Veteran trackman Dennis Moore, the track superintendent at Santa Anita Park, has agreed to accept the additional role of director of track maintenance at Del Mar, the San Diego County racetrack announced Jan. 19.
- Stakes Calendar
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|November 3||Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile||$1,000,000g||3&up,||8f|
|November 3||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf||$1,000,000g||2yo, f||8f T|
|November 3||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf||$1,000,000g||2yo, c/g||8f T|
|November 3||Breeders' Cup Distaff||$2,000,000g||3&up, f/m||9f|
|November 4||Breeders' Cup Classic||$6,000,000g||3&up,||10f|
|November 4||Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint||$1,000,000g||3&up, f/m||7f|
|November 4||Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf||$2,000,000g||3&up, f/m||11f T|
|November 4||Breeders' Cup Juvenile||$2,000,000g||2yo, c/g||8.5f|
|November 4||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies||$2,000,000g||2yo, f||8.5f|
|November 4||Breeders' Cup Mile||$2,000,000g||3&up,||8f T|
|November 4||Breeders' Cup Sprint||$1,500,000g||3&up,||6f|
|November 4||Breeders' Cup Turf||$4,000,000g||3&up,||12f T|
|November 4||Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint||$1,000,000g||3&up,||5f T|
Running a pair of historically relevant and pricey late-season grade I races is not in the best business interest of Los Alamitos Race Course. Two weeks of racing in December is not enough to support two grade I races and their purses.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced Dec. 7 that it will make consolation payouts to those who picked five of six winners in its closing-day Dec. 4 Pick 6 wager, in hopes to resolve confusion on how the closing day pool was to be distributed.
Miss Temple City added to her already impressive résumé as a turf miler Dec. 4 in the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) at Del Mar.
Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori continued to impress on U.S. soil with a clear victory in the $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 2 at Del Mar.
With a deft ride from jockey Javier Castellano, Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Annals of Time turned the tables on Chad Brown stablemates Beach Patrol and Camelot Kitten to win the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Dec. 3 at Del Mar.
Miss Temple City will look to carry trainer Graham Motion's scorching streak on the Del Mar turf into the final day of the seaside racetrack's fall meet in the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) Dec. 4.
With the race's graded status restored, Term of Art is now a graded stakes winner and his dam becomes a graded stakes producer.
The 5-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile galloped out to an easy lead, was never threatened, and drew off to a 7 3/4-length victory.
Calumet Farm's Term of Art rallied late to take the Cecil B. DeMille Stakes, which lost its grade III status pending review after being switched from turf to dirt Nov. 27 at Del Mar.
Two races after Journey Home took the Jimmy Durante (gr. IIIT) at the seaside racetrack, stablemate Ring Weekend earned his sixth graded stakes win in the Seabiscuit Handicap (gr. IIT).
Sam-Son Farm's Journey Home made her journey west a winning one Nov. 26 at Del Mar with a clear score in the in the $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes (gr. IIIT), but the victory was not without controversy, albeit by no fault of the War Front filly.
Williamson Racing's homebred Texas Ryano broke through the graded ranks Nov. 25 with an emphatic victory in the $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT).
Midnight Storm, whose more than $1.28 million in earnings have been picked up mostly in grass races, will switch back to dirt for the $100,000 Native Diver Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 27 at Del Mar.
Nuovo Record made a triumphant Del Mar debut Nov. 24 with an exciting nose victory over even-money favorite Arles in the featured $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT).
A number of Breeders' Cup runners will be back less than a month later in the $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap (gr. IIT) Nov. 26 at Del Mar.
LNJ Foxwoods' With Honors returns to the Del Mar turf—a surface over which she claimed her last victory—after two starts at the highest level on dirt.
After a solid performance in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT), Ashleyluvssugar will return in the Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIT) Friday, Nov. 25 on the Del Mar turf.
The $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) will have a distinct international flavor Nov. 24 at Del Mar.
The future appears bright for Cheyenne Stables' Mastery after an easy victory Nov. 19 in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (gr. III).