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Going To Vegas Faces Stablemate Going Global In John C. Mabee

Going to Vegas is back to defend her crown, but it’s her stablemate, Going Global, that’s expected to go off the favorite in the 65th running of the G2 John C. Mabee Stakes at Del Mar Saturday. Going to Vegas came to trainer Philip D’Amato in the spring after a successful 2021 campaign under trainer Richard […]

Del Mar Debutante Headlines Saturday’s Stakes Tripleheader

A stakes tripleheader – highlighted by the 72nd running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante for 2-year-old fillies – is on tap for Saturday at Del Mar, the penultimate day of the seaside track’s 2022 summer racing season. Joining the Debutante on the black type list are the 65th edition of the Grade […]

Slow Down Andy Tries Turf In Del Mar Derby

Trainer Doug O’Neill will bring two of his top 3-year-olds to the 78th running of the G2 Caesars Sportsbook Del Mar Derby on the TVG Pacific Classic undercard Saturday at Del Mar. The Derby will be the first time on the grass for Slow Down Andy, winner of last year’s G2 Los Alamitos Futurity who […]

Hong Kong Harry Ready To Light Up Tote Board In Del Mar Mile

The first of the graded stakes on the TVG Pacific Classic undercard is the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile, going off as Race 7 of the 11-race card. 10 horses are set to go in the contest run on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course. Hong Kong Harry will be out to avenge his loss in […]

Exercise Rider Juan Leyva Talks Flightline: Effortless, But ‘You Feel All That Power’

You’re a true horseman when every time you see a quality horse you wonder ‘What would it be like to ride him.’ The man to answer that question about Flightline, this Saturday’s TVG Pacific Classic favorite, is Juan Leyva, assistant trainer to John Sadler and exercise rider for Flightline. “He’s not like any other horse,” […]

Heywoods Beach, Tizamagician Meet Again, This Time On Turf In Del Mar Handicap

Heywoods Beach and Tizamagician square off again in the G2 Del Mar Handicap, part of the excellent card on TVG Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar Saturday. But this time they’ll go at it on the grass. The two met on opening weekend in the G3 Cougar II, run on the main track at Del […]

New Mexico-Based Todd Fincher Proving He Belongs At Del Mar

It may not look like it on paper, but trainer Todd Fincher is pleased with how his summer has gone at Del Mar. Sometimes progress is not necessarily measured in victories. Going into Saturday’s racing, Fincher has one winner out of eleven starts with a second and two thirds. “It’s been okay,” Fincher says. “My […]

Baffert Charts Path To Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile For Pat O’Brien Winner Laurel River; Runner-Up American Theorem To Aim For Sprint

“That was exciting,” trainer Bob Baffert exclaimed soon after Laurel River ran off with a 3 ¾ length victory in the Pat O’Brien (G2) Saturday at Del Mar. Baffert said Sunday the 4-year-old Into Mischief colt came out of the race in good order and will be pointed to Awesome Again (G1) October 1 at […]

‘He’s Well Within Himself’: Flightline Breezes In Final Drill For Pacific Classic

The horse everyone will be watching and quite possibly betting next Saturday put in another eye-catching work Saturday morning at Del Mar, not so much for the speed at which he glided around the track, but at how effortless it appeared. Flightline set fractions of :12.80, :24.60, :36.40, and stopped the clock at :59.60 for […]

Undefeated Flightline Headlines Nominees For Sept. 3 Pacific Classic

Nominations for this year’s $1 million, G1 TVG Pacific Classic were released Friday with some expected names and one intriguing surprise. A total of nine horses were nominated for the Classic, which will be run for the 32nd time on September 3. Topping the list is Hronis Racing, et al’s Flightline, the undefeated son of […]