• Long shot Stormy Lucy (65-1) upsets the Matriarch (G1) at Del Mar in the last stride. Posted 1 day ago
  • Dortmund romps home a winner in the Native Diver.Posted 2 days ago
  • Commissioner much the best in the Hawthorne Gold Cup.Posted 2 days ago
  • Chiropractor edges March for a Hollywood Derby win at 14-1.Posted 2 days ago
  • Airoforce takes to the dirt in a big way, pulling away to win the Kentucky Jockey Club.Posted 2 days ago
  • Carina Mia turns back Stageplay in the Golden Rod.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tonalist with a late rush to just get up in the Cigar Mile!Posted 2 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled outduels Carrumba to the wire in the Comely.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mohaymen an impressive winner of Aqueduct's nine furlong Remsen.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lewis Bay runs to her odds in the Demoiselle.Posted 2 days ago

Awesome Gem, Dakota Phone Work

Del Mar logo

Hollywood Gold Cup winner Awesome Gem and San Diego Handicap victor Dakota Phone worked Sunday morning toward their prospective starts in Del Mar's Grade I, $1-million Pacific Classic Presented by TVG.


The 1 1/4-mile race, Del Mar's seasonal signature event, is set for Saturday, August 28.


Awesome Gem, with regular rider David Flores up for the work, went 5 furlongs around the dogs on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course in 1:04.40. Trainer Craig Dollase said the 7-year-old who will be making his fourth start in the Pacific Classic started off a little slow but finished up well. "I think he worked very well," Dollase said. "He went over the course easily and David made him work beyond the finish line."


Dollase said the gelded son of Awesome Again will work next on Friday or Saturday and will be back on the main track.


Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, said he was pleased with Dakota Phone's 5-furlong work on the main track in 1:01.60. "He went very well," Ward said. "Everything is going perfect right now for him. We're right on target."


Exercise rider Marco Ramirez handled Dakota Phone in the workout.



comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories