08/28/2012 4:42PM

Del Mar Derby to see faceoff between Howe Great, Old Time Hockey

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Old Time Hockey, with Joe Talamo aboard, wins the La Jolla.

DEL MAR, Calif. - Drop the puck, baby! Howe Great and Old Time Hockey are scheduled to face off on Sunday in the Grade 2, $300,000 Del Mar Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on turf. Also under consideration for the race are All Squared Away, Brother Francis, Midnight Crooner, My Best Brother, Smart Ellis, and Tones.

My Best Brother, second by a nose to Old Time Hockey in the La Jolla Handicap earlier this month, worked a half-mile in 48.20 seconds on Tuesday morning for Canani.

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Also Sunday is the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes, at one mile for 3-year-old fillies, in which Hollywood Oaks winner Potesta should be a heavy favorite against few rivals, including Long Face and possibly Killer Graces, Ricspretentiousgal, and Starlight Magic. The unbeaten Smart and Single will not run, Baffert said.

The $85,000 Adoration Stakes, at one mile for older females, is also Sunday. Candidates for that race include Cathy’s Crunches, Great Hot, Indian Gracey, Top Debutante, and Zafeen’s Pearl.

Amy Hurley More than 1 year ago
DRF Editors: Please either stop chopping up these "notes" articles into separate, short articles and losing not only previous references to people and horses but also the context, or at least do a better job of editing so you include the trainers' full names the first time you refer to them. This occurs very frequently. Thank you!
Paul Ferg More than 1 year ago
going to be a great game....er' I mean race.....Privman loves his hockey, we know that.....