September 01, 2014
Wake Up Nick stayed with California-breds, and stayed unbeaten, by capturing the $150,500 I’m Smokin Stakes on Monday at Del Mar, fending off a stretch-long bid from Global Magician to prevail as the 2-5 favorite.
Lord Nelson, a debut winner July 19, was expected to be one of the leading contenders in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Wednesday. But trainer Bob Baffert kept him out of the race.
When the Del Mar meet started July 17, Rafael Bejarano had not ridden a race in more than two months, owing to multiple injuries sustained in an accident on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita in May. It took him a while to find his groove, but he ...
Jockey Rafael Bejarano won six races at Del Mar on Sunday, becoming only the fifth rider to do so in track history.
August 31, 2014
Sunday, in the Grade 2, $300,000 Del Mar Derby, Midnight Storm won again, leading from start to finish while taking advantage of an otherwise paceless race and rewarding pace players with a fat 17-1 payoff.
Both jockey Rafael Bejarano and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer have finished this meet with a flourish, and both padded their expanding leads in their respective races on Sunday at Del Mar when combining for an easy victory with Broken Sword in the ...
Sunday, Jojo Warrior won her second consecutive graded stakes in the $100,250 Torrey Pines Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar, a span that coincides with her first two races at a mile or farther.
Blue Tone won the first stakes of his career in Saturday’s $98,650 Brubaker Stakes over a mile and could be back at Del Mar in November for a more lucrative prize.
Sunset Glow, who swept the two graded stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar this summer to emerge as a division leader, is likely to race at Keeneland in October.
August 30, 2014
Closing from fifth in a field of nine, Sunset Glow ($3.80) weaved her way through traffic on the turn to win the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante by a neck over 3-1 Her Emmynency.