Harper earns Eclipse Award of Merit

Joe Harper, who has led the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club over the past 40 years and enabled Del Mar to become one of North America’s most successful racetracks, has been selected to receive the Eclipse Award of Merit in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.

Glorious Empire does it again, eyes turf title

After watching stable star Glorious Empire finish last in the Breeders’ Cup Turf in November, trainer Chuck Lawrence turned away from the track and offered the only excuse he could come up with at the time.

“Well, he must have bled again.”

The Saturday Special – Dec. 22

The final Saturday before Christmas brings another light slate of racing here in the U.S. – just a single graded stakes to go with a six-pack of stakes at Fair Grounds – with everyone settling in for an extended Christmas weekend.

The Saturday Special – Dec. 15

The countdown to Christmas and the end of 2018 is on and with it a significantly reduced slate of racing here in North America.

The Saturday Special – Dec. 8

Two Grade 1 stakes for juveniles, the Clasico del Caribe and Louisiana Champions Day highlight a busy day of racing previewed in this week’s edition of The Saturday Special.