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San Luis Rey horses take top two positions in Pat O'Brien Stakes


Last updated 9/8/2021 at 4:53pm

Ginobili and jockey Drayden Van Dyke win the Grade II $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar. Village News/Benoit Photo

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

San Luis Rey Training Center horses finished first and second in the Grade 2 Pat O'Brien Stakes race Aug. 28 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

Ginobili, who is trained by Richard Baltas and was ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, won the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds and upward in 1:22.36. Ginobili finished 1 3/4 lengths ahead of C Z Rocket, who is trained by Peter Miller and had Florent Geroux as his jockey that day.

"It was a great win. I'm very excited," Baltas said.

"Both horses ran great," Miller said. "Hats off to them."

Baltas has trained Ginobili, who...

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