Del Mar

YESTERDAY August 20, 2014
Irish Surf, the winner of the Cougar II Handicap over 1 1/2 miles on Polytrack on July 25, will be entered for Saturday’s $250,000 Del Mar Handicap over 1 3/8 miles on turf as well as Sunday’s $1 million Pacific Classic over 1 1/4 miles on Polytrack.
Trainer Gary Mandella will run Silentio in Sunday’s $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes over seven furlongs on the Polytrack instead of the $250,000 Del Mar Mile on turf on the same day.
The absence of a recent plane flight, or van trip, could make Frac Daddy a factor in Sunday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, a race in which he is likely to be overlooked.
Bad Read Sanchez, third in the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes on Aug. 3, will miss the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 3 because of a recent temperature, trainer Doug O’Neill said.
If you missed a more rewarding appreciation of Del Mar Oaks winner Personal Diary in her two appearances out West this summer, it’s too late. She’s gone, or at least she was getting wrapped up and ready to ship Tuesday morning along with five other ...
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has approved language in its model rules defining “stacking” of painkillers and providing for new penalties for the practice, the RCI announced Wednesday.
Jockeys Corey Nakatani and Elvis Trujillo have agreed to a three-round exhibition boxing match at Del Mar after the races on Aug. 30 to aid the Permanently Disabled Jockeys’ Fund.
Less than a month after undergoing knee-replacement surgery, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens was a morning visitor to Del Mar on Tuesday and said his rehabilitation was going a bit better than expected.
Secret Circle, last year’s winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, worked a half-mile in 48.20 seconds on Tuesday morning at Del Mar under jockey Martin Garcia.
When the globe-trotting filly Beatrice showed up for last month’s Osunitas Stakes, she looked like a top contender and was bet accordingly, but she managed to beat just two of her 11 rivals.