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‘Lower Inventory Of Horses’ Will Make Del Mar’s Five-Day Week ‘A Challenge’ For Racing Office

Close of entries and the post position draw for Friday’s card at Del Mar were still a few hours away Tuesday morning as Executive Vice Racing Tom Robbins looked over the first two programs of the meeting. “We’re happy with the first two days, given the lower inventory of horses in California this year and […]

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Sadler Expects ‘Strong Start’ To Del Mar Meeting

Accelerate, Catalina Cruiser and Catapult, all out of the John Sadler stable, accounted for four of the nine divisional champions of the 2018 summer meeting at Del Mar. Accelerate was voted Horse of the Meeting and Top Older Horse while Catalina Cruiser took the Sprinter division and Catapult Top Grass Horse. The trio’s combined five […]

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Wellman: ‘It’s Important To Support Del Mar And California Racing’

It will be 227 days from the December 2 end of the 2018 Fall racing season at Del Mar to Wednesday’s start of the 80th Summer season. And 227 days of absence, coupled with a winter/spring of misfortune and discontent at Santa Anita, appears to have made horsemen’s hearts even fonder than usual for the […]

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Omaha Beach At Del Mar To Be ‘Legged Up,’ Targeting Breeders’ Cup This Fall

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella led Omaha Beach, recovered from an entrapped epiglottis that required a late scratch of the Kentucky Derby favorite and surgery, to the Del Mar oval Monday morning for a gallop, then took time to comment. “I don’t have big plans with him other than the Breeders’ Cup in the […]

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Del Mar Teams With LRF Cares For Charity Handicapping Contest July 20

In a first of its kind event, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and LRF Cares, a 501(c)(3) sponsored charity, have teamed together to host a live money, on-track contest to benefit thoroughbred aftercare on Saturday July 20, 2019 at Del Mar. Each player receives a $250 live bankroll with the “takeout” going to guaranteed prizes […]

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Harper: Del Mar Working Hard ‘To Put The Safety And Interest Of The Horses First’

Joe Harper is CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. In April, Tiger Woods completed an amazing comeback to win the Masters. According to the Nielsen television ratings, 18.3 million people watched the final holes and Tiger get another green jacket. A few weeks later, when Country House was made the winner of the Kentucky […]

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Del Mar Summer Season Kicks Off Wednesday With 10-Race Card

Del Mar kicks off its 80th summer season of racing on Wednesday (July 17) with an Opening Day 10-race program that features the Runhappy Oceanside Stakes. At one mile for 3-year-olds on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course, the Runhappy Oceanside will be contested for the 74th time and has drawn a field of 12 for […]

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Del Mar Status For Hollendorfer Unclear Week Before Meet Begins

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been told he will not be allowed to run horses at the 2019 Del Mar meeting, according to the Daily Racing Form, but reports from other media outlets are not as definitive. “Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was informed by Del Mar officials during a meeting late Monday that the track was not […]

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Runhappy-Del Mar Marketing Deal To Include Race Sponsorships, $100,000 Maiden Race Bonuses

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Jim McIngvale, the owner of the former champion and now stallion Runhappy, have entered into a two-year agreement to showcase the horse to Del Mar horsemen and fans and bring about possible lucrative returns tied to his offspring. For the next two seasons, Del Mar has renamed its opening and […]

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Further Safety And Welfare Reforms Added At Santa Anita, Upcoming Del Mar Meet

Ten weeks after introducing significant reforms in California aimed at reducing racing fatalities and improving the safety and welfare of horses and riders, The Stronach Group is now requiring all entries at Santa Anita to be accompanied by a pre-race exam form, signed by a trainer’s veterinarian and stating that a horse has no known […]

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