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.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015   (12 hours ago)
Appearing beaten in deep stretch, Little Jerry dug in gamely under jockey Martin Pedroza to win Thursday’s feature race at a mile and one-sixteenth on the grass in a five-horse blanket finish. Little Jerry, a...
Thursday, July 30th, 2015   (16 hours ago)
By Hank Wesch ‘CINCO DE O’NEILL’ DAY BRINGS TRAINING RECORD AND CELEBRATION The celebration dinner following Doug O’Neill’s single-day training record five victories was held at the Pamplemousse Grill, just across Via de la Valle...
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015   (1 day ago)
Doug O'Neill, four times the leading trainer at Del Mar in his highly successful career, set an all-time Del Mar record for most wins in a day by a Thoroughbred conditioner Wednesday when he saddled...
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015   (1 day ago)
By Hank Wesch CROSBY WINNER WILD DUDE TO GO FOR SPRINT SWEEP IN O’BRIEN Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Wednesday morning that Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby stakes winner Wild Dude “came...
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015   (2 days ago)
American Pharoah works four furlongs in :48.80 Tuesday morning at Del Mar. American Pharoah worked a half mile in :48.80 seconds Tuesday morning at Del Mar in the Triple Crown winner’s final serious exercise for...
Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (4 days ago)
Wild Dude, dismissed at 11-1 odds by Del Mar bettors, overhauled 2-5 favored Masochistic in the final sixteenth of a mile to score a stunning upset in the featured Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes...
Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (4 days ago)
California Dreamin’ Handicap JOE TALAMO (Weewinnin, winner) – “He was game. I’ve got to give Brian (trainer Brian Koriner) credit. He took the blinkers off this horse today and he was better for it. When...
Sunday, July 26th, 2015   (4 days ago)
By Hank Wesch PACIFIC CLASSIC IS CATCH A FLIGHT’S NEXT DESTINATION Catch a Flight has become something of a milestone maker for both Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and Hall of Fame jockey Gary...
Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (5 days ago)
Argentine-bred Catch a Flight, ridden by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, forged to the front in the final strides Saturday to overhaul Appealing Tale and win the featured $200,000 San Diego Handicap, mile and one-sixteenth...
Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (5 days ago)
George Krikorian's Big Book and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the co-featured $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar, CA. Fleet Treat Stakes RAFAEL BEJARANO (Big Book, winner)...
Saturday, July 25th, 2015   (5 days ago)
By Hank Wesch ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ IS BIG INCENTIVE FOR MASOCHISTIC CAMP Trainer Ron Ellis says he paid little heed, a year ago, to the well-documented controversy that surrounded the first two races in...
Friday, July 24th, 2015   (6 days ago)
By Hank Wesch MILLER OPTS FOR SAN DIEGO OVER CROSBY WITH APPEALING TALE Peter Miller, the defending co-champion who tops the trainer standings through the first six days of the meeting, entered Appealing Tale in...
Friday, July 24th, 2015   (6 days ago)
Los Pollos Hermanos and JayEmEss Stable’s Masochistic, brilliant winner of the Grade I Triple Bend in near track-record time last month at Santa Anita, figures to be an odds-on favorite versus five rivals Sunday in...
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (1 week ago)
George Krikorian’s Star Act, longest shot at 20-1 despite the presence in the saddle of Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, sliced between horses in the upper stretch to reach contention and then outran 5-2...
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (1 week ago)
‘HIGH FIVE’ WORK FOR AMERICAN PHAROAH AND BAFFERT And on the fifth day, American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11.00. And verily did trainer Bob Baffert say in the aftermath: “I think he’s getting faster”...
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (1 week ago)
Eight older Thoroughbreds, most of whom aspire to earn a place in Del Mar’s signature race, the Grade I $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on August 22, will line up Saturday in the 74th running...
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015   (1 week ago)
‘HIGH FIVE’ WORK FOR AMERICAN PHAROAH AND BAFFERT And on the fifth day, American Pharoah worked six furlongs in 1:11.00. And verily did trainer Bob Baffert say in the aftermath: “I think he’s getting faster”...
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015   (1 week ago)
Nita Winner’s Pure Tactics, piloted by Del Mar’s leading rider thus far this summer, Flavien Prat, forged to the front in the final stride to win the featured $86,350 Wickerr Stakes by a head over...
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015   (1 week ago)
By Hank Wesch RACING OFFICE WORKS TO SMOOTH OUT SCRATCHES FROM RAINY DAYS Tom Robbins, Del Mar’s Executive Vice President, Racing loaded a box of books into the back of his SUV parked near the...
Sunday, July 19th, 2015   (1 week ago)
Winner of the Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita at odds of almost 10-1 three weeks ago, English-bred Prize Exhibit showed that success was no fluke with a strong come-from-behind victory in Sunday’s Grade II $200,000...