As a former Bobby Frankel acolyte, Chad Brown was conditioned to treat the Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes as a rare gem, to be collected as often as possible. Frankel doted on his grass mares, and they returned the affection by winning eight Matriarchs in a ...Full Story >>
November 19, 2017
There are several well-regarded 2-year-old maidens who will go a mile in Race 5 at Del Mar on Thursday, and judging by what some of the runners have done to date, and what their connections think of them, this could prove to be a key race.
Jockey Flavien Prat was suspended for racing this Saturday and Sunday, but is allowed to ride in designated stakes races owing to an agreement reached years ago between the California Horse Racing Board and the Jockeys’ Guild.
Kitten’s Roar won the Grade 2 Goldikova on the Breeders’ Cup undercard Nov. 4, and her trainer, Mike Maker, on Sunday said Kitten’s Roar would return to California for the Grade 1, $300,000 Matriarch Stakes on closing day this Sunday.
November 17, 2017
After finishing 1-2 in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint and winning two races on the Breeders' Cup program, trainer Pete Miller is setting himself an even greater challenge, trying to become the first American trainer to win the Group 1, 1,200-meter Hong ...
Top of the Game, who returned from an eight-month layoff to score a runaway vicory in the Comma to the Top Stakes last month over Hoppertunity, heads the likely field for the Grade 3, $100,000 Native Diver Stakes on Nov. 25.
So many trainers are eager to run 2-year-olds on the grass at Del Mar that both graded turf stakes for juveniles during the final week of the meet should have bulky fields.
Stormy Liberal worked a half-mile turning to the right, going clockwise, opposite of how races are run here, but in preparation for what is next for him: a trip to Hong Kong for a 1,200-meter (about six-furlong) race at Sha Tin, where the one turn is ...
November 16, 2017
Phil D'Amato, who trains Hunt, said that the top sprinter Ransom the Moon had been turned out after finishing fifth in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Radio Silence was among the nominees for the Hollywood Derby, but he will aim a little lower and instead go in a one-mile grass allowance in race 8 on Saturday in search of his first victory in the United States.
Trainer Tom Proctor will have runners in three of the important grass stakes that highlight the final week of the abbreviated Del Mar four-week meeting.