Bing Crosby

Four-Win Saturday Boosts Flavien Prat To Third In Del Mar Rider Standings

Flavien Prat won four races Saturday at Del Mar, doubling his previous win total and moving the 2018 summer season champion into third place in the rider standings. With eight wins from 27 mounts, Prat is two behind leader Drayden Van Dyke (10/37) and one behind Abel Cedillo (9/40). Prat’s quadruple on Saturday consisted of: […]

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Foggy Start To Del Mar Meet Adds Unexpected Flavor To Opening Day Program

“In 50 years I’ve never experienced anything like it,” Del Mar track announcer Trevor Denman said late Friday after the opening day of the Bing Crosby meeting had concluded. What Denman, an on-track crowd of 5,011 and viewers of the TVG telecast experienced was an obliteration of the fifth-race field by fog as it approached […]

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‘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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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, 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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