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 29th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Stormy Lucy © Benoit Photo Sent postward at 65-1 as the longest shot in an outstanding field of older fillies and mares, Stormy Lucy and jockey Kent Desormeaux stormed from far back to win the...
Sunday, November 29th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Dressed in Hermes © Zoe Metz Photography MIKE SMITH (Dressed in Hermes, winner) – “Janet (trainer Janet Armstrong) just said ride him with confidence. She said he might do best to lay fourth or fifth...
Sunday, November 29th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Tom Ward © Benoit Photo END OF BING SEASON IS ALSO DEL MAR FINALE FOR STEWARD TOM WARD Nearly three decades of service in the Del Mar stewards’ booth will come to an end for...
Saturday, November 28th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Chiropractor (right) © Benoit Photo Chiropractor, a 14-1 longshot under Corey Nakatani, rallied into contention from between horses entering the stretch to overhaul even-money choice Om and then held off the determined challenge of March...
Saturday, November 28th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Family Meeting © Zoe Metz Photography DRAYDEN VAN DYKE (Family Meeting, winner) – “She’s a little green; she hasn’t quite figured it all out yet. She was idling on me. But I could feel I...
Saturday, November 28th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Filimbi © Benoit Photo MATRIARCH INVADER FILIMBI HAS GRADE I STATUS GOAL A Grade I stakes victory in the U.S. is about the only thing lacking on the resume of the 5-year-old mare Filimbi. A...
Friday, November 27th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz Photography Under a flawlessly-timed ride by Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, 2014 Del Mar Derby winner Midnight Storm cruised to a decisive triumph in Friday’s featured Grade II $250,000 Seabiscuit...
Friday, November 27th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Olorda © Zoe Metz Photography Del Mar’s second fall Bing Crosby racing season comes to a close Sunday highlighted by an exciting stakes doubleheader – the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes and the Grade...
Friday, November 27th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Om, © Benoit Photo OM TAKES ON INVADING FORCE IN QUEST OF ‘TURF TRIPLE’ A capacity complement of 13 rivals, five of them shippers from the East, stands between 3-year-old colt Om and a “Derby...
Thursday, November 26th, 2015   (2 months ago)
The Pizza Man, © Benoit Photo Well-traveled The Pizza Man, the even-money favorite piloted by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, circled his opposition on the stretch turn with an impressive display of acceleration and cruised...
Thursday, November 26th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Om, © Benoit Photo The Grade I $350,000 Hollywood Derby, the race which propelled California Chrome to 2014 Horse of the Year laurels, tops a stakes triple-header Saturday on the next-to-last afternoon of the fall...
Thursday, November 26th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Richard Mandella, © Zoe Metz Photography MANDELLA AIMS TO BE FACTOR IN CLOSING WEEK STAKES Thanksgiving, for Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and most other racetrack people, is not only a day to give...
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Avanzare © Benoit Photo Nine seasoned and talented older Thoroughbreds, several of whom have won major stakes during their careers, will tangle Friday in the Grade II $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap at a mile and one-sixteenth...
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.’s The Pizza Man, a winner of 15 of 25 lifetime starts, including the Arlington Million last summer, heads a full field of 14 Thoroughbreds in the Grade II $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup,...
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015   (2 months ago)
Solid Wager © Benoit Photo Solid Wager, a 9-1 outsider in the betting, rallied from last place turning into the stretch under powerful urging from jockey Joe Talamo to win the featured $100,000 Cary Grant...
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015   (2 months ago)
Doug O'Neill © Zoe Metz Photography Trainer Doug O’Neill recorded the 2,000th victory of his career when Formally Wild won the second race Sunday at Del Mar under Tyler Baze. It was the 12th win...
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015   (2 months ago)
STAKES BONANZA HIGHLIGHTS CLOSING/HOLIDAY WEEK Racing secretary David Jerkens looked upon the abundant quality and quality that appears to be assembling for close of the Bing Crosby Season starting on Thanksgiving Day with some satisfaction...
Saturday, November 21st, 2015   (2 months ago)
Rusty Slipper © Benoit Photo Eastern invader Rusty Slipper, piloted by England’s champion jockey of 2015, Silvestre de Sousa, in his Del Mar Debut, accelerated powerfully in the stretch to win the Grade III $100,000...
Saturday, November 21st, 2015   (2 months ago)
Peter Miller and Son © Benoit Photo MILLER PONDERS POSSIBILITY OF FOUR FOR CARY GRANT Trainer Peter Miller has entered four horses in Sunday’s $100,000 seven-furlong Cary Grant Stakes. He’s not motivated by any nostalgic...
Friday, November 20th, 2015   (2 months ago)
Nite Delite © Benoit Photo Providing jockey Edwin Maldonado with his third victory of the afternoon, 2-1 favored Nite Delite scored a wire-to-wire victory Friday in Del Mar’s featured event, a five-furlong sprint over the...