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.

Saturday, August 27th, 2016   (10 hours ago)
Miss Sunset © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Miss Sunset, the 1-2 favorite on the basis of her career debut which she won stylishly by four and three-quarter lengths, improved on that performance...
Saturday, August 27th, 2016   (13 hours ago)
Masochistic © Benoit Masochistic, the overwhelming favorite at 1-5, delivered as expected Saturday with a brilliant front-running victory under jockey Tyler Baze in the featured Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes. Running versus only two...
Saturday, August 27th, 2016   (15 hours ago)
Enola Gray © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ENOLA GRAY AIMS TO STAY PERFECT AND WIN SECOND STAKE HERE The phrase that trainer Phil D’Amato often uses to describe 3-year-old filly Enola Gray’s...
Friday, August 26th, 2016   (1 day ago)
Enola Gray © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Enola Gray, unbeaten and untested in three races in her brief career, will attempt to emulate champions Beholder and Stellar Wind Sunday when she heads...
Friday, August 26th, 2016   (1 day ago)
Masochistic © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club COULD VYJACK ‘HYJACK’ O’BRIEN FROM MASOCHISTIC? Masochistic, the 4-5 morning line favorite, is clearly the horse to beat in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes....
Thursday, August 25th, 2016   (2 days ago)
Whisk (inside) © Benoit Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Whisk, hustled to the front in the opening strides by jockey Tyler Baze, held on gamely near the wire to win the feature race Thursday at Del Mar,...
Thursday, August 25th, 2016   (2 days ago)
Masochistic © Benoit California-bred flash Masochistic, a sprinter capable of sheer brilliance when he’s on his game, figures to be a solid favorite versus only four rivals Saturday in the Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien...
Thursday, August 25th, 2016   (2 days ago)
Shared Belief © Benoit HOLLENDORFER HAS FAVORITE IN RACE RENAMED FOR ONE OF HIS OWN Jerry Hollendorfer trained and was part owner of Shared Belief. The Hall of Fame conditioner charted a campaign in which...
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016   (3 days ago)
Soi Phet (Left) Magic Mark © Benoit Photo Soi Phet, an 11-10 favorite, and Magic Mark, a 10-1 outsider in the betting, shared honors Wednesday as they won divisions of the featured Harry F. Brubaker...
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016   (3 days ago)
Masochistic © Benoit MASOCHISTIC CASTS BIG SHADOW OVER SMALL O’BRIEN FIELD Masochistic, one of the top sprinters in the country in 2015, made a strong return to racing after a nine-month layoff in an allowance...
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016   (3 days ago)
Shared Belief © Benoit Eleven promising three-year-olds will clash at a flat mile on the main track Friday in the $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar. The race, formerly called the El Cajon Stakes,...
Sunday, August 21st, 2016   (6 days ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Classy Midnight Storm, whose affection for Del Mar’s infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course goes back to his victory in the 2014 Del Mar Derby, scored...
Sunday, August 21st, 2016   (6 days ago)
California Chrome leaving for Los Alamitos © Hank Wesch Twitter ‘CHROME GIVEN A CHAMPIONS SENDOFF HEADING HOME TO LOS AL To celebrate California Chrome’s victory in Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic, trainer Art Sherman...
Saturday, August 20th, 2016   (1 week ago)
California Chrome © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club California Chrome, all-time leading money-winner in North America, embellished his growing stature as one of the finest Thoroughbreds to grace the racing scene in recent...
Saturday, August 20th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Ashleyluvssugar © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Masterfully-rated on the lead by Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, 5-2 favored Ashleyluvssugar held on desperately in the final strides to nose out rallying Metaboss...
Saturday, August 20th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Harmonize © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Larkin Armstrong’s Harmonize, a highly-regarded Eastern invader trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and piloted by Junior Alvarado, outfinished Decked Out and Kent Desormeaux in...
Saturday, August 20th, 2016   (1 week ago)
PLAYING THE ‘WHAT IF’ GAME FOR THE TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC We read through the press kit for the 26th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic and skimmed the record book (to save you...
Friday, August 19th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Frenzified © Benoit DP Racing’s English-bred Frenzified, third and second in two middle-distance grass races this summer, stretched out to a mile and three-eighths, a distance she obviously appreciated, and scored an impressive triumph Friday...
Friday, August 19th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Midnight Storm © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Classy and speedy Midnight Storm, a winner of four of five starts over the seaside grass course, including victories in the 2014 Del Mar Derby...
Friday, August 19th, 2016   (1 week ago)
Dalmore © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club BEYOND THE BIG THREE, CLASSIC HOPES ABIDE FOR OTHERS The odds, from morning line to expected final flash, are that one of three horses – Beholder,...