November 28, 2014
Trainer Christophe Clement won the Grade 1 Bing Crosby the first year it was run on Polytrack in 2007, he won the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks last year with Discreet Marq, and over the years, he has sent numerous other horses such as the grass runner Summer ...
The Polytrack era at Del Mar ends Sunday, and the racetrack plans to give away the synthetic material to the first takers.
November 27, 2014
It’s counter-intuitive that in a 1 1/2-mile race, everyone should be in a hurry. Fortunately for Finnegans Wake, jockey Victor Espinoza was perfectly patient in the Grade 2, $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup on Thursday at Del Mar.
It’s easy to get carried away with this boy vs. girl deal at Del Mar on Saturday, when California Chrome meets Lexie Lou in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby.
November 26, 2014
California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, on Wednesday had his most extensive day of training since arriving at Del Mar over the weekend, his morning tasks including schooling in the starting gate and then galloping a bit more than 1 ...
November 23, 2014
Big Macher ($4.80), the favorite, held off a race-long challenge from Rousing Sermon and prevailed by a neck in the Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar.
The summer heat on the East Coast threatened to ruin the career of the 4-year-old filly Three Hearts earlier this year. In the summer of 2013 and again earlier this year, the filly suffered the effects of heat stroke after races in Virginia and New ...
California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, worked a half-mile on turf in 52 seconds on Sunday morning at Del Mar in what was to serve as a test drive for a scheduled start Saturday in the Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Derby here.
November 22, 2014
A move to the West Coast this fall has made a stakes winner of Three Hearts, the upset winner of Saturday’s $101,500 Red Carpet Handicap at Del Mar.
Led by Lexie Lou, the Queen’s Plate winner in July, trainer Mark Casse will have a big team of runners for stakes in the final days of the Del Mar autumn meeting.