2019 del mar

Del Mar Jockey Rides With Something Extra: A DVM

The racing industry seen jockeys transition to new careers before — as trainers, owners, bloodstock agents, and officials — but Ferrin Peterson is something of a different case. Peterson, 27, began riding races last year and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of California-Davis in May. The San Diego Union-Tribune interviewed Peterson […]

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O’Neill Narrow Favorite In Del Mar Trainer Race

Doug O’Neill, a four-time Del Mar summer training champion, whose last title came in 2010, enters the final, six-day week of the meeting with an 18-16 lead in wins over Peter Miller and Richard Baltas. So Miller, Baltas and O’Neill’s No. 1 assistant, Leandro Mora, were asked to do some odds-making regarding the race. “I’d […]

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Hollendorfer’s Vasilika To Defend G2 John C. Mabee Title

A field of 10, topped by defending race champion Vasilika, was entered Wednesday for Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II John C. Mabee Stakes. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Vasilika has won eight of her last 10 starts, all but one in graded stakes, while building career earnings of more than $1.3 million. Vasilika was ridden by Julien […]

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Immediate Impact Out, Leucothea In For G1 Del Mar Debutante

A field of eight, among them the supplement of Peter Miller-trained Leucothea, was entered Wednesday for Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Del Mar Debutante. A daughter of Midshipman, Leucothea was a romping 14 ½-length winner in a  5 ½-furlong maiden claimer here on August 15 and was supplemented to the prestigious seven-furlong Debutante, which determines the […]

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Catalina Cruiser 4-5 Favorite In Grade 2 Pat O’Brien

Defending race champion Catalina Cruiser was made the 4-5 favorite on oddsmaker Russ Hudak’s morning line for Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes. The 34th running of the 7-furlong sprint, named after one of the track’s founding fathers, is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Mile in November at […]

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‘This Kid Is Going To Be A Star’: Hard Work Paying Off For Jockey Ruben Fuentes At Del Mar

The annual earnings numbers provided by Equibase for jockey Ruben Fuentes show a steadily upward trend: $179,087 in 2016, $739,102 in 2017, $1,571,604 last year and $2,170,054 approaching the two-thirds mark this year. The Del Mar standings show Fuentes in sixth place with 14 wins, 12 seconds and nine third-place finishes from 105 mounts. Not […]

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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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Cross Country Pick 5 Combines Action From Saratoga And Del Mar

An all-graded stakes Cross Country Pick 5 is slated for Saturday, August 17 featuring action from Saratoga Race Course and Del Mar Racetrack in San Diego, California. Saratoga will host the first two legs of the sequence, which begins when a field of seven sophomore fillies, plus one main track only entrant, will go into […]

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TVG To Air Pacific Classic Commercial-Free, To Use Over Two Dozen Cameras To Deliver Experience

As part of its summer-long 20th anniversary celebration, TVG, America’s horse racing network, will offer blanket coverage on TVG Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar, including an exclusive telecast of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic and complete coverage of all the accompanying stakes races. TVG’s coverage from Del Mar will start with the first […]

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One Week In, Del Mar Racing Secretary ‘Encouraged’ By Numbers So Far

By unofficial count, the first week totals for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., were 43 races with a total of  342 runners for an average field size of 7.95. “Generally what I expected,” Del Mar Racing Secretary David Jerkens said Wednesday morning. “The industry is relying on us to run five […]

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