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Seven distance-loving older Thoroughbreds will tangle in the most storied event in the colorful history of Del Mar, the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Handicap, which will have its 74th running Saturday.Read More
Irish-bred Vagabond Shoes, sent postward the 2-1 favorite after his bang-up runner-up performance behind Jeramino in the Grade I Eddie Read Stakes July 20, showed he was for real in the 74th running of the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Handicap Saturday with a hard-fought triumph under jockey Victor Esp...Read More
Swaps ended his racing career with a victory in the Washington Park Handicap at Washington Park. Read More
Gary and Mary West's Casino Host, given a crafty ride by jockey Joe Talamo, got the jump on Dhaamer turning into the stretch and then was able to hold off the determined late challenge of the 6-5 favorite to win the 73rd running of the Grade II $200,00 Del Mar Handicap Saturday. Read More
Friday Del Mar Recap – August 24 Early-pressing types dominated on Polytrack. Turf course yielded an 11f wire job and a stalk and pounce winner at 5f. Joe Talamo booted home a pair. Garrett Gomez and Peter Miller teamed up for two wins on the card. On the ticket front I tabbed three Primary (Grumpy ...Read More
Irish-bred Dhaamer and Argentine import Interaction, both major stakes-winners in their careers, will pack co-highweight of 120 pounds Saturday (Aug. 25) in Del Mar’s most historic stakes event, the 73rd running of the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Handicap at a mile and three-eighths over the infield J...Read More
As expected, all was well Sunday at the stable of trainer Donald Warren on the morning after Acclamation’s successful title defense in the Eddie Read Stakes, first Grade I event of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club summer meeting. Read More
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  • travel_vic · of coures Bailey got suckered with Cigar · 632 days ago ·
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  • shadowno · In the 60's and 70's there was no $1,000,000 Pacific Classic nor any fall Hollywood Park meeting so the western handicap horses would plan on eastern campaigns. That is no longer the case. They have no need to travel to seek purses nor black type. Acclamtion is the reigning champion in his division. It should be incumbent on a shipper to come west to take his crown if they are capable, not vice versa. · 632 days ago ·
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Kelso, ridden for the first time by Eddie Arcaro, won the.......Read More
Michael Jawl’s Celtic New Year, lightly-weighted at 114 pounds under jockey Victor Espinoza, fought off the stretch challenge of Bourbon Bay, the 121 pound highweight and 3-5 favorite, to win the 72nd running of the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Handicap Sunday, the day of the $1 million Pacific Classic...Read More
Trainer Neil Drysdale kept his options open by entering Bourbon Bay in the TVG Pacific Classic on Wednesday then closed them Thursday morning by entering the Sligo Bay gelding in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Del Mar Handicap. Rules prohibit entry in both races, since they are scheduled on the same da...Read More
After consultation with owners, trainer Alexis Barba has opted to enter Make Music For Me and Victory Pete in major turf stakes next weekend rather than the Pacific Classic. Make Music For Me is ticketed for the $300,000, Grade II Del Mar Handicap on Sunday, August 28, and Victory Pete the $200,000,...Read More
Wednesday’s pick six from Del Mar includes the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes for state bred or sired 2-year-old fillies traveling six furlongs on Polytrack. Tepid 7-2 morning line favorite Perfect Curls has won three straight in NoCal and attracts Bejarano. Her synthetic numbers are better and an...Read More
Champ Pegasus, the 3-2 favorite under leading rider Joel Rosario, rallied along the rail through the stretch with an impressive burst of speed to win the featured $200,000 Del Mar Handicap Sunday before 14,913 fans.    Outrun in the early stages of the mile and three-eighths marathon over ...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
Four graduates of Hollywood Park's 1 1/2-mile Sunset Handicap are set to tackle the 71st running of the Del Mar Handicap at 1 3/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course Sunday.   Riding in from the Sunset will be runner-up Champ Pegasus; third-place finisher Unusual Suspect; Dynamic Range, four...Read More
Closing with a furious late rush for Alex Solis, R.D. Hubbard's SPRING HOUSE (Chester House) got up to deny Sir Dave (Untuttable) by a nostril, and defend his title, in Sunday's $250,000 Del Mar H. (G2). The Julio Canani charge, who had set a stakes and course record of 2:11.14 last year, finished t...Read More
The Sunday Pick 6 from Del Mar includes the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap, and Spring House is the tepid favorite in the full field grass marathon feature.Read More
The top four finishers of Hollywood Park's July 19 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT), including two-length winner Black Astor, return for the Aug. 30 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) in Southern California.Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video08/24/13Dmr81 3/8 m T03+ MDel Mar Handicap-G2Vagabond ShoesLucayanHuntsville2:11.94
View Details08/25/12Dmr81 3/8 m T03+ MDel Mar Handicap-G2Casino HostDhaamerFire With Fire2:14.77
View DetailsView Video08/28/11Dmr31 3/8 m T03+ MDel Mar Handicap-G2Celtic New YearBourbon Bay Imponente Purse2:14.92
View Details08/29/10Dmr81 3/8 m T03+ MDel Mar Handicap-G2Champ PegasusBuenos DiasWorth Repeating2:11.93
View DetailsView Video08/30/09Dmr81 3/8 m T03+ MDel Mar Handicap-G2Spring HouseSir DaveTemple City2:12.61
View Details08/23/08Dmr81 3/8 m T03+ MDel Mar Handicap-G2Spring HouseTransduction GoldYou Got Me Rocking2:11.14
View Details08/26/07Dmr71 1/8 mT0 Del Mar Handicap-G2After MarketRunaway DancerSpring House2:13.01
View Details09/05/98Dmr41 3/8 m T03+ MDel Mar Handicap-G2BonapartisteRiver BayMilitary 2:14.18
View Details09/07/70Dmr71 3/8 m T03+ MDel Mar HandicapDaryls Joy  2:15.40
View Details09/07/70Dmr71 3/8 m T03+ MDel Mar Handicap  Contratodos2:15.40
View Details09/07/70Dmr71 3/8 m T03+ MDel Mar HandicapDaryls JoyCougar IIContratodos2:15.40