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Del Mar’s Average Daily Handle Down 6.2 Percent; Field Size Averages 8.92 Starters

Del Mar concluded its 84th summer racing season on Sunday and once again the track presented full fields with competitive and safe racing that continues to provide value for racing fans. Del Mar had the highest purses in the state at $885,000 per day. Total wagering for the meet was $526.1 million compared to $579.8 […]

Juan Hernandez, Phil D’Amato Repeat Titlists At Del Mar

There’s an old saying: ‘The more things change, the more they stay the same.’ It was never more evident than during the 2023 summer meet at Del Mar in both the jockey and the trainer standings. Juan Hernandez won his second straight summer meet title despite the addition of a talented jockey, Antonio Fresu and […]

Oscar Performance Colt Endlessly Overpowers Del Mar Juvenile Turf Foes

Amerman Racing’s homebred Endlessly was a smart 2 1/4-length winner under leading rider Juan Hernandez of the Grade 3 Del Mar Juvenile Turf on Del Mar’s closing day card on Sunday. The colt by Oscar Performance was scoring his second win in his second start after registering a maiden score locally on July 30. Endlessly, […]

Prince Of Monaco Leads 1-2 Baffert Finish In Runhappy Del Mar Futurity

The undefeated colt Prince of Monaco walked his beat smartly in the Grade 1 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity as the 84th Del Mar summer season came to a positive close Sunday at the shore. With Flavien Prat at the controls and the odds board saying the son of champion Speightstown was no more than five […]

Tamara, Beholder’s Daughter By Bolt d’Oro, Romps In Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante

Spendthrift Farm’s homebred 2-year-old filly Tamara put it in gear early and just kept on going in simply outrunning 11 rivals Saturday at Del Mar in the 73rd edition of the Grade 1 FanDuel Racing Del Mar Debutante. The well-made daughter of the hot young sire Bolt d’Oro out of the multiple-champion mare Beholder wound […]

Stretch Rally Propels Closing Remarks To Victory In John C. Mabee

John Harris’ Harris Farms’ California-bred Closing Remarks won Saturday’s $250,500 John C. Mabee Stakes at Del Mar, staying within range early, then firing down the middle of the track in the stretch to pull away to a 1 3/4 triumph in the Grade 2 turf race for fillies and mares, aged 3 and up. The […]

Baffert-Trained Best Pal Winner Prince Of Monaco Leads Del Mar Futurity

Trainer Bob Baffert will saddle the favorite in the Runhappy Del Mar Futurity Sunday on the closing day card of the Del Mar summer stand. Of course saying that about Del Mar’s all-time leading trainer and the championship race for 2-year-olds is akin to stating that the sun will rise in the morning, a cat […]

Del Mar Debutante Draws 14 Juvenile Fillies, Tops Saturday Stakes Triple

A threesome of stakes races – led by the 73rd edition of the Grade 1 FanDuel Racing Del Mar Debutante – will highlight the final Saturday program of the 2023 Del Mar race meeting with 11 races all told on tap starting at 1:30 p.m. The Debutante is the championship race for juvenile fillies at […]

Berrios Guides Conclude To Narrow Victory In Del Mar Derby

The chestnut 3-year-old colt Conclude, owned by the partnership of Little Red Feather Racing, Madaket Stables, and Bret Jones, hung tough late to tally by a head Sunday at Del Mar in the 78th edition of the Caesars Sportsbook Del Mar Derby. Hector Berrios gave the son of Collected a well-timed ride and finished the […]

Hellmers Turns $3,000 Bankroll Into $55,780 To Win Pacific Classic Betting Challenge

Christian Hellmers and Fahad Althani went neck and neck to the finish line to finish first and second over 148 total entries in Del Mar’s Pacific Classic Betting Challenge on Saturday. Both had large win bets on the last race winner but Hellmers, then in second, overtook Althani to pull out the victory. Hellmers finished […]