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By Tom Ferrall
Staff Writer 

Fly to Mars sets course record at Del Mar


Last updated 8/4/2018 at 2:32pm

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Jockey Flavien Prat urges Fly to Mars to victory in the $151,725 California Dreamin' Stakes at Del Mar July 28. The Peter Miller-trained Fly to Mars set a turf course record for 1 1/16-miles with a time of 1:39.50.

The 4-year-old gelding Fly to Mars earned his first stakes victory, set a course record and capped a big week for trainer Peter Miller when he posted a one-length triumph in the $151,725 California Dreamin' Stakes at Del Mar July 28.

Fly to Mars was one of 11 horses based at the San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall to win a race at Del Mar during the second week of the seaside racetrack's summer season. Seven of those horses are trained by Miller.

The California Dreamin' was contested at 1 1/16-miles on turf and Fly to Mars stalked pacesetter and 2-1 favorite Pee Wee Reese from the sta...

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