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Elsa Lets It Go For West Coast Debut; Godolphin Filly Dominates Jimmy Durante

In Saturday’s companion feature at Del Mar, the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, 11-1 longshot Elsa provided jockey Joe Bravo with his second straight success in the mile and one-sixteenth grass contest, sweeping to the lead from the outside for a convincing two and one-quarter length triumph. Bravo won the race […]

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Del Mar Cards Jimmy Durante, Seabiscuit Handicap On Saturday

A field of 13 was set for the $100,000 Grade III Jimmy Durante Stakes and 12 for the Grade II $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap as entries closed and post positions drawn Wednesday for Saturday’s nine-race card at Del Mar, which includes the stakes double-header. The Jimmy Durante, which goes as the fifth race, is a mile […]

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Daddy Is A Legend Flies Late For Jimmy Durante Win

With an impressive burst of speed in the stretch, Daddy Is a Legend, the 5-2 favorite under jockey Joe Bravo, won the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for two-year-old fillies Saturday. Outrun for most of the one-mile grass journey, Daddy Is a Legend was taken to the far outside by Bravo turning into the […]

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G1 Hollywood Derby Tops Saturday’s Graded Stakes Tripleheader At Del Mar

Del Mar continues its Fall Festival of graded stakes competition Saturday with a tripleheader highlighted by the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby for three-year-olds at a mile and one-eighth over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course. A strong nine-race program also will feature two Grade III contests, the $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for two-year-old fillies […]

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Mubtaahij Draws Rail For Native Diver; Hollywood Derby, Jimmy Durante Also On Tap At Del Mar Saturday

Mubtaahij, a 5-year-old Irish-bred trained by Bob Baffert for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, drew the No. 1 post and was tabbed for 2-1 morning line favoritism in Saturday’s Grade 3 Native Diver, a 1 1/8-mile main track event at Del Mar carrying a $100,000 purse. Mubtaahij won the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes […]

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Journey Home On Top In Controversial Jimmy Durante

A juvenile daughter of War Front, Sam-Son Farm’s Journey Home captured the Gr. 3 Jimmy Durante Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday. The running of the race was controversial, because the field of 13 juvenile fillies encountered debris on the turf course rounding the first turn, hampering the majority of the field in what the […]

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Motion Lines Up Three For Big Weekend At Del Mar

Arles nearly got the stable of H. Graham Motion off to a grand start for Thanksgiving holiday week of the Bing Crosby meeting, but was nosed out at the wire by Nuovo Record in Thursday’s Red Carpet Stakes. That narrow miss in a stakes that Motion won in 2015 with Rusty Skipper aside, the Maryland-based […]

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Longshot Family Meeting Gets Up For Jimmy Durante Victory

A 37-1 outsider, the Florida-bred Family Meeting got up late to win Saturday’s Grade III Jimmy Durante. Contested at one mile over the firm turf course at Del Mar, the $100,000 race for 2-year-old fillies was completed in 1:37.14. A solid early pace was set by Corps de Ballet, with fractions of :23.21 and :48.03. […]

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Om Looks To Saturday’s Hollywood Derby For Third Del Mar Stakes Victory

The Grade I $350,000 Hollywood Derby, the race which propelled California Chrome to 2014 Horse of the Year laurels, tops a stakes triple-header Saturday on the next-to-last afternoon of the fall Bing Crosby Season. Post time for the first of nine races will be 12:30 p.m. In addition to the Hollywood Derby, Saturday’s program will […]

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Native Diver, Jimmy Durante Add Extra Intrigue to Del Mar Saturday Card

While the presence of California Chrome places the brightest spotlight Saturday on the Hollywood Derby, two other stakes earlier on the card, the Native Diver and the Jimmy Durante, do not lack for quality and intrigue. The $200,000 Grade II Native Diver, which goes as the third on a nine-race card with first post at […]

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