Del Mar Oaks

Summer Soiree gets hard-fought win in Del Mar Oaks

Summer Soiree just hung on to win the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks by a nose over the fast-closing Star Billing and Nereid. Summer Soiree, a 3-year-old daughter of War Front, is trained by Graham Motion for Team Valor International and was ridden by Gabriel Saez. She covered the mile and one-eighth on the turf […]

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Dead-heat American Oaks winners will have rematch in Del Mar Oaks

PRESS RELEASE The Grade I, $250,000 American Oaks on July 16 at Hollywood Park concluded in a dead heat between Cambina and Nereid. It was the first dead heat in a Grade 1 race at Hollywood Park in 21 years. Saturday, in the Grade I, $250,000 Del Mar Oaks, the co-winners and three others from […]

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Zenyatta’s breeder doesn’t plan to miss her half-sister’s debut

The Daily Racing Form profiles owner/breeder Eric Kronfeld, who bred Zenyatta and has two promising fillies either at the races or on the way.  Kronfeld, who calls himself a “superstitious son of a gun,” refused to go watch Zenyatta race in person for fear of jinxing her streak. But the 70-year-old Kronfeld was in attendance […]

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Summer Soiree goes west for Del Mar Oaks

Saturday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks features a competitive lineup of 10 three-year-old fillies set to go 1 1/8 miles on the turf.  Summer Soiree ships from the East Coast for Team Valor and trainer Graham Motion after a scintillating turf debut in the Grade 3 Boiling Springs Stakes at Monmouth Park, where she ran […]

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By Frank Mitchell More than the weather is heating things up. Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta both showed their form in victory over the weekend, Quality Road reinforced the evidence that he is the best older colt in America with his Metropolitan Handicap a fortnight ago, and now Blame has won his seventh race from 10 […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Three-year-old fillies are in the racing spotlight this weekend, with Grade 1 action on both coasts featured in Saturday telecasts. First up will be the 129th running of the Alabama Stakes from Saratoga, where the absence of divisional leader Rachel Alexandra makes for an interesting contest and a very good betting race. […]

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