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.

Friday, August 28th, 2015   (20 minutes 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   (16 hours 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   (21 hours 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   (21 hours 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 day 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...
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015   (1 day ago)
By Hank Wesch FAMILIAR TRIO NECK-AND-NECK DOWN THE STRETCH FOR TRAINER TITLE Three-time defending champion Rafael Bejarano has put his rivals for the jockey title in the rear view mirror, forging a nine-win lead over...
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015   (4 days ago)
Returning from a layoff of almost seven months, Avanzare showed no effects of his inactivity as he combined with Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens to win the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Mile Sunday...
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015   (4 days ago)
By Hank Wesch AMERICAN PHAROAH WORKS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:23.20 In front of a crowd of approximately 1,200, some of whom arrived more than an hour in advance, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah worked seven...
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015   (5 days ago)
B. Wayne Hughes’ Beholder, a two-time Eclipse Award champion, became the first female to win Del Mar’s signature race of the summer season, the Grade I $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, in a performance for...
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015   (5 days ago)
Michael House’s Florida-bred Big John B made it two wins in a row in the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Handicap with a hard-earned victory over favored Ashleyluvssugar in the mile and three-eighths marathon over...
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015   (5 days ago)
Gary and Cecil Barber’s Appealing Tale, the 6-5 favorite ridden by Joe Talamo, gamely resisted the stretch-long challenge of Wild Dude to win the Grade II $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes, one of two supporting features...
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015   (5 days ago)
By Hank Wesch PLAYING THE ‘WHAT IF’ GAME FOR THE TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC We read through the press kit for the Silver Anniversary 25th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic and skimmed the...
Friday, August 21st, 2015   (6 days ago)
By Hank Wesch EURTON HAS LEGITIMATE SHOT FOR PAT O’BRIEN, ‘HANDICAP DOUBLE The $1 million Grade I TVG Pacific Classic will rightfully get the lion’s share of attention on Saturday. But a pair of Grade...
Thursday, August 20th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Bird E House, a 50-1 longshot claimed for $8,000 in his previous start, won Thursday’s seventh race under Gonzalo Nicolas to key a massive carryover of $303,229 into Friday’s Pick Six wager. Bird E House,...
Thursday, August 20th, 2015   (1 week ago)
By Hank Wesch GRAHAM’S TAKING A LIKING TO DEL MAR, AND VICE VERSA In March, James Graham closed the Fair Grounds meeting in New Orleans with 106 wins and his first riding title after four...
Thursday, August 20th, 2015   (1 week ago)
The Grade II $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes and the Grade II Del Mar Handicap will be supporting features on Del Mar’s 11-race program Saturday which will be highlighted by the silver anniversary running of the...
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Holy Lute, winner of the 2013 El Cajon Stakes as a three-year-old, returned to the scene of his lone added-money triumph to win Wednesday’s featured $87,080 Green Flash at the abbreviated distance of five furlongs...
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Richard Mandella and Gary Stevens cracking jokes at the TVG Pacific Classic draw at Del Mar BEHOLDER DRAWS POST NINE, MADE 5-2 TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC FAVORITE Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder drew post position No....
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Two-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder is the 5-2 morning line favorite to become the first female thoroughbred to win Del Mar’s signature race of the summer season, the Grade I $1 million TVG Pacific Classic,...
Sunday, August 16th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Taris and jockey Gary Stevens win the Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap. Taris, a classy daughter of Flatter, and Chati’s On Top, a four-year-old Old Topper filly, shared the glory Sunday as they scored victories...