The 79th summer season at Del Mar got underway on July 18, and more than 40,000 people attended the opening day festivities.
The 36-day meet, which runs until Sep. 3., includes six Grade 1 stakes races, highlighted by the $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 18.
Many were hoping Justify would compete in the Classic, and it remains to be seen if he will.
Justify is dealing with a swollen left-front ankle and will be re-evaluated in two weeks before returning to training.
Graded stakes race the San Clemente Stakes highlighted Saturday’s competition at Del Mar, located about 20 miles north of San Diego.
War Heroine earn her first graded victory Saturday evening as the 5-1 shot in the San Clemente Stakes, holding off Ollie’s Candy and Ms Bad Behavior at the finish of the one-mile race on turf for three-year old fillies. Check out the race video below.
2018 San Clemente Stakes race video
FRACTIONS: :22.85 :46.86 1:10.67 1:22.56 1:34.90
Final time: 1:39.90
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2018 San Clemente Stakes race results
- War Heroine (No. 10 horse)
- Ollie’s Candy (No. 14)
- Ms Bad Behavior (No. 2)
- Ahisma (No. 5)
- Flammetta (No. 8)
- Animosity (No. 8)
- West Palm Beach (No. 9)
- Ms Peuntour (No. 13)
- Miss Sienna (No. 4)
- Lexington Grace (No. 12)
- Dulce Ride (No. 6)
- Rockin Ready (No. 1)
- Pursuing The Dream (No. 11)
2018 San Clemente Stakes betting results
War Heroine $13.80 to win, $7.80 to place, $4.80 to show
Ollie’s Candy $8.60 to place, $5 to show
Ms Bad Behavior $3.20 to show
$1 Exacta $68.20
$2 Quinella $77.20
50 cent Trifecta $111.85
10 cent Superfecta $648.54
Betting WPS pool: $769,291
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