Bing Crosby

‘It Really Does Not Become Old Hat’: Hronis, Sadler Maintain Hot Hand At Del Mar

Cistron’s victory in Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby brought trainer John Sadler and owner Kosta Hronis of Hronis Racing and his family to the Del Mar winner’s circle following a stakes race for the third time in a meeting that is only nine days old. Nobody had to ask directions. The same connections convened […]

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Cistron Leads All The Way In Bing Crosby

Hronis Racing’s Cistron took the lead at the start and never relinquished it in Saturday’s Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes, earning his first top-level triumph by just under a length. The 5-year-old son of The Factor covered six furlongs over Del Mar’s fast main track in 1:09.95 under jockey Victor Espinoza. Trained by John Sadler, […]

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Ray’s Best Bets Presented By Del Mar: Where The Turf Meets The Surf

I’ve made no secret of my love for Southern California’s Del Mar racetrack. Located on fair grounds property leased from the state’s 22nd Agricultural District 20 miles north of San Diego and a few furlongs from the Pacific Ocean, it’s the only North American track whose theme song’s lyrics tells you how to get there.  […]

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100 Years Of Del Mar: Read, Davis Ride Off Into The Sunset

Del Mar has a reputation as the kind of place that once you come give it a try, you’re not likely to leave. Tim Read and Leon Davis will testify to that, though they might tweak the thought slightly to say you’re not likely to leave for a very – long – time. These two […]

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‘Anatomy Of A Kathryn Crosby’: Almost Meah’s First, But DQ Makes It Escape Clause’s Ninth

Before she married Del Mar founder Bing Crosby, actress Kathryn Grant had several movie roles. Her most famous was in the 1959 Classic ‘Anatomy of a Murder,’ a film based on a Michigan trial and the intricate weaving of the lives of several interesting characters. With that in mind, we present ‘Anatomy of a Kathryn […]

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Dual Grade 1 Winner Ransom The Moon Retired With Pastern Injury

Two-time winner of the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar, 6-year-old Ransom the Moon has officially been retired from racing. According to drf.com, the son of Malibu Moon was found to have a pastern injury, which would preclude him from making a scheduled start in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs. “We felt […]

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Ransom The Moon, Roy H Rivalry Just Getting Started

The 1-2 finish by Ransom the Moon and Roy H on Saturday was a repeat of the 2017 Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar, although the way it played out was very different. Ransom the Moon was never worse than fourth in a field of nine in 2017 and was cleverly guided by jockey […]

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Ransom The Moon Repeats In Bing Crosby; Breeders’ Cup Sprint Winner Roy H Second Again

Agave Racing Stable and Wilke’s Ransom the Moon rallied on the far outside in the stretch to win the Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes for the second straight year, again defeating Roy H, 2017’s Eclipse Award-winning champion sprinter, in the six-furlong dash at Del Mar. Providing jockey Flavien Prat with his third triumph of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Haskell Invitational

The highlight of this weekend’s racing action is the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday, led by juvenile champion Good Magic and Preakness runner-up Bravazo. Other Grade 1 races this weekend include the Vanderbilt, Bing Crosby, and Clement Hirsch. The Vanderbilt at Saratoga features talented sprinter Imperial Hint against Steve Asmussen trainee […]

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Del Mar In Fall: ‘About As Close To Perfect For Racing As It Can Be’

Maybe it was the contented aftereffects of the Thanksgiving meal he’d had the night before, but Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella chose, unprompted, to reflect on the Bing Crosby Fall meeting Friday when there were still three days to go. “I hate to see this ending, I love it down here this time of year,” Mandella […]

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