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NYRA Bets Player Hits Del Mar Single Ticket Pick 6 For $53,430

For the second consecutive day and the sixth time in the first 21 days of the meet, a single Pick 6 bettor hit the wager and took home the whole prize. This one paid “only” $53,430. Odds-on favorite Livin On Prayer got the job done in the day’s eighth and final race and rang the […]

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Prat, Miller Top Del Mar Standings With Three Weeks To Go

Defending champion Flavien Prat holds a five-win advantage over Drayden Van Dyke and Tyler Baze in the rider standings while two-time champion Peter Miller has a seven-win lead over Doug O’Neill and Jerry Hollendorfer atop the trainer board entering the fifth week of the summer season. Prat notched six wins last week to boost his […]

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Accelerate Installed 8-5 Favorite In ‘Win And You’re In’ Pacific Classic

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate drew post 5 Tuesday afternoon and was installed the 8-5 favorite to beat seven rivals Saturday in the 28th running of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Post positions for the 1 1/4-mile headliner for 3-year-olds and up were drawn at The Brigantine restaurant overlooking the racetrack with connections of […]

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Battle Of Midway Could Run Before The End Of Del Mar Meet

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway, who was found to be subfertile earlier this year and subsequently returned to training, could be approaching his next start, according to drf.com. A six-furlong breeze in 1:13.80 on Sunday may indicate that Battle of Midway is ready to start during the Del Mar meeting, said trainer Jerry […]

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Yuvetsi Surprises At 9-1 In Rancho Bernardo

Off as the 9-1 third choice in the four-horse field, Hronis Racing’s Yuvetsi proved she had what it takes in Sunday’s Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo Stakes at Del Mar. The 4-year-old Bodemeister filly emerged with the lead down the backstretch, was challenged at the head of the lane and kicked clear late to win by […]

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‘No Problems’ In Accelerate’s Final Work Toward Pacific Classic

John Sadler-trained Accelerate, the likely morning line favorite for Saturday’s$1 million TVG Pacific Classic and race-nominated The Lieutenant and Unique Bella logged final works Sunday for the signature event of the Del Mar summer season. With assistant trainer Juan Leyva up, the 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky was timed in 1:26.00 for seven furlongs after covering the […]

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McKinzie ‘Coming Around Quickly,’ Could Make Pennsylvania Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert has been high on sophomore McKinzie ever since last year, and it appears the colt is now on the comeback trail. The son of Street Sense has put in a trio of workouts at Del Mar over the past several weeks, his first since a leg injury shortly prior to the Santa […]

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Heavily Favored Instagrand Puts On A Show In Best Pal

OXO Equine’s Instagrand cost $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-year-old sale, and on Saturday the colt built his resume to two wins from two starts when he dominated the G2 Best Pal Stakes by open lengths at Del Mar. A juvenile son of Into Mischief, Instagrand covered six furlongs over a fast track […]

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Cordiality An Easy Winner In Solana Beach Stakes

Cordiality, consistent and classy, performed to her 6-5 favoritism Friday with an easy victory under jockey Tyler Baze in the featured $150,000 Solana Beach Stakes for California-bred fillies and mares at Del Mar. Perfectly positioned by Baze in the early stages of the one-mile race over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course, Cordiality pounced on pacesetting Princess […]

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Total Of 15 Nominated To $1 Million Pacific Classic

Fourteen older males and champion 4-year-old filly Unique Bella have been nominated for the 28th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on Saturday, August 18, as the deadline passed at midnight Thursday. The connections for all 15, six of which have been cross-entered in other stakes races next weekend, have until Tuesday to decide regarding the 1 ¼-mile signature event […]

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