Tag Archives: mike mitchell

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California shippers to challenge for British Columbia Derby

Two of the hottest and most sought-after jockeys in North America will be joined by one of California’s elite trainers for the 66th running of the $200,000 British Columbia Derby at Hastings Racecourse on Sunday, Sept. 11. A full field … Continue reading

Rosario wins 3rd straight Del Mar title; Mitchell top trainer

Joel  Rosario became the first jockey to win three consecutive Del Mar riding titles in 57 years with a 49-42 win margin over Joe Talamo for the 2011 crown.  Leading by only two with three days remaining, Rosario won four … Continue reading

Tanda takes the Rancho Bernardo Handicap

Tanda won the Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo Handicap by a length and a half over a fast-closing She’s Cheeky. Irish Gypsy finished third, and Mildly Offensive rounded out the four-horse field. Tanda, a 4-year-old bay filly by Sweetsouthernsaint, is trained … Continue reading

Mitchell sets record for Del Mar wins

PRESS RELEASE Sixty-three-year-old Mike Mitchell, in his 35th season competing at Del Mar, became the winningest trainer in the history of the seaside track Friday when he sent out favored Backwoods Belle to win the fifth race, marking his 437th … Continue reading

Trainer Mike Mitchell closes in on all-time Del Mar wins

California trainer Mike Mitchell is just four victories away from setting the all-time record for wins at Del Mar.  He trails Ron McAnally 436-433, and with a month left in the current meet, Mitchell has twice as many runners as … Continue reading

Talamo loses mount on St. Trinians after DQ

Trainer Mike Mitchell plans to replace jockey Joe Talamo on St. Trinians after the six-year-old mare was disqualified and placed fourth in the Grade 2 Milady Handicap at Hollywood Park Saturday. Mitchell tells the Daily Racing Form:  “They all make … Continue reading

Owner fires Mitchell over suspension

Arresting Officer, an impressive two-year-old Hollywood Park maiden winner, ran a strong race for second place in the fifth at Santa Anita but didn’t quite get over the hump. The odds-on to win the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes, Arresting Officer … Continue reading

Mitchell two days into suspension, does anyone care?

If a leading trainer in California is fined and suspended and virtually no one writes about it, did it really happen? That’s the question we are asking ourselves two days into trainer Mike Mitchell’s 15-day suspension for a TCO2 incident … Continue reading

Zayat transfers Norfolk winner Jaycito from Mitchell to Baffert

After coming in seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Jaycito has been moved from the barn of Mike Mitchell to run under the care of Bob Baffert.


By Ray Paulick We’ve all seen horses dropping down the class ladder, but this one was ridiculous. Delta Storm, a 9-year-old multiple stakes-winning gelding, fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita in November and most recently … Continue reading

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