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Havnameltdown Proves Too Fast For Best Pal Foes

The 2-year-old colt Havnameltdown was just too quick for his nine rivals Sunday at Del Mar in the 52nd running of the $202,500 Best Pal Stakes, outfooting them in stakes record time of 1:10.22 for the six-furlong headliner at the seaside track north of San Diego, Calif. A $200,000 purchase at a 2-year-old sale in […]

Vegas Magic Up Late To Beat Favored Procrastination In Del Mar’s Sorrento

The bay filly Vegas Magic stalked the pacesetting favorite Procrastination for the majority of the six-furlong Sorrento Stakes Saturday at Del Mar, then surged past her at the sixteenth pole and went on to a 1 1/4-length upset in the Grade 2 juvenile filly headliner. The Kentucky-bred daughter of Good Magic ran the distance in […]

Graded Stakes Doubleheader For Distaffers At Del Mar On Saturday

A pair of Grade 2 stakes for the distaff set will top a 10-race card at the seaside oval known as Del Mar Saturday. First post for the afternoon delights is 2 p.m. PT. First up in the stakes ranks is the 70th edition of the Yellow Ribbon Handicap, a 1 1/16-mile spin on the […]

Blue Stripe Upsets Shedaresthedevil In Clement L. Hirsch To Earn Breeders’ Cup Berth

The South American mare Blue Stripe tracked a pair of leaders early, then went on by at the head of the stretch to register an impressive 1 3/4-length triumph in the $400,000 Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Saturday at Del Mar. The 5-year-old by the Argentinian stallion Equal Stripes out of an Argentinian mare […]

La Jolla Handicap, CTBA Stakes Share Top Billing Sunday At Del Mar

Owners of racehorses find great joy when their horses are able to win a race, of course. But they find more than joy – something bordering on ecstasy – when one of the horses they have bred is a winner. It’s like your son or daughter winning a championship in whatever they happen to compete […]

Shedaresthedevil Bids For Repeat In Del Mar’s Win And You’re In Clement L. Hirsch

A sparkling field of seven fillies and mares – topped by the multi-millionaire and defending champ in the headliner, Shedaresthedevil — will compete for a $400,000 prize and Grade 1 status Saturday at Del Mar in the 52nd edition of the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile crucible that will go as Race 9 […]

Chilean-Bred Master Piece Posts $34.20 Upset In Eddie Read

The veteran gray Chilean-bred Master Piece found a hole at the three-eighths pole and rolled on home from there to capture the 49th running of the Eddie Read Stakes Sunday at Del Mar. The 6-year-old earned a first prize of $150,000 from the total purse of $252,500 in the seaside track’s Grade 2 headliner finishing […]

Smith Guides Royal Ship To San Diego Handicap Upset

Fox Hill Farms and Siena Farm’s Royal Ship stayed close to the leaders on the backside, then when Hall of Famer Mike Smith let him roll approaching the far turn the 6-year-old Brazilian horse found another gear and ran off in the stretch to score a 2 1/4-length victory in the 81st running of the […]

American Theorem Secures Breeders’ Cup Sprint Berth With Bing Crosby Triumph

Rustin Kretz’s American Theorem swooped widest and fastest of all Saturday in the 77th edition of the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar Saturday and outran eight rivals to the wire in 1:08.67 for the six-panel headliner. The husky gray son of Triple Crown hero American Pharoah was a length and a half […]