betty grable stakes

‘It Still Gives Me Goosebumps’: Lerner Relishes The Challenge In Weekend Stakes

Up-and-coming young trainer Andrew Lerner will be seeking his first graded stakes victory in a 2 ¬Ĺ-year career when he sends out Rager in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar. On Sunday, Lerner, 30, will saddle Queen Bee to You in the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes. The competition features runners from […]

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Spiced Perfection Kicks Away For Betty Grable Victory

Perfectly placed by jockey Flavien Prat behind dueling leaders in the early stages of the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes, Spiced Perfection surged between rivals to take command entering the stretch and drew off impressively to win the seven-furlong sprint by two and one-quarter lengths Sunday. Spiced Perfection, sent off at 4-1 odds, scored her fourth […]

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D’Amato, Alexander Enter Pair In Sunday’s Betty Grable

Nine older fillies and mares bred in California will take their turn in the Del Mar spotlight Sunday in the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes at seven furlongs over the seaside track’s main dirt oval. Post time for the first of nine races Sunday is 12:30 p.m. Racing will continue Monday, Veterans Day, featuring two-year-old fillies […]

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Majestic Heat Parlays Eight-Day Layoff Into Dominating Betty Grable Victory

Unveiling a new dimension to her ability, Majestic Heat, whose 14 previous races had been run on grass, made the first start of her career on a dirt surface and romped to an impressive triumph in the featured $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes¬†Sunday at Del Mar. Surging to the lead bending into the stretch under jockey […]

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Betty Grable Stakes: Majestic Heat ‘Always Trained On The Dirt Like She Likes It’

Bringing back Majestic Heat on short notice would not have been a surprising move from the 5-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat’s former trainer Barry Abrams. Abrams, who was forced by health problems to step away from training in 2016, was known for rapid turnarounds and, in fact, raced Majestic Heat four times over a 41-day […]

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Enola Gray Favored In Sunday’s Betty Grable Stakes

Enola Gray, winner of five of six starts in her career, figures to be a solid favorite Sunday versus five rivals in the featured $100,000-guaranteed Betty Grable Stakes at seven furlongs on the main track for California-bred older fillies and mares. Enola Gray, a speedy daughter of Grazen owned and bred by Nick Alexander and […]

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