Del Mar Stable News

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Horse of the World Arrogate Faces Five in TVG San Diego Handicap

Thursday, July 20th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Arrogate Juddmonte Farms’ brilliant Arrogate, the number one ranked Thoroughbred in the world as well as the richest runner in North American racing history with a bankroll of more than $17 million, returns to action...

Bowies Hero Wins Opening-Day Oceanside Stakes

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Bowies Hero © Benoit Photo Bowies Hero, winner of the closing day Del Mar Juvenile Turf last summer, returned to the scene of his first important victory to win the $117,900 Oceanside Stakes Wednesday on...

Stable Notes July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Arrogate FIVE STEP UP TO TAKE ON ARROGATE IN SATURDAY’S SAN DIEGO A field of six was entered Wednesday, topped by mighty Arrogate, for Saturday’s $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap. And if all six break...

Stable Notes July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Peter Miller © Benoit Photo FRESH OFF SANTA ANITA WIN, MILLER’S IN A DEL MAR STATE OF MIND Peter Miller was a comfortable winner of the Santa Anita spring-summer meeting training title, notching 36 wins,...

Arrogate Assigned 126 Pounds for TVG San Diego 'Cap Saturday

Monday, July 17th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Arrogate © Benoit Photo Juddmonte Farm’s brilliant Arrogate, richest horse in North American racing history with earnings of $17,084,600 and the top-ranked runner in the world, has been assigned topweight of 126 pounds by Del...

Stable Notes July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17th, 2017   (4 months ago)
Arrogate © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ARROGATE IS HERE; LET THE RACES BEGIN (WEDNESDAY) Arrogate, the top-rated thoroughbred in the world, made the journey from Santa Anita to Del Mar on Sunday, a day earlier...

Officials Named for 2017 Summer Race Meet at Del Mar

Thursday, July 6th, 2017   (5 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 78th summer racing season beginning Wednesday, July 19 led by a strong core of veteran racing officials. A pair of gentlemen who are scions of two exceptional racing...

Stall Apps, Deb and Fut Noms Due at Del Mar

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017   (6 months ago)
2016 Del Mar Debutante Winner Union Strike © Benoit Del Mar Stall Applications are Due By Thursday The deadline for stall applications for the 2017 Del Mar summer race meeting is Thursday, June 1. The...

Miss Temple City Wins Matriarch Stakes

Sunday, December 4th, 2016   (1 year 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...

Matriarch Stakes (Grade I) Quotes

Sunday, December 4th, 2016   (1 year 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...

Stable Notes December 4, 2016

Sunday, December 4th, 2016   (1 year 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...

Annals of Time Wins Hollywood Derby

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (1 year 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...

Bayakoa Handicap (Grade II) Stakes Quotes

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (1 year 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...

Stable Notes December 3, 2016

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (1 year 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...

Matriarch Stakes Attracts Star-Studded Field to Climax Del Mar's Fall Season

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016   (1 year 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...

Rye, Desormeaux Win Del Mar Marathon

Friday, December 2nd, 2016   (1 year 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...

Stable Notes December 2, 2016

Friday, December 2nd, 2016   (1 year 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...

Hollywood Derby, Bayakoa Stakes Headline Del Mar Saturday Program

Friday, December 2nd, 2016   (1 year 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...

Silent Bird Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, December 1st, 2016   (1 year 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...

Stable Notes December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1st, 2016   (1 year 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...