If Arrogate can put himself back on form in the Aug. 19 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar less than a month after the worst race of his life, hindsight could view his stunning setback as a blip that exposed him as mortal, but not lesser.
|Oceanside S.||$100,000a||3yos||8f T||Details|
|Osunitas S.||$75,000a||3&up, f/m||8.5f T||Details|
|Eddie Read S. (G2T)||$250,000g||3&up||9f T||Details|
|TVG San Diego H. (G2)||$300,000g||3&up||8.5f||Details|
|Wickerr S.||$75,000a||3&up||8f T||Details|
|San Clemente H. (G2T)||$200,000g||3yos, Fillies||8f T||Details|
|Cougar II H. (G3)||$100,000g||3&up||12f||Details|
|Real Good Deal S.||$150,000g||3yos||7f||Details|
|California Dreamin' S.||$150,000g||3&up||8.5f T||Details|
|Bing Crosby S. (G1)||$300,000g||3&up||6f||Details|
|Fleet Treat S.||$150,000g||3yos, Fillies||7f||Details|
|Clement L. Hirsch S. (G1)||$300,000g||3&up, f/m||8.5f||Details|
|California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association S.||$100,000g||2 yo, Fillies||5.5f||Details|
|Daisycutter H.||$75,000a||3&up, f/m||5f T||Details|
|Sorrento S. (G2)||$200,000g||2 yo, Fillies||6.5f||Details|
|Yellow Ribbon H. (G2T)||$200,000g||3&up, f/m||8.5f T||Details|
|Graduation S.||$100,000g||2 yo||5.5f||Details|
|La Jolla H. (G3T)||$150,000g||3yos||8.5f T||Details|
|Solana Beach S.||$150,000g||3&up, f/m||8.5f T||Details|
|Best Pal S. (G2)||$200,000g||2 yo||6.5f||Details|
|Rancho Bernardo H. (G3)||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||6.5f||Details|
|CTT and TOC H.||$75,000||3&up, f/m||11f T|
|Green Flash H.||$75,000||3&up||5f T|
|Del Mar H||$250,000||3&up,||11f T|
|Del Mar Oaks||$300,000||3yo, f||9f T|
|TVG Pacific Classic||$1,000,000||3&up,||10f|
|Del Mar Mile||$200,000||3&up,||8f T|
|Harry F. Brubaker S||$75,000||3&up,||8f|
|Tranquility Lake S||$75,000||3&up, f/m||8f|
|Shared Belief S||$100,000||3yo,||8f|
|Pat O'Brien S||$200,000||3&up,||7f|
|Torrey Pines S||$100,000||3yo, f||8f|
|Generous Portion S||$100,000||2yo, f||6f|
|I'm Smokin S||$100,000||2yo,||6f|
|Del Mar Debutante S||$300,000||2yo, f||7f|
|John C. Mabee S||$200,000||3&up, f/m||9f T|
|Del Mar Derby||$250,000||3yo,||9f T|
|Del Mar Juvenile Turf||$100,000||2yo,||8f T|
|C.E.R.F. Stakes||$75,000||3&up, f/m||6f|
|Del Mar Futurity||$300,000||2yo,||7f|
|Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf||$100,000||2yo, f||8f T|
|Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile||$1,000,000||3&up,||8f|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf||$1,000,000||2yo, f||8f T|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf||$1,000,000||2yo, c/g||8f T|
|Breeders' Cup Distaff||$2,000,000||3&up, f/m||9f|
|Breeders' Cup Classic||$6,000,000||3&up,||10f|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint||$1,000,000||3&up, f/m||7f|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf||$2,000,000||3&up, f/m||9f T|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile||$2,000,000||2yo, c/g||8.5f|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies||$2,000,000||2yo, f||8.5f|
|Breeders' Cup Mile||$2,000,000||3&up,||8f T|
|Breeders' Cup Sprint||$1,500,000||3&up,||6f|
|Breeders' Cup Turf||$4,000,000||3&up,||12f T|
|Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint||$1,000,000||3&up,||5f T|
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate put in his final bit of major exercise for the Aug. 19 $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) when he drilled four furlongs in :47 3/5 on a cool morning at Del Mar Aug. 14.
A $40,000 claim by trainer Bill Spawr back in August 2016, Skye Diamonds found the winner's circle for the sixth time since with her second straight graded score in the $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) at Del Mar.
California Chrome still may be aberration of all aberrations, but he's no longer the only winner produced by Love the Chase, the famed mare who broke her maiden for an $8,000 tag.
Up next for Skye Diamonds, with an eye on the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1), is the $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3), where she'll encounter Constellation once again, along with Claiborne Farm's grade 3 winner Bendable.
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Working on his own with jockey Martin Garcia in the irons, superstar Arrogate clipped off a solid seven-furlong drill in 1:25 1/5 Aug. 8 at Del Mar as trainer Bob Baffert and regular rider Mike Smith looked on from the track's grandstand.
A wide trip throughout did not hamper East Coast invader Cambodia Aug. 5 in the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2T) at Del Mar.
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a loaded card at Saratoga Race Course, featuring two grade 1 races, highlights the schedule.
There is terrific stakes action all over the map Aug. 5, which is Whitney Stakes (G1) Day at Saratoga Race Course and also West Virginia Derby (G3) Day at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort.
Leonard Lavin, a longtime force in Thoroughbred racing who built Glen Hill Farm into a nationally prominent racing and breeding outfit, died Aug. 2 at the age of 97.
With a minor upset over favored Kimberlea K in the $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes Aug. 2 at Del Mar, Show It N Moe It became the first stakes winner for her sire, Grace Upon Grace.
In his first workout since his stunning San Diego Handicap (G2) defeat, champion Arrogate breezed four furlongs in a bullet :47 1/5. He remains on point for a start in the Aug. 19 TVG Pacific Classic (G1).
The budding rivalry between two of the grittiest females in the country saw a repeat performance July 30 in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar.
In her first timed workout since she had surgery to remove an ankle chip, champion filly Champagne Room showed an eagerness to do what she does best July 30 at Del Mar.
A day after a rodeo of a race in the July 29 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1), the connections of the top horses involved are mostly looking forward.
A few strides into the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, champion sprinter Drefong dropped jockey Mike Smith to the main track. Even though he was ineligible to win after that point, the colt had an undisputed impact on who won the race.
A week after stunning Arrogate, the world's top-rated horse, with Hronis Racing's Accelerate in the TVG San Diego Handicap (G2), trainer John Sadler is already eyeing a potential rematch with the gray.
Trainer Richard Baltas said there's a good chance Tom Mansor and Tachycardia Stables' grade 1 winner Big Macher will be retired after a suspensory injury knocked him out of the July 29 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1).
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Patrons at Kentucky simulcast outlets will be able to wager on Monarch Content Management racing signals for the first time in about a month beginning July 29.
Unlike the TVG San Diego Handicap (G2), when Hronis Racing, trainer John Sadler, and jockey Victor Espinoza upset Arrogate with Accelerate, the connections will occupy the pre-race spotlight in the Clement L. Hirsch (G1) Sunday at Del Mar.
If not for his gray stablemate's late-season ascension, Baoma Corporation's Drefong would have been the brightest rising star of 2016.