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Solid Wager Looking For Third Straight Win In Sunday’s Cary Grant Stakes

Six-year-old Solid Wager will be seeking his third straight victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar on Sunday when he faces nine rivals in the seven-furlong sprint for California-bred horses. Solid Wager, a gelded son of Birdonthewire owned by Barber, Barber and Stanford Stable from the powerhouse stable of trainer Peter Miller, paid $20 […]

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Born Blind And Deaf, Tough Sunday Finds The Winner’s Circle At Del Mar

When the 5-year-old Tough Sunday held off a late challenge to win Thursday’s fourth race at Del Mar by a half-length, it was more than just another trip to the winner’s circle for owner/breeder Nick Alexander. The son of his own stallion Grazen, Tough Sunday was born with symptoms of what is known as dummy […]

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Prat To Ride In Hong Kong For Longines International Jockey Championship Dec. 6

Flavien Prat, the meet’s leading rider at Del Mar, has accepted an invitation to represent the United States in the Longines International Jockey Championship on Wednesday, December 6, at the Happy Valley Race Course in Hong Kong. The annual event pits four Hong Kong-based riders against eight selected from around the world in four races […]

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$59,400 Pick 6 Carryover, $75,510 Single Ticket Jackpot, At Del Mar Saturday

There were no perfect tickets in Friday’s Pick 6 at Del Mar racetrack near San Diego, Calif., so Saturday’s program will have a Pick 6 carryover of $59,400 with the single ticket Jackpot now worth $75,510. There also is an $18,164 carryover in the Super High Five Jackpot. Nine races will be presented Saturday starting […]

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Three Special Guys Have Built – And Left – Their Marks On Del Mar

Forty-six years ago Del Mar started a Pick 3 that paid dividends over and over again. This year the three men who made that Pick 3 work are cashing in. Come next month, Robert Sanchez, David Martinez and Gerald (Corky) Riner are hanging up their work boots after giving the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – […]

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Torrie Horses Connect Breeders’ Cup With Del Mar Art Scene

The Breeders’ Cup has come and gone from Del Mar, but life-sized replicas of the “Torrie horse” that sits atop the series’ trophies are still sprinkled around San Diego County. CNN reports about 20 fiberglass Torrie horses were distributed to local artists ahead of the Breeders’ Cup in a campaign called ‘Art of the Horse.’ […]

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Majestic Heat Parlays Eight-Day Layoff Into Dominating Betty Grable Victory

Unveiling a new dimension to her ability, Majestic Heat, whose 14 previous races had been run on grass, made the first start of her career on a dirt surface and romped to an impressive triumph in the featured $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes Sunday at Del Mar. Surging to the lead bending into the stretch under jockey […]

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Flashy Breeders’ Cup Winner Talismanic Could Make Next Run In Hong Kong

Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf over Beach Patrol, Godolphin Stable’s Talismanic could make his next start in Hong Kong. Trainer Andre Fabre told At The Races that the 4-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro prefers to chase a faster early pace, more in line with the American style of racing. “The French style of racing does […]

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Haskin: Remember ‘The Real Arrogate,’ Not His Runs At Del Mar

Hall of Fame turfwriter Steve Haskin addressed the “bewildering” dichotomy of the big gray Arrogate in his blog at bloodhorse.com this week, coming to the conclusion that the Bob Baffert-trained colt’s four-race run of breathtaking performances should be his legacy, rather than his terrible downfall in the latter half of 2017. “We saw two distinctly different […]

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Hellmers Holds Top Two Placings After Day One Of Del Mar Handicapping Challenge

Christian Hellmers of Rancho Santa Fe, CA, is first and second place with both entries after day one of the Del Mar Handicapping Challenge. Players started the day with a $3,000 live money bankroll in the two-day Challenge. Hellmers scored in the Bob Hope Stakes, race five, hitting a $100 trifecta paying $20,000+ on both […]

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