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.

Strong Close Nets Prat Solo Jockey Title; Baltas, D'Amato Tie for Trainer Crown

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Flavien Prat © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Flavien Prat returned from a trip to his native France to win seven races in the last three days of the meeting to claim outright for 2017 the...

Hronis Brothers Sweep Del Mar Owners' Crown

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Pete & Kosta Hronis © Benoit Photo Brothers Pete and Kosta Hronis were Del Mar champs – for the third time – for owners at the 2017 Del Mar summer meet which ended Monday. During...

Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Terra's Angel © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club SASHA RISENHOOVER (Terra’s Angel, winner) – “This is so special. Words can’t begin to tell. This is the most special race I’ve ever been involved in in my...

Bolt d'Oro, Nakatani Win Del Mar Futurity

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Bolt d'Oro © Benoit Photo Ruis Racing’s Bolt d’Oro, a $630,000 purchase as a yearling, rallied from next-to-last under jockey Corey Nakatani to wear down Zatter late in the stretch and win the Grade I...

Stable Notes Sept 4, 2017

Monday, September 4th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Bob Baffert © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ANOTHER SEASON, ANOTHER MAJOR DEL MAR RECORD FOR BAFFERT With the victory by St Patrick’s Day in Saturday’s eighth race, Bob Baffert moved ahead of Mike Mitchell to...

Sharp Samurai Wins Del Mar Derby

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Sharp Samurai © Benoit Photo Under a beautifully-timed ride by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, 2-1 favored Sharp Samurai proved best by a half-length Sunday in the 73rd running of the Grade II $250,000 Del...

Del Mar Juvenile Turf

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Encumbered © Benoit Photo MARIO GUTIERREZ (Encumbered, winner) – “(Trainer Simon Callaghan) said there were a lot of maidens in the race, a lot of green horses. He said just don’t get in trouble. Find...

Stable Notes Sept 3, 2017

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Bolt d'Oro © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club OWNER/TRAINER MICK RUIS HAS FUTURITY VISIONS FOR BOLT D’ORO The newly-formed Ruis Racing Stable of owner Mick Ruis, Sr., pulled off a big surprise when its Union Strike,...

Cambodia Triumphs in John C. Mabee Stakes

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Cambodia © Benoit Photo Under a well-judged ride by 22-year-old jockey Drayden Van Dyke, 5-2 favored Cambodia, winner of the Grade II Yellow Ribbon Handicap a month ago, reaffirmed her quality Saturday with a narrow...

Moonshine Memories Wins Grade I Del Mar Debutante

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Moonshine Memories © Benoit Photo Moonshine Memories, a $650,000 purchase as a yearling, stamped herself to be a filly with a bright future Saturday as she led from wire-to-wire under jockey Flavien Prat to win...

Del Mar Futurity Climaxes 78th Summer Racing Season

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Run Away © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s 78th summer season of Thoroughbred racing comes to an end Monday, Labor Day, with presentation of a stakes triple-header, including the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity at...

Stable Notes Sept 2, 2017

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Tatters to Riches © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club MULLINS HAS HIGH HOPES IN FUTURITY FOR HIS MILLION DOLLAR BABY The gavel fell at $1 million and the 2-year-old colt was sold at the Ocala Breeders’...

Bookies Luck Surprises in I'm Smokin Stakes

Friday, September 1st, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Bookies Luck © Benoit Photo Bookies Luck, overlooked in the betting at 14-1 after finishing eighth in the Graduation Stakes, took command turning for home and cruised to a handy triumph Friday in the featured...

Summer's Three-Year-Old Champion at Stake in Del Mar Derby Sunday

Friday, September 1st, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Bowies Hero © Benoit Photo The summer season’s three-year-old championship will be on the line Sunday in the 73rd running of the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby at a mile and one-eighth over the...

Stable Notes Sept 1, 2017

Friday, September 1st, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Run Away © Benoit Photo NINE ENTERED FOR CLOSING DAY $300,000 GRADE I FUTURITY A field of nine was entered Friday for Monday’s $300,000 Grade I Del Mar Futurity, the traditional Closing Day feature as...

Watch This Cat Wins Del Mar Turf Sprint

Thursday, August 31st, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Watch This Cat © Benoit Photo Watch This Cat, with Rafael Bejarano in the saddle, was the swiftest of the swift Thursday as she led from wire-to-wire to win Del Mar’s feature, a five-furlong sprint...

Del Mar Debutante, John C. Mabee Stakes Highlight Strong Program Saturday

Thursday, August 31st, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Spectator © Benoit Photo A most attractive stakes doubleheader – the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante and the Grade II $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes – will be the featured highlights of a strong...

Stable Notes Aug 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31st, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Gabrielleelizabeth © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club GUILLOT AIMS TO WORK LONG SHOT VOODOO IN DEBUTANTE Trainer Eric Guillot sat on a bale of hay near where his two fillies for upcoming stakes were stabled and...

Spiced Perfection Upset Winner of Generous Portion Stakes

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Spiced Perfection © Benoit Photo Dare to Dream Stable’s Spiced Perfection, unraced since breaking her maiden on opening day, July 19, of Del Mar’s summer season, wore down odds-on favored Show It N Moe It...

Continental Divide, Smokem Renew Rivalry in I'm Smokin Stakes

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017   (2 weeks ago)
Continental Divide © Benoit Photo Promising two-year-old colts Continental Divide and Smokem will renew their burgeoning rivalry Friday when they tangle for the third time as part of a nine-horse field of California-bred youngsters in...