Ashleyluvssugar Wins Del Mar Handicap at Del Mar Race Track
Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California hosted the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap Presented by The Japan Racing Association on Saturday, August 20. Horses three years old and upward took to Del Mar's turf track and went 1 3/8 miles. 5-2 favorite Ashleyluvssugar posted his first win this year and automatically qualified for the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park. 7-2 second choice Metaboss closed well but ended up second in the field of 12 with 42-1 longshot Texas Ryano getting in for third. El Huerfano finished fourth while Wanstead Gardens, Finnegans Wake, Power Foot, Flamboyant, who was sent off at 7-2 odds, Express Himself, Quick Casablanca, Patentar and Belisarius completed the order of finish.