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 September 5, 2020

Saturday, September 5th, 2020   (3 weeks ago)
Umberto Rispoli © Benoit Photo RISPOLI’S ARTFUL LAWN WORK HAS OTHERS GREEN WITH ENVY Umberto Rispoli did it again. And again, and again, and again. Defending Del Mar riding champion Flavien Prat won the first...

Good With People Hangs On to Capture I'm Smokin Stakes

Friday, September 4th, 2020   (3 weeks ago)
Good With People © Benoit Photo J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s homebred Good With People adjusted nicely to an equipment change and got the money in the 31st running of the I’m Smokin Stakes for...

Trio of Fillies Take On The Boys in Del Mar Derby

Friday, September 4th, 2020   (3 weeks ago)
California Kook © Benoit Photo Over the 76 years the race has been run, no more than a handful of fillies have stepped up to take on the boys in the Grade II, $200,000 Del...

Princess Noor One to Beat in Sunday's Del Mar Debutante

Friday, September 4th, 2020   (3 weeks ago)
Princess Noor © Benoit Photo Zedan Racing Stables’ Princess Noor, a $1.35 million purchase at auction earlier this year, appears a solid choice at Del Mar Sunday when she heads a lineup of six juvenile...

Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Draws 11 for a Sunday Go

Friday, September 4th, 2020   (3 weeks ago)
Madone © Benoit Photo Eleven juvenile fillies will run on mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course Sunday in the ninth edition of the Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf. It is one of three stakes...

Stable Notes September 4, 2020

Friday, September 4th, 2020   (3 weeks ago)
Princess Noor © Benoit Photo SIX TO ANSWER THE CALL FOR SUNDAY’S GRADE I DEL MAR DEBUTANTE A showdown between highly touted debut winner Princess Noor and Sorrento Stakes victor My Girl Red is anticipated...

"Secret" Vs. "Lady" Saturday in Del Mar's John C. Mabee

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020   (3 weeks ago)
Lady Prancealot (IRE) © Benoit Photo The 63rd edition of the John C. Mabee Stakes at Del Mar Saturday has drawn a field of eight older fillies and mares headed by a pair of on-the-rise...

10 Juveniles Face Starter in I'm Smokin on Friday

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020   (4 weeks ago)
Positivity © Benoit Photo Trainer Tom Proctor hung out his shingle in 1978 and won with the first horse he started, a California-bred speedball name I’m Smokin. The horse went on to be California’s champion...

Rispoli Celebrates Birthday with a Trio of Wins at Del Mar

Monday, August 31st, 2020   (4 weeks ago)
Scarto © Benoit Photo Del Mar newcomer Umberto Rispoli continued his torrid riding at the shore oval Monday, capturing three more races including the 8th Race allowance feature on the make-up card. The fact that...

North Pole in Five Panel Drill Monday at Del Mar

Monday, August 31st, 2020   (4 weeks ago)
North Pole © Benoit Photo The 2-year-old colt North Pole – with a date next Monday in the Grade I, $250,000 Del Mar Futurity on his agenda -- worked five furlongs at Del Mar Monday...