Jockey Rafael Bejarano saved the best for last on Wednesday's final day of the 37-day Del Mar meeting.
He guided Rolling Fog to a 11/4-length triumph over Know More in the Grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity, giving him a record 13 stakes victories, the most by any jockey in a Del Mar meeting.
"Sweet. Oh, so sweet," Bejarano said.
He also won the jockey title.
It was the 11th Futurity win for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, whose father and mentor, Bill Baffert Sr., died Monday at his home in Nogales, Ariz. He was 88.
Bejarano was pushed to the end by red-hot jockey Joe Talamo, who won his 12th stakes when Dry Summer took the $100,000 Oak Tree Juvenile at one mile on the turf for 2-year-olds. Talamo, 22, finished second in the jockey standings to Bejarano, 52-43, and had 19 wins on the Jimmy Durante turf course. The Louisiana native returns to his home state Saturday to ride the Baffert-trained Blueskiesnrainbows in the $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.