Sorrento Stakes

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 drf.com. 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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Champagne Room Game In Hard-Fought Sorrento Victory

Owned by Ciaglia Racing, Exline-Border Racing, and Alesia, et. al., the 2-year-old filly Champagne Room was a determined 1 1/4-length winner in Saturday’s Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, the daughter of Broken Vow covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Del Mar’s fast main track in 1:16.35 for trainer Peter Eurton. “It was a […]

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Weekend Lineup: Will Frosted Be The Same Horse For The Whitney?

This weekend’s top-class horse racing is highlighted by the Grade 1 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga. Frosted, runaway winner of the Met Mile last out, leads a talented field of six on Saturday evening, but will he be the same horse this time out? Kicking off the graded stakes action on Friday is the G2 National […]

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Pretty N Cool Gives Baffert Seventh Victory in Sorrento Stakes

Pretty N Cool, the 2-5 favorite under jockey Martin Garcia, confirmed her status as favorite for the Grade 1 $300,000 Del Mar Debutante on Sept. 5 with a convincing victory in Wednesday’s featured $200,000 Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar. Pretty N Cool, a $160,000 Keeneland yearling purchase by owners Mike […]

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Globetrotting Sunset Glow Faces Eight in Del Mar Debutante

Ten Broeck Farm’s Sunset Glow, impressive winner of the Sorrento Stakes this summer, heads a field of nine talented 2-year-old fillies Saturday in the 64th running of the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante at seven furlongs. Sunset Glow, trained by Wesley Ward, was a wire-to-wire winner of the Sorrento Stakes, the 6 ½ furlong […]

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Front-Running Sunset Glow Takes the Sorrento

Ten Broeck Farm’s Sunset Glow, runner-up in a 21-horse field in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot in England June 20, had only four 2-year-old filly rivals to beat in the Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes Wednesday at Del Mar and she did it in style,  cruising to a wire-to-wire triumph under jockey Victor Espinoza. The Kentucky-bred daughter […]

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