Del Mar Oaks

Del Mar Schedules Five Graded Stakes On Blockbuster Pacific Classic Day Aug. 17

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced that this year’s TVG Pacific Classic Day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, as part of an enhanced racing program that will feature an unprecedented five graded stakes races, the first time that will have happened in the seaside track’s 80 summers of racing. Del Mar’s 29th edition […]

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Got Stormy Hoping For Firmer Ground In Holiday Winter Memories

Gary Barber’s Got Stormy will look to get back to winning ways in Thursday’s $150,000 Winter Memories, part of a stakes-laden Thanksgiving card, at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Mark Casse, the Get Stormy chestnut enjoyed a spectacular run of form this summer when travelling a mile on the turf, winning the Penn Oaks, the Wild […]

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Fatale Bere Runs Down Favored Ollie’s Candy In Del Mar Oaks

The Benowitz Family Trust, Head of Plains Partners, Mark Mathiesen and Mathilde Powell’s Fatale Bere came flying late at odds of 7-1 to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks by a neck over 9-5 favorite Ollie’s Candy. The sophomore daughter of Pedro the Great, ridden by Kent Desormeaux for trainer Leonard Powell, covered nine […]

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East Coast-Based Colonia Commands Respect In Del Mar Oaks

Trainer H. Graham Motion won the 2011 Del Mar Oaks with Summer Soiree, the first of five stakes victories here. Saturday, the English-born conditioner, who saddled Animal Kingdom to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby, seeks to add a second Oaks score to his Del Mar stakes total with the French-bred 3-year-old filly Colonia in the 62nd running […]

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War Heroine Holds On To San Clemente Victory

In Sunday’s co-featured $200,000 San Clemente Stakes at Del Mar, War Heroine and jockey Tyler Baze barely held off the fast-closing Ollie’s Candy to win by a neck, with 5-2 favored Ms Bad Behavior only another neck away in third place. Ahimsa was fourth in the field of 13 three-year-old fillies. “She’s an extremely fast filly; extremely […]

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Nakatani Issued Five-Day Suspension For Interference In Del Mar Oaks

Jockey Corey Nakatani has been issued a five-day suspension by the Del Mar stewards, reports drf.com. His mount in Saturday’s Del Mar Oaks, Pacific Wind, veered in at the top of the stretch, causing interference. She crossed the wire in ninth place, but was disqualified to tenth, and the incident resulted in Nakatani’s suspension. Nakatani did not […]

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Dream Dancing Fights To The Wire To Win Del Mar Oaks

John Oxley’s homebred filly Dream Dancing scored the biggest victory of her career on Saturday, fighting down the length of the stretch to nail a blanket finish over Beau Recall and Madam Dancealot in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks. The 3-year-old daughter of Tapit, ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Mark Casse, covered nine […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arrogate’s Chance For Redemption

Arrogate has already laid down a record that will be remembered for quite some time, but his loss in the San Diego Handicap has pundits wondering exactly what his place in history will turn out to be. This Saturday, he has a chance for redemption in the TVG Pacific Classic, and trainer Bob Baffert believes […]

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Madam Dancealot Tops Bakers’ Dozen For G1 Del Mar Oaks

A field of 13 was entered Wednesday for Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Oaks presented by The Jockey Club. The 1 1/8-mile turf event generally determines the champion 3-year-old filly of the meeting. Madam Dancealot, winner of the Oaks-prep Grade II $200,000 San Clemente at a mile on turf on July 23 at odds […]

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Harmonize Tops Blanket Finish In Del Mar Oaks

Larkin Armstrong’s Harmonize got her first Grade 1 victory in Saturday evening’s Del Mar Oaks, besting three other rivals in a blanket finish at the wire by a head. The sophomore daughter of Scat Daddy covered 1 1/8 miles over Del Mar’s firm turf in 1:48.71 under Junior Alvarado for trainer Bill Mott. “She had […]

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