Horse Racing

DEL MAR, Calif. — Some Breeders’ Cup fans are expecting a freak show when the sixth race rolls around Saturday at Del Mar. Others will shade to the skeptical side when attempting to somehow beat Unique Bella, whose freakish exploits will make her a heavy favorite in the Grade 1, $1 million BC Filly and
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The early Pick 5 (races 1-5) at Del Mar Friday has its own intrigue before the Breeders’ Cup feeding frenzy begins. It also provides an opportunity to bolster your bankroll for the championship races. Race 1 Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup late pick four at Del Mar ends, of course, with the Classic, but begins in race
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Bill Mott was asked to recall the last time he was at Del Mar. “Well, I’ve sent a number of horses here,” he said, standing near his Breeders’ Cup contingent on the Del Mar backstretch. “Somebody told me we had something like nine wins from 19 runners in the last 20 years.” Swell. Happy for
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Show time for Breeders’ Cup 2017, finally. It took a long while for the Breeders’ Cup to reach the beach, as Del Mar track president Joe Harper acknowledged this week at the post draw. “We’ve been looking to get this since 1984,” said Harper, referring to the first year of the
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Jockey Mike Smith will wear a miniature camera on his helmet during this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup, bringing fans a close-up view from the saddle. Gun Runner, the top older horse on the East Coast, is the slight 9-5 favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Del Mar.
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