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San Luis Rey Downs Horses Stabled At Del Mar Return This Week

The first of the Lilac fire horses who had to be evacuated from San Luis Rey Downs and take up residence at Del Mar in December began to filter back to the Bonsall training center this past weekend and more followed Monday. The transition will continue throughout this week with all of the approximately 400-plus Thoroughbreds […]

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Del Mar, TOC Sweeten The Pot For 2018 Ship And Win Program

Del Mar’s highly effective “Ship and Win” program, where owners and trainers are given solid incentives to import out-of-state horses to race locally, returns for its eighth summer at the shore in 2018 with yet another husky bonus increase providing additional encouragement to bring runners to the place “where the turf meets the surf.” When […]

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21 Graded Stakes, 5 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Scheduled For Del Mar’s 79th Summer Meet

Mirroring its successful 2017 summer stakes pattern, Del Mar will present 41 stakes races worth $7,300,000 over the course of the 36-day session scheduled for 2018. Racing alongside the blue Pacific this year will begin on Wednesday, July 18, and carry forward to Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, for what will be the track’s 79th […]

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Forever Unbridled ‘Maintaining Herself’ With Penultimate Breeze Before Dubai World Cup

Champion Older Dirt Mare Forever Unbridled turned in her second to last breeze in preparation for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse  on Friday morning over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track. The 6-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song went five furlongs in 1:00.60, the third fastest of 37 recorded works at […]

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Study: Economic Impact Of Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Highest Ever

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which debuted at Del Mar racetrack in 2017, generated $96.8 million in direct and indirect economic benefits for San Diego County, determined by a recent economic impact study by Sports Management Research Institute (SMRI). The results are the highest recorded for any prior Breeders’ Cup event and further emphasize Breeders’ […]

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Cambio De Planes Con Bolt D’Oro, Ahora Apunta Al San Felipe S. En Lugar Del San Vicente S.

El tresañero Bolt d’Oro sigue en la ruta hacia el Kentucky Derby (G1). El camino planteado, sin embargo, no será el mismo. Mick Ruis, coporpietario y entrenador del vistoso hijo de Medaglia d’Oro, anunció un cambio de planes con el valioso ejemplar luego de que se recuperó de un leve problema muscular que le hizo […]

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‘Difficult’ But Not ‘Impossible’ For Greyvitos To Make Kentucky Derby

Remington Springboard Mile and G3 Bob Hope Stakes winner Greyvitos recently underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his knee, according to horseracingnation.com, but the 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon may still be able to make the Kentucky Derby in May. “It’s going to be difficult, but it’s not impossible,” trainer Adam Kitchingman said. “They were […]

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‘Uncertainty’ About Timetable To Rebuild San Luis Rey Downs

While the horses and stable staff affected by the fire at San Luis Rey Downs are beginning to settle in to a regular routine, there is still some underlying concern about how long they will stay at Del Mar. “The biggest uncertainty is where we’re going to be,” Phil D’Amato assistant Linda Thrash told the […]

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Bullards Alley Lured To Gulfstream For Saturday’s Two-Mile H. Allen Jerkens Stakes

Always on the hunt for valuable real estate, trainer Tim Glyshaw has shipped Bullards Alley from Fair Grounds to Gulfstream Park for the rare opportunity to run two miles on turf in Saturday’s $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes. “It’s like hunting. You have to hunt races for these type of horses. There are very few of them,” […]

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‘Terra Was Riding With Us’: The Emotional Story Of Juvenile Filly Terra’s Angel

Jockey Sasha Risenhoover and owner/trainer Terry Eoff will team up once again with the juvenile filly Terra’s Angel in Sunday evening’s Trapeze Stakes at Remington Park. The Drosselmeyer filly gave Risenhoover her first win in California in the Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes in September, but there is a bigger reason that the ride […]

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