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Nineteen Nominated for Pacific Classic

With the deadline for nominations passing at midnight Thursday, there are 19 names on the list for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic.

They are, in alphabetical order: Bayern, Big Cazanova, Clubhouse Ride, Fed Biz, Flamboyant, Footbridge, Frac Daddy, Game On Dude, Ice Cream Truck, Imperative, Irish Surf, Main Sequence, Majestic Harbor, Moreno, Mystery Train, Shared Belief, Sky Kingdom, Toast of New York and You Know I Know.

Considered most probable for the final field are: Clubhouse Ride, Footbridge, Frac Daddy, Game On Dude, Imperative, Irish Surf, Majestic Harbor, Mystery Train, Shared Belief, Sky Kingdom, Toast of New York and You Know I Know.

Nominations closed for three other graded stakes on the August 23-24 weekend.

The $200,000 Grade II Del Mar Handicap on Saturday, August 23, also had 19 nominations. Of that group, Ice Cream Truck and Irish Surf are also nominated for the Pacific Classic.

Thirteen were nominated for the Grade II $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes on Sunday, August 24, with the biggest names being Bing Crosby 1-2 finishers Big Macher and Goldencents and San Diego Handicap winner Fed Biz.

Sixteen were placed in nomination for the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Mile with multiple graded stakes winner Obviously and Eddie Read victor Tom’s Tribute being prominent.


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