Sorrento Stakes

Juvenile Filly Amalfi Sunrise Could Be Retired After Month-Long Battle With Pneumonia

Winner of the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar, the talented Amalfi Sunrise (Constitution) could be headed for an early retirement, according to The filly has been at the San Luis Equine Hospital in Bonsall, Calif., battling with pneumonia for nearly an entire month. Though Amalfi Sunrise is nearly ready to be released from […]

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Amalfi Sunrise Draws Clear In Sorrento

Doug Branham and Marsha Naify’s Amalfi Sunrise made an impressive second start in Saturday’s Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes, drawing away to win by six lengths on the wire. The juvenile daughter of freshman stallion Constitution covered six furlongs over Del Mar’s fast main track in 1:10.96. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite under Norberto Arroyo, […]

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Prat Completes Sunday Stakes Sweep With Maiden Bellafina In Sorrento

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina, an $800,000 purchase last March, completed a sweep of Del Mar’s Sunday stakes doubleheader for jockey Flavien Prat as she led from wire-to-wire to win the Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes for two-year-old fillies. Earlier in the program, Prat won the Grade III $150,000 La Jolla Handicap for three-year-olds. Bellafina, a daughter of Quality […]

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River Boyne Tops Sunday’s La Jolla Handicap At Del Mar

Irish-bred River Boyne, a two-time stakes-winner at Santa Anita this year, will carry highweight of 122 pounds Sunday versus five three-year-old rivals in the Grade III $150,000 La Jolla Handicap at a mile and one-sixteenth over Del Mar’s infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course. Sharing billing with the La Jolla will be the Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes […]

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Sorrento Winner Spectator Ruled Out Of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Rick and Sharon Waller’s Spectator, winner of the G2 Sorrento Stakes, has been turned out for a 45-day break and will miss the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, reports The 2-year-old homebred daughter of Jimmy Creed is expected to return to training on Nov. 1. “She had a minor issue, but nothing that needed attention other […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Diva, Against All Odds

As Rick Waller watched the Sorrento Stakes field approaching Del Mar’s starting gate, trainer Phil D’Amato’s excitement was just starting to catch on. The excitement built as the race went off, and the owner was afraid to hope as 10 juvenile fillies flew down the backstretch, but the little chestnut he first saw at six […]

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D’Amato On Pace To Threaten Baffert’s Stakes Record At Del Mar

In 2000, the 60th summer season at Del Mar and the first of a new century, Bob Baffert was in the winner’s circle following stakes races 13 of a possible 28 times. A track record for a trainer that figured to stand for a long time. And so it has, to this the 78th season and into […]

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Spectator Announces Her Presence With Strong Sorrento Victory

Rick and Sharon Waller’s homebred filly Spectator was the runaway winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar, vying for the lead throughout and galloping through the wire with a four-length margin of victory. The 2-year-old daughter of Jimmy Creed, ridden by Jamie Theriot for trainer Phil D’Amato, covered 6 1/2 furlongs over […]

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Diamondsandpearls Hopes To Sparkle In Sorrento Stakes

Bob Baffert-trained Diamondsandpearls, a daughter of Congrats who broke her maiden by an impressive 6 ¼ lengths in her racing debut last month at Santa Anita, steps up to the stakes level for her second start in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes. The 6 1/2-furlong main track event for 2-year-old fillies will be run […]

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