Student Council shocked the field to win Sunday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar.
Student Council, a 23-1 long shot making his first trip to the West Coast, stunned defending champion Lava Man and won the $1 million Pacific Classic by a half-length Sunday at Del Mar. Sent off as the even-money favorite, Lava Man faded to sixth in front of 34,000, the largest crowd since 2002 and third-largest
Greg’s Gold accelerated in the stretch turn, passed pacesetter Bordonaro, then held off Surf Cat by 1 1/2 lengths to win Sunday’s $300,000 Pat O’Brien Handicap at Del Mar. Crossing the Line won the $400,000 Del Mar Mile by three-quarters of a length over Becrux. Both winners earned guaranteed spots in the Breeders’ Cup as
Defending champion Lava Man headlines the field for Sunday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar.
Primary As overtook Green Day in the second quarter and went on to a victory in the second of two elimination races for the $724,770 Yonkers Trot on Saturday night. Adrian Chip, an American-born and Swedish owned 3-year-old, won the opener of the two $40,000 eliminations for the second leg of the trotting Triple Crown.
Lady Joanne fought off Octave and Lear’s Princess in a tough stretch run to win Saturday’s $500,000 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. The Carl Nafzger trained Lay Joanne held off the closing Lear’s Princess and a late run from Octave, who could not get up in time on the rail. The filly drifted in
River’s Prayer beat Strong Faith by a half-length Friday in the $200,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del Mar. Ridden by Clinton Potts, River’s Prayer covered 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.85, fastest at the distance at Del Mar’s summer meeting. River’s Prayer paid $6.20, $3.20 and $2.80. Strong Faith returned $4 and $3.20, while Lady Gamer