Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

‘Labor Of Love’: Bolo Continues Remarkable Comeback In Del Mar Mile

Trainer Carla Gaines was a bundle of emotions following the victory by Bolo, at odds of 33-1, in the Shoemaker Mile on May 27 at Santa Anita. And why not? A seven-year-old gelding, in his second start off a nearly two-year layoff, won a Grade I stakes that had, coincidentally, been the departure point for […]

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Omaha Beach, United Affected By Virus, ‘Mucus And Congestion’

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella was dealing with a virus in his stable that forced him to scratch United from Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Del Mar Handicap presented by the Japan Racing Association, and reconsider plans for Omaha Beach in the Shared Belief or Pat O’Brien Stakes next weekend. “They both have symptoms of […]

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Breeders’ Cup Reveals 2021 Logo For Del Mar Edition

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today unveils the official logo for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California for the second time in the event’s history. To learn more […]

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East Coast Quartet Takes On Pacific Classic

They’ve come from the East in numbers unprecedented in TVG Pacific Classic history. Four horses in a field of 10, with highly-regarded connections, have shipped in for the $1 million, 1 ¼-mile signature event of the Del Mar summer meeting. The group is sufficiently impressive to track oddsmaker Russ Hudak that he made Seeking the […]

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Bowies Hero, Bolo Co-Highweights For Del Mar Mile

Quality plus quantity will be showcased Sunday when eleven runners whose specialty is competing at a middle distance on the grass clash in the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Mile over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course. Bowies Hero, successful in the Eddie Read Stakes, and Bolo, victorious in the Shoemaker Mile in late May, are […]

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Brown Sending Two Shippers To G1 Del Mar Oaks

A power-laden line-up 14 three-year-old fillies, including four highly-regarded invaders from the East Coast, will tangle Saturday in the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Oaks at nine furlongs over Del Mar’s infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course. On the afternoon of the 29th running of the Grade I $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, Del Mar Thoroughbred will […]

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Pacific Classic: Will Prat Have ‘Higher Power’ In His Corner Again?

Seeking the Soul drew the No. 5 spot in a field of 10 and was established as the  3-1 morning line favorite at the post position draw party Tuesday for Saturday’s $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar, Calif. The 29th running of the signature event of the summer season will go as the 10th […]

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Marckie’s Water, United Face Off Again in ‘Win And You’re In’ Del Mar Handicap

Marckie’s Water and United, the 1-2 finishers in the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita on May 25, are part of a field of nine for Saturday’s G2, $250,000 Del Mar Handicap presented by the Japan Racing Association at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Both horses have had a […]

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14 Take Aim At Saturday’s Del Mar Oaks; Mucho Unusual Faces East Coast Duo

Mucho Unusual, a change-of-tactics last-to-first winner of the Grade 2, $200,000 San Clemente Stakes on July 20, will be facing her stiffest competition in the biggest field of her career in Saturday’s  $300,000 Del Mar Oaks presented by The Jockey Club at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. The second Grade 1, […]

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Seeking The Soul Slight Favorite Vs. 9 In Del Mar’s Pacific Classic

Charles Fipke’s well-travelled Seeking the Soul drew Post 5 Tuesday in a field of 10 and was installed the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 29th edition of Del Mar’s premier test, the $1,000,000, Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic, the west’s richest Thoroughbred race for older runners. The stretch-running bay horse will be saddling up […]

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