Top Pair From La Jolla Handicap Return For Another Battle In Del Mar Derby

On the next-to-last afternoon of the 2019 summer racing season, ten talented three-year-olds will clash in a wide-open renewal of the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby at a mile and one-eighth on grass Sunday.   The 36-day meeting ends Monday, Labor Day, with the traditional closing-day feature, the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity […]

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Nolo Contesto Hoping To Find Home On Turf In Del Mar Derby

La Jolla Handicap winner Kingly drew the outside, No. 10 post for Sunday’s Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby, the climax of the summer meeting’s turf stakes series for 3-year-olds at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. The Derby, at 1 1/8 miles, follows the opening-day Oceanside Stakes, won by Jasikan, and […]

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Game Winner Tops Nominees To Los Alamitos Derby

Game Winner, the champion 2-year-old of 2018, and his multiple-stakes winning stablemate Mucho Gusto head the nominees to the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. The Grade III, which will be run at 1 1/8 miles, will be contested for the sixth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 13. Owned by Gary and Mary West and trained […]

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Santa Anita Derby Winner Roadster Leads Baffert Trio In Affirmed Stakes

Bob Baffert holds a powerful three-card hand as his Santa Anita Derby winning Roadster, Mucho Gusto and Kingly loom large among a field of six sophomores in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Named for Harbor View Farm’s homebred Triple Crown Champion of 1978, the Affirmed will be contested […]

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Scat Daddy’s Anothertwistafate Scores Preakness Berth In El Camino Real Derby

Anothertwistafate settled nicely up front and kicked clear under jockey Juan Hernandez to dominate the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby by seven lengths on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. Backed as the 6-5 favorite in the field of 11, Anothertwistafate went straight to the lead, running the opening quarter-mile in 23.38 seconds while being pressed […]

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Free Preakness Berth Up For Grabs In El Camino Real Derby At Golden Gate Fields

A deep and competitive field of 13 sophomores has signed on to compete in the 38th running of the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby, to be contested at a mile and one eighth on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.  In addition to a check for $60,000, the El Camino Real winner will, for […]

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Baffert Won’t Ship Chasing Yesterday For Fair Grounds’ Rachel Alexandra

Chasing Yesterday, the Grade 1-winning half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, will not start in Saturday’s G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds, according to Trainer Bob Baffert is not shipping the filly or his Risen Star entrant Kingly to Louisiana. Both Chasing Yesterday and Kingly drew outside posts: Chasing Yesterday drew post […]

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