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Futurity headlines Del Mar’s closing day

Best Pal (gr. II) winner Know More is one of a dozen juveniles set to line up in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) on Sept. 5, which highlights the closing day of the seaside track’s summer meeting. Know More, a son of Lion Heart, broke his maiden in his career debut, which just so […]

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Trainer Gaines confronted after win about barn investigation

Trainer Carla Gaines saddled a winner, John Scott, on Saturday at Del Mar for the $113,600 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes. John Scott’s victory was a comeback from an injury earlier this year. However, after the race Gaines was confronted by the press about an investigation of her barn earlier this summer. “I’m not supposed to […]

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Gutierrez back at Del Mar

Mario Gutierrez, winning jockey of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes with I’ll Have Another, will ride his first race back at Del Mar on Sunday since July 28. Gutierrez is set to ride two mounts for Paul Reddam, who also raced I’ll Have Another.The jockey will be riding first-time starter Hume in a maiden […]

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Del Mar’s pick six a big hit; $308k to five ticketholders

The pick six at Del Mar accumulated major interest after a two-day carryover and was hit Friday, paying out $308,928 to five ticketholders. The carryover began the pick six at $432,260. After missing out on the tough sequence both Wednesday and Thursday, bettors added $2,081,401 to the pool. Friday’s pick six was not the record […]

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Baffert hits century mark at Del Mar

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert won his 100th stakes race at Del Mar Friday as Kaleem Shah’s 6-5 favored Fed Biz, unraced since last February, rallied after being passed in deep stretch to outgame Jimmy Creed in the featured $100,000 El Cajon Stakes under a rousing ride by jockey Joe Talamo. Fed Biz, considered a […]

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Del Mar: CEO Harper says track has plan to woo Breeders’ Cup in 2015

Del Mar CEO Joe Harper says the Southern California track’s plan is to woo the Breeders’ Cup in 2015. Harper told the San Diego Union-Tribune the track will be replacing the turf course following the 2013 season, and a new track will be installed for 2014. The turf course will be expanded inward to allow […]

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Del Mar: 75th anniversary meet continues to post increases

Del Mar’s 75th anniversary year continued its magical run with its key yardstick numbers climbing once more at the conclusion of a Week 6 that included putting a stellar TVG Pacific Classic Day in the books. The big Sunday program that showcased a pair of Grade II features and was topped by the 22nd edition […]

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Poly freak Dullahan beats elders in Pacific Classic

In his first start against older horses, Donegal Racing’s 3-year-old Dullahan caught favored Game On Dude in the final yards of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Sunday, running his record to a perfect 3-for-3 in Grade 1 races on Polytrack and setting a new track record for 1 1/4 miles at […]

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Pacific Classic card at Del Mar includes $570,012 Pick Six Carryover

A Pick Six carryover of $570,012 was realized Saturday at Del Mar as a parade of longshots rang the bell setting up a multi-million dollar likelihood for the extended bet on the seaside track’s TVG Pacific Classic Day card Sunday. The carryover – which followed a $104,772 carryover from the Friday card –- saw $870,889 […]

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Richard’s Kid sale prompts heated exchange at Pacific Classic event

The animosity over the recent sale of Richard’s Kid apparently hasn’t subsided. Two Southern California newspapers reported that Santa Anita CEO Mark Verge, a new 10% owner in the 7-year-old Pacific Classic entry, and Jill Baffert, wife of trainer Bob Baffert, got into a heated, profanity-laced exchange at Wednesday’s draw party for the race. Verge […]

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