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Midnight Memories Digs Down For Gate-To-Wire Torrey Pines Triumph

Midnight Memories cruised along on an easy lead early in the one-mile Torrey Pines Stakes (G3) at Del Mar Sunday but had to dig deep in the stretch to hold off favorite Desert Dawn to get the win. Pegram, Watson, and Weitman’s Midnight Memories scored by three-quarters of a length in the $125,500 test for […]

‘An Exceptional Horse,’ Flightline Wins TVG Pacific Classic By 19 1/4 Lengths

In one of the most brilliant performances in the history of Del Mar racetrack, unbeaten Flightline staked his claim as the outstanding older Thoroughbred in America with a 19 l/4-length victory in the Grade 1, $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on Saturday in Del Mar, Calif. It was a record winning margin, eclipsing the 12 […]

Slow Down Andy Controls Pace En Route To Del Mar Derby Score

Reddam Racing’s homebred Slow Down Andy did just that in a field of nine 3-year-olds, setting slow and steady fractions from the start to the top of the lane, then sprinting to a half-length victory at the end of Saturday’s $302,000 Caesars Sportsbook Del Mar Derby Saturday at the seaside track in north San Diego […]

Prat Guides Gold Phoenix To ‘Win And You’re In’ Del Mar Handicap Triumph

Jockey Flavien Prat climaxed a four-victory afternoon, which included a brilliant win aboard unbeaten Flightline in the Grade 1, $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, with a narrow triumph in the Grade 2, $300,000 Del Mar Handicap presented by the Japan Racing Association astride Irish-bred Gold Phoenix Saturday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del […]

Late Run Propels Hong Kong Harry To Del Mar Mile Win

Hong Kong Harry responded perfectly to rider Flavien Prat’s cues and came running in the lane to pull clear late and capture the $302,000 Del Mar Mile (G2) by 2 ¼ lengths at Del Mar in one of five stakes races on the seaside oval’s sparkling Saturday agenda. The 5-year-old Irish-bred son of Es Que […]

Go Joe Won Noses Out High Connection For Shared Belief Upset

Hurst Racing Stables’ Go Joe Won, the longest shot on the board at 21-1, battled for the lead from right out of the gate, then fought through a furious stretch battle to just hang on to score by a nose in the one mile Shared Belief Stakes for 3-year-olds Saturday at Del Mar. The Kentucky-bred […]

Del Mar Sunday Card Features Torrey Pines, ‘Win And You’re In’ Green Flash

Two very different, but very interesting, stakes races will highlight the Sunday Labor Day weekend card at Del Mar. The first test brings out 3-year-old fillies, seven of them, for the 45th edition of the Torrey Pines Stakes, a Grade 3 offering that carries a purse of $125,000 and goes at a mile on the […]

Del Mar: Pacific Classic Day Offers Five Stakes, Mandatory Pick 6 Payout

Highlighted by the $1-million, Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic led by superstar Flightline, Del Mar will present a smashing five-stakes card Saturday that also features a trio of Grade 2 stakes on the grass and nearly $2.5 million in total purses, making it the richest racing day outside of the Breeders’ Cup in the track’s […]

TVG Pacific Classic: Flightline Installed 1-5 Favorite In Field Of Six

Hronis Racing and partners’ undefeated Flightline has been made the 1-5 favorite against five rivals in Saturday’s 32nd running of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. The 4-year-old son of Tapit, an impressive winner of his four starts so far, including a pair of Grade I scores, drew Post 5 in the compact […]