It may be worth staying to the very end of Wednesday's Barretts Select Sale of 2-year-olds in-training at Del Mar. The final hip scheduled to go through the ring – Hip No. 135 – is a Tapit colt supplemented to the sale last week by Florida pinhooker ...Full Story >>
August 24, 2016
On Friday at Del Mar, Jerry Hollendorfer will have two 3-year-olds in the first running a stakes named for one his very best, and beloved, runners. The race used to be called the El Cajon, but El Cajon won't mind, not when a horse like Shared Belief ...
August 22, 2016
You could hear it throughout the stands Saturday at Del Mar. Gasps of “Oh!” as California Chrome took command of the Pacific Classic right from the start and dared anyone to run with him. “Gee” as he bounded along, oblivious to those in pursuit. “Wow” ...
August 21, 2016
Remember how much concern there was late last year when American Pharoah, Honor Code, Liam’s Map, and Tonalist were all leaving the track for the breeding shed? Remember how some wondered how the giant void those retirements created could ever be ...
August 18, 2016
Don't bother asking Raul Rodriguez who he likes in Saturday's Pacific Classic. He is too busy fussing with California Chrome's hourly needs to tout the obvious. For 3 1/2 years, Rodriguez has been the man in the stall, at the shank, in the van, and on ...
August 17, 2016
On Saturday at Del Mar, racing fans will be treated to the best event offered in Southern California since the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park when California Chrome, Dortmund, and defending champion Beholder take the field for the 26th ...
August 03, 2016
The contortions required for Keith Desormeaux to come up with his “no-brainer” decision to run Exaggerator in the Haskell instead of the Jim Dandy tells you a lot about the guy. He'll chew on every detail until there's nothing left but gristle and bone.
July 31, 2016
Instead of agonizing over why Beholder was unable to win her ninth straight race Saturday in the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar, the proper thing to do is to give credit to Stellar Wind, who engineered this half-length upset. She richly deserves it.
July 28, 2016
You would think, after more than four years of their man-horse relationship, that Richard Mandella would be able to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the Beholder ride. I mean, she's 6, right? How tough can it be? Throw her a little hay. Give her some ...
July 24, 2016
You can search far and wide for better advertisements for Thoroughbred racing, and you can glom on to any celebrity of your choosing; none will work as well as Saturday's San Diego Handicap, which was the best and purest display of what is great in ...
July 21, 2016
California Chrome's return on Saturday in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar will provide a solid test of his status four months removed from his glorious victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.