Del Mar Handicap Gets the Stakes Action Started on Pacific Classic Day

Itsinthepost winning the San Gabriel Stakes (gr. II) - © BENOIT PHOTO The first of three graded stakes races on the Pacific Classic Day card is the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap. Trainer Phil D’Amato has won 3 of the last 4 renditions and looks to make it back-to-back wins in the event after Hunt got to the wire first in last summer’s edition for owner Michael House. D’Amato sends out a trio of runners in #1 Kenjisstorm, [...]

Late Pick 4 Analysis for Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar

January 09, 2016: Collected, Evers/ESW/CSM If Accelerate runs his race off a near three-month break he is going to be very tough to beat in Saturday’s one-million-dollar Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar. The five-year-old possesses tactical speed that should allow jockey Joel Rosario to have him in a perfect spot early, he has run over the Del Mar main track, and he has illustrated in 2018 that getting a mile and a quarter is well within his [...]

Saturday Late Pick 4 Analysis at Los Alamitos

Tomorrow marks the first of three Saturday afternoon cards at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, California before the Southern California circuit heads south to Del Mar. The 9-race slate does not include graded stakes action like the next two Saturday cards will with the Grade 2 Great Lady M on July 7th and the Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby on July 14th, but it does offer some solid wagering opportunities. Amongst them is the always-popular late Pick 4. Here [...]

Thais, La Serdane Headline Perfect Sting Stakes Field

Turf racing at Belmont Park - Photo by Coglianese Photography Hardly a turf stakes races is run in New York these days without a starter from the barn of the two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown, who is particularly renowned for his success with grass runners. Thus, it comes as no surprise to see that Brown will send out Thais in Saturday’s $100,000 Perfect Sting Stakes at Belmont Park. Hardly less of a surprise is that Thais may start as [...]