Sorrento Stakes

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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After Long Van Ride, Hall’s Hopes Are High For Summerland In Sorrento

Trainer Phil Hall loaded his undefeated two-year-old filly Summerland onto a van at Hastings Park, Vancouver, Canada, early in the morning a week ago Thursday and drove to a farm near Sacramento, arriving that night. To avoid the heat, he repeated the procedure the following evening and drove through the night, arriving here at Del […]

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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 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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