San Diego Handicap


What the Nation is saying about the San Diego Handicap...

Kettle Corn rallied powerfully through the stretch to wear down Paynter in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar.Read More
  • mdracing69 · Paynter, two wide on both turns and second beaten just a half-length, covered 27 feet more than San Diego winner Kettle Corn. 27 feet equates to roughly 3.1 lengths. Kettle Corn ran the final quarter in 23.98 seconds, and a final eighth in 12.14 seconds, both easily the fastest in the race. · 263 days ago ·
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Overall a good weekend for me. Had Richard's Kid and Palace Malice to win. Kettlecorn and Goldencents to Place. Only major miss was oxbow. · 262 days ago ·
Paynter 1st, Clubhouse Ride 2nd, Liaison 3rd.
Rebuffing death’s door nearly a year ago, Paynter could not have been more impressive in his return to the races last month at Hollywood Park, and now leaps back into graded stakes company as the 9-to-5 morning line favorite and 122-pound high weight in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (Grade 2).Read More
Friday’s Del Mar Recap – July 26 (Day 8) Two more sprint wire jobs on Polytrack (5f, 6.5f). The other two synthetic sprints were nabbed by a presser and a closer, and both routes were captured by patient types. The two 5f turf sprints were won by pace setter Distinctiv Passion and presser Shrinking ...Read More
A field of six was entered for Saturday’s Grade II San Diego Handicap, including Bob Baffert's powerful 1-2 punch of Paynter and Liaison.Read More
Trainer John Sadler has 6-year-old veteran stakes performer Kettle Corn entered in both the $100,000, 1 1/2-mile, Grade III Cougar II Handicap on Friday and the $200,000 1 1/16 mile, Grade II San Diego Handicap on Saturday.Read More
On Saturday, Paynter carries the “miracle” tag as the result of an incredible recovery from near death.Read More
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert worked Paynter and Liaison, marquee candidates for Saturday’s San Diego Handicap, in tandem Sunday morning and pronounced them both ready for Saturday’s $200,000 potential stepping stone to the TVG Pacific Classic.Read More
Paynter, one race into a miraculous comeback from a near-fatal illness after winning the Haskell Invitational a year ago, worked five furlongs in 1:00.20 in company with Liason (1:00.60) here Monday morning.Read More
The journey for trainer Ron Ellis and his gelding Rail Trip has been filled with ups and downs. After two years apart the duo looks to score a well deserved victory in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.Read More
  • zatt · Hard not to like Rail Trip, especially back with Ellis ... I would not put it past him to run a big race in the Dirt Mile. · 544 days ago ·
A trio of graded stakes-winning horses, including Richard's Kid, have made triumphant returns at Del Mar in the past week.Read More
  • BrianZipse · Great to see all three back ... Richard's Kid will be hard to beat in his attempt for Pacific Classic #3. · 624 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · If all that are possible for the Pacific Classic are entered, that race will be one of the toughest of the year. Fair odds all the way around. Great to see Richard's Kid, Rail Trip, and Coil back in the winner's circle! · 624 days ago ·
Over two years and eight defeats since last tasting victory, Rail Trip sat the perfect stalking strip under Jose Valdivia Jr. through tepid fractions and held on late to capture the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (Grade II) by 1 1/2-lengths as the 9-to-2 fifth choice in the field of seven. Read More
Jay Em Ess Stable’s seven-year-old Rail Trip, winless for two years and eight starts since capturing The Californian at Hollywood Park in June of 2010, returned to glory Saturday with a hard-fought victory in the featured $200,000 San Diego Handicap.Read More
Friday Del Mar Recap – July 27 Both surfaces seemed to play fair. Rafael Bejarano and Garrett Gomez (turf) both booted home a pair. Peter Miller saddled two winners on the card. On the ticket front I tabbed three Primary (Format V., Richard’s Kid, Askingfortrouble) winners.Read More
It has been nearly three years since Rail Trip made his only Del Mar start. That was the 2009 Pacific Classic when Rail Trip, then considered one of the top handicap horses in the country, was beaten as the 5-2 favorite, finishing third behind Richard’s Kid. Read More
Tres Borrachos returns to defend his title against six rivals in the 71st running of the San Diego Handicap on Saturday (July 28) at Del Mar. Trained by Marty Jones for George Hicker and the Button Stable of James Taylor, Tres Borrachos made a late charge for a 1 ¼-length victory in the 2011 San Die...Read More
Winless for more than two years with a losing streak of 13 races, Tres Borrachos broke through with a vengeance Saturday by scoring an impressive victory in the featured $200,000 San Diego Handicap.Read More
Saturday’s Pick 6 from Del Mar features the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on Polytrack. Morning line favorite Aggie Engineer cuts back to his preferred distance and was last seen finishing a solid 3rd in the G2 Californian. Improving speedster Kev...Read More
The head-to-head matchup, a wager in which bettors need only identify which of two designated horses will finish ahead of the other, will pit Kevlar Kid against Golden Itiz in Saturday’s featured San Diego Handicap. In last week’s Del Mar debut of the bet, Acclamation not only defeated Caracortado b...Read More
Aggie Engineer, third-place finisher in The Californian at Hollywood Park on June 4, rates as a possible favorite in a field of eight for Saturday’s $200,000, Grade II San Diego Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.Read More
  • SkiptheCountry · Perhaps I am confused, it is late after all, but isn't Aggie Engineer 6 years of age and out of E Dubai? Was the reference to a four year old Rock Hard Ten gelding in reference to a different horse? · 993 days ago ·
  • yukichan · Must be talking about Kevlar Kid who is a Rock Hard Ten... · 993 days ago ·

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video07/27/13Dmr81 1/16 mS03+ MSan Diego Handicap-G2Kettle CornPaynter Batti Man1:41.83
View Details07/28/12Dmr81 1/16 mS03+ MSan Diego Handicap-G2Rail TripJohn ScottKettle Corn1:43.14
View DetailsView Video07/30/11Dmr81 1/16 mS03+ MSan Diego Handicap-G2Tres BorrachosKevlar KidSpurrier1:42.71
View DetailsView Video07/31/10Dmr81 1/16 mS03+ MSan Diego Handicap-G2Dakota PhoneBattle Of HastingsEnriched1:43.55
View DetailsView Video08/02/09Dmr81 1/8 mS03+ MSan Diego Handicap-G2InformedMast TrackSong Of Navarone1:41.91
View DetailsView Video07/19/08Dmr61 1/16 mS03+ MSan Diego Handicap-G2Well ArmedSurf CatMostacolli Mort 1:41.57
View Details07/24/05Dmr21 1/16 mD03+ MSan Diego Handicap-G2Choctaw NationAce BluePreachinatthebar1:42.40
View Details08/01/04Dmr81 1/16 mD03+ MSan Diego Handicap-G2Choctaw NationPleasantly PerfectDuring1:42.32
View Details08/04/02Dmr81 1/16 mD03+ MSan Diego Handicap-G2Grey MemoEuchreCongaree1:43.48
View Details07/25/98Dmr81 1/16 mD03+ MSan Diego Handicap-G3Mud RouteHal's PalBenchmark1:41.11
View Details07/26/97Dmr81 1/16 mD03+ MSan Diego Handicap-G3Northern AfleetBenchmarkNew Century1:41.80