Baffert looks for his next star on familiar ground

BAFFERT LOOKS FOR HIS NEXT STAR ON FAMILIAR GROUND The Bob Baffert barn has enjoyed a cornucopia of stars in recent years. Two Triple Crown winners and the all-time leading earner among North American Thoroughbreds since 2015 to go along with countless other “big”...

Accelerate runs into history with a Classic win

ACCELERATE RUNS INTO HISTORY WITH A CLASSIC WIN When we leave one of the things most want is to be remembered in a good way. After the 28th running of the Pacific Classic on August 18 at Del Mar, one furry athlete can ride off into the sunset without any worries....

The delight that is Del Mar

THE DELIGHT THAT IS DEL MAR By now my loyal readers have figured something out. They both know that I love the sport of Thoroughbred racing and Del Mar. Our most recent visit only solidified these thoughts but maybe not for the reasons you may think. Let me expound....

Pavel ready to step up to the plate…again

PAVEL READY TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE…AGAIN The Pacific Classic is one of those races that Golden State horsemen point towards every year. A grade 1 event that is the richest race on the normal California calendar, this mile and a quarter drive over the Del Mar dirt has...

Accelerate can join all-time greats in Pacific Classic

ACCELERATE CAN JOIN ALL-TIME GREATS IN PACIFIC CLASSIC The Pacific Classic is one of those iconic races that can make a career if you happen to win it. For one runner in particular, the 2018 version could put him in an elite class for sure. Accelerate is a flashy...