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.

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015   (7 hours ago)
Heavily-favored Gimme Da Lute completed a coast-to-coast stakes double for trainer Bob Baffert Sunday as the three-year-old colt emulated his Triple Crown champion stablemate American Pharoah, winner of the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational, with a...
Sunday, August 2nd, 2015   (12 hours ago)
By Hank Wesch ALL ABUZZ ABOUT BEHOLDER AND PACIFIC CLASSIC POSSIBILITY The excitement after Beholder’s victory in the Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes and possible next start in the $1 million TVG Pacific...
Saturday, August 1st, 2015   (1 day ago)
In an amazing performance, two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder overcame serious traffic trouble in the early stages of Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes to score a brilliant seven-length triumph under jockey Gary...
Saturday, August 1st, 2015   (1 day ago)
By Hank Wesch SUNDAY COULD PROVE TO BE A REAL GOOD DEAL FOR BAFFERT Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has the odds-on favorite in a big race for 3-year-olds on Sunday. Yeah, yeah we...
Saturday, August 1st, 2015   (1 day ago)
Gimme Da Lute, a more than capable runner somewhat overlooked in the excitement over stablemate American Pharoah’s epic Triple Crown achievement, looms a strong favorite to add to his resume Sunday in the $200,000 Real...
Friday, July 31st, 2015   (2 days ago)
Ted Serna’s Obey, the 7-2 second choice under jockey Tiago Pereira, outbattled 41-1 longshot Later My Love through the stretch to win Friday’s featured $100,000 C.T.B.A. Stakes for California-bred two-year-old fillies. Obey, trained by Sam...
Friday, July 31st, 2015   (2 days ago)
By Hank Wesch A BEAUTY, BEHOLDER, EYES ANOTHER GRADE I IN HIRSCH STAKES From June to November of last year Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella had a lot to deal with regarding his two-time...
Friday, July 31st, 2015   (2 days ago)
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder, a winner of 12 of 17 career races and $3.4 million, heads a powerful field of nine older fillies and mares Saturday in the 45th running of the Grade I...
Thursday, July 30th, 2015   (3 days ago)
Appearing beaten in deep stretch, Little Jerry dug in gamely under jockey Martin Pedroza to win Thursday’s feature race at a mile and one-sixteenth on the grass in a five-horse blanket finish. Little Jerry, a...
Thursday, July 30th, 2015   (3 days ago)
By Hank Wesch ‘CINCO DE O’NEILL’ DAY BRINGS TRAINING RECORD AND CELEBRATION The celebration dinner following Doug O’Neill’s single-day training record five victories was held at the Pamplemousse Grill, just across Via de la Valle...
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015   (4 days ago)
Doug O'Neill, four times the leading trainer at Del Mar in his highly successful career, set an all-time Del Mar record for most wins in a day by a Thoroughbred conditioner Wednesday when he saddled...
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015   (4 days ago)
By Hank Wesch CROSBY WINNER WILD DUDE TO GO FOR SPRINT SWEEP IN O’BRIEN Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Wednesday morning that Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby stakes winner Wild Dude “came...
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015   (5 days ago)
American Pharoah works four furlongs in :48.80 Tuesday morning at Del Mar. American Pharoah worked a half mile in :48.80 seconds Tuesday morning at Del Mar in the Triple Crown winner’s final serious exercise for...
Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Wild Dude, dismissed at 11-1 odds by Del Mar bettors, overhauled 2-5 favored Masochistic in the final sixteenth of a mile to score a stunning upset in the featured Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes...
Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (1 week ago)
California Dreamin’ Handicap JOE TALAMO (Weewinnin, winner) – “He was game. I’ve got to give Brian (trainer Brian Koriner) credit. He took the blinkers off this horse today and he was better for it. When...
Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (1 week ago)
By Hank Wesch PACIFIC CLASSIC IS CATCH A FLIGHT’S NEXT DESTINATION Catch a Flight has become something of a milestone maker for both Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and Hall of Fame jockey Gary...
Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Argentine-bred Catch a Flight, ridden by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, forged to the front in the final strides Saturday to overhaul Appealing Tale and win the featured $200,000 San Diego Handicap, mile and one-sixteenth...
Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (1 week ago)
George Krikorian's Big Book and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the co-featured $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar, CA. Fleet Treat Stakes RAFAEL BEJARANO (Big Book, winner)...
Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (1 week ago)
By Hank Wesch ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ IS BIG INCENTIVE FOR MASOCHISTIC CAMP Trainer Ron Ellis says he paid little heed, a year ago, to the well-documented controversy that surrounded the first two races in...
Friday, July 24th, 2015   (1 week ago)
By Hank Wesch MILLER OPTS FOR SAN DIEGO OVER CROSBY WITH APPEALING TALE Peter Miller, the defending co-champion who tops the trainer standings through the first six days of the meeting, entered Appealing Tale in...