Del Mar Stable News

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Del Mar Wagering Menu has 17 Different Ways to "Get Down"

Thursday, June 25th, 2020   (1 week ago)
Del Mar’s 2020 betting menu will offer 17 different ways for racing fans to back their favorites at the seaside oval as it presents its 81st racing season between July 10 and September 7. Though...

Del Mar's First Condition Book Now Offered Online

Friday, June 12th, 2020   (3 weeks ago)
Horsemen can now access Del Mar’s first condition book of the summer meeting online by going to the track’s website – dmtc.com/horsemen/condition-book. The Del Mar meet opens on Friday, July 10. The first condition book...

Nominations Close June 12 for Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

Monday, June 1st, 2020   (1 month ago)
Bast © Benoit Photo Nominations will close Friday, June 12 for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for...

Got Stormy Prevails in Grade I Matriarch Stakes

Sunday, December 1st, 2019   (7 months ago)
Got Stormy © Benoit Photo Gary Barber’s Got Stormy, the 7-5 favorite ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, strengthened her claim to year-end honors as the top female runner over grass in 2019 with an authoritative victory...

Oscar Dominguez Notches Upset in Hollywood Turf Cup

Sunday, December 1st, 2019   (7 months ago)
Oscar Dominguez © Benoit Photo Irish-bred Oscar Dominguez, claimed for $40,000 last winter at Santa Anita, rallied from last place under a typically patient ride by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez to win the...

Smooth Like Strait Wire-to-Wire Winner of DeMille Stakes

Sunday, December 1st, 2019   (7 months ago)
Smooth Like Strait © Benoit Photo Smooth Like Strait, a 15-1 longshot piloted by Geovanni Franco, sprinted to the lead out of the gate and never looked back in scoring a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in...

Stable Notes December 1, 2019

Sunday, December 1st, 2019   (7 months ago)
Mark Casse © Benoit Photo GOT STORMY LATEST IN LINE OF EXCEPTIONAL CASSE-TRAINED FEMALES Got Stormy had her head out over the stall webbing Sunday morning, a braid in her forelock dangling down one side...

Mo Forza, Lopez Win Grade I Hollywood Derby

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Mo Forza © Benoit Photo Providing jockey Paco Lopez with his third graded stakes victory of the afternoon, Mo Forza, the 5-2 betting choice, took advantage of a perfect trip to win the featured Grade...

Next Shares Upsets in Seabiscuit Handicap

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Next Shares © Benoit Photo Rallying on the rail into and through the stretch, 26-1 longshot Next Shares and jockey Jose Valdivia, Jr., won the Grade II $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap Saturday. When the leading horses...

Ex-Claimer Zuzanna Surprises in Red Carpet Handicap

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Zuzanna © Benoit Photo Claimed for $8,000 in September of 2018, Zuzanna, the longest shot in the field of older fillies and mares at 23-1, climaxed her rise to prominence with a surprise victory in...