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Eddie Read Handicap


What the Nation is saying about the Eddie Read Handicap...

Monzante was passed from owner to owner, and trainer to trainer many times. He was passed down until there was no place else to go but where he ended up at Evangeline Downs last night. Didn’t Monzante deserve better? Doesn’t the next Monzante deserve better? Read More
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  • CynthiaKendrick · July 25, 2013 I had to wait a few days to begin this letter, the emotions were too raw and the anger to intense. Monzante’s death was very personal to me. I am one of those that believed in Maria’s Mon as a sire, before it was ‘cool’ to do so. I used to laugh with other horsemen how about how underappreciated his prodigy were. Then the Derby win, followed by Awesome Maria and of course Monzante. Scouring catalogs for his offspring is my hobby and I am blessed with his mares that are sound, noble and exhibit his stature in the paddock when I visit. All horsemen follow selected horses on computer programs to watch work times and progress, or digression that follows, I watched Monzante. I watched him fall thought the claiming ranks, always thinking, surely someone was waiting to snatch him up as a loved and appreciated riding companion. I am at fault for being too consumed in my own career that I did not give him that home. On July 30th, I opened my Equibase report and my heart was broken. Frantic, I reached out to all my contacts, how in God’s name was he allowed to run at this level and this happen? Those of us, who love these animals are horrified that this champion was allowed to be numbed and run until had to be put to death. Where were the horsemen at trackside, surely not at his stall? If the vets cleared him, then what criteria and qualifications do those supposed medical professionals live by? This trainer and I dare not spit while going into this segment, stated, he numbed an eight centimeter square area in Monzante’s leg PRIOR to racing him, please tell me why? Better yet, those of you at home reading this, which of you would allow your trainer to inject a bad leg and then race your horse? If you are permitting this as owners, I am truly crushed. I grew up in Kentucky with many of you riding bareback through the back fields. It is now time to say, stop, we own the trainers, they do not own us. These horses are our companions, our friends and our heritage. We were all raised on a code of ethics, this supposed trainer and industry leach, will never understand or expect. But, Monzante did. Cynthia Kendrick · 269 days ago ·
  • suzanne.brownrigg.3 · Brian, thank you (and Steve H) for caring. I will sign. R I P to all horses who meet an untimely and unlucky fate. · 267 days ago ·
Jeranimo unleashed a brilliant burst of speed in the stretch under jockey Rafael Bejarano to win Saturday’s featured Grade I Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar.Read More
I may not be here for this race so my likes are- Barocci/Jeranimo/Slim Shadey.
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  • Mary Z. · I have Jeranimo, Slim Shadey, Middie* and Cogito somewhere else, you new thread starters, you :) · 274 days ago ·
  • Sullivan · A tip about Slim Shadey -- 10f only! Preferably SA because speed holds there better than anywhere else. When not the lone speed, toss him, unless the other speed are ridden by I aggressive riders · 274 days ago ·
Friday’s Del Mar Recap – July 18 (Day 3) Edge to early-pressing types (4 sprint wire jobs) on Polytrack. Tactical types captured all three turf races carded. Hat tricks for leading rider Rafael Bejarano and Martin Garcia. Bob Baffert saddled three winners and Garcia rode two (Bejarano rode the other...Read More
Oddsmaker Russ Hudak had no easy task in setting the morning line for Saturday’s $300,000 Eddie Read Handicap, the first of seven Grade I events of the meeting. Especially when it came to designating the favorite.Read More
Jeranimo is the 7-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade I Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar.Read More
The entry deadline and post position draw for Saturday’s Eddie Read Stakes, the first of seven Grade I events during the Del Mar meeting, was scheduled for late Wednesday morning but preliminary indications were that the locally-based horses would have to deal with two imports, one from the Midwest ...Read More
It was déjà vu at Del Mar for trainer Don Warren this weekend. For the second year in a row, Warren saddled Acclamation to victory in the grade I Eddie Read and Norvsky for the win in the California Dreamin’ Handicap. Read More
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  • Capper · Welcome to HRN & have a great time where the turf meets the surf. I'm interested in seeing Acclimation & Game on Dude square off in the Pacific Classic, especially if I'm Richard's Kid. · 634 days ago ·
  • cpsoren121 · Welcome to the blogroll!! Del Mar has always been one of my favorites!! · 633 days ago ·
Opening week at Saratoga and Del Mar brought out the stars and record crowds!Read More
  • AnnaK · Love the old green CHANGES board for the 8th RACE. Beautiful old thing, is that Del Mar? Great photos. · 635 days ago ·
  • ruffian751 · That changes board is in the infield at Saratoga. · 634 days ago ·
Acclamation lived up to his reputation and then some Saturday with a brilliant winning performance in the featured Grade I Eddie Read.Read More
Zipse at the Track says there are not many better places on earth to watch the horses than "Where The Turf Meets The Surf."Read More
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  • keno · I was working at PrimmValley for about 5 yrs, '03 - '08, and I went to a Reggae concert the last weekend in august '04 and '05. Iliked going to DelMar the last weekend in August because it was festive and a party. Great barbecue sandwichs, beer tents, great music, weed everywhere - people would just light one up and pass it on around into the crowd, that was GREAT! Even if you hadnt toked for several years and kind of grew away from it - you were bound to get into the spirit of being 22 again at that festival. The crowd was abuzz but mellow-chillin. Everybody had a rythm in sync. The colors at DelMar just seem to explode in front of you there. The horses on the stretce in front of the stands seem like they're so much closer than at other tracks. DelMar is really special! · 637 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · get em there to party and not to wager means long term handle decreases, Brilliant. I thought they knew better than this · 637 days ago ·
One of the smallest fields in the race’s 39-year history will line up for Saturday’s $300,000, Eddie Read Stakes, the first Grade I event of the Del Mar season. Read More
Acclamation will face four rivals in Saturday’s 39th running of the Eddie Read Stakes. The Read is the first graded stakes and first of seven Grade I events of the meeting. The 1 1/8 mile event generally determines the top grass horse of the season.Read More
  • TimSmith · Id be surprised if its not an easy jog for a 3-5 length score · 640 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · Acclamation to win, Slim Shadey to place for the who did Acclamation beat questions, Interaction to show(he beat Acclamation's stablemate Norvsky, Romp and Hog's Hollow last out). · 640 days ago ·
Acclamation, who took Horse of the Meeting as well as older horse and grass division titles from the 2011 Del Mar season, returns with the targets of defending titles in the Grade I Eddie Read Handicap and Grade I, $1 million Pacific Classic this year.Read More
Who should be Champion Turf Male?Read More
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  • footlick · Mary Z.- I'm not sure he likes soft turf, which might be why they really haven't run him outside of Cal much. If the turf was to his liking, I certainly think he could have taken the Sword Dancer. The fact that he won the Pacific Classic, though has opened up even more options for him in California, so they may opt for a turf and synthetic year. · 837 days ago ·
  • LAZMANNICK · I wouldn’t hold a dismal finish in the Charlestown race against any horse. The track is essentially a bull ring, much like Fairplex, with very sharp turns. The track was also sloppy and sealed. It’s easy to see that he didn’t like that race based on how dismal he ran and yet he bounced back and won his next five in a row. As for the Kilroe Mile, Acclamation isn’t a miler and is zero for two in that particular race. He’s a true router who likes to set a controlled pace and when he can do this is very tough to beat. In fact the only way to beat him in a route when they are planning on taking him to the front is to challenge right from the beginning. · 837 days ago ·
After Breeders' Cup chaos, maybe it is Acclamation who could be the big winner...Read More
Sure Acclamation could have easily won the Sunset Handicap (Grade III) on closing day at Hollywood Park coming off wins...Read More
Acclamation, a distance-loving California-bred son of Unusual Heat, took command in the opening strides and never was seriously threatened in scoring a wire-to-wire victory in the 38th running of the Grade I Eddie Read.Read More
Saturday’s Pick 6 from Del Mar features a carryover of more than $104,000 and includes two stakes races. First up is a wide open renewal of the Osunitas (5th race) and graded dropper Turning Top is a logical threat. Caracortado will be finishing and Acclamation might be fading in the Eddie Read (8th...Read More
H. Graham Motion, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, will be at Del Mar on Saturday to saddle Smart Bid in the Grade I Eddie Read Stakes. Smart Bid, a 5-year-old son of Smart Strike, arrived Wednesday night from the Midwest with a groom and assistant trainer in attendance and has been ...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video07/20/13Dmr81 1/8 mT03+ MEddie Read Handicap-G1JeranimoVagabond ShoesFly Lexis Fly1:45.80
View Details07/21/12Dmr31 1/8 mT03+ MEddie Read Handicap-G1AcclamationInteractionCasino Host1:46.86
View DetailsView Video07/23/11Dmr81 1/8 mT03+ MEddie Read Handicap-G1AcclamationJeranimoCaracortado1:46.99
View DetailsView Video07/24/10Dmr81 1/8 mT03+ MEddie Read Handicap-G1The Usual Q. T. Victor's CryEnriched1:47.28
View DetailsView Video07/25/09Dmr81 1/8 mT03+ MEddie Read Handicap-G1Global HunterAwesome GemWhatsthescript1:46.24
View Details07/20/08Dmr81 1/8 mT03+ MEddie Read Handicap-G1MonzanteWhatsthescriptStorm Military1:46.53
View Details07/22/07Dmr31 1/8 mT03+ MEddie Read Handicap-G1After MarketOut Of ControlRob Roy1:47.36
View Details07/23/06Dmr81 1/8 mT03+ MEddie Read Handicap-G1AragornSweet ReturnSilent Name1:44.79
View Details07/28/02Dmr81 1/8 mT03+ MEddie Read Handicap-G1SarafanBeat HollowRedattore1:46.77