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.

Tom's Tribute Wins Mile; Favored Obviously 4th

Tom’s Tribute, winner of the Grade I Eddie Read Stakes a month ago, took advantage of favored Obviously’s disastrous break from the gate to forge an upset victory in the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar...

Goldencents Wins O'Brien, Sets Track Record

Goldencents, second in three Del Mar sprint stakes going back to the 2013 meeting, left no doubt as to his superiority Sunday as he won the Grade II $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes from wire-to-wire under...

Shared Belief Wins TVG Pacific Classic

Emulating his sire, Candy Ride, victor in Del Mar’s signature race in 2003, three-year-old Shared Belief showed he is the “real deal” Sunday with a brilliant triumph in the 24th running of the Grade I...

Stable Notes Day 29

By Hank Wesch PLAYING THE ‘WHAT IF’ GAME FOR THE TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC We read through the press kit for the 24th running of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic and skimmed the record book...

Big John B, Smith Win 75th Del Mar Handicap

Under a masterfully timed ride by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, favored Big John B swept to the lead in the upper stretch and cruised home to win the featured 75th running of the...

Ann Of The Dance Upsets In CTT & TOC Handicap

St. George Farm Racing’s Ann of the Dance, overlooked in the wagering at 28-1 despite the presence in the saddle of hot shot apprentice Drayden Van Dyke, got up in the final strides to nose...

Stable Notes Day 27

By Hank Wesch LATE SHUFFLING LEAVES DEL MAR HANDICAP WITH STRONG HAND Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale scratched Topic, the 3-1 morning line second choice for Friday’s CTT & TOC Handicap, to run her...

TVG Pacific Classic Matches Game On Dude Vs. Shared Belief

Defending champion Game On Dude, a winner of almost $6.5 million in a brilliant career and one of the top handicap horses in America for the past few years, puts his title on the line...

Brother Pete Wins Del Mar Feature

Hronis Racing’s Brother Pete, winless in nine starts since breaking his maiden 14 months ago at Hollywood Park, rallied from last place under Corey Nakatani to prevail in a three-horse blanket finish in the featured...

Stable Notes Day 26

By Hank Wesch JIM ROME TALKS SHARED BELIEF: PART I Nationally prominent sports talk show host Jim Rome is part owner of Shared Belief, the unbeaten (five-for-five) morning line 5-2 favorite for Sunday’s $1 million...