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  • Hellmers Crushes Exacta To Win Pacific Classic Betting Challenge August 18, 2019
    Christian Hellmers, from Rancho Santa Fe, CA, hit a race 4 exacta that paid more than $16,000 to blast into the lead in Saturday's Pacific Classic Betting Challenge at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Hellmers held on from there over 206 total entries with a final bankroll of $18,420. In addition, […]
    Edited Press Release
  • Higher Power Puts It All Together For Dominant Pacific Classic Performance August 18, 2019
    Hronis Racing and John Sadler have now earned back-to-back $1 million Pacific Classic victories, starting with eventual champion Accelerate in 2018 and continuing with rising star Higher Power in the 2019 edition. A 4-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro, Higher Power had a single stakes placing to his name when he was entered in this April's […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Cambier Parc Proves Deserving Favorite, Gives Best First Grade 1 In Del Mar Oaks August 18, 2019
    Sent off as the 6-5 favorite in the field of 13 sophomore fillies, OXO Equine's Cambier Parc showed off her impressive turn of foot to win Saturday's Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks. The daughter of Medaglia d'Oro settled in mid-pack and was forced very wide on the far turn, but she dug in when John […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Acclimate Steals Away On The Front End In Del Mar Handicap August 18, 2019
    The Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing's Acclimate grabbed the lead at the start of Saturday's Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap and was able to hold it all the way to the wire, out-lasting the late-running Oscar Dominguez by a length on the wire. The 5-year-old California-bred son of Acclamation, ridden by Florent Geroux […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Fighting Mad Draws Away Late In Torrey Pines August 18, 2019
    Stealing the lead at the start, Gary and Mary West's Fighting Mad maintained her front-running presence throughout Saturday's Grade 3 Torrey Pines Stakes at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of New Year's Day kicked well clear of her rivals in the stretch, cruising under the wire to win by at least six lengths as the […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Tone Broke Goes Two-For-Three In Canadian Triple Crown August 17, 2019
    L and N Racing's Tone Broke closed out the OLG Canadian Triple Crown with his second victory in the series for Canadian-foaled three-year-olds by taking the 128th running of the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes under Woodbine's leading jockey Rafael Hernandez on Saturday. Following his Prince of Wales Stakes victory over 1-3/16 miles on the dirt for […]
    Woodbine Communications Office
  • Mr. Vargas ‘California Flagged ‘Em’ In Green Flash; Stormy Liberal Third August 17, 2019
    The 3-1 third chance in the field of six, Jay Em Ess Stable's Mr. Vargas grabbed the lead at the start and never relinquished it in Saturday's Grade 3 Green Flash Handicap. The 5-year-old son of Midshipman, ridden by Joe Talamo for trainer Brian Koriner, covered five furlongs over Del Mar's firm turf course in […]
    Paulick Report Staff
  • Maria Maysonett Rides Her First Career Winner Saturday At Monmouth August 17, 2019
    Drenched in water and covered in baby powder and shaving cream, all courtesy of her fellow Monmouth Park jockeys, Maria Maysonett was able to wipe away all but one thing Saturday: Her smile. The 23-year-old apprentice jockey notched her first victory in the United States when she rallied favored Malekith from far back to capture […]
    Press Release
  • Country Music Star Toby Keith Enjoys A Visit To Ellis Park August 17, 2019
    Country music icon Toby Keith stopped by Ellis Park to watch one of his horses run before performing Saturday night at Evansville's Ford Center. Shell Fire, who runs in the name of Keith's Dream Walkin Farms, finished third in the second race, with Keith saying afterward, “We ran third but we'll run first at the […]
    Jennie Rees
  • Pimentel Rides Four Winners, Including Three Stakes, Saturday At Laurel August 17, 2019
    Jockey Julian Pimentel put an exclamation point on his four-win afternoon by guiding favored Introduced to a half-length victory in Saturday's $75,000 Miss Disco Stakes at Laurel Park. Three of Pimentel's four wins came in consecutive stakes races. He preceded the Miss Disco with victories in the $75,000 All Brandy on My Sistersledge and the […]
    Maryland Jockey Club Press Office