Del Mar

$124,060 Pick 6 Carryover At Del Mar Sunday; Jackpot At $72,656

A trio of double-figure winners made picking the Pick 6 a difficult proposition Saturday at Del Mar and, not surprisingly, nobody did. Because of it, the track will offer a carryover pool of $124,060 in the popular bet when racing resumes at 2 p.m. Sunday. Additionally, there will be a “Jackpot” carryover of $72,656 should […]

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San Diegan Todd Cady Wins Del Mar LRF Cares Handicapping Tournament

Todd Cady, from San Diego, connected on a $100 double finishing in the last race to run away from the field with a final score of $6,210 in Saturday’s LRF Cares Handicapping Challenge at Del Mar. Cady receives an entry valued at $8,000 to next weekend’s Del Mar Challenge expected to feature $225,000 in prizes. […]

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Mucho Unusual Circles Field In San Clemente

Last of the 10 sophomore fillies in the clubhouse turn of Saturday’s G2 San Clemente Stakes, George Krikorian’s homebred Mucho Unusual was able to circle the field in time to hit the wire first under jockey Joel Rosario. The daughter of Mucho Macho Man, trained by Timothy Yakteen, covered a mile over Del Mar’s firm […]

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Catalina Cruiser Gets The Job Done In San Diego ‘Cap

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser appeared a bit leg weary in late stretch but managed to hold on as the 1-9 favorite in a field of four for Saturday’s G2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags and jockey Joel Rosario covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in […]

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‘East-vs-West’ Jockey Karaoke Battle Will Benefit PDJF

Jockeys know how to warm up their mounts, but they’re also warming up their vocal chords in Saratoga and Del Mar in advance of the second annual “Riders Up! Battle of East-vs-West” jockey karaoke contests to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). The Saratoga jockeys are first out of the gate on Sunday, July […]

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Ahimsa Scores Front-Running Victory In Osunitas At Del Mar

Cleverly rated on the lead by veteran jockey Brice Blanc, 2-1 favored Ahimsa won in wire-to-wire fashion Friday in the featured $90,904 Osunitas Stakes for older fillies and mares at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. Ahimsa, a daughter of Animal Kingdom owned by Three Great Sons and Hughes and trained by Peter Eurton, […]

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Smiling Tiger Starts Hot With Latest Crop Of Juveniles

Smiling Tiger began the year riding a wave of momentum when Spiced Perfection became his first Grade 1 winner a week before the calendar turned to January 2019. That led into a busy breeding season, which has now rolled into a fast start with his next class of 2-year-olds. The latest example of that came […]

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Catapult Back On His Favorite Grass Course In Sunday’s Eddie Read

Woodford Racing’s Catapult, champion grass horse of last summer’s Del Mar racing season, will be seeking a repeat victory in the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday when the 46th running of the mile and one-eighth turf event headlines an eight-race program. Post for the first race is 2 p.m. Catapult, a six-year-old son […]

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Weekend Lineup: Haskell Invitational

The Jersey Shore will be popular beyond its beaches this weekend as Monmouth Park hosts five graded stakes races Saturday anchored by the Grade 1 TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes. The Haskell field features Grade 1 winner Maximum Security, who crossed the wire first in the Kentucky Derby before being disqualified, and also has a stellar […]

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McBride: Commonly Named Mike Smith One Of A Kind In Thoroughbred Racing

Here’s an easy one for most folks: What’s the most common last name in America?  Bet you didn’t even have to Google that one (though you can and they’ll confirm it).  Sure, it’s Smith. The U.S. Census Bureau lists the top surnames in its every-decade-report: Smith is first, again and again and again. Naturally enough, […]

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