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Favorite Defunded Coasts Clear In Native Diver, Tops Baffert-Trained Exacta

Pegram, Watson and Weitman’s Defunded overcame a slow start to move into contention early, then drew well clear at the top of the stretch and cruised home in winning Sunday’s $150,500 Native Diver Stakes at Del Mar. The 4-year-old chestnut gelding finished up 4 3/4 lengths to the good under Edwin Maldonado and returned $3.40 […]

Longshot Percolate Helps Kenneth Jordan Win Del Mar Fall Challenge

Kenneth Jordan from Farmington, N.J., vaulted to first in the last race of the Del Mar Fall Challenge handicapping tournament on Saturday. Jordan scored on a $1,000 win wager on longshot Percolate and finished with $18,649. In addition to Jordan’s bankroll winnings, he receives $40,500 in cash and a $10,000 Breeders Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) […]

Defunded Among Half Dozen For Native Diver At Del Mar

Six horses will match strides at Del Mar Sunday in the 45th edition of the Native Diver Stakes, a Grade 3 affair named for one of California’s great racehorses. ‘The Diver’ won an amazing 34 races and was the state’s first racing millionaire and he did it with pure speed, something that should prominent among […]

‘He Has Just Matured And Got Better’: Prince Abama Holds On To Take Hollywood Turf Cup

Michael House’s Prince Abama stalked the leader for the first portion of the 12-furlong Hollywood Turf Cup (G2) Friday at Del Mar, took over the lead at the mile marker, then simply outran his six rivals for a three-quarter length win. The 4-year-old Irish-bred gelding by the Tamayuz earned a first prize of $150,000 for […]

Millionaires Santin, Smooth Like Strait Among Nine To Square Off In Del Mar’s Seabiscuit

Millionaire Santin, who ships in from Kentucky to try his luck in the $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap (G2) Saturday, looms as the one to beat in the nine-horse lineup for the Thanksgiving weekend headliner at Del Mar. The son of Distorted Humor figures strongly in the 1 1/16-mile turf test, which has drawn  a competitive field […]

Recent Import Bellestreet Bridie Hits The Ground Running In Del Mar’s Red Carpet In U.S. Debut

Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal’s recently imported Bellstreet Bridie “came off the plane running” Thursday at Del Mar, laying up close early, then firing through the lane in the $151,500 Red Carpet Stakes (G3), the featured attraction on the Thanksgiving Day card. The 3-year-old British-bred Sir Percy filly had just shipped in from England […]

Motion-Trained Sister Otoole Seeks First Graded Win In Red Carpet At Del Mar

The premium will be on deep breathing and large lungs Thursday – Thanksgiving Day – when nine distaffers are saddled for a 1 3/8-mile tour of the Jimmy Durante Turf Course at Del Mar. Their goal will be to win the $150,000 Red Carpet Stakes (G3). The holiday card will have an early beginning – […]

Bipartisanship Ships West For Motion To Win Kathryn Crosby Stakes

The eastern shipper Bipartisanship brought her running shoes with her and put them to good use Saturday at Del Mar as she came rolling in the lane to capture the afternoon’s feature, the $83,700 Kathryn Crosby Stakes on the turf course. She ran the mile distance in 1:37.27 at the seaside oval north of San […]