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Matriarch Heads Strong Closing-Day Program At Del Mar

Del Mar concludes its 2019 Bing Crosby fall racing season with a stakes tripleheader Sunday, topped by a contest of national significance, the Grade 1, $300,000 Matriarch Stakes on the grass for older fillies and mares. Post time for the first of ten races Sunday will be half-an-hour earlier than usual, at 12 noon PT. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Graded Action Picks Up At Churchill, Del Mar

After a few weeks of light graded stakes action in the aftermath of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, things are busy once more across the nation. The Grade 1 Clark Stakes – the highlight of the Churchill Downs Fall Meet – has again assembled a competitive field while juveniles are in the spotlight beneath the Twin […]

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Brown, Cox, Casse Shippers Spice Fields For Del Mar’s Closing Weekend Stakes

Chad Brown, No. 1 trainer in America by money earnings, has shipped five horses for the final weekend stakes of the Bing Crosby meeting. He’ll have two from his stable in the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby on Saturday and one in the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch on Sunday. Brad Cox, No. 4 by earnings nationally, […]

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Grade 1 Winner Uni Returns To The Winner’s Circle In Perfect Sting Stakes

Uni, a multiple graded-stakes winner, rallied from last to capture the sixth running of the $100,000 Perfect Sting on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trained by Chad Brown for owners Michael Dubb, Head of Plains Partners, Robert LaPenta, and Bethlehem Stables, Uni made her seasonal debut a winning one in the one-mile trip on a firm […]

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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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Vasilika Heads Field Of 14 Distaffers In Sunday’s Matriarch

Del Mar ends its 16-day 2018 Fall racing season Sunday featuring older fillies and mares in the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes at one mile over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course. Post time for the first of nine races on closing day is 12:30 p.m. Heading an outstanding line-up of 14 distaff runners is […]

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Del Mar’s Fifth Fall Meeting Begins Friday, Nov. 9

With a growing reputation that puts it at the forefront of the nation’s year-end race meets, Del Mar will present the fifth edition of its fall racing season starting this Friday for a four-week, 16-day run that will bring classy Thoroughbreds back to the seaside oval through Sunday, December 2. Either eight- or nine-race programs […]

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Del Mar Releases Stakes Schedule, Boosted By 5 Percent Increase In Overnight Purses

Fourteen stakes races during its 16-day run, as well as a 5% blended increase in its overnight purses, highlight Del Mar’s Fall Racing Festival beginning on Friday, November 9. Nine of the 14 stakes are graded, led by the Grade I pair of the Hollywood Derby and the Matriarch Stakes, both of which will carry $300,000 […]

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Off Limits Rides The Rail From Last To First For Matriarch Victory

Martin Schwartz’ 5-year-old mare Off Limits has made a marked improvement in 2017, and entering Sunday’s G1 Matriarch she had won four of her five starts on the year, including a pair of Grade 3 stakes in New York. Trainer Chad Brown shipped her west to Del Mar for a major step up in company, […]

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