Tag Archives: Philip D’Amato

Legitimate Target (GB): Finished 3rd with Good Interest only beaten by 1/2 length soon winner

Four year old gelding for Phil D’Amato made just his 2nd career start and 1st in the U.S. in the Sunday finale, a maiden claimer for $50,000 at 9 furlongs on the grass, 3 and up. Off at 6/1 in a field of 10, Fresu had him well placed on the rail throughout just 3 […]

Bolt d’Vine: Pulled Away Late for an 8 Length Victory Off Good 5/8 Gate Work

Three year old filly for Phil D’Amato was yet another Ready Rookie to get the money in his debut. Off at 3/1 in a field of 7 at ¾ on the main, 3 and up, he came out running under Frey and contended for the lead through fractions of 22.36 and 45.53 for the half. […]

Tees Touch (GB): Much Needed Race Here Should Be Tighter Next Time Out

Three year old gelding for Phil D’Amato made his 2nd career start and 1st in this country on Sunday in a maiden special weight event at ¾ on the lawn. Off at 8/1 in a field of 8, he broke running under Franco and chased the leader down the back side, just two off the […]

Upcharge: Can Go Short Or Long With Ability to Win For This Top Barn

Three year old filly for Phil D’Amato made her debut on Sunday in a straight maiden special weight @3/4 on the lawn, 3 and up. Off at 14/1 in a field of 11, she missed the start under Mike Smith and was easily 10 lengths back of the leaders down the back side. She was […]

Stronghold’s 2024 Kentucky Derby Contender Best Prep Race vs. Past Kentucky Derby Winners

2024 Kentucky Derby Contender Stronghold       Current Rank      Total Points Earned       Earnings Trainer 4 125 $180,000 Philip D’Amato _______________________________________________________________________________ Stronghold’s Prep Race that earned their highest Final Time Rating (FNL RAT) Race Date:  4/6/2024  Track:  Santa Anita Race #:  10 Distance:  9 Furlongs Conditions: stakes Surface: Dirt Trainer:  Philip D’Amato Jockey:  Antonio Fresu […]

Super Shine (ARG): If Given Time To Recover She Will be a Force To Reckon with In Graded Stakes

One of the more impressive performances of the week was this five year old mare in the Grade 2 Santa Maria stakes on Sunday. This five year old trained by Phil D’Amato had not been to the post since May of 2023 and this was her first race outside of Argentina. She broke running under […]

Shady Tiger: Visually Impressive While Toying with this field of Cal Breds

Hard knocking three year old gelding for Phil D’Amato tried the Echo Eddie stakes on Saturday at six and a half on the main for sophomore Cal breds. Off at 3/1 in a field of 10, he broke running from the gate under J.J. and was just two off the pace down the back side. […]

Laudatory: Closed Stoutly Late To Win Going Away at the Wire.

Three year old filly for Phil D’Amato stretched out to a mile for the first time in her three race career on Saturday and showed the quick turn of foot it takes to win on the grass. Off as the 8/5 choice in a field of 10 in this mile maiden special weight, she relaxed […]

Linda's Gift wins 2023 Red Carpet at Del Mar.

Stakes Recaps at Del Mar

By Jarrod Horak The third week of Del Mar’s 2023 Bing Crosby Season included four graded events. In this post I will cover stakes recaps at Del Mar for Nov. 23-26 and preview the upcoming closing week of the fall meet.  Stakes Recaps at Del Mar (Nov. 23-26) Grade 3 Red Carpet – Nov. 23 […]

Sister Otoole wins 2022 CTT & TOC at Del Mar

Red Carpet Stakes Picks

By Jarrod Horak Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season continues on Thanksgiving Thursday and I have included 2023 Red Carpet Stakes picks below. The Grade 3 event for fillies and mares has a purse of $100,000 and the eight entrants will be traveling 1 3/8 miles on the turf course. It is the 6th race on […]