Del Mar Oaks

Weekend Lineup: Songbird In The East, Pacific Classic In The West

Another fantastic weekend of racing is upon us this weekend, with the appearance of Songbird on the entry sheets at Saratoga as well as a Pacific Classic showdown for the ages at Del Mar. Kicking things off on Friday is the re-drawn G2 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga, for juvenile fillies going 6 1/2 furlongs on […]

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Stays In Vegas All Heart To Win Senorita Stakes

In a thrilling stretch duel, combacking Stays in Vegas prevailed by a head over favored Be Mine to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Alex Solis and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Stays in Vegas, who had been idle since Dec. 12, got flat mile on turf in 1:37.98. Breaking […]

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Irishman Graham Finding Success ‘Where The Turf Meets The Surf’

In March, James Graham closed the Fair Grounds meeting in New Orleans with 106 wins and his first riding title after four runner-up finishes there over the years. Normally, his agenda then would have taken him northward on the Midwest racing circuit, winding up the summer at Arlington Park in Chicago. This year, however, the […]

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Sharla Rae Captures Del Mar Oaks

Kentucky-bred Sharla Rae responded to the deft handling of James Graham in the final sixteenth to outfinish longshot Her Emmynence and clinch the three-year-old filly championship of the summer season with a victory in the featured Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Oaks Saturday. Always well-placed in the early stages of the nine-furlong grass race by […]

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Prize Exhibit Aiming For Del Mar Oaks

A few weeks before the Breeders’ Cup last fall at Santa Anita, Deron Pearson purchased a 2-year-old, English bred and raced filly named Prize Exhibit. “Number one, it was an opportunity to run in the Breeders’ Cup,” Pearson said Friday morning at trainer Jim Cassidy’s stable office. “And she already had black type (third in […]

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Eyes On The G1 Prize: Cassidy’s Prize Exhibit Faces Seven In Del Mar Oaks

DP Racing’s stretch-charging Prize Exhibit, an English-bred filly trained by Jim Cassidy, will seek her third consecutive stakes victory Saturday in the 59th running of the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Oaks, championship event of the Del Mar summer season for three-year-old fillies. Prize Exhibit, a daughter of Showcasing, is the morning line favorite in […]

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Personal Diary Gets First Stakes Score in Del Mar Oaks

9-1 shot Personal Diary looked in fine form on Saturday at Del Mar, sweeping by the field to win going away in the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Oaks. My Conquestadory led the field with an uncontested lead, but the pressure turned up on the filly as they reached the far turn. Grade 1-placed Sea […]

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Photos of the Week: 8.19.13

Some of the best turf horses in the world converged upon Arlington Park on Saturday as the racetrack hosted a spectacular day of international racing with the Arlington Million, Beverly D., and Secretariat Stakes. Not to be outdone, Saratoga carded two top notch Grade 1 races – the Sword Dancer and Alabama Stakes, which saw […]

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Fan Takes Del Mar Veterinarian’s Van for a Joy Ride at Del Mar

Thoroughbreds apparently weren’t the only creatures racing yesterday at Del Mar, a day which was highlighted by the G1 Del Mar Oaks. Earlier in the afternoon, apparently on a drunken wager with friends, a man “dressed a lot like the state track veterinarian” hopped into the vet’s van and took it for a short joy […]

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Discreet Marq Decisive Winner of Del Mar Oaks

Discreet Marq took command at the top of the stretch and pulled away through the lane to capture the $300,000 G1 Del Mar Oaks by one length Aug. 17. It was the third straight stakes victory for the daughter of Discreet Cat, who improved her overall record to five wins from 10 starts. Discreet Marq […]

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