“You know, it’s just a little bit sad,” said his jockey,
“I’m sort of sad right now,” said his trainer,
Baffert likely still had some happy moments during the weekend, though, which included the winning debuts of two promising 2-year-olds in his barn - Chasing Yesterday, a half-sister to American Pharaoh, and Roadster.
There was also plenty of stakes action during the week. Winners were Unique Bella (Grade I, $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes); Ransom the Moon (Grade I, $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes); Fly to Mars ($150,000 California Dreamin’ Stakes), trained by Peter Miller of Encinitas; Just Grazed Me ($150,000 Fleet Treat Stakes); Take the One O One ($150,000 Real Good Deal Stakes); and Beach View ($100,000 Cougar II Handicap).
Del Mar also recently announced that this Saturday, Aug. 4, will be a Diamond Club Discount Day. Diamond Club members will receive free admission and a free program, along with discounted food and beverages in the Plaza de Mexico.