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.

Queen Of The Sand Wins Kathryn Crosby Stakes

Irish-bred Queen of The Sand, the 3-1 second choice in a field of a dozen older fillies and mares, rallied from far back under a beautifully-timed ride by Hall of Famer Mike Smith to win...

Stable Notes Day 1 November 7 2014

By Hank Wesch CASSE’S BACK IN FORCE, A POTENTIAL LEGEND OF THE FIRST FALL Phase III of trainer Mark Casse’s great western venture begins today with the opening of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season at...

Stable Notes November 6 2014

By Hank Wesch MAJOR PLAYERS MOVED IN, READY FOR BING CROSBY INAUGURAL One day before the opening of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season of racing, several stables that could figure prominently in the 15 days...

Stable Notes November 5 2014

By Hank Wesch RACING SECRETARY JERKENS NEGOTIATING UNCHARTED TERRITORY Friday’s opening day card of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season, drawn Tuesday, was in the books. The final two programs of the opening weekend were to...

Stable Notes November 4 2014

By Hank Wesch FIELD OVERFLOWS FOR OPENING DAY KATHRYN CROSBY STAKES Given that there were 32 horses nominated for Friday’s $75,000 Kathryn Crosby, the first stakes event of the inaugural Bing Crosby season, it wasn’t...

American Pharoah Wins Del Mar Futurity

Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, a maiden who finished a well-beaten fifth in his only race August 9, was hustled to the lead after the break by jockey Victor Espinoza and never looked back as he...

Stable Notes Day 36

By Hank Wesch AS SUMMER SEASON NO. 75 ENDS, THOUGHTS TURN TO ‘CROSBY’ NO. 1 Closing day of the Del Mar summer season has long provided an occasion to look back on 22-43 racing days...

Miss Serendipity, Blanc Win Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Out of action since July 25 when he suffered a shoulder injury in a spill, 41-year-old French-born jockey Brice Blanc made a victorious return to the saddle Monday when he reunited with Argentine-bred Miss Serendipity...

Midnight Storm Upsets In Del Mar Derby

Midnight Storm, a lightly-raced three-year-old lightly-regarded in the wagering at 17-1, made his stakes debut in brilliant fashion Sunday as he ran away and hid from seven rivals under jockey Tyler Baze in the 70th...

Stable Notes Day 34

By Hank Wesch BLANC’S RETURN COULD BE SERENDIPITOUS FOR MISS SERENDIPITY Jockey Brice Blanc, out since July 25 with a shoulder injury incurred in a spill, is set to return Monday to ride Miss Serendipity...