A field of 13 has been entered for Sunday's Grade I $1 million TVG Pacific Classic. Post positions will be drawn Wednesday evening for the 23rd running of the signature event of the Del Mar summer meeting at a draw party starting at 6:30 at the Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa in Rancho Santa Fe.
The field, in alphabetical order, includes:
Blueskiesnrainbows (Martin Pedroza), Byrama (Gary Stevens), Delegation (Luis Contreras), Dullahan (Rafael Bejarano), Endorsement (Julien Leparoux), Farraaj (Garrett Gomez), Game On Dude (Joel Rosario), Holding Glory (Chantal Sutherland-Kruse), Jeranimo (Corey Nakatani), Kettle Corn (Victor Espinoza), Liaison (Martin Garcia), Richard's Kid (Joe Talamo) and You Know I Know (Edwin Maldonado).
Dullahan is the defending race champion with career earnings of more than $1.7 million. Game On Dude seeks to become only the second horse to win California's three biggest races – the Santa Anita Handicap, Hollywood Gold Cup and Pacific Classic – in the same year.
Richard's Kid is a two-time Classic winner (2009-2010) who could become the first three-time winner and with the unlikely circumstance of doing it for three different owners.
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