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.

Masochistic Tops Field in Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes

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...

Longshot Star Act, Stevens Win Del Mar Marathon

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...

Stable Notes July 23 2015

‘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”...

San Diego Handicap Attracts 8 Older Runners

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...

'High Five' Work for American Pharoah and Baffert

‘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”...

Pure Tactics Wins Wickerr Stakes

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...

Stable Notes July 22 2015

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...

Prize Exhibit Wins San Clemente Handicap

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...

Stable Notes July 19 2015

By Hank Wesch CALIFORNIA CHROME TO RACE AGAIN; 2016 PACIFIC CLASSIC ONE TARGET He’s coming back and he’s going to me which I’m sure he’ll be real happy about,” Art Sherman confirmed Sunday morning from...

Gabriel Charles Wins Eddie Read Stakes

Winless in three starts since scoring in the 2013 Del Mar Derby, Gabriel Charles showed a return to his best form with a brilliant stretch rally to win the Grade I $400,000 Eddie Read Stakes...