OTB Race Previews & Odds
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C R K Stable’s Honor A.P. went through his final Kentucky Derby prep Saturday at Del Mar at 12:45 in the afternoon on a bright, sunny day over a fast track.
Tallien and Matt Chew © Zoe Metz Photography
John Lies, a seasoned race caller who has worked at Del Mar since 2007 in different capacities, will take over the mic for the final four days of the current summer season as Larry Collmus, who has been pinch-hitting since opening day for regular announce
Heavily favored Maximum Security walked his beat in solid fashion Saturday at Del Mar as he came away a three-length winner of the Grade I, $500,000 TVG Pacific Classic. He beat five rivals and earned a check for $300,000, pushing his bankroll north of $1
Maximum Security, a winner of nine of 11 starts and nearly $12-million in purses, a remarkably talented and unfortunately star-crossed colt, a runner who – despite his enviable record – is looking to reestablish himself as the big dog on the A
If the bars in Del Mar were fully open and heavily patronized as usual this TVG Pacific Classic Week (oh, would that they were!) there might be money to be made with one trivial question:
Del Mar will offer the "Pacific Classic Betting Challenge" on Saturday, August 22, which is TVG Pacific Classic Day at the seaside oval when five graded stakes will be presented on a stellar 11-race card.
C R K Stable’s Honor A.P. worked an impressive five furlongs at 12:45 p.m. today at Del Mar covering the distance in :59.40 under Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith.
A summer ago, Abel Cedillo, a successor to Russell Baze as dominating rider in Northern California, left comfortable circumstances in the Bay Area for Del Mar and an attempt to establish residency on the Southern California Thoroughbred circuit.
Dan Smith has left the building. Quietly.