2022 Top Stakes to Bet On: G1 Del Mar Futurity, and 6 Other Races Highlights Weekend

2022 Top Stakes to Bet On: G1 Del Mar Futurity, and 6 Other Races Highlights Weekend

Del Mar’s final racing day of their summer meet happens on Sunday, September 11. On Sunday, the racetrack dubbed “Where the Turf Meets the Surf” runs the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity for 2 year old colts. Check out more info on the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity as well as information on five other fantastic races happening on Saturday and Sunday. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds for the Top Stakes Races of the Week from Saturday, September 10th to Sunday, September 11th. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.

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Kentucky Downs | Saturday, September 10

  • Grade 3 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf – 1 mile turf – 3 & 4 year old fillies

Some of the best 3 and 4 year old turf running fillies in North American will step into the starting gate for the Grade 3 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf.

Favoritism could land on Albert Stall trained Dalika. The Grade 1 Beverly D winner faces rival Princess Grace, Cristophe Clement trained Plum Ali, and Hendy Woods from the Mark Casse  barn. She Can’t Sing, Henrietta Topham, Market Rumor, and Lady Speightspeare should also run.  

  • Grade 3 Kentucky Downs Turf Cup – 1 ½ miles turf – 3 year olds & up

The Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs should be a super competitive race. Already, connections for four horses: Arklow, Militarist, Admissions Office, and Breakpoint, have said they will saddle their charges for the Turf Cup. 

In his last, Breakpoint, a Neil Drysdale trained 5 year old, beat Red King and Avenue to win the Grade 3 San Juan Capistrano. Breakpoint could end up going off the chalk if no other big names sign up for the race. 

  • Grade 3 Winstar Farm Mint Million Mile – 1 mile turf – 3 year olds & up

At least 9 horses will run for the winner’s share of this Saturday’s Mint Million Mile purse. Trainer Mike Maker will saddle Atone. 

Other likely participants include Pixelate from the Michael Stidham barn, Victory Oliver trained Kentucky Ghost, Gray’s Fable from the Brian Lynch barn, and Dallas Stewart trained Cavalry Charge. Connections for Tuts Revenge, Betwithbothhands, Mr. Dumas and Injunction also plan on running.   

Del Mar | Saturday, September 10

  • Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante – 7 furlongs dirt – 2 year old fillies

So far, Justique is the only confirmed runner for the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante. The Del Mar Debutante often produces a favorite for the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies. Horseplayers should expect close to a full field. 

Bob Baffert won this race last year with Grace Adler. Baffert, no doubt, will saddle at least one runner in this year’s event. 

  • Grade 2 John C. Mabee Stakes – 1 1/8 miles turf – 3 & 4 year old fillies & mares

Paul D’Amato plans on saddling three runners in Del Mar’s final graded event of their summer meet. Burgoo Alley, Going to Vegas, and Going Global will all run in the John C. Mabee on Saturday. 

Park Avenue goes for John Sadler. Two others expected to race include Avenue de France and Eddie’s New Dream.  

Del Mar | Sunday, September 11

  • Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity – 7 furlongs dirt – 2 year old colts

In the past, Bob Baffert has owned the Del Mar Futurity. Bob will have a huge chance to win another Futurity on Sunday when he saddles two runners with a chance: Cave Rock and Havnameltdown.

A son of Uncaptured by a Put It Back broodmare, Havnameltdown won the Grade Best Pal in his last and is 2-for-2 lifetime. Cave Rock, an Arrogate sired 2 year old, broke his maiden at first asking. Handicapping must start with the two Baffert runners. 


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