The first of the Lilac fire horses who had to be evacuated from San Luis Rey Downs and take up residence at Del Mar in December began to filter back to the Bonsall training center this past weekend and more followed Monday.
|Oceanside S||$100,000||3yo,||8f T|
|Osunitas S||$75,000||3&up, f/m||8.5f T|
|San Clemente S||$200,000||3yo, f||8f T|
|San Diego H||$200,000||3&up,||8.5f|
|Eddie Read S||$250,000||3&up,||9f T|
|Wickerr S||$75,000||3&up,||8f T|
|Cougar II H||$100,000||3&up,||12f|
|Real Good Deal S||$150,000||3yo,||7f|
|California Dreamin' S||$150,000||3&up,||8.5f T|
|Bing Crosby S||$300,000||3&up,||6f|
|Clement L. Hirsch S||$300,000||3&up, f/m||8.5f|
|Fleet Treat S||$150,000||3yo, f||7f|
|CTBA S||$100,000||2yo, f||5.5f|
|Daisycutter H||$75,000||3&up, f/m||5f T|
|Yellow Ribbon H||$200,000||3&up, f/m||8.5f T|
|Sorrento S||$200,000||2yo, f||6f|
|La Jolla H||$150,000||3yo,||8.5f T|
|Solana Beach S||$150,000||3&up, f/m||8f T|
|Best Pal S||$200,000||2yo,||6f|
|Rancho Bernardo H||$100,000||3&up, f/m||6.5f|
|CTT and TOC S||$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|
|Del Mar Futurity||$300,000||2yo,||7f|
|C.E.R.F. Stakes||$75,000||3&up, f/m||6f|
|Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf||$100,000||2yo, f||8f T|
With both the March and May 2-year-old sales producing a string of stakes winners, sales company officials hope the decision to combine the auctions will produce the best of both worlds.
After the Dec. 7 fire that decimated San Luis Rey Training Center, the facility in Bonsall, Calif., is scheduled to reopen in early April, according to racing executives in Southern California.
Season debuts are drawing near for Untamed Domain and Best Performance, two runners who could become stars in their respective divisions.
A group of industry stakeholders involved in the relief effort for those affected by the fire at San Luis Rey Training Center Dec. 7 explained how the money raised has been apportioned during a California Horse Racing Board meeting.
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced Jan. 10 that Josh Rubinstein has been named its President.
California Horse Racing Board officials indicated Dec. 11 that the horses stabled at San Luis Rey Training Center at the time of the Dec. 7 fire that tore through the facility have been accounted for.
If there was any indication healing from the devastating fire at San Luis Rey Training Center Dec. 7 was beginning, it was the return of humor Dec. 10 at Del Mar, where the majority of evacuated horses and horsemen have been relocated.
While most volunteers came to Del Mar Dec. 8 to help horses, Debbie Baltas and others made sure to focus on backstretch workers evacuated from the devastating fire at San Luis Rey Training Center.
The horror of Dec. 7 has been followed a day later by an overwhelming effort in Southern California to save and care for horses evacuated from a devastating fire at San Luis Rey Training Center.
Aron Wellman, president of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, penned a detailed account Dec. 8 of his experience at Del Mar in the wake of the Lilac fire that engulfed San Luis Rey Training Center Dec. 7 and the outpouring of support that followed.
The Stronach Group, in conjunction with Santa Anita Park and The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, has established a GoFundMe account page to help pay for hospital and rehabilitative costs incurred by those injured in the Dec. 7 devastating Lilac Fire.
After putting on its first Breeders' Cup in early November, Del Mar continued to make gains through the rest of its fall meeting, which came to a close Nov. 26.
Last of 11 in the backstretch run of the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes (G1T) at Del Mar Nov. 26, Martin Schwartz's Off Limits (IRE) needed a lot to go right.
Michael House's Hunt (IRE) may have been overmatched in his last two assignments, but returned to his winning form Nov. 26 in the $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap (G2T) at Del Mar.
His stablemate may have won the grade 1, but Analyze It put forward an impressive flourish on a strong day for trainer Chad Brown when he cruised home an easy winner of the $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (G3T) at Del Mar.
Daddy Is a Legend unleashed a come-from-the-clouds kick on the far outside of the Del Mar turf to make her first try against graded company a successful one with a victory in the $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes (G3T) Nov. 25.
After his eye-catching turf debut Oct. 12 at Belmont Park, the 2016 Remsen Stakes (G2) winner once again showed an impressive turn of foot to win the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (G1T) at Del Mar.
A day after he scratched out of the Hollywood Turf Cup (G2T), DP Racing's Prime Attraction made his human connections look astute with a score in the $100,000 Native Diver Stakes (G3) at Del Mar.
Masterfully ridden by jockey Corey Nakatani, longshot How Unusual spurted between horses at the top of the stretch to enter contention and outfinished 2-1 favorite Responsibleforlove in the final sixteenth to win the Red Carpet Handicap (G3T).
Sharp Samurai will hit the Del Mar turf once again in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (G1T) Nov. 25. Five from the Twilight Derby will be back to challenge in the Hollywood Derby.
Although he has not won a race in six starts this season, Flamboyant (FR) appears to have returned to top form and looks like the horse to beat in the $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (G2T) Nov. 24 at Del Mar.
Just more than three weeks after their debut race, when Dream Tree held off a closing Midnight Bisou by a desperate nose at Santa Anita Park, the stage was set again during the stretch run in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes Nov. 18 at Del Mar.
Trainer Gary Mandella did not plan on running Teneri Farm homebred Birdie Gold so soon after her U.S. debut Nov. 4 in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T).
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Desi Arnez Stakes at Del Mar.