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.

Stable Notes November 20, 2015

Joe Talamo and Elizabeth Ellis © Benoit Photo TALAMO’S AGENDA: GROOM TODAY, JOCKEY TOMORROW Taking a racing day off is a rare thing for Joe Talamo. Then again, it’s not every day a man gets...

Favored Global Magician Wins Del Mar Turf Feature

Global Magician © Benoit Photo Global Magician, the 3-2 favorite ridden by Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza, overhauled pacesetting Signature Cat in the stretch and went on to win Del Mar’s feature race Thursday, a...

Stable Notes November 19, 2015

Personal Diary © Benoit Photo PERSONAL DIARY RETURNS FOR RED CARPET TOUR OF FAVORED TRACK Personal Diary is back at the scene of her biggest triumph and will be sent out in search of another...

Lucky Folie Captured Desi Arnaz at Del Mar

Lucky Folie © Benoit Photo Lucky Folie, well-supported at 2-1 despite the presence of 3-5 favored Pretty N Cool, held on tenaciously in the final strides to win the featured $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes for...

Stable Notes November 15, 2015

Big Macher (left) and Personal Diary (right) © Benoit Photo PERSONAL DIARY, BIG MACHER TOP UPCOMING STAKES NOMINATIONS Personal Diary, winner of the Grade I Del Mar Oaks in 2014 and Big Macher, a winner...

Toews On Ice Game in Bob Hope Stakes Triumph

Toews On Ice ©Benoit Photo Sent postward the 4-5 favorite, Toews On Ice demonstrated his gameness as he came back from being passed entering the stretch by Mac Daddy Mac to win the featured Grade...

Stable Notes November 14, 2015

Gary Stevens on Beholder, © Benoit Photo STILL STINGING STEVENS WELL SITUATED IN WEEKEND STAKES Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens admits that he’s still “feeling the sting” of disappointment over Pacific Classic winning super...

Longshot Wins Del Mar Headliner

Tiz Ladys Legs © Benoit Photo Tiz Ladys Legs, lightly-regarded at 19-1 under jockey Fernando Perez, dug in gamely after being passed in deep stretch to re-rally and win Del Mar’s featured race Friday, a...

Stable Notes November 13, 2015

Mac Daddy Mac via Reeves Thoroughbred Racing HOPE’S THE THING FOR TRAINER KATHY RITVO Kathy Ritvo, a symbol of hope when she became – five years after receiving a heart transplant – the first female...

Pretty N Cool Favored in Desi Arnaz Stakes Sunday

Pretty N Cool, ©Benoit Phot Pretty N Cool, whose lone loss in four starts was to two-year-old filly champion and Breeders’ Cup winner Songbird in the Del Mar Debutante last summer, tops a line-up of...