Del Mar Stable News

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Stakes Tripleheader, Topped by Grade I Hollywood Derby, Scheduled for Saturday Card at Del Mar

A trio of stakes races, headed by the 82nd edition of the Grade I, $400,000 Hollywood Derby, will highlight a special racing card Saturday at Del Mar on the penultimate day of the sport for...

Nine To Tussle Friday In Feature As Final Del Mar Weekend Begins

Forgiving Spirit © Benoit Photo Nine California-bred 3-year-olds and up have had their names entered for a $72,000 allowance sprint that serves as the feature on this Friday’s nine-race card as Del Mar heads into...

Odds-On Defunded Scores Smartly In Sunday's Native Diver at Del Mar

Defunded © Benoit Photo Pegram, Watson and Weitman’s Defunded overcame a slow start to move into contention early, then drew well clear at the top of the stretch and cruised home in winning Sunday’s $150,500...

Stable Notes November 27, 2022

Kent Desormeaux © Zoe Metz Photography JOCKEY KENT DESORMEAUX RETURNS CONFIDENT BUT HUMBLE One week into his return to the races and Kent Desormeaux says he couldn’t feel better. The Hall of Fame jockey has...

Longshot in Last Race Earns Jordan More Than $60,000 in Del Mar Fall Challenge

Kenneth Jordan from Farmington, NJ, vaulted to first in the last race of the Del Mar Fall Challenge. Jordan scored on a $1,000 win wager on longshot Percolate and finished with $18,649. In addition to...

Favored Hong Kong Harry Just Up In Thrilling Seabiscuit at Del Mar

Hong Kong Harry © Benoit Photo The 5-year-old Irish-bred gelding Hong Kong Harry closed with a rush outside and nipped a pair of rivals on the wire Saturday in a thrilling renewal of the $251,500...

Stable Notes November 26, 2022

Tizamagician © Benoit Photo TIZAMAGICIAN LOOKS TO END YEAR-LONG DROUGHT IN NATIVE DIVER Tizamagician will try again to get back in the winner’s circle when the stakes action at Del Mar shifts to the main...

Prince Abama Proves Best Friday in Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar

Prince Abama © Benoit Photo Michael House’s Prince Abama stalked the leader for the first portion of the 12-furlong Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar Friday, took over the lead at the mile marker, then...

Stable Notes November 25, 2022

Ricardo Gonzalez © Benoit Photo RICKY GONZALEZ NOTCHES SPECIAL VICTORY THURSDAY AT DEL MAR Jockey Ricky Gonzalez has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. He’s healthy, he has a lot of family support...

Half Dozen To The Gate Sunday In Del Mar's Native Diver Stakes

Defunded © Benoit Photo Six older horses will match strides at Del Mar Sunday in the 45th edition of the Native Diver Stakes, a Grade III affair named for one of California’s great racehorses. “The...