Del Mar

Van Dyke Voted 2018 Breakthrough Jockey Of The Year

The 2014 Eclipse Award winner for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey, Drayden Van Dyke was unanimously voted TVG Breakthrough Jockey of the Year for 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts who select a Jockey of the Week for JockeyTalk360.com based on weekly riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Del Mar Handle Increases 7.3 Percent During Fall Meet

Following on the heels of a stellar summer season, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., completed its fifth fall meet Sunday, highlighted by gains in total handle and four weeks of safe racing. All sources wagering for the 16-day session totaled $165,289,183, compared to the 2017 total handle of $154,069,710, an increase […]

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Uni Comes From The Clouds To Nab Matriarch Victory

Micheal Dubb, Head of Plains Partners, Robert LaPenta and Bethlehem Stables’ Uni came from near last of a strung-out field to hit the wire first in Sunday’s Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes at Del Mar, crossing the finish a half-length ahead of Daddy Is A Legend. Sent off at odds of 5-1, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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Del Mar: Field Sizes Drop With Rain, But Meet ‘Finishing Especially Strong’

Entering the final week of the Del Mar meeting, the racing office could anticipate average field size numbers for the fall meeting to be close to the outstanding 8.5 of 2017. Then rains hit Thursday and carried over into Friday. Seven races were taken off the Jimmy Durante Turf Course and switched to the main […]

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Espinoza ‘Stronger Day By Day,’ Could Return To The Saddle In January

Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza was back at Del Mar Saturday for the first time since incurring a fractured vertebra and spinal cord trauma in a training accident here on July 22. The official duties for Espinoza were to present the trophy to the winner of the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby – which […]

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Raging Bull Topples Very Game River Boyne In Hollywood Derby

Peter Brant’s talented sophomore colt Raging Bull, sent to post as the 9-5 favorite, had to go five-wide around the far turn but got the job done in Saturday’s Grade 1 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar; he defeated a determined River Boyne by a half-length on the wire. The French-bred son of Dark Angel trained […]

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Horse For Course? ‘Professional’ Fahan Mura Rates Strong Chance In Sunday’s Matriarch

The rains that doused the Jimmy Durante Turf Course Thursday and Friday have added questions and intrigue to the mix for Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes. As if the closing-day, signature event of fall racing at Del Mar needed more of those things. There were already points to ponder regarding how the locally-based horses […]

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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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Weekend Lineup: Cigar Mile, Closing Weekend At Del Mar

A trio of Grade 1 races top the racing action in North America this weekend, headed by Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. The well-traveled Mendelssohn, most recently fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, is back in action to try the cut-back in distance. He faces a field of seven others, led by the […]

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Vasilika Heads Field Of 14 Distaffers In Sunday’s Matriarch

Del Mar ends its 16-day 2018 Fall racing season Sunday featuring older fillies and mares in the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes at one mile over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course. Post time for the first of nine races on closing day is 12:30 p.m. Heading an outstanding line-up of 14 distaff runners is […]

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