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 Day 10

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014   (6 years ago)
By Hank Wesch BALTAS, BAFFERT AND SHAH SAVORING SENSATIONAL WEEKEND Trainer Richard Baltas and owner Kaleem Shah were back to work Wednesday with the good feelings lingering from major accomplishments by their horses on Sunday...

Wake Up Nick Faces 6 in Graduation Stakes

Monday, July 28th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Reddam Racing’s talented Wake Up Nick, unbeaten in two starts, including victory in the Santa Anita Juvenile a month ago, heads a field of seven California-bred two-year-olds in the $100,000 Graduation Stakes Wednesday at Del...

Big Macher Upsets in Bing Crosby Stakes

Sunday, July 27th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Claimed for $20,000 from a maiden race at Del Mar last summer, Big Macher climaxed his rise to stakes prominence with an upset of odds-on favored Goldencents in the featured Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby...

Stable Notes Day 9

Sunday, July 27th, 2014   (7 years ago)
By Hank Wesch EUROPEAN STANDOUTS TO SHIP IN FOR TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC Toast of New York, winner of the $2 million United Arab Emirates Derby, and Cat O’Mountain, third in the $10 million Dubai World...

Fed Biz Sets Track Record in San Diego 'Cap Victory

Saturday, July 26th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Fed Biz maintained his perfect record at Del Mar Saturday as he led from start to finish to win the featured Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap in track record time of 1:41 flat for...

Stable Notes Day 8

Saturday, July 26th, 2014   (7 years ago)
By Hank Wesch BIG MACHER TAKES ON BIG NAMES IN BING CROSBY The big names in Sunday’s Grade I, $300,000 Bing Crosby Handicap are Goldencents, winner of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and more...

Irish Surf Gallops in Cougar II Handicap

Friday, July 25th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Irish Surf, a royally-bred son of Giant's Causeway, ran and away and hid from his opposition Friday as he won the featured Grade III $100,000 Cougar II Handicap by 8 lengths under West Coast newcomer...

Stable Notes Day 7

Friday, July 25th, 2014   (7 years ago)
By Hank Wesch IMPERATIVE TOPS NEW LINE FOR SAN DIEGO HANDICAP Del Mar oddsmaker Russ Hudak issued a new opening line for Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Diego Handicap on Friday morning reflecting the tragic...

Goldencents Tops Field in Bing Crosby Stakes

Friday, July 25th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Goldencents, a winner of more than $2 million in his brilliant career, will seek to add the Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes to his accomplishments Sunday when he heads a line-up of eight talented...

Bench Light Wins Del Mar Feature

Thursday, July 24th, 2014   (7 years ago)
Deftly handled by Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux, Bench Light flashed to the lead in the upper stretch and drew off impressively to win Del Mar’s feature race Thursday, a mile and three-eighths test...