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Del Mar Schedules Five Graded Stakes On Blockbuster Pacific Classic Day Aug. 17

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced that this year’s TVG Pacific Classic Day will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, as part of an enhanced racing program that will feature an unprecedented five graded stakes races, the first time that will have happened in the seaside track’s 80 summers of racing. Del Mar’s 29th edition […]

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CTHF Outlines How San Luis Rey Downs Fire Donations Have Been Distributed

One year after the devastating San Luis Rey Downs fire, California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation executive director Cliff Goodrich sent an update to nearly 6,000 individuals detailing how their donations totaling in excess of $1.1 million have been used in the weeks and months that followed the tragedy. Following is Goodrich’s letter: “We want to update […]

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Del Mar Handle Increases 7.3 Percent During Fall Meet

Following on the heels of a stellar summer season, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., completed its fifth fall meet Sunday, highlighted by gains in total handle and four weeks of safe racing. All sources wagering for the 16-day session totaled $165,289,183, compared to the 2017 total handle of $154,069,710, an increase […]

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Uni Comes From The Clouds To Nab Matriarch Victory

Micheal Dubb, Head of Plains Partners, Robert LaPenta and Bethlehem Stables’ Uni came from near last of a strung-out field to hit the wire first in Sunday’s Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes at Del Mar, crossing the finish a half-length ahead of Daddy Is A Legend. Sent off at odds of 5-1, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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Del Mar: Field Sizes Drop With Rain, But Meet ‘Finishing Especially Strong’

Entering the final week of the Del Mar meeting, the racing office could anticipate average field size numbers for the fall meeting to be close to the outstanding 8.5 of 2017. Then rains hit Thursday and carried over into Friday. Seven races were taken off the Jimmy Durante Turf Course and switched to the main […]

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Horse For Course? ‘Professional’ Fahan Mura Rates Strong Chance In Sunday’s Matriarch

The rains that doused the Jimmy Durante Turf Course Thursday and Friday have added questions and intrigue to the mix for Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes. As if the closing-day, signature event of fall racing at Del Mar needed more of those things. There were already points to ponder regarding how the locally-based horses […]

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100 Years Of Del Mar: Read, Davis Ride Off Into The Sunset

Del Mar has a reputation as the kind of place that once you come give it a try, you’re not likely to leave. Tim Read and Leon Davis will testify to that, though they might tweak the thought slightly to say you’re not likely to leave for a very – long – time. These two […]

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Former Football, Coaching Star T-Ray Enjoying A New Kind Of ‘Athlete’

If you stopped by the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella during fall racing at Del Mar, the chances are good you’d run into a man with University of Southern California logo gear draped somewhere over his slim frame and a smile on his face. Meet Terrell Ray, or T-Ray to his friends, […]

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Kosta Hronis, Jim Rome Join Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Board

A pair of high-profile horse owners who have raced some of the nation’s top Thoroughbreds in recent years, as well as having long established themselves as notable leaders in their respective fields, have agreed to join the board of directors of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, it has been announced. California farming magnate Kosta Hronis […]

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Battle Of Midway Fights Off Dabster To Win Native Diver

In a virtual match race, odds-on favored Battle of Midway, piloted by Flavien Prat, outdueled a game Dabster, ridden by Joe Talamo, to win the $100,000 Native Diver Stakes Sunday at Del Mar. With the field reduced to three runners after the withdrawal of Roman Rosso, Gift Box and Kershaw, Battle of Midway and Dabster […]

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