder dominates the Pacific Classic.

    Beholder Blows Away Pacific Classic Foes

    The Spendthrift Farm runner toyed with the field of nine other males and pulled away to win by 8 1/4 lengths in her first start against the boys and her first start at 1 1/4 miles. She is the first female to win the race.

  • Del Mar Challenge Races Back on Dirt

    With 3 Breeders' Cup Challenge races this weekend, Del Mar will be in the spotlight. Two of those three races will be on the main track, which for the first time since 2006 offers a dirt surface.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Pacific Classic

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Pacific Classic (gr. I) featuring Beholder, Bayern, Catch a Flight, Hard Aces, and Red Vine. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Pacific Classic.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Shows Readiness for Pacific Classic

    If her workout at Del Mar Aug. 17 was any indication, two-time champion Beholder is ready for the challenge when she faces males for the first time and runs farther than she's ever run in the Aug. 22 TVG Pacific Classic.

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    'Pharoah' Heads Home, Next Race Undecided

    American Pharoah boarded a van Aug. 3 on the Monmouth Park backstretch for his long journey back to Southern California, where his connections will make a decision on where to point the Triple Crown winner next.

  • Shared Belief wins the Pacific Classic.

    Shared Belief Streaks to Pacific Classic Win

    Champion Shared Belief kept his stellar record spotless with another smashing victory Aug. 24 in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), sweeping past pacesetter Game On Dude and drawing away at Del Mar.