Del Mar Stable News

These news articles are specific to the Backside including Stable Notes and other race-related stories. For official Press Releases and announcements, you can read our News & Press Releases.

Saturday, September 5th, 2015   (21 minutes ago)
Nyquist winning the Grade II Best Pal Stakes Aug 8, 2014. The Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity, the race that a year ago launched American Pharoah on the road to stardom and ultimately into...
Friday, September 4th, 2015   (14 hours ago)
Smokey Image, unbeaten in three starts, including victories in two stakes, in Northern California, brought his act to Southern California Friday and performed to his 3-5 odds, winning the featured $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes in...
Friday, September 4th, 2015   (20 hours ago)
By Hank Wesch HOLLENDORFER, O’NEILL ARE TRIPLE THREATS IN DEBUTANTE The depth of 2-year-old filly talent in the stables of Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Doug O’Neill will be on display Saturday when...
Friday, September 4th, 2015   (1 day ago)
The 71st running of the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby tops a star-studded ten-race program Sunday which will also feature the appearance after the fourth race of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. In addition...
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015   (1 day ago)
Giving 23-year-old French-born jockey Flavien Prat his third victory of the afternoon, Double HJ Stable’s No Silent rallied in the stretch to win the Del Mar feature Thursday, a five-furlong sprint over the infield Jimmy...
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015   (1 day ago)
By Hank Wesch SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES SEEKING DEBUTANTE GOLD Pretty N Cool has looked extremely impressive in her two career starts here, winning a maiden event and then the Grade II $200,000 Sorrento Stakes by a...
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015   (2 days ago)
Pretty N Cool, unbeaten in two starts, including an easy victory in the Sorrento Stakes, will put her perfect record on the line Saturday when she heads a strong field of 11 two-year-old fillies in...
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015   (2 days ago)
Wild in the Saddle, a 19-1 outsider with jockey Mario Gutierrez in the saddle, outfought My Monet through the stretch to win Wednesday’s featured $108,330 Tranquility Lake Stakes for older fillies and mares. Wild in...
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015   (2 days ago)
By Hank Wesch AMERICAN PHAROAH WILL PARADE AFTER FOURTH RACE SUNDAY Triple Crown champion American Pharoah returned to his Del Mar home Monday, two days after the three-quarter-length loss to Keen Ice in the Travers...
Sunday, August 30th, 2015   (5 days ago)
Hronis Racing's talented Stellar Wind performed to her 1-2 odds Sunday with a dominant victory in the featured Grade III $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes for three-year-old fillies. With regular jockey Victor Espinoza back at Del...
Sunday, August 30th, 2015   (5 days ago)
By Hank Wesch STELLAR WIND FOLLOWS BEHOLDER’S PATH IN TORREY PINES In 2013, Beholder, trained by Richard Mandella and ridden by Gary Stevens, ended a four-month layoff with a victory in the Torrey Pines Stakes....
Saturday, August 29th, 2015   (6 days ago)
On an afternoon when stablemate and Triple Crown champion American Pharoah stunningly lost in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga in New York, Gimme Da Lute salvaged a small amount of success for the...
Saturday, August 29th, 2015   (6 days ago)
By Hank Wesch IN A TRANSITION YEAR, BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR RAFAEL BEJARANO With two wins Friday, the second aboard Patriotic Diamond in the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes, Rafael Bejarano enters the final eight days...
Friday, August 28th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Patriotic Diamond, a well-backed 9-5 second choice despite her maiden status, rallied from far back to wear down longshot Just Google Me in the stretch and win the featured $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred...
Friday, August 28th, 2015   (1 week ago)
By Hank Wesch NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INFLUX WORKS FOR DEL MAR Among the reasons for optimism Racing Secretary David Jerkens cited in a pre-meeting assessment of the summer season was increased participation by Northern California-based trainers....
Friday, August 28th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Hronis Racing’s classy Stellar Wind, who appeared to be a strong contender for national three-year-old filly honors this spring until she finished fourth as the favorite in the Kentucky Oaks, figures to be a strong...
Thursday, August 27th, 2015   (1 week ago)
There were two perfect tickets in Del Mar’s Pick Six Thursday and each was worth a whopping $118,604.60. With a carryover of $56,415 from Wednesday, $338,435 was wagered Thursday in the Pick Six for a...
Thursday, August 27th, 2015   (1 week ago)
By Hank Wesch BAFFERT BARN GEARS UP FOR ‘PHAROAH-‘LUTE DOUBLE PART II On August 2, the stable of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert completed a transcontinental stakes double when Gimme Da Lute won the...
Thursday, August 27th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Overshadowed by stablemate American Pharoah in his quest for Triple Crown glory this year, Gimme Da Lute will be seeking to earn a share of the spotlight Saturday as the favorite versus six three-year-old rivals...
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Point Piper, the longest shot in the field at 30-1 under jockey Mario Gutierrez, proved narrowly best in a blanket finish to win the featured $86,880 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes Wednesday at Del Mar. Point...