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, July 23rd, 2016   (3 hours ago)
San Clemente Handicap (Grade II) KENT DESORMEAUX (Mokat, winner) – “She was full of run. Richie (Baltas, trainer) said the one thing he wanted me to do was to get her to relax. Down the...
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016   (9 hours ago)
Hard Aces © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club SADLER’S CHOICE FOR HARD ACES TURNED OUT TO BE AN EASY ONE Friday morning dawned with trainer John Sadler having a decision to make regarding...
Friday, July 22nd, 2016   (1 day ago)
Enola Gray © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Unbeaten Enola Gray, the 1-9 favorite in a field of five California-bred three-year-old fillies, ran to her odds and then some Friday as she romped...
Friday, July 22nd, 2016   (1 day ago)
Hard Aces © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club With the declaration of pre-race favorite Hoppertunity because of a fever, 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces has inherited the favorite’s role...
Friday, July 22nd, 2016   (1 day ago)
"Chrome" © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club WAIT IS ALMOST OVER, SO LET’S TALK SD ‘CAP WEIGHTS The wait is almost over for California Chrome’s return to racing in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000...
Friday, July 22nd, 2016   (1 day ago)
Hoppertunity © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Pegram, Watson and Weitman’s Hoppertunity, a winner of almost $3 million in a successful career, will carry highweight of 123 pounds Sunday versus five rivals in...
Thursday, July 21st, 2016   (2 days ago)
Lynne's Legacy © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DP Racing’s Lynne’s Legacy, piloted by Victor Espinoza, rallied from last place to win Del Mar’s feature race, a contest for older fillies and mares...
Thursday, July 21st, 2016   (2 days ago)
California Chrome Galloping Thursday © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ‘CHROME DRAWS NO. 6 POST, MADE 4-T0-5 CHOICE FOR SAN DIEGO California Chrome drew the No. 6 post position and was made the...
Thursday, July 21st, 2016   (2 days ago)
California Chrome © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Superstar California Chrome, the top-ranked Thoroughbred in North America with record earnings of more than $12.5 million, returns to Del Mar Saturday as the 126-pound...
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016   (3 days ago)
Pretty N Cool © Benoit Photo Talented Pretty N Cool, who began her career last summer at Del Mar where she won the Sorrento Stakes and then was runner-up to ultimate juvenile filly champion Songbird...
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016   (3 days ago)
California Chrome before his Work July 16, 2016 © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club SIX ENTERED TO TAKE ON CALIFORNIA CHROME IN SAN DIEGO Six rivals were entered Wednesday to take on California...
Sunday, July 17th, 2016   (6 days ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Showing exceptional tenacity, Midnight Storm, the 8-5 favorite and 124-pound highweight, fought off multiple challenges in the stretch under jockey Rafael Bejarano to win the...
Sunday, July 17th, 2016   (6 days ago)
IT’S A WORKMANLIKE WORK FOR CHAMPION BEHOLDER Champion mare Beholder went through a solid workout Sunday morning covering seven furlongs in company in 1:27 under gray skies with the Hall of Fame combination of jockey...
Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (1 week ago)
She's Not Here © Benoit Midwestern invader She’s Not Here made it two-in-a-row in the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap as she surged to a narrow triumph in the mile and one-sixteenth grass course...
Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Fresh from a resounding wire-to-wire victory in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita in early June, Midnight Storm will pack highweight of 124 pounds versus eight formidable rivals in the 43rd running of...
Saturday, July 16th, 2016   (1 week ago)
CALIFORNIA CHROME ‘HAS HIS GAME FACE ON’ FOR DEL MAR WORK Champion California Chrome worked five furlongs in :59.20 Saturday morning here before more than 1,200 early-risers and on a racetrack cleared of all but...
Friday, July 15th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Monster Bea © Benoit Fifty-three-year old Gary Stevens demonstrated for the umpteenth time why he’s a member of Thoroughbred Racing’s Hall of Fame Friday as he piloted longshot Monster Bea to an upset victory in...
Friday, July 15th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Beholder © Benoit Photo SADLER’S STAKES SAFARI HERE STARTS WITH NANCY FROM NAIROBI John Sadler’s 52 stakes wins at Del Mar rank No. 6 all-time on a list of legends – Bob Baffert (113), Ron...
Thursday, July 14th, 2016   (1 week ago)
California Chrome at Del Mar © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club CALIFORNIA CHROME MORE THAN READY FOR DEL MAR CLOSEUP California Chrome got down to the business of training for the Grade II...
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Phil D'Amato © Benoit DEFENDING CHAMP, ‘NOW’ TRAINER EYE SUCCESSFUL SUMMERS Jerry Hollendorfer is on a roll here. The Hall of Famer shared the Del Mar summer training title with Peter Miller in 2014 and...