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...

And then the big dog ate at the Seaside Oval

AND THEN THE BIG DOG ATE A little more than two minutes after the gates opened in the 10th race at Del Mar on August 22 the questions were answered. This edition of the Pacific Classic was supposed to tell us about Maximum Security and in fact it did. Coming into this...

Pondering the Pacific Classic

PONDERING THE PACIFIC CLASSIC Whoa…Time flies when you are having fun…that is fo sho !!! A quick glance at the calendar tells us this is one of the most glorious weeks of the year. Pacific Classic week has become one of my favorite parts of our revolution around the...

A Classic Day at Del Mar

So how would you rate the 29th Pacific Classic Day?… About like any other day at Del Mar…FANTASTIC!!! With five graded stakes races on the card, Pacific Class Day 2019 was a huge success. Lots of fantastic horses ran for glory in the Southern California...

The Soul is morning line favorite in Pacific Classic

The entries are in and the posts are drawn. The 29th running of the Pacific Classic will feature a 10 horse field. Kentucky based Seeking the Soul is the morning line favorite in this mile and a quarter drive over the Del Mar dirt.Breaking from post 5, this Dallas...