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, December 4th, 2016   (1 day ago)
Miss Temple City, the 8-5 favorite under Edgar Prado, gamely held off the late challenge of an onrushing Roca Rojo to win the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes for older fillies and mares on closing...
Sunday, December 4th, 2016   (1 day ago)
Miss Temple City © Benoit Photo EDGAR PRADO (Miss Temple City, winner) – “The trick with her is to get her to settle early. We got a good spot early and in the first eighth...
Sunday, December 4th, 2016   (2 days ago)
Zindaya schooling at Del Mar © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club FOLLOWING THE BROWN DERBY COULD IT BE A BROWN MATRIARCH? In the wake of a 1-2 finish from three starters in Saturday’s...
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (2 days ago)
Lightly-raced Annals of Time, under a brilliant ride by East Coast star Javier Castellano, darted through a narrow opening in midstretch and overhauled stablemate Beach Patrol nearing the wire to win the Grade I $300,000...
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (2 days ago)
MIKE SMITH (Vale Dori, winner) – “I was surprised to find out how much horse I had. I gave her one little bit of encouragement and she just threw me in the back seat. She’s...
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (3 days ago)
Time and Motion © @tl_webb twitter ‘CALIFORNIA GIRL’ TIME AND MOTION A MAJOR MATRIARCH THREAT Having spent her entire nine-race career at East Coast venues, 3-year-old filly Time and Motion boarded a plane in New...
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (3 days ago)
Miss Temple City © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar’s third fall Bing Crosby Thoroughbred racing season concludes Sunday, featuring a star-studded field of older fillies and mares in the Grade I...
Friday, December 2nd, 2016   (3 days ago)
Rye © Benoit Photo Providing jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Bill Morey with their third victories of the afternoon, 9-2 shot Rye swept to the lead in the stretch and went on to score a...
Friday, December 2nd, 2016   (4 days ago)
Free Rose © Benoit Photo BALTAS COULD BE WEST COAST’S BIG HOPE IN WEEKEND GRADE I STAKES Southern California racing fans who prefer to be somewhat parochial in their picks will likely be looking to...
Friday, December 2nd, 2016   (4 days ago)
Vale Dori © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s final weekend of its third fall Bing Crosby racing season will feature an exciting stakes doubleheader – the Grade II $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes for older fillies and mares...
Thursday, December 1st, 2016   (4 days ago)
Norman Stables’ consistent Silent Bird, with Fernando Perez in the saddle, scored his fourth consecutive victory Thursday with a hard-fought half-length triumph in Del Mar’s feature race, a seven-furlong sprint on the main track. Silent...
Thursday, December 1st, 2016   (5 days ago)
Zindaya © Benoit Photo EAST COAST INVASION FOR WEEKEND GRADE I STAKES IS COMPLETE The stakes barn was a bustling place Thursday morning as the result of an influx of horses from New York which...
Sunday, November 27th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Midnight Storm, whose success has been earned primarily on grass, showed his versatility Sunday as he transferred his ability to Del Mar’s main dirt track...
Sunday, November 27th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Term of Art © Benoit Photo JOE TALAMO (Term of Art, winner) – “He’s growing up. The more this horse runs, the better he’s going to get. He’ll just improve as he goes along, as...
Sunday, November 27th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Journey Home © Benoit Photo DEL MAR DEALS WITH UNUSUAL, NOT UNPRECEDENTED, WEATHER ISSUES The first storm that hit on Saturday afternoon deposited nearly three-quarters of an inch of rain on the track, Del Mar...
Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Ring Weekend (outside) © Benoit Photo Eastern-based trainer H. Graham Motion and jockey Drayden Van Dyke collaborated to sweep Del Mar’s stakes doubleheader on a rainy afternoon Saturday, winning the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante...
Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Journey Home © Benoit Photo DRAYDEN VAN DYKE (Journey Home, winner) – “Man, I had a lot of horse today. Way more horse than I could use. She was just full of run. I really...
Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Miss Temple City © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club MISS TEMPLE CITY, ISOTHERM WORK FOR GRADE I STAKES Miss Temple City and Isotherm put in final workouts Saturday for the Grade I Matriarch...
Saturday, November 26th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Del Mar’s four-day Thanksgiving Holiday weekend of top-level stakes action concludes Sunday with a doubleheader, the $100,000 Cecil DeMille for two-year-olds at one mile on...
Friday, November 25th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Texas Ryano © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Warren Williamson’s Texas Ryano, who trailed Ashleyluvssugar in three straight stakes races this year, gained a measure of revenge on his rival Friday with a...