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.

Alms Scores Easily in Jimmy Durante Stakes

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Alms © Benoit Photo Godolphin’s Alms, a solidly-backed second choice at 5-2, made it three-for-three in her brief career with a convincing triumph in the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for two-year-old fillies Saturday....

Stable Notes November 30, 2019

Saturday, November 30th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Toinette © Benoit Photo TOINETTE SHOULDERS LOCAL HOPES IN SUNDAY’S MATRIARCH The odds delineate the situation for Neil Drysdale-trained Toinette in Sunday’s Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes, the culmination of the seven-stakes “Turf Festival” that...

Royal Trump Keys Pick Six Carryover of $125,176 into Saturday

Friday, November 29th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Royal Trump © Benoit Photo Applying the finishing touches to a Pick Six carryover of $125,176 into Del Mar’s Saturday racing program, Royal Trump, the longest shot in the field at 34-1, rallied to win...

Grade I Matriarch Stakes Tops Del Mar's Closing Day Program

Friday, November 29th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Toinette © Benoit Photo Del Mar concludes its 2019 Bing Crosby fall racing season with a stakes tripleheader Sunday, topped by a contest of national significance, the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes on the grass...

Having Weathered the Worst, It's Back to Racing

Friday, November 29th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Neptune's Storm © Benoit Photo HAVING WEATHERED THE WORST, IT’S BACK TO RACING An unusually strong series of storms dropped three inches of rain combined Wednesday and Thursday on Del Mar, validating the decision made...

Grade I Hollywood Derby Headlines Stakes Bonanza at Del Mar

Thursday, November 28th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Mo Forza © Benoti Photo Featuring the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby as the headliner of a ten-race program Saturday, Del Mar will present a bonanza of stakes events on the final weekend of the...

Stable Notes November 28, 2019

Thursday, November 28th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Got Stormy © Breeders' Cup SHIPPERS ADD INTRIGUE TO GRADE I STAKES ON THE FINAL WEEKEND Chad Brown, No. 1 trainer in America by money earnings, has shipped five horses for the final weekend stakes...

Fashionably Fast Wins Cary Grant Stakes

Sunday, November 24th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Fashionably Fast © Benoit Photo Scoring his fourth consecutive victory, even-money favored Fashionably Fast resisted the stretch challenge of Oliver to register a half-length triumph in the featured $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Sunday at Del...

Stable Notes November 24, 2019

Sunday, November 24th, 2019   (7 months ago)
Corey Nakatani NAKATANI MAKES RETIREMENT OFFICIAL; HONORS HERE NEXT WEEKEND Jockey Corey Nakatani officially announced his retirement Saturday afternoon via his son and agent Matt’s twitter account, ending a career that includes 3,909 total wins...

Midcourt Impressive Winner of Native Diver Stakes

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019   (7 months ago)
Midcourt © Benoit Photo Hustled to the front shortly after the start and then beautifully rated by Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, Midcourt scored his fourth consecutive victory with an impressive performance in the...