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 November 22 2014

By Hank Wesch MOTION COMES IN FROM THE COLD WITH HOT STAKES HORSES H. Graham Motion escaped the frozen East on Friday for considerably warmer and sunnier Del Mar – but only for a matter...

Home Journey Upsets Del Mar Turf Sprint

Proving to be the speed of the speed, Home Journey, a 15-1 longshot piloted by Tyler Baze, darted to the front leaving the gate and never was passed, winning the featured $65,000 Las Damas de...

Stable Notes Day 9 November 21 2014

By Hank Wesch RARE RAIN CAUSES NO PAIN FOR TRACK SUPERINTENDENTS Overnight storms Thursday to Friday dropped .22 inches of rain on Del Mar, muddying up some places in the stable area but having little...

Red Carpet Matches 11 Older Distaffers

A well-balanced line-up of eleven older fillies and mares, including five Eastern invaders, will tangle Saturday in the Grade III $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap at the marathon distance of a mile and three-eighths over Del...

Mega Heat, Nakatani Win Del Mar Headliner

Rallying from next-to-last, Mega Heat and jockey Corey Nakatani narrowly prevailed in Thursday’s $65,000 feature at Del Mar, a one-mile skirmish over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course for older Thoroughbreds. Mega Heat, a seven-year-old...

Stable Notes Day 8 November 20 2014

By Hank Wesch LONG AND SHORT OF IT: INTRIGUING WEEKEND STAKES OFFERINGS Fields were set and post positions drawn Wednesday for stakes races Saturday and Sunday, the penultimate weekend of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season....

Achiever's Legacy Wins Desi Arnaz Stakes

Achiever’s Legacy, dismissed at 9-1 as the longest shot in a four-horse field of two-year-old fillies, rallied in the stretch to win the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes Sunday under apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke. Always...

Stable Notes Day 7 November 16 2014

By Hank Wesch McCARTHY RELISHES FIRST DEL MAR AND FIRST GRADED STAKES WIN “I’ve been around plenty of nice, graded stakes horses, but this is the first winner on my own. I’m very excited.” Those...

No Problem's Victory Keys $599,483 Carryover

A day-long series of upsets, including a surprise victory Saturday by 17-1 outsider No Problem in the featured $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes, has triggered a massive three-day carryover of $599,483 into Sunday’s Pick Six at...

Stable Notes Day 6 November 15 2014

By Hank Wesch HOPE GETS CHANGE WHEN FAVORITE SCRATCHES Prime Engine, the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Bob Hope Stakes, was scratched Saturday morning, necessitating a revision of the lineup and...