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Bejarano Eyeing Del Mar Jockey Title Despite Stiff Competition From Prat And Van Dyke

Rafael Bejarano dominated the Del Mar jockey standings from 2012-2016, winning five straight summer meeting titles and only sharing one, the 2016 crown with Flavien Prat. But in the past two years the 37-year-old native of Peru has seen the youth of Prat, 27, and Drayden Van Dyke, 24, serve themselves the championships. Prat won […]

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Beau Recall Noses Out Storm The Hill In Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Irish-bred Beau Recall, who as a three-year-old filly suffered a nose loss in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks, was on the right side of the photo Saturday as she edged longshot Storm the Hill by the narrowest of margins in the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap for older fillies and mares. With Drayden […]

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Arrogate’s Half-Sister Immediate Impact Wins On Debut At Del Mar

Clearview Stables’ Immediate Impact, a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Classic, Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup winner Arrogate, made her debut on Sunday in the first race at Del Mar. The 2-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, trained like her famous sibling by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, won by 6 3/4 lengths in the […]

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Catapult Back On His Favorite Grass Course In Sunday’s Eddie Read

Woodford Racing’s Catapult, champion grass horse of last summer’s Del Mar racing season, will be seeking a repeat victory in the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday when the 46th running of the mile and one-eighth turf event headlines an eight-race program. Post for the first race is 2 p.m. Catapult, a six-year-old son […]

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Marley’s Freedom Rallies To Great Lady M. Stakes Win

Heavily-favored Marley’s Freedom made it back-to-back wins in the Grade II, $200,351 Great Lady M. Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos. The 3-5 choice in the field of six, the 5-year-old daughter of Blame and the Formal Gold mare Relaxing Green was reserved off the early pace by jockey Drayden Van Dyke, found room to rally […]

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La Force Circles Field To Upset Paradise Woods In Santa Maria

German-bred La Force sprung a major surprise on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she rallied from last to upset heavily favored Paradise Woods by 1 ¼ lengths in the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes under Drayden Van Dyke. Trained by Paddy Gallagher, La Force, a 5-year-old mare, got 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.91. With […]

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S Y Sky Finishes Fast In Off-The-Turf Monrovia

Nick Alexander’s homebred S Y Sky got the job done in an off-the-turf edition of the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday, finishing fast down the lane to hit the wire three-quarters of a length in front of favorite Belvoir Bay. The 5-year-old daughter of Alexander’s Grazen completed five furlongs on the fast […]

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Neptune’s Storm Scores For Baltas In Singletary

In his first start for trainer Richard Baltas, favored Neptune’s Storm looked the part of a consummate professional as he stalked the early pace and proved gamest late in winning Sunday’s $100,000 Singletary Stakes by three quarters of a length. Ridden for the first time by Drayden Van Dyke, Neptune’s Storm, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding […]

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Bellafina, Chasing Yesterday Meet For First Time In Santa Anita Oaks

A pair of tremendously talented 3-year-old fillies, owner Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina and Summer Wind Equine’s Chasing Yesterday, will face each other for the first time as they head a field of five sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks. Fresh of a gutty three-quarter-length win in the Grade II, one mile Las […]

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Elysea’s World Powers Home To Win Santa Ana As Favorite

Unhurried while next to last a quarter mile out, Drayden Van Dyke stepped on the gas turning for home en route to an impressive half length win aboard favored Elysea’s World in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Trained by Richard Baltas, the 6-year-old Irish-bred mare got a […]

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