del mar debutante

Bast Grinds Down Comical To Win Chandelier

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez is now the all-time leading graded stakes winner in North America, following his 661st graded victory aboard Bast in Friday’s Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita. The previous record was held by Jerry Bailey. “This means a lot. (Jerry Bailey) is a guy who I rode with for […]

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Baffert-Trained Bast A Standout For ‘Win And You’re In’ Chandelier

Bob Baffert’s Bast looms a complete standout among six juvenile fillies in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes, to be contested at 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita’s main track. A bay daughter of Uncle Mo, Bast, who was second in her 5 ½ furlong debut, romped by 8 ¾ lengths in the Grade I, […]

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Lazy Daisy Anything But In Pocahontas

Erik Johnson, Scott Kaplan and Tom Mansor’s Lazy Daisy (7-1) proved best by 1 1/4 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, after trading blows on the front end throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest with 43-1 longshot His Glory. The 2-year-old Paynter filly, ridden by Abel Cedillo for trainer Doug O’Neill, stopped […]

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Bast Proves Much The Best, Giving Baffert Eighth Victory In Del Mar Debutante

Baoma Corp.’s Bast, a $500,000 yearling purchase who finished second in a maiden race in her career debut, indicated she could be a force to be reckoned with among 2-year-old fillies nationally with an impressive triumph in the Grade 1 $300,000 Del Mar Debutante Saturday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. […]

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Inspiressa, Leucothea Among 8 Entered in Saturday’s Del Mar Debutante

John Sadler-trained Inspiressa was tabbed the 5-2 favorite in a field of eight on oddsmaker Russ Hudak’s morning line for Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Inspiressa, a daughter of The Big Beast, was an $850,000 purchase by Hronis Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds […]

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Equibase Analysis: Which Juvenile Filly Is Poised To Take Del Mar Debutante?

The Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante, run at seven furlongs, sets the stage for the major Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies prep races in the coming weeks, most to be run around two turns. Only two of the eight have run in stakes, with Comical having shipped to New York to win the Grade 3 […]

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Immediate Impact Out, Leucothea In For G1 Del Mar Debutante

A field of eight, among them the supplement of Peter Miller-trained Leucothea, was entered Wednesday for Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Del Mar Debutante. A daughter of Midshipman, Leucothea was a romping 14 ½-length winner in a  5 ½-furlong maiden claimer here on August 15 and was supplemented to the prestigious seven-furlong Debutante, which determines the […]

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Closing Weekends At Saratoga, Del Mar Spotlight Juveniles With Breeders’ Cup Hopes

Long known for its 2-year-olds, Saratoga’s closing weekend could showcase racing’s newest stars in Monday’s $350,000 Hopeful and Sunday’s $350,000, both run at seven furlongs. The Hopeful will see Anderson Stable’s By Your Side and Stronach Stable’s homebred Green Light Go, the winners of the local Sanford (G3) July 13 and Saratoga Special (G2) August […]

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Nominations Close Friday For Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

Nominations will close Friday (June 14) for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship events will be renewed this summer on Saturday, August 3,  (Debutante) and Labor Day Monday, September 2 (Futurity). The nomination […]

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