Solana Beach Stakes up Next

Eddie is still pointing to the Solana Beach Stakes for Moonless Sky. This race will be run on Friday, August 10th. Last year, Moonless ran a game race to finish second by a nose.    2017 Solana Beach Stakes

We did reserve the Del Mar Luxury Suite for the race for the owners. This is a premium event and will be about $80.00 per ticket (only a few tickets will be available).  Tickets will be available on Sunday, July 29th in the events section of the app.

Race Recap

Moonless Sky finished sixth beaten about 5.5 lengths in yesterday’s fourth race at Del Mar. We won’t sugarcoat it. It’s tough to win races, especially at Del Mar, and especially when the leaders up front went somewhat slow early on and were able to finish the final quarter mile in 23 and change. Jockey Rafael Bejarano told us after the race “You just cannot make up the ground when the race unfolds like that and the leaders are finishing that fast and not coming back to the field.” “I really like this mare and hope to be back aboard in the Solana Beach Stakes in three weeks where I think it’ll be a better race for her.” We’d like to thank all of her owners who came out to the track yesterday. We had a great time with you all and hope to see you back in a few weeks.

Entry- Moonless Sky

Moonless Sky is entered in Saturday’s fourth race going a mile on the turf. Moonless drew post 10 in a field of 10. Jockey Rafael Bejarano gets the mount. Bejarano was Del Mar’s leading jockey from 2013-2016, so we have a jockey who knows his way around Del Mar. Eddie is very upbeat about the race and we’re hoping for a great effort Saturday.

Note: For anyone attending the Morning Workout event on Saturday Moonless Sky will now be off limits for the backstretch visit due to the race date change. Most trainers, including Eddie like to keep their horses in a zone as much as possible on race day.

Potential Audible

No, not that Audible!

We just heard from Eddie Truman that he may opt for next Saturday’s allowance optional claiming race at a mile on the turf versus the Osunitas Stakes on Friday. Eddie thinks Saturday’s race may come up a little easier and it comes with a bigger purse. We’ll provide an update when the decision is finalized.