HORSE RACING NEWS
Breeders’ Cup simultaneously launches two sweepstakes promotions in celebration
Higher Power, a late-developing four-year-old colt piloted by Del Mar’s leading rider, Flavien Prat, swept into command turning into the stretch and continued on strongly to win the Grade I $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Saturday.
Christian Hellmers, from Rancho Santa Fe, CA, hit a race 4 exacta that paid more than $16,000 to blast into the lead. Hellmers held on from there over 206 total entries with a final bankroll of $18,420. In addition, he elected to “Prize Boost”
In the mid-1980s when trainer D. Wayne Lukas and owner Gene Klein were making Del Mar history, and using it as home base for a run of national success, Lukas assistant Dallas Stewart never set foot at the place.
Highlighted by a highly competitive renewal of the TVG Pacific Classic, Del Mar’s Saturday racing program is taking on the look of one of the best watching and wagering afternoons in the long history of the seaside track.
Charles Fipke’s well-travelled Seeking the Soul drew Post 5 Tuesday in a field of 10 and was installed the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 29th edition of Del Mar’s premier test, the $1,000,000, Grade I TVG Pacific Classic, the
Julie Krone, the most accomplished female rider in the history of Thoroughbred racing, will have her praises sung twice at Del Mar next Saturday on TVG Pacific Classic Day when she’ll be presented the prestigious Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award and take pa
The Santa Anita winter/spring meeting lost 24 racing days either in the name of safety or not having enough horses to race four days a week.
A single Pick Six player was “kissed in” in the 7th and final race this afternoon when the Del Mar stewards disqualified the apparent nose winner Jamming Eddy and moved up the second-place finisher Asaro in the one-mile grass test for Californ
In what will be one of the richest days of racing outside of the Breeders’ Cup in Del Mar history, the track has scheduled an unprecedented five major stakes races – topped by the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic – along with a mandatory p
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