Astronaut Caps a big day at Del Mar

   The sport of Thoroughbred racing has so many wonderful layers. Let’s take a moment or two to spin a tale of the magnificence of Del Mar on one of their biggest days. Pacific Classic day is always a star on the calendar. The 2021 edition featured five graded stakes...

Shirreffs takes the Train to the Pacific Classic

   When legendary crooner Bing Crosby opened Del Mar and belted out those famous lyrics in the track’s theme song did he have current California trainer John Shirreffs in mind? Back in 1937, Bing had no idea that a horse whispering guy like John Shirreffs would be...

Honor A.P. looks at Shared Belief

HONOR A.P. LOOKS AT SHARED BELIEF The road that leads to Kentucky Derby 146 has been full of twists and turns in 2020. But then again…everything in life has been full of twists and turns in 2020. One runner in the fast lane towards the twin spires is looking for...

Gormley giving Shirreffs the fever again

GORMLEY GIVINING SHIRREFFS THE FEVER AGAIN Excitement and anticipation can be a great part of any sport. Some of what drives the competitors are those dreams of glory. And once you experience that success, it often times will whet the appetite a bit more. Thoroughbred...