Pacific Classic

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Higher Power Takes Pacific Classic

2019-08-20T11:03:59-05:00August 20th, 2019|

Trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing, Higher Power notched a 5 1/4-length victory in the Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar Aug. 17—his first stakes win in 13 career starts. That effort came against a field which included Grade 1 winners Seeking the Soul and Pavel. Higher [...]

Another Week of Summer Racing

2019-08-16T16:08:16-05:00August 16th, 2019|

The Travers stakes is almost here. Despite two defections we'll still see Code of Honor, Tax, Tacitus and some others battle it out in the mid-summer Derby. The defections were Maximum Security who is opting for the Pennsylvania Derby, and Game Winner who is reported to have a virus. Jason [...]

Peter Lee’s Top 20

2019-07-20T10:57:10-05:00July 19th, 2019|

In 1999, the Blood-Horse published a list of the top 100 American racehorses of the 20th century, which caused a great deal of discussion (Man o'War ahead of Secretariat? Ruffian at only #35?). We're almost one-fifth of the way through the 21st century; what horses may make the Blood-Horse's top [...]

Fasig Tipton Gulfstream

2019-03-28T05:53:14-05:00March 28th, 2019|

    Magnier Stars at Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale by Nicolle Neulist   Six horses topped the million-dollar mark in an active Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in training.  M. V. Magnier, of Irish breeding and racing powerhouse Coolmore, was the star of the show: his name appeared on four [...]

An Epic Distaff

2019-03-13T19:53:17-05:00March 13th, 2019|

    An Epic Distaff   By Jonathan Stettin       There have been many great horse races that turned into epic battles of heart and will. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff definitely falls into that category by any standards. This race just was not a test of heart, [...]

Arrogate Upset Again

2017-08-23T15:33:41-05:00August 23rd, 2017|

Arrogate never looked comfortable to me in the Pacific Classic. I don't know if it's his problem mentally or physically, or if perhaps he doesn't care for this new Del Mar strip at all but he looked like he was laboring early in the race to me. Even when he [...]

Baffert and Smith Happy With Arrogate Work

2017-08-09T08:10:42-05:00August 9th, 2017|

Bob Baffert and regular rider Mike Smith were both happy with what they saw from Arrogate who worked under Martin Garcia the other day. Arrogate remains on target to try and redeem his surprisingly dull effort in the San Diego with a back on track win in the Pacific Classic. [...]