Thursday, September 04 2008
Dinner in Odem takes Cape Henlopen with late rally
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, September 3, 2008 - Sharyn and Peter Wasiluk Jr.'s Dinner in Odem rallied from last to notch an upset victory in the $62,250 Cape Henlopen Stakes at Delaware Park today.
With Terry Thompson aboard, the 4-year-old son of Quaker Ridge won by a neck and returned $33.20. The 3-to-5 favorite in the field of eight, Herboriste with Gabriel Saez, finished second. It was another ¾-length back to Ra Der Dean, with Rosemary Homeister, Jr, in third.
Wednesday, September 03 2008
Marie Rossa tops George Rosenberger Memorial
Marie Rossa will be looking for her first career stake victory in the $100,000 George Rosenberger Memorial at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile and a sixteenth turf stakes has attracted a total of 15 fillies and mares. The Rosenberger, which is restricted to horses that have started at Delaware Park in 2008, is limited to twelve starters.
Solar Flare looks tough in DTHA Owners Day Stakes
After facing Grade I stakes competition in his last two starts, Fox Hill Farms' Solar Flare will be looking to get back into the winners' circle in the $100,000 Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen Association Owners Day Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. A field of eleven has been entered in the mile and an eighth test for 3-year-olds and upward. The DTHA Owners Day Stakes is restricted to horses that have started at Delaware Park in 2008.
The last three starts for the Argentina-bred trained by J. Larry Jones have been state side. The 4-year-old son of Salt Lake made his first seven starts in his native country. In his last, he ran seventh in the mile and an eighth $750,000 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga on July 26. On June 28, the he ran second in the mile and a quarter $400,000 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park. In his United States debut, he posted ¾-length triumph in the mile and seventy yard allowance at Delaware Park on June 3. He has a career record of four wins and four seconds from ten starts from $146,462.
Graeme Six tops Endine Stakes
The $200,000 Grade III Endine Stakes highlights the 16th annual Owners Day Card at Delaware Park on Saturday, September 6. The thirteen-race card will feature 140 of the top thoroughbreds in the area competing for more than $400,000 in purses.
In the Endine Stakes, Team West Side Stable's and Tom O'Grady's Graeme Six tops a field of nine in the six-furlong contest for fillies and mares.
Sunday, August 31 2008
Adriano rallies for Kent Stakes victory
With a late powerful surge, Donald Adam's Adriano won the $100,000 Grade III Kent Stakes ($100,000 Breeders' Cup Fund included) at Delaware Park today. With Kent Desormeaux, the 3-year-old son of A.P. Indy notched a half length score and paid $6.80 as the second choice in the field of ten. The Kentucky-bred trained by William Mott covered the mile and an eighth in 1:52.54 over a firm turf course.
Roman Tiger, with Stewart Elliot, finished second a half length in front of Mr. Maccool, with Jose Caraballo, in third.
Seattle Smooth takes Go For Wand Stakes
Mercedes Stables' Seattle Smooth easily won the $100,000 Go For Wand Stakes at Delaware Park today.
Ridden by Ramon Dominguez, the 3-year-old daughter of Quiet American posted a 7 1/4-length victory and returned $5.00 as the favorite in the field of eight. The Kentucky-bred trained by Anthony Dutrow covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1:42.38 over a fast main track.
Tuesday, August 26 2008
Adriano tops Kent Stakes Field at Delaware Park
Donald Adam's Adriano tops a strong field of three-year-olds running in the $500,000 Grade III Kent Stakes (includes $100,000 Breeders' Cup Fund) at Delaware Park on Saturday, August 30.
Willmott Stable's Wesley and Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Ablaze With Spirit should give Adriano strong competition in the mile and one-eighth turf race, which has attracted a field of eleven.
The Kent Stakes field also includes one of the top local three-year olds, Augustin Stable's Deal Making. In his most recent start, the August 4 $150,000 Hall of Fame Stakes at Saratoga, he tasted defeat for the first time, finishing third after being blocked in the stretch. Deal Making has recorded three wins and a third from four starts with earnings of $106,200.
Sunday, August 24 2008
DELPARK STAKE RECAP - KELSO
Phil the Power takes Kelso Stakes in front running fashion
John R. Perrotta's Phil the Power led every step of the way before notching a 2 3/4-length triumph in the $100,000 Kelso Stakes at Delaware Park.
With Anthony Black aboard, the 4-year-old son of Red Bullet cut early fractions of 1:16.19 for the three-quarters mile and 1:41.50 for the mile before completing the mile and a half in 2:31.86 over a fast main track. The Kentucky-bred trained by Joe Orseno returned $6.00 as the second choice in the field of seven.
Tuesday, August 19 2008
Menacing tops Kelso Stakes
Robert S. Evans' Menacing tops the $100,000 Kelso Stakes to be run at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile and a half main track marathon for 3-year-olds and upward has attracted a field of seven.
The last four starts for Menacing have been at Delaware Park. In his most recent, the Kentucky-bred trained by Tim Ritchey ran fourth in the mile and a sixteenth $100,000 RRM Carpenter Jr. Memorial at Delaware Park on July 12. Previously, the 5-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid ran third beaten 4 ½-lengths to Honest Man (recent winner of the Grade III Philip H. Iselin at Monmouth) in a mile and a sixteenth allowance. On May 10, he finished fourth in the mile and a sixteenth $75,000 Brandywine Stakes. In his only other outing at Delaware Park this year, he ran second in a mile and a seventy yard allowance on April 20. His Delaware Park career record is three wins, two seconds and a third from nine starts. His lifetime record is four wins, three seconds and a third from 17 starts with earnings of $170,960.
Thursday, August 14 2008
Del Mar Stable Notes 8/13/8
McCANN'S MOJAVE COMMITTED TO PACIFIC CLASSIC; SURF CAT WORKS; STUDENT COUNCIL ON HIS WAY TO DEFEND TITLE
Owner Mike Willman put McCann's Mojave officially in the mix Tuesday for Del Mar's Grade I, $1-million Pacific Classic Sunday, August 24 at 1 ¼ miles on the main track.
The announcement came two days after the 8-year-old son of Memo put in a sizzling 6-furlong work in 1:10.60 at Golden Gate Fields in Northern California. The horse, who has posted career earnings of $1.5 million, is trained by Steve Specht and was fourth in the Hollywood Gold Cup in his most recent start. He's scheduled to work one more time -- one mile at Golden Gate Fields Saturday -- and ship to Del Mar on Monday.
Sunday, August 03 2008
Stones River takes Nick Shuk Memorial
Two Bucks Stable and Glenn Bromagen's Stones River scored his fourth consecutive win and first career stakes victory in the $75,000 Nick Shuk Memorial at Delaware Park today. The Shuk was originally scheduled to be run on the grass, but due to heavy rains in the area in this morning, the race was transferred to the main track.
Ridden by Terry Thompson, Stones River, the 4-to-5 favorite in the field of six, won by 4 1/2-lengths. The 3-year-old son Monarchos covered the mile and a sixteenth on a fast track in 1:44.47 and returned $3.80. Knight in Armour, with Joseph Rocco Jr. aboard, finished second a half length in front of Sinners Repent, with Rosemary Homeister Jr., in third.
Stones River, a Kentucky-bred trained by J. Larry Jones, raised his career record to four wins from seven starts with earnings of $124,185.
Wednesday, July 30 2008
Mr Maccool gets stakes test in Nick Shuk Memorial
Donamire Farm's Mr Maccool will get his first stakes test in the mile and a sixteenth on the turf $75,000 Nick Shuk Memorial at Delaware Park this Saturday. The local prep for the $500,000 Grade III Kent Stakes (including $100,000 Breeders' Cup fund), has attracted a field of twelve of which four are entered as main track only. The Kent Stakes, a mile and an eighth on the turf for 3-year-olds, is scheduled to be run August 30.