The Pizza Man, fourth in the Grade I Canadian International and fifth in the Grade I Northern Dancer. Prior to those efforts, comes into Del Mar from Woodbine to take on eleven distance-loving grass Thoroughbreds Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, in the Grade II $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, the kick-off event of Del Mar’s fall Turf Festival.
The 5-year old son of English Channel had reeled off five straight victories over the grass prior to venturing into the Great White North. Three of those victories came after an eight month freshening and all came in Illinois, including the G3 Stars ‘n Stripes. The Pizza Man, trained by Roger Brueggemann, draws the outside #11 post.
The Hollywood Turf Cup will be the first race in Del Mar history to be contested at the… Read the rest of this entry >>