• The Associated Press

    California Chrome wins San Diego Handicap

    California Chrome beat Dortmund by a half-length Saturday at Del Mar in the Grade 2 $200,000 San Diego Handicap, the 1 1/16-mile prep for the Grade I $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 20. Ridden by Victor Espinoza for trainer Art Sherman, the 2014 Horse of the Year was making his first start since winning the world's most lucrative race, the $10 million World Cup in Dubai on March 26. ''I have a lot of respect for Dortmund and he made me run hard.

  • Patriots Rule rallies to win California Dreamin' Stakes
    The Associated Press

    Patriots Rule rallies to win California Dreamin' Stakes

    Long-shot Patriots Rule rallied from last to beat Ambitious Brew by a half-length Sunday in the $150,000 California Dreamin' Stakes at Del Mar. Patriots Rule ran 1 1/16 miles on the turf course in 1:41.78 and paid $35.80, $12.40 and $6.60 his sixth victory in 21 starts.