The Bob Baffert-trained stablemates went at it on the front end, but it was Zatter who got the best of St Patrick's Day Aug. 20 at Del Mar.
|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.||$75,000a||3&up, f/m||11f T||Details|
|Green Flash H.||$75,000a||3&up||5f T||Details|
|Del Mar H. Presented by The Japan Racing Association (G2T)||$250,000g||3&up||11f T||Details|
|$1 Million TVG Pacific Classic S. (G1)||$1,000,000g||3&up||10f||Details|
|Del Mar Oaks Presented by The Jockey Club (G1T)||$300,000g||3yos, Fillies||9f T||Details|
|Del Mar Mile H. (G2T)||$200,000g||3&up||8f T||Details|
|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|
A day after he ran 1-2 in the TVG Pacific Classic (G1), trainer Bob Baffert was still unsure about the path his two top Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) contenders will take back to Del Mar in early November.
Jerry Hollendorfer's most talented fillies both put in important workouts Aug. 20 at Del Mar, but at very different stages in their training cycles.
St Patrick's Day, a 2-year-old Pioneerof the Nile colt out of the Yankee Gentleman mare Littleprincessemma, has already gone by a number of names early in his life.
Hours after La Coronel finished fourth in the Lake Placid Stakes (G2T) at Saratoga Race Course, Dream Dancing got the best of a blanket finish in the 1 1/8-mile Del Mar Oaks (G1T).
Michael House's Irish-bred Hunt, victorious in the 1 1/8-mile Eddie Read Stakes (G2T) a month ago, confirmed his quality Aug. 19 in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap Presented by The Japan Racing Association (G2T) at Del Mar.
The final furlong of the 10-furlong Classic was a battle of Bob Baffert stablemates. Arrogate kicked in late, as he's done plenty in the past, but he could not get past the determined Collected
There will be plenty of quality on the track in the afternoon Aug. 19 at Del Mar, the biggest day of racing during the summer at the seaside racetrack every year, but the runners in the morning weren't too shabby, either.
Tribalist didn't exactly take a conventional path to his first stakes win—both on the racetrack Aug. 18 at Del Mar and throughout his career.
"Saturdays at Saratoga" series, presented by VisitBarbados.org, will continue Saturday, August 19.
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.
There's a common thread in three of Phil D'Amato's older grass horses running in stakes on TVG Pacific Classic (G1) weekend at Del Mar. All three have dabbled, with varying degrees of success, on the dirt.
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced Aug. 17 an "All-Stakes Pick 4" with a partnership between Saratoga Race Course and Del Mar Racetrack on both Saturday, August 19 and Saturday, September 2.
Hollywood Wildcat, the filly who stretch her winning streak to three races in the Aug. 22 Del Mar Invitational Oaks (G2T), seems to be the kind trainers and riders love most. She's mistake-proof.
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.
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.