matriarch stakes

Del Mar’s ‘Bing Crosby Season’ Kicks Off Friday

Del Mar’s “second season” – dubbed the “Bing Crosby Season” after the seaside track’s iconic founder – breaks from the gate this Friday for a 15-day run that will take it through to Sunday, December 4. The track will open with a special Veterans’ Day Salute to all who currently are – or have in […]

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Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes Winner Stormy Lucy Retired

Stormy Lucy, who gave trainer Ed Moger Jr. his first graded and Grade 1 stakes victories, has been retired. Moger said the 7-year-old mare by Stormy Atlantic out of Here Comes Lucinda, by Dixieland Band, shipped to Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., on Monday and will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Sale of […]

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Longshot Matriarch Victor Stormy Lucy Returns In Robert J. Frankel Stakes

Recent Grade I stakes winner Stormy Lucy heads a full field of 14 fillies and mares three and up in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes, to be contested at 1 1/8 miles over the Santa Anita turf. Off at 65-1 in Del Mar’s one mile turf Matriarch Stakes Nov. 29, the Ed […]

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La Tia Leads Every Step in Matriarch

Employing her trademark front-running style, Hernandez Racing Club’s La Tia stuck around on the lead to get her first Grade 1 victory in the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes, the closing day feature at Del Mar Sunday. La Tia got a first quarter in :23.65 and the half in :47.92 with still plenty left in the tank […]

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Motion Sending Quartet to Take On Del Mar’s Holiday Weekend Stakes

H. Graham Motion escaped the frozen East on Friday for considerably warmer and sunnier Del Mar – but only for a matter of hours. The nation’s eighth-leading trainer for 2014, conditioner of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and recent Breeders’ Cup Turf winner and leading Horse of the Year candidate Main Sequence, is in […]

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Grade 1 Winner Egg Drop Retired

It was announced today that multiple graded stakes winning filly Egg Drop will be retired from racing. After a routine exam following exercise and subsequent scan, it was discovered that the mare sustained a small tear to her left front superficial digital flexor tendon. “Although she’s never taken an unsound step and the prognosis is […]

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Hollywood: Egg Drop Digs Deep for Matriarch Win

Egg Drop, a 10-1 shot, defeated fellow gray and 8-1 outsider Discreet Marq by a nose in the $250,000 Matriarch Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park. The closest finish in the history of a race first run in 1981 was the second of two Grade I races offered on the final day of the Turf Festival. […]

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Can Better Lucky Pull a Matriarch Repeat?

Better Lucky, who paid a record $72.20 when capturing the $250,000 Matriarch a year ago, will try to become only the second repeater in race history Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park. The race at one mile for older fillies and mares is part of a Grade I grass doubleheader along with the Hollywood Derby on […]

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Hollywood: Dayatthespa, Better Lucky Set to Rematch in Matriarch

Two Grade 1 races – Hollywood Derby and the Matriarch—highlight a busy week of stakes action at Betfair Hollywood Park. The $250,000 Derby, scheduled for 1 1-4 miles on turf, and the $250,000 Matriarch, at one mile on turf, will  both be run Sunday, Dec. 1, the final day of the Turf Festival. A field […]

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