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Track Record Holder Chasing Aces Euthanized After Del Mar Futurity

Chasing Aces, who broke a 52-year-old Del Mar track record for five furlongs in his second career start, was euthanized after pulling up into the stretch run of Monday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity. Ridden by Tyler Baze for trainer Peter Miller, the 2-year-old chestnut colt by Flatter broke from the rail post position in […]

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Close Call: Distorted Online Photo Raised Questions About Del Mar Dead Heat

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet.” Honest Abe may have been right – even though I haven’t actually read that warning from him anywhere but on the Internet. Take, for example, photo finishes posted on the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club website. More specifically, look at the photo finish of Sunday’s […]

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Tourist Takes Advantage Of Slow Pace In Rescheduled Fourstardave

WinStar Farm, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber’s Tourist was able to sit just off a slow early pace in the rescheduled G1 Fourstardave Handicap this Saturday, bounding home to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Under Joel Rosario, the 5-year-old son of Tiznow covered a mile over Saratoga’s firm turf in 1:34.29 for trainer Bill Mott, […]

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Mack, Wachtel Purchase Controlling Interest In Sharp Juvenile Chasing Aces

Earle I. Mack and Adam Wachtel have purchased a controlling interest in recent Del Mar track record setting 2-year-old colt, Chasing Aces. Peter Miller trains the son of Flatter, (out of the Mt. Livermore mare Endless Sea), who was purchased at the Barretts March ’16 sale for $225,000. Chasing Aces broke his maiden on July […]

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Long On Value Wins Twilight Derby in Photo Finish

Nearly double-overlayed at 11-1, Long On Value rallied resolutely through the lane to take Friday’s Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita by a neck under Rosie Napravnik.  Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, the Virginia-bred colt by Value Plus got 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.82. Attentive to the pace, which […]

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Grade 1 Winner Ron the Greek Sold

Ron the Greek, impressive winner of the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, has been sold to an undisclosed buyer overseas, it was reported by the Blood-Horse. Adam Wachtel, who owned the 6-year-old horse in partnership with Brous Stable, Jack Hammer, and Gary Barber, kept the remaining details of the deal confidential. “After the Gold Cup […]

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