Tag Archives: Ramon Vazquez

All That Glory: Broke Like a Rocket with Some Nice Runners Behind Him

Two year old colt for Tim Yakteen made his debut on Saturday in a maiden special weight event at six and a half on the main. Off at 7/1 in a field of 11, he broke like a rocket from the outside slot and quickly opened up two and a half on the field with […]

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith

Bob Hope Stakes Picks

By Jarrod Horak Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season continues on Sunday, Nov. 19 and this post features Bob Hope Stakes picks. The Grade 3 event for 2-year-olds has a purse of $100,000 and the five entrants will be traveling seven panels on the main track. It goes as the 8th race on Nov. 19.  Bob […]

Matanzas Creek: Very Smart Final Quarter To Win by 3

Three year old colt for Tim Yakteen made start #2 on Sunday in a maiden special weight at ¾ on the main. Off at 6/1 in a field of five, he made every pole a winning one opening up two down the back side through soft fractions of 22.70 for the ¼ and then 45.69 […]

Tamara wins 2023 Del Mar Debutante

Del Mar 2023 Stakes Recaps: Terrific Tamara

By Jarrod Horak The closing week stakes races at Del Mar featured some excellent performances, but none were better than Tamara in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante on Saturday, Sept. 9. She won for fun and stamped herself as the early favorite for the BC Juvenile Fillies. That does it for my Del Mar […]

Eddie's New Dream takes the Solana Beach Stakes at Del Mar on 8-25-23

Del Mar 2023 Week 6 Stakes Recaps (Aug 25-27)

By Jarrod Horak Week 6 at Del Mar was the calm before the stakes storm. We saw decent performances in the graded ranks from Anarchist and Eda, and now the stakes schedule kicks into high gear for the final two weeks of the summer meet. There are ten stakes on the docket from Sept. 2-4, […]

Rothschild: $700K Son of Top Sire Uncle Mo Just Might Be Worth It

Two year old colt for Tim Yakteen made start #2 on Friday at six and a half on the main for maiden special weights. Off at 7/1 in a field of six and drawing the rail, he broke well under Ray Vasquez and had the lead by the half mile pole. On a track playing […]

Anisette wins the 2023 San Clemente at Del Mar

Del Mar opening week stakes recaps (July 21-23)

By Jarrod Horak The 2023 Del Mar summer meet is off and running. There were five stakes races on opening week and four of those were flat mile turf events. We saw some impressive performances including Anisette’s scene-stealing performance in the Grade 2 San Clemente Stakes on Saturday, July 22. Click here for Del Mar Racing […]

Warrens Candy Girl: One to Watch In Next at Del Mar

This CA-bred daughter of Clubhouse Ride is trained by Craig Lewis and she clearly likes the Del Mar turf course. She broke her maiden at the seaside oval in a state bred turf route in 2021, and won another flat mile turf affair later that year in the fall. Last summer, she rallied to win […]

Bellabel wins the 2022 San Clemente at Del Mar

Del Mar 2023 summer meet jockeys to watch

By Jarrod Horak The 2023 Del Mar thoroughbred meet kicks off on Friday, July 21 and I will be covering the action at Today’s Racing Digest this summer. Keep checking this spot for articles, videos, and more. This post features the riders to watch at Del Mar.  Click here for Del Mar Racing Picks, Tips, and […]

Elm Drive: Watch if Moves to Turf In Next Start

She captured the Sorrento (G2) at Del Mar as a juvenile in 2021, and I really like her form this year. She won the Monrovia (G3) in April and scored again in the Mizdirection in May. Last time in the Great Lady M (G2) on the Fourth of July at Los Al, she dueled with […]