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Martine Bellocq To Be Honored With Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award

Martine Bellocq, the courageous trainer who went into the fires of hell in an attempt to save her horses last December at San Luis Rey Downs training center, has been selected to be the recipient of the 15th Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award. The prestigious honor and handsome trophy named for, and bestowed by, the Hall […]

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O’Neill, Hollendorfer Off To Dominating Starts At Del Mar

Del Mar’s 79th summer season opening day was a very good one on the track for trainers Doug O’Neill and Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer and on-track, for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club CEO Joe Harper. O’Neill won four of the first five races, to move within one of the track single-day record he set on […]

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Del Mar Interns To Work In Variety Of Racetrack Departments

The 42nd class in a Del Mar summer intern program that started in 1977 has assembled, seven strong, for the 79th season at the seaside track. By the numbers, it breaks down to six San Diego County products and one Arizonan; five with primary interests in the marketing, business or operational aspects of the racing […]

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‘Hanging In There’: At 85, Leatherbury Poised To Reach 6,500 Victories

Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury will reach the 6,500 mark with his next victory, which could come as soon as Saturday at Laurel Park. Leatherbury, 85, has Norman Lewis’ Chateau de Vizille entered in Race 8, a second-level $42,000 allowance for 3-year-olds and up scheduled for 1 1/16 miles over the Exceller turf course. Co-highweighted at […]

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D’Amato: Shift To Stakes Horses Makes Another Del Mar Training Title Unlikely

Phil D’Amato shared the 2017 Del Mar training championship with Richard Baltas when they saddled 18 winners apiece. D’Amato claimed it outright in 2016 with 23 wins. But on opening day of the 2018 Del Mar summer season, D’Amato allowed that his name wouldn’t be atop the leaderboard when the 79th such meeting comes to […]

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Kenny Rice To Emcee Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Kenny Rice, an Eclipse Award-winning broadcaster who has worked for NBC Sports covering Thoroughbred racing since 1999, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Aug. 3. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion and is open to […]

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Justify Makes Cover Of Louisville Football Media Guide

Triple Crown winner Justify just added another claim to fame to his resume. He’s on the cover of the 2018 University of Louisville football media guide, alongside three of the team’s wide receivers. “Speed City” is the theme of this year’s team, and the cover reads: “Fast Thoroughbreds aren’t the only ones who accelerate to win […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Cedeno Juggles Motherhood, Successful Riding Career

Jockey Carol Cedeno made headlines last week when she set a Delaware Park record with seven winners on a ten-race card. For those who follow the Mid-Atlantic circuit closely, the only surprise is that it didn’t happen sooner. Cedeno, who began riding in the United States in 2007, won the jockey title at her Delaware […]

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Remembering Dr. Herthel, A Pioneer Of Equine Medicine

Doug Herthel, DVM, passed away July 11, 2018. Dr. Herthel, 71, earned his undergraduate degree from UC Davis and was a member of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) Class of 1971. It was at UC Davis where he met his wife, Sue. Shortly after completing his DVM studies, Dr. and Mrs. Herthel […]

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Local ‘Artist Of The Week’ Program Returns To Del Mar

A popular program that brings a series of local artists and their works into ready contact with racing fans at Del Mar is back on the calendar for the 2018 racing season. The sessions will be presented in the entranceway to the Clubhouse/Turf Club area of the grandstand, just inside the admission gates and alongside […]

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