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, November 30th, 2014   (2 months ago)
Beautifully rated on the lead by jockey Joel Rosario, Eastern invader La Tia led from start to finish Sunday to win the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes on the 15th and final day of a...
Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (2 months ago)
Conquest Stables' Conquest Typhoon and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade III, Cecil B. DeMille Stakes Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (Grade III) MIKE SMITH (Conquest Typhoon, winner) -- "Mark (trainer Mark Casse) thought this horse...
Sunday, November 30th, 2014   (2 months ago)
By Hank Wesch GOOD VIBES FROM CALIFORNIA CHROME WIN LINGER AFTER DERBY Immediately following California Chrome’s stirring victory, viewed by 21,889 on track Saturday, Mark Casse sought out Art Sherman. The trainer of runner-up Lexie...
Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome enhanced his claim to consideration for year-end Horse of the Year honors Saturday with a brilliant victory in the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar....
Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Bill and Vicki Poston's Ol' Fashion Gal and jockey Joe Talamo win the Grade III $150,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes Jimmy Durante Stakes (Grade III) JOE TALAMO (Ol’ Fashion Gal, winner) – “She loves the turf....
Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Big Cazanova and jockey Evis Trujillo win the Grade III, $200,000 Native Diver Stakes, Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA. Native Diver Stakes Quotes (Grade III) ELVIS TRUJILLO (Big...
Saturday, November 29th, 2014   (3 months ago)
By Hank Wesch IF YOU KNEW, LEXIE LOU, YOU’D KNOW WHY SHE MIGHT COME THROUGH Taking on Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome is a formidable assignment for any horse. And by entering...
Friday, November 28th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Last with slightly more than a quarter-mile to run, Kaigun unleashed a brilliant burst of speed in the stretch to win the featured Grade II $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap Friday under jockey Corey Nakatani. Kaigun, a...
Friday, November 28th, 2014   (3 months ago)
By Hank Wesch SHERMAN, CASSE HAVE AMICABLE MEETING ON EVE OF SHOWDOWN Trainers Art Sherman and Mark Casse met for the first time Friday at 7 a.m. trackside at Del Mar. It was an amicable,...
Friday, November 28th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Del Mar’s inaugural fall Bing Crosby Season, a success in all categories, comes to a climax Sunday (Nov. 30) highlighted by a stakes doubleheader, the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch for older fillies and mares and...
Thursday, November 27th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Under deft handling by jockey Victor Espinoza, Finnegans Wake rallied between horses entering the stretch, then fought off longshot Patrioticandproud in the final sixteenth to score a neck triumph in the featured Grade II $250,000...
Thursday, November 27th, 2014   (3 months ago)
By Hank Wesch IN SHERMAN’S EYE, CALIFORNIA CHROME LOOKS AT HOME ON THE TURF Trainer Art Sherman eschewed his usual mezzanine-tier viewing spot in the grandstand for a ground-level one on the Jimmy Durante Turf...
Thursday, November 27th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Seeking to strengthen his claim to Horse of the Year laurels, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome returns to the scene of his earliest success Saturday when he will face five rivals, including...
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Braly Family Trust’s classy Tom’s Tribute, champion older horse and grass competitor last summer at Del Mar after winning the Grade I Eddie Read Stakes and Grade II Del Mar Mile, tops a field of...
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014   (3 months ago)
Eleven distance-loving grass Thoroughbreds will tangle Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, in the Grade II $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, kick-off event of Del Mar’s fall Turf Festival. Post time for the first of eight races on the...
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014   (3 months ago)
Displaying the gameness that he has become known for, Big Macher, the 7-5 favorite ridden by Rafael Bejarano, fought off the two-pronged attack of longshot Rousing Sermon and previously unbeaten Red Outlaw to win the...
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014   (3 months ago)
By Hank Wesch CALIFORNIA CHROME BREEZES HALF-MILE IN 52 FLAT ON TURF Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome made his first appearance of the year at Del Mar on Sunday morning, breezing a...
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014   (3 months ago)
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome made his first appearance of the year at Del Mar on Sunday morning, breezing a half-mile on the turf in 52 seconds under regular jockey Victor Espinoza...
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (3 months ago)
Team Valor International's Three Hearts, winless since April of 2013, ended her losing streak in a big way Saturday with a surprise victory at odds of 29-1 in the featured $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap before...
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (3 months ago)
By Hank Wesch MOTION COMES IN FROM THE COLD WITH HOT STAKES HORSES H. Graham Motion escaped the frozen East on Friday for considerably warmer and sunnier Del Mar – but only for a matter...