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2010 Pat O'Brien Hcp. (G1)

Date/Track:
8/28/2010, Del Mar
Distance:
7 f (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
1:21.70

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Pat O'Brien Hcp. (G1)...

When two of Bob Baffert's trainees, Richard's Kid and El Brujo, won a pair of Grade 1 races at Del Mar, their peerless conditioner was 3,000 miles across the country, tending to his stock at Saratoga (where he won a Grade 3 stake). Before he left California for New York, Baffert took the time to joi...Read More
Richard's Kid and jockey Mike Smith made it two straight victories in Del Mar's signature race of the summer season with a narrow but authoritative triumph in the 20th running of the Grade I $1 million Pacific Classic Presented by TVG Saturday.   Outrun in the early stages of the mile and one-q...Read More
Sunday’s pick six from Del Mar includes the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap for 3-year-olds and up traveling eleven furlongs on the turf course. Morning line favorite Champ Pegasus was beaten a length in a weak renewal of the Grade 3 Sunset but this race did not come up strong and the lightly raced Mandell...Read More
Trainer Richard Mandella, three-time winner of the Grade I, $1-million Pacific Classic, won't be sending out a horse in Del Mar's signature race on Saturday, but he will be busy saddling Crown of Thorns in the Grade I, $300,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes and Meteore in the Grade II, $250,000 Del Mar Mile. ...Read More
Saturday’s $750,000 guaranteed pick six from Del Mar includes a pair of Grade 1 races. First up is the Pacific Classic (8th race) for 3-year-olds and up traveling ten furlongs on Polytrack. Morning line favorite The Usual Q. T. seems better on dirt but does sport a local synthetic bullet. In the sev...Read More
Trainer Jeff Bonde is hoping his ultra-speedy Smiling Tiger can parlay a solid victory in Del Mar's Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes at 6 furlongs into another Grade I win Saturday, this time in the Pat O'Brien Stakes at 7 furlongs on the main track.   Ten will go to the post.   Smiling Tiger ma...Read More

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