Battle of the Exes

Mike Smith, aboard Joker Face, leads Chantal Sutherland, on Parable, during the ‘Battle of the Exes’ match race on Aug. 7 at Del Mar. Photo: Kelley Carlson

Jockey Mike Smith won the one-mile race by 2 1/4 lengths aboard Joker Face, holding a clear lead over Chantal Sutherland and her horse, Parable, the entire way. This was the fifth match race in Del Mar history, and the first since jockey Pat Valenzuela narrowly defeated rival Julie Krone in the “Battle of the Sexes” in 2003. Photos: Kelley Carlson