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Racing! The clock is counting down to the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar

Hello, my name is John Cherwa, welcome back to our horse racing newsletter, and here’s to a World Series we will never forget.

One of the great things about covering horse racing is all the great characters you get to meet. One I would like to introduce you to is Mick Ruis, owner and trainer of Bolt d’Oro, the favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. We ran a story on him in our print and online editions. Give it a read here.

Mick was one of about 15 trainers and jockeys made available to the media on Wednesday at Del Mar. He was there with a smile, wearing his traditional Levi’s with a Ruis Racing cap on. It started out with just me and him talking — he knew me because we had dinner together during the Santa Anita meet so I could write the longer profile I so shamelessly plugged above. But as media members walked up, they suddenly realized how engaging he was. He’s new to this media game but he was obviously excited to give it a try.

His wife Wendy stood off to the side taking some pictures of Mick being interviewed. It’s great to see such enthusiasm.

View from the experts

Remember, if you watch one video today about horse racing, it should be our series of previews for the Breeders’ Cup, starring Jeff Siegel and Aaron Vercruysse of xbtv. Today’s is a look at the first five races on Saturday’s program. (watch here). If you missed the handicapping for Friday, there’s this (watch here). And if you want to catch up on some others, here’s one on horses that are under the radar (watch here). There’s also one on European horses (watch here), or discussing the pre-entries to the Classic and Turf (watch here), and the popular Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies (watch here) races.

Racing at Del Mar

Wednesday’s opening-day card was highlighted by the $79,340 (Hey, I can kick in $10 to make it a nice, round number.) Let It Ride Stakes over a mile for 3-year-olds on the turf course. Master Merion, the even-money favorite, won by a length in a strong stalking trip. Harbour Master was second, and Kitten’s Cat was third. It was Merion’s fourth win in nine starts to go along with four places and one show.

Thursday’s feature is the $75,000-and-change Lure Stakes for older horses going a mile on the grass. It’s the seventh race on an eight-race card at about 3:30 p.m. Post time is 12:30 p.m., followed by 11:25 a.m. on Friday and 10:10 a.m. on Saturday. And remember, outside of today, if you don’t have a ticket, don’t show up. It’s a sellout.

Noise at Del Mar

This is what you’ve been waiting for: Who’s going to be singing “When the Surf Meets the Turf”? Here’s how Bing Crosby did it. It’s pretty short (play here). On Friday, it will be performed by Richie Sambora, the former Bon Jovi guitar genius and former husband of Heather Locklear. His standard guitar riff is longer than this song, so we’ll see how that goes.

On Saturday, it will be Jewel performing the song. Jewel, you’ll remember, did a reverse Taylor Swift by going from pop to country. My favorite song of hers is “You Were Meant for Me,” (listen here) because of the lyric “picked up the paper.” Historians have checked to see if the line was meant to be “opened up the newsletter” but was scrapped because the email newsletter hadn’t been invented yet.

There will also be one of those jet flyovers. Yeah, we hear horses really like that supersonic noise.

Classic Notes

Now, thanks to help from the wonderful notes team at the Breeders’ Cup, here are some bits and pieces of information.

Here’s the post positions for Saturday’s big race:

Horse, trainer, jockey, odds

1. Arrogate, Bob Baffert, Mike Smith, 2-1

2. War Decree, Aidan O'Brien, Seamie Heffernan, 30-1

3. Win the Space, George Papaprodromou, Joe Talamo, 30-1

4. War Story, Jorge Navarro, Jose Ortiz, 30-1

5. Gun Runner, Steve Asmussen, Florent Geroux, 9-5

6. Mubtaahij (IRE), Bob Baffert, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1

7. Churchill (IRE), Aidan O'Brien, Ryan Moore, 15-1

8. West Coast, Bob Baffert, Javier Castellano, 6-1

9. Gunnevera, Antonio Sano, Edgard Zayas, 30-1

10. Pavel, Doug O'Neill, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1

11. Collected, Bob Baffert, Martin Garcia, 6-1

--Bob Baffert’s quartet all hit the Del Mar surface for the first time since being vanned up from Santa Anita. Arrogate and Mubtaahij jogged, while Collected and West Coast galloped. “Everything’s fine,” Baffert said. “It’s all good. No surprises, Everything is smooth. They shipped well. They got here and they all looked happy on the track.”

--Churchill and War Decree should have gotten out of quarantine Wednesday night and were scheduled to hit the track today.

--Gunnevera galloped 1 1/2 miles, with the last 3/8th in a full gallop. “My horse is better now than at Saratoga [when he finished second to West Coast in the Travers],” trainer Antonio Sano said. “He has gained weight and is in the best condition.”

--Favorite Gun Runner took an easy gallop on Wednesday. “He’s very confident. He’s a popcorn right now and he’s ready to run,” trainer Steve Asmussen said. “He’ll school at the gate tomorrow and gallop and then gallop again on Friday.” Here’s more from Asmussen, courtesy of Jennie Rees of JR Communications. (watch here)

--Pavel took a 1 1/2-mile gallop during training. “He’s doing super-great and we’re hoping he’ll come up with another great effort on Saturday,” trainer Doug O’Neill said.

--War Story jogged a mile and galloped a mile when he hit the track. “He can be a little crabby, but today he went excellent out there.,” trainer Jorge Navarro said. “He’s getting right at exactly the right time.”

--Win The Space jogged over the track. “He wakes up when he gets to the track,” said trainer George Papaprodromou. “He’s pretty aggressive.”

Distaff notes

Here’s the post positions for Friday’s big race:

Horse, trainer, jockey, odds

1. Champagne Room, Peter Eurton, Mario Gutierrez, 15-1

2. Stellar Wind, John Sadler, Victor Espinoza, 5-2

3. Mopotism, Doug O'Neill, Frankie Dettori, 30-1

4. Abel Tasman, Bob Baffert, Mike Smith, 4-1

5. Elate, Bill Mott, Jose Ortiz, 3-1

6. Forever Unbridled, Dallas Stewart, John Velazquez, 4-1

7. Paradise Woods, Richard Mandella, Flavien Prat, 9-2

8. Romantic Vision, Rusty Arnold, Brian Hernandez Jr., 15-1

--Abel Tasman galloped 1 1/4 and everything went fine according to Baffert.

--Champagne Room galloped a mile and then had a schooling session in the afternoon.

--Elate had an easy mile gallop on Wednesday. “She just had an easy morning,” said assistant trainer Riley Mott. “She went through the paddock and galloped and came back. She’s happy.”

--Forever Unbridled galloped 1 1/4 miles under a strong hold. “I’m very happy with her,” trainer Dallas Stewart said. “She’s in great shape and couldn’t be doing any better. She appears to be a little stronger and bigger, and I feel like she’s very healthy.”

--Romantic Vision is making her final start on Friday before heading to motherhood. “I’m just hoping she makes a good showing,” trainer Rusty Arnold said. “A placing would be great, and that’s what we’re looking for.”

--Stellar Wind, the favorite in her last race, did her normal routine of a 1 1/2-mile gallop. “It was a strong gallop that looked very good,” trainer John Sadler said.

Juvenile notes

Here are the post positions for Saturday’s race that wil establish the early favorite to win the Kentucky Derby:

Horse, trainer, jockey, odds

1. U S Navy Flag, Aidan O'Brien, Ryan Moore, 8-1

2. Solomini, Bob Baffert, Flavien Prat, 6-1

3. Firenze Fire, Jason Servis, Irad Ortiz Jr., 6-1

4. Givemeaminit, Dallas Stewart, Javier Castellano, 20-1

5. Free Drop Billy, Dale Romans, Robby Albarado, 5-1

6. Good Magic, Chad Brown, Jose Ortiz, 8-1

7. The Tabulator, Larry Rivelli, Jose Valdivia Jr., 20-1

8. Bahamian, Simon Callaghan, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1

9. Hazit, Todd Pletcher, John Velazquez, 20-1

10. Golden Dragon, Mikhail Yanakov, Evin Roman, 30-1

11. Bolt d'Oro, Mick Ruis, Corey Nakatani, 9-5

12. Hollywood Star, Dale Romans, Joel Rosario, 15-1

--Bolt d’Oro galloped 1 1/2 miles with exercise rider Carlos Aguilar. “He’s stretching out good and he’s happy,” Ruis said. “That’s all we want going into the race, having him super-happy and showing he’s right where we need him to be.”

--Firenze Fire rested up after the long trip from the East Coast. “He ate good and that’s always good,” said trainer Jason Service.

--Free Drop Billy galloped 1 1/2 miles on Wednesday. Trainer Dale Romans shipped Billy and stablemate Hollywood Star from Churchill Downs to Santa Anita to train before shipping to Del Mar. Hmmm, isn’t that what Santa Anita boss Tim Ritvo is on the lookout for, trainers who work their horses at the track but don’t run them there? Or with a trainer of Roman’s stature, is this more of a courtesy?

--A win by Good Magic would be her first, running in the most important 2-year-old race of the year. “We’ve always thought a lot of this horse,” trainer Chad Brown said. “Although he’s a maiden. I think he’s run two really good races. … If he finds himself in a good spot early, I think he’ll be right there.”

Jeff Nahill’s DM spot play

SECOND RACE: No. 3 Swiss Minister (8-1)

Trainer Genaro Vallejo has started just 11 horses this year but he has won six times, and a lot of those wins have come in the claiming ranks. He moves this 4-year-old up off a win at Santa Anita. The gelding basically went wire-to-wire, and Vallejo will ask him to go a half-furlong longer here. Jockey Bayran Pena keeps the mount; he is 3-for-7 with Vallejo.

Wednesday’s result: Channel Crossing took the lead out of the gate in the ninth race and held it for 6 furlongs. The only problem is the race was a mile on the grass and Channel Crossing finished way back. I also thought Kazan couldn't overcome that outside post in the same race and finished fifth.

Jeff Nahill is a quality editor for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He can be reached at jeff.nahill@sduniontribune.com. For other selections go to his blog: fromthewinnerscircle.me

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Now, the star of the show, Wednesday’s results and Thursday’s entries.

Del Mar Charts Results for Wednesday, November 1.

Copyright 2017 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, California. All finishes confirmed by Plusmic USA. Official program numbers may not correspond with post position. 1st day of a 16-day meet. Cloudy & Firm

FIRST RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $53,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.09 44.89 56.70


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

5 Brandothebartender 124 5 6 5–½ 5–4 4–hd 1–½ T Baze 5.90
4 Incensed 121 4 1 3–hd 3–hd 5–6 2–1¼ Lopez 3.20
6 Mr Vargas 119 6 3 4–4 4–4 3–1 3–1 Talamo 5.50
3 Green With Eddie 122 3 4 2–1 2–1 1–hd 4–½ Gutierrez 4.00
1 Rocket Heat 119 1 2 1–½ 1–hd 2–hd 5–1½ Roman 1.40
2 Student Body Left 121 2 5 6 6 6 6 Van Dyke 24.10

5 BRANDOTHEBARTENDER 13.80 4.60 3.20
4 INCENSED 4.20 3.20
6 MR VARGAS 3.60
$1 EXACTA (5-4)  $21.30
$2 QUINELLA (4-5)  $18.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-4-6-3)  $451.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-4-6)  $41.85

Winner–Brandothebartender B.g.4 by Tribal Rule out of Frysland, by Stravinsky. Bred by John R. Haagsma & Wesley Ward (CA). Trainer: Blake R. Heap. Owner: Brewer Racing Stable, Haagsma, John R. and Vanderdussen, Robert John. Mutuel Pool $143,321 Exacta Pool $55,044 Quinella Pool $2,969 Superfecta Pool $21,075 Trifecta Pool $35,394. Claimed–Rocket Heat by Hailey, Jim and Wood, Philip J. Trainer: Mark Glatt. Scratched–none.

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $24,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000. Time 22.95 46.90 1:11.64 1:24.34 1:37.35


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Beaumarchais 115 2 2 1–1 1–½ 2–3 1–hd 1–hd Roman 5.40
5 Tribal Jewel 120 4 3 3–1½ 3–1½ 1–hd 2–3 2–2¼ Pedroza 4.40
6 Out of Patience 120 5 8 7–1½ 4–hd 4–3 3–5 3–10½ Talamo 2.70
4 Cannes 120 3 1 2–½ 2–hd 3–1 4–3 4–hd Van Dyke 14.90
7 Gunslinger 120 6 6 8 8 7–3 5–1½ 5–4¾ Pena 85.90
9 Kristo 120 8 4 6–hd 5–hd 6–½ 7–6 6–¾ Frey 1.90
1 Pioneerof the West 120 1 5 4–hd 7–1½ 5–hd 6–½ 7–10½ Elliott 7.20
8 Muchos Besos 120 7 7 5–hd 6–½ 8 8 8 Arias 23.60

3 BEAUMARCHAIS 12.80 7.00 3.80
5 TRIBAL JEWEL 4.80 3.00
6 OUT OF PATIENCE 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-3)  $92.20
$1 EXACTA (3-5)  $27.00
$2 QUINELLA (3-5)  $26.40
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-5-6-4)  $371.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-5-6)  $38.60

Winner–Beaumarchais Dbb.g.4 by Big Drama out of Jost d'Oro, by Medaglia d'Oro. Bred by Palm Beach Racing, LLC (FL). Trainer: Dan Blacker. Owner: Buscar Stable and Gold, Rick. Mutuel Pool $161,513 Daily Double Pool $43,439 Exacta Pool $100,362 Quinella Pool $4,202 Superfecta Pool $44,213 Trifecta Pool $66,211. Scratched–Lindante.

THIRD RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $52,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 21.38 44.15 56.64 1:03.40


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

7 Hardcore Troubador 115 7 1 1–2½ 1–3 1–7 1–7¼ Fuentes 1.20
2 Wild Lando 117 2 5 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–3¾ Roman 4.90
1 Insubordination 124 1 6 2–1½ 2–5 2–2½ 3–ns T Baze 4.60
6 Duke of Fallbrook 122 6 3 5–hd 4–2 4–2½ 4–4½ Arroyo, Jr. 19.70
8 Dream On Brother 122 8 7 7–8 5–hd 5–6 5–3½ Puglisi 21.70
4 Eighty and Sunny 122 4 2 4–hd 7–4 7–2 6–hd Nakatani 24.60
5 Unnamed Source 122 5 8 8 8 6–hd 7–11½ Pena 101.10
3 Hollywood Square 122 3 4 6–1½ 6–1 8 8 Gutierrez 3.10

7 HARDCORE TROUBADOR 4.40 3.00 2.40
2 WILD LANDO 4.00 2.60
1 INSUBORDINATION 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-7)  $26.40
$1 EXACTA (7-2)  $9.40
$2 QUINELLA (2-7)  $12.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-2-1-6)  $127.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-2-1)  $10.85

Winner–Hardcore Troubador B.g.3 by Roi Charmant out of Farallon, by Good Journey. Bred by Richard Barton Enterprises (CA). Trainer: Edward R. Freeman. Owner: Edward R. Freeman. Mutuel Pool $181,584 Daily Double Pool $23,977 Exacta Pool $128,813 Quinella Pool $4,545 Superfecta Pool $60,351 Trifecta Pool $86,240. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (5-3-7) paid $124.30. Pick Three Pool $55,961.

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000. Time 23.34 47.41 1:11.94 1:24.27 1:37.14


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

2 Excavation 122 2 3 2–hd 2–½ 2–2½ 1–1 1–3¼ Mn Garcia 3.40
5 Special Story 124 5 5 3–½ 3–1½ 3–3½ 3–5 2–2½ Conner 2.90
1 Handful of Stripes 124 1 1 1–1 1–1 1–½ 2–1½ 3–4 Lopez 2.30
10 Bow and Arrow 117 9 2 4–hd 4–1 4–1½ 4–3½ 4–3½ Roman 6.20
6 Harrovian 122 6 7 6–½ 6–hd 6–6 5–1½ 5–3¾ T Baze 6.70
9 Pick One 122 8 6 7–3 5–hd 5–hd 6–7 6–2¾ Pereira 22.80
4 Alpha Uno 120 4 8 9 9 8–3½ 8–13 7–hd Pena 37.80
3 My Golden One 115 3 4 8–½ 8–hd 7–hd 7–½ 8–41½ Fuentes 22.90
8 I Crushed It 122 7 9 5–1 7–3½ 9 9 9 Maldonado 32.80

2 EXCAVATION 8.80 4.40 3.00
5 SPECIAL STORY 3.80 3.00
1 HANDFUL OF STRIPES 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-2)  $18.80
$1 EXACTA (2-5)  $15.80
$2 QUINELLA (2-5)  $15.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-5-1-10)  $169.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-5-1)  $21.25

Winner–Excavation Ch.g.3 by Mineshaft out of Top Notch Lady, by Sultry Song. Bred by Nuckols Farm Inc & Graeme Lang (KY). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Belmonte, Philip, Elbert, Art and Vanderslice, John. Mutuel Pool $161,423 Daily Double Pool $26,056 Exacta Pool $111,838 Quinella Pool $4,538 Superfecta Pool $48,082 Trifecta Pool $68,425. Claimed–Excavation by Madden, Bill M. and Salvatore, Ray. Trainer: Jonathan Wong. Claimed–Bow and Arrow by Lerner Racing. Trainer: Andrew Lerner. Scratched–Rings of Jupiter.

$1 Pick Three (3-7-2) paid $68.20. Pick Three Pool $71,042.

FIFTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $53,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.36 46.43 1:11.51 1:35.98 1:42.41


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

1 Dominating Woman 119 1 1 1–1 1–1 1–hd 1–2½ 1–½ Prat 4.30
8 Cash Prize 119 8 2 3–1 3–hd 3–½ 2–2 2–nk Talamo 14.30
6 Phantom Opening 119 6 4 5–2½ 5–2 6–2½ 3–hd 3–1½ Leparoux 5.60
4 Mrs. Norris 121 4 9 9 9 9 7–1 4–1 Ortiz 5.70
7 Tweeting 120 7 5 6–2½ 6–1½ 5–hd 4–hd 5–1¼ Stevens 3.10
2 West Coast Bias 121 2 6 4–½ 4–2 4–1 5–hd 6–1¾ Van Dyke 3.40
5 Sugary 121 5 7 7–hd 7–hd 7–½ 8–3½ 7–3¼ Gonzalez 11.90
3 La Premiere Etoile 124 3 3 2–2 2–2½ 2–1½ 6–1½ 8–1¼ Gutierrez 15.30
9 Utana 121 9 8 8–3½ 8–2 8–1½ 9 9 T Baze 46.40

1 DOMINATING WOMAN 10.60 7.20 5.40
8 CASH PRIZE 11.60 7.80
6 PHANTOM OPENING 4.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-1)  $47.00
$1 EXACTA (1-8)  $81.70
$2 QUINELLA (1-8)  $111.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-8-6-4)  $4,227.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-8-6)  $302.60

Winner–Dominating Woman Dbb.f.3 by Dominus out of Wet n' Reckless, by War Front. Bred by Lopez, Maybee & Tennant (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Gary Barber. Mutuel Pool $227,489 Daily Double Pool $25,318 Exacta Pool $140,583 Quinella Pool $5,636 Superfecta Pool $57,969 Trifecta Pool $86,287. Scratched–Ava Forty Seven, Be Mine, Girl Downstairs, Lynne's Legacy, Ok Doll.

$1 Pick Three (7-2-1) paid $63.20. Pick Three Pool $70,020. 50-Cent Pick Five (5-3-7-2-1) 5 correct paid $2,608.80. Pick Five Pool $372,946.

SIXTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $52,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 21.72 44.78 1:10.29 1:17.01


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

8 Steely Resolve 120 8 2 4–hd 3–hd 2–2½ 1–2¼ Gutierrez 2.10
1 Sigur Ros 120 1 4 1–hd 1–1½ 1–hd 2–½ T Baze 6.30
4 Momma's Baby Boy 120 4 6 8 7–1½ 4–½ 3–2¼ Rosario 5.00
6 Boogalute 120 6 7 6–½ 6–2 5–2 4–6¼ Van Dyke 21.20
2 Pure Pursuit 120 2 3 2–2½ 2–1½ 3–1½ 5–4½ Espinoza 3.30
3 Dodgertown 122 3 5 3–hd 5–2 6–1 6–nk Mn Garcia 14.60
7 Lighthouse Point 120 7 1 7–1½ 8 8 7–5¼ Desormeaux 7.50
5 Emphatic 122 5 8 5–2 4–1 7–3 8 Prat 8.40

8 STEELY RESOLVE 6.20 4.40 3.40
1 SIGUR ROS 9.00 5.80
4 MOMMA'S BABY BOY 3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-8)  $83.60
$1 EXACTA (8-1)  $34.00
$2 QUINELLA (1-8)  $31.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (8-1-4-6)  $1,523.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-1-4)  $104.50

Winner–Steely Resolve B.g.3 by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Fencelineneighbor, by Wild Rush. Bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $247,005 Daily Double Pool $26,003 Exacta Pool $115,303 Quinella Pool $5,006 Superfecta Pool $45,500 Trifecta Pool $69,031. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (2-1-8) paid $180.70. Pick Three Pool $47,614.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $75,000. 'Let It Ride Stakes'. 3 year olds. Time 22.72 46.55 1:10.90 1:22.88 1:35.00


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

6 Master Merion 122 6 1 4–1 3–1½ 2–hd 1–½ 1–1 Velazquez 1.00
5 Harbour Master 120 5 7 6–½ 5–hd 4–hd 3–2½ 2–1¾ Desormeaux 5.40
3 Kitten's Cat 120 3 3 2–1 1–hd 1–hd 2–1½ 3–½ Leparoux 6.90
1 Van Cortlandt 118 1 6 7 7 7 5–2 4–1¼ Elliott 27.70
7 Monydontspenitself 118 7 4 5–1 4–hd 6–2 7 5–1 Bejarano 12.40
4 Dangerfield 118 4 5 3–hd 6–4 5–hd 4–hd 6–13¼ Frey 14.40
2 Holiday Stone 118 2 2 1–1 2–hd 3–1½ 6–hd 7 Prat 3.00

6 MASTER MERION 4.00 3.00 2.60
5 HARBOUR MASTER (GB) 4.60 3.60
3 KITTEN'S CAT 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-6)  $25.20
$1 EXACTA (6-5)  $9.00
$2 QUINELLA (5-6)  $11.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-5-3-1)  $169.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-5-3)  $17.20

Winner–Master Merion B.g.3 by Quality Road out of High Maintenance (GB), by Danehill. Bred by Lynch Bages & Edgeridge LTD (KY). Trainer: Wesley A. Ward. Owner: Day, Vivienne and Rose, Kate V.. Mutuel Pool $235,696 Daily Double Pool $30,083 Exacta Pool $125,989 Quinella Pool $4,920 Superfecta Pool $50,364 Trifecta Pool $76,943. Scratched–Curly's Waterfront.

$1 Pick Three (1-8-6) paid $106.30. Pick Three Pool $52,287.

EIGHTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $53,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.22 45.65 58.03 1:10.77


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Meet and Greet 114 1 6 1–hd 1–hd 2–3½ 1–¾ Roman 3.00
8 Haveiture Way 124 6 1 2–1½ 2–2 1–hd 2–4½ Pedroza 11.50
10 Pied N True 121 8 5 7–hd 8–hd 6–hd 3–nk Pereira 17.80
6 Jenna's Faith 124 4 2 4–hd 3–½ 3–1½ 4–1¼ Prat 8.70
4 DH–Be a Lady 124 2 8 3–hd 4–1 4–½ 5–1½ Pena 19.10
11 DH–Gotham Desire 119 9 7 6–4 6–2 5–1½ 5–1½ Bejarano 3.50
5 Dreamy Gal 119 3 3 5–1½ 5–hd 7–hd 7–ns T Baze 2.20
7 Red Stich 121 5 9 9 9 9 8–¾ Talamo 10.00
9 Princess Kendra 124 7 4 8–½ 7–hd 8–hd 9 Maldonado 37.60

3 MEET AND GREET 8.00 5.40 3.60
8 HAVEITURE WAY 11.20 5.60
10 PIED N TRUE 8.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-3)  $16.00
$1 EXACTA (3-8)  $45.40
$2 QUINELLA (3-8)  $55.40
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-8-10-6)  $1,776.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-8-10)  $177.10

Winner–Meet and Greet B.f.3 by Tribal Rule out of Vindicated Ghost, by Vindication. Bred by Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc. (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: West, Gary and Mary. Mutuel Pool $209,771 Daily Double Pool $32,263 Exacta Pool $136,374 Quinella Pool $5,694 Superfecta Pool $68,497 Trifecta Pool $91,120. Claimed–Be a Lady by Drummond, Lee and Lynn. Trainer: Mark Glatt. Scratched–Candy Ruler, Tee Em Eye.

$1 Pick Three (8-6-3) paid $47.70. Pick Three Pool $41,221.

NINTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $52,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.72 47.17 1:12.30 1:24.61 1:36.79


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Choo Choo 120 3 2 3–1 3–½ 2–1 1–1 1–½ Prat 14.60
6 Big Buzz 120 6 5 6–½ 5–½ 4–½ 2–1 2–1½ Nakatani 3.80
8 Arch Anthem 120 8 3 8–2 7–1 7–1 5–1 3–¾ T Baze 19.00
4 Martin Riggs 120 4 6 4–hd 4–1 5–2 4–½ 4–1 Stevens 7.60
10 Kazan 120 10 7 9–1½ 8–hd 8–2 7–1 5–2¼ Dettori 1.70
1 Channel Crossing 120 1 8 1–1½ 1–2 1–½ 3–½ 6–1 Van Dyke 5.80
9 Dark Vader 120 9 4 7–hd 9–3 9–½ 9–3½ 7–ns Bejarano 11.40
2 Formal Dude 120 2 9 2–1 2–1 3–hd 6–1½ 8–1¼ Talamo 13.20
5 Knight Disruptor 115 5 1 5–1 6–hd 6–hd 8–2 9–8¼ Roman 19.30
7 Sandbed 120 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 Arroyo, Jr. 26.80

3 CHOO CHOO 31.20 14.80 8.20
6 BIG BUZZ 5.80 4.40
8 ARCH ANTHEM 9.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-3)  $97.80
$1 EXACTA (3-6)  $58.10
$2 QUINELLA (3-6)  $62.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-6-8-4)  $3,407.30
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-6-8-4-10)   Carryover $13,109
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-6-8)  $388.00

Winner–Choo Choo Ch.c.2 by English Channel out of Cho Cho San, by Deputy Minister. Bred by Calumet Farm (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Calumet Farm. Mutuel Pool $283,508 Daily Double Pool $82,174 Exacta Pool $185,131 Quinella Pool $6,414 Superfecta Pool $84,367 Super High Five Pool $17,177 Trifecta Pool $116,513. Scratched–none.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (2-1-8-6/8-3-3) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $7,311. $1 Pick Three (6-3-3) paid $131.00. Pick Three Pool $111,394. 50-Cent Pick Four (8-6/8-3-3) 4 correct paid $348.90. Pick Four Pool $545,645. $2 Pick Six (2-1-8-6/8-3-3) 5 out of 6 paid $247.20. Pick Six Pool $63,865. Pick Six Carryover $34,118. $1 Place Pick All 8 out of 9 paid $867.00. Place Pick All Pool $15,906.


Attendance Handle
On-Track 5,429 $711,994
Inter-Track 3,106 $1,700,787
Out of State N/A $4,661,883
TOTAL 8,535 $7,074,664

Del Mar Entries for Thursday, November 2.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, California. $2 Win, Place and Show; $1 Exacta, $2 Quinella, 50-cent Trifecta, $2 Rolling Double, 50-cent rolling Pick 3; 10-cent Superfecta; 50-cent Pick 4 last 4 races; 50-cent Players Pick 5 first 5 races; $2 Pick 6 last 6 races; $1 Place Pick All; $1 Super High Five last race. Trifecta needs 4 betting interests; Superfecta needs 6. 2nd day of a 16-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $52,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Dawn Traveller Joseph Talamo 120 Simon Callaghan 8-1
2 Luminoso Rafael Bejarano 120 Doug F. O'Neill 3-1
3 In the Jeans Flavien Prat 120 Patrick Gallagher 15-1
4 Into Glamour Jose Ortiz 120 Richard Baltas 8-1
5 Sappho Kent Desormeaux 120 Philip D'Amato 5-2
6 Ladybug Drayden Van Dyke 120 Richard E. Mandella 5-1
7 Mischievious Lass Joel Rosario 120 Jerry Hollendorfer 15-1
8 Time to Play William Buick 120 Eoin G. Harty 20-1
9 Dr. Ann Mario Gutierrez 120 Doug F. O'Neill 20-1
10 Breezy Bee Corey Nakatani 120 J. Keith Desormeaux 5-1

SECOND RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Fueled by Bourbon Stewart Elliott 118 William Spawr 5-1 14,000
2 Jes Jaa Santiago Gonzalez 120 Mark Glatt 5-2 16,000
3 Swiss Minister Brayan Pena 120 Genaro Vallejo 8-1 16,000
4 Old Man Lake Edwin Maldonado 120 Rafael Becerra 5-1 16,000
5 Tasunke Witco Tiago Pereira 120 Jack Carava 3-1 16,000
6 El Super Martin Pedroza 122 Kristin Mulhall 9-2 16,000
7 Lindante Sasha Risenhoover 120 Gary Stute 8-1 16,000

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $52,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Our Slick Chick Flavien Prat 120 Jerry Hollendorfer 9-2
2 Thisoleheartofmine Brice Blanc 120 Simon Callaghan 10-1
3 Curlin's Journey Tyler Baze 120 Dallas E. Keen 20-1
4 Camino Song Joseph Talamo 120 Philip D'Amato 5-1
5 D D's Lute Evin Roman 115 Gary Sherlock 15-1
6 Goodthingstaketime Florent Geroux 120 James A. Stack 5-2
7 Biscate Tyler Conner 120 Neil D. Drysdale 20-1
8 Super Good Tiago Pereira 120 Matthew Chew 7-2
9 Mandy's Grace Mario Gutierrez 120 Doug F. O'Neill 20-1
10 Ever So True Joel Rosario 120 Peter Miller 5-1

FOURTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $28,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Time for Cioppino Tyler Baze 120 Gary Sherlock 8-1 50,000
2 Royal Trump Edwin Maldonado 120 Vladimir Cerin 9-5 50,000
3 Blackhawk Beauty Drayden Van Dyke 120 Jeff Bonde 4-1 50,000
4 Big Bad Gary Evin Roman 115 Ruben Gomez 8-1 50,000
5 Luke's On Fire Joseph Talamo 120 Craig Dollase 3-1 50,000
6 Heat Things Up Stewart Elliott 120 Art Sherman 20-1 50,000
7 Sir Charmalot Brandon Boulanger 120 Daniel Dunham 30-1 50,000
8 Nova Brayan Pena 120 Rafael DeLeon 5-1 50,000

FIFTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $53,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Khaleesi Austin Solis 114 Felipe N Souza 20-1 40,000
2 Her Big Moment Tyler Conner 119 Vladimir Cerin 20-1 40,000
3 Lynne's Legacy Victor Espinoza 124 James M. Cassidy 12-1
4 Be Mine Flavien Prat 121 Philip D'Amato 2-1
5 Ok Doll Rafael Bejarano 121 Richard Baltas 3-1
6 Rooms Mario Gutierrez 119 George Papaprodromou 20-1
7 Salsita Joel Rosario 124 Jerry Hollendorfer 4-1 40,000
8 Ava Forty Seven Kent Desormeaux 121 Philip D'Amato 15-1
9 Girl Downstairs Corey Nakatani 124 Ronald W. Ellis 7-2 40,000

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $40,000. Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Troublesome Gary Stevens 120 Jeff Bonde 6-1 50,000
2 Sly Humor Kent Desormeaux 120 Vladimir Cerin 5-2 50,000
3 Lady Ninja Drayden Van Dyke 120 Michael W. McCarthy 5-1 50,000
4 Love Recipe Austin Solis 111 Juan Carlos Lopez 20-1 45,000
5 Go On Mary Flavien Prat 120 Doug F. O'Neill 3-1 50,000
6 Betdesilvergold Evin Roman 113 Tim Yakteen 7-2 45,000
7 Freedom Journey Tyler Baze 120 Hector O. Palma 5-1 50,000

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $75,000. 'Lure Stakes'. 3 year olds and up.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Ample Sufficiency Gary Stevens 120 Dan Blacker 12-1
2 Moonlight Drive Rafael Bejarano 120 Bob Baffert 5-1
3 Forever Juanito Joseph Talamo 120 Victor L. Garcia 12-1
4 Twentytwentyvision Flavien Prat 120 Richard E. Mandella 6-1
5 Tequila Joe Joel Rosario 120 Michael W. McCarthy 10-1
6 Cistron Tyler Baze 118 John W. Sadler 9-2
7 Eckersley Drayden Van Dyke 120 Scott Hansen 8-1
8 He Will Mike Smith 120 Jerry Hollendorfer 5-2
9 A Red Tie Day Corey Nakatani 120 Richard Baltas 8-1

EIGHTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Clifton Beach Kyle Frey 124 John W. Sadler 8-1 20,000
2 Malibu d'Oro Juan Ochoa 122 Sal Gonzalez 20-1 20,000
3 Divulge Flavien Prat 122 Patrick Gallagher 4-1 20,000
4 Bardstown Kent Desormeaux 124 Robert B. Hess, Jr. 7-2 20,000
5 Psychedelicat Mario Gutierrez 122 Jerry Hollendorfer 9-2 20,000
6 Tybee Island Tiago Pereira 122 Richard Baltas 8-1 20,000
7 Two Thirty Five Joseph Talamo 122 Brian J. Koriner 15-1 20,000
8 Hoppitty Tyler Baze 122 Kristin Mulhall 20-1 20,000
9 Haylord Santiago Gonzalez 124 Martin F. Jones 12-1 20,000
10 Gator Don't Play Rafael Bejarano 122 Richard Baltas 5-1 20,000
11 Downside Up Stewart Elliott 122 Patricia Harrington 20-1 20,000
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