del mar futurity

Eight Rings, Nucky Headline Nominees To Los Alamitos Futurity

Eight Rings, Nucky, the upset winner of the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 2 and impressive Los Alamitos debut winner Mo Hawk are among 80 2-year-olds nominated to the $200,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Futurity. A Grade II at 1 1/16 miles, the Futurity and the Starlet, a Grade I for 2-year-old fillies at the same […]

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Nucky Leads Miller Exacta In Del Mar Futurity; Odds-On Eight Rings Loses Rider

In an eventful renewal of the Grade 1 Runhappy $300,000 Del Mar Futurity Monday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., 35-1 longshot Nucky scored by 2 3/4 lengths and then survived an inquiry after the seven-furlong sprint which was marred by an accident involving heavily favored Eight Rings and Storm the […]

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Baffert Seeks 15th Futurity Win On Closing Day At Del Mar

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club concludes its 80th summer season of equine action Labor Day Monday in a traditional way, featuring renewal of the Grade I $300,00 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity for two-year-olds as the highlight of a ten-race program. Post time for the first race is 2 p.m. The seven-furlong sprint, which has showcased numerous […]

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Eight Rings, Garth Looking To Give Baffert 15th Del Mar Futurity Win On Monday

A field of eight was entered Friday for Monday’s Grade I $300,000 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity. The 72nd running of the traditional closing day feature marks the 27th year in a row at seven furlongs and the 13th consecutive with Grade I status. Three trainers who have entered two horses each account for three-quarters of the […]

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Weekend Lineup: High-Class Juvenile Racing Tops Holiday Schedule

The summer meets at Saratoga and Del Mar will finish with a flourish this Labor Day weekend — a combined five Grade 1 races are on tap coast-to-coast, with an emphasis on 2-year-olds. Plus, the Colonial Downs meet in New Kent, Va., continues with the Virginia Derby, Gulfstream Park hosts a pair of $200,000 races […]

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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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Fore Left Returns From Belmont Park Conquest For Best Pal At Del Mar

Seven 2-year-olds with designs on the climactic Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on closing day, Sept. 2, will display their talents Saturday in the 49th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Best Pal Stakes at six furlongs. Fore Left, trained by Doug O’Neill, is the lone stakes winner in the line-up, having won the Tremont […]

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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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The ‘Other’ Baffert, Game Winner Kicks Away In Del Mar Futurity

It was Bob Baffert trainee Roadster who drew all the press in the weeks leading up to the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, but on Labor Day it was his stablemate, Gary and Mary West’s Game Winner, who would power home a two-length winner under Mario Gutierrez. The 2-year-old son of Candy Ride, second choice […]

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Baffert Wants Futurity Win For ‘Mission Accomplished’ Season At Del Mar

Entering Sunday’s penultimate program of the summer meeting, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert had 12 wins from 39 starters. Eleven of those were in maiden races where he unveiled 2-year-old male talents like Roadster and Game Winner, his entrants in a field of seven for Monday’s Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity. Or fillies […]

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