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 August 29, 2021

Sunday, August 29th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Ginobili © Benoit Photo O’BRIEN WIN MAKES GINOBILI A SLAM DUNK FOR BC DIRT MILE The colt by Munnings was a $35,000 purchase at the Keeneland September sale in 2018, a find that Richard Baltas...

Ginobili Draws Clear Saturday in Capturing Pat O'Brien at Del Mar

Saturday, August 28th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Ginobili © Benoit Photo Slam Dunk Racing, Jerry McClanahan or Michael Nentwig and partners Ginobili, trained to the minute by Richard Baltas and ridden to perfection by Drayden Van Dyke, ran away from eight rivals...

Stable Notes August 28, 2021

Saturday, August 28th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Team Merchants © Benoit Photo O’NEILL HAS A PAIR TO FACE THE ACES IN SOUPED UP SHARED BELIEF Who knew that Bob Baffert was going to supplement disputed Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit to run...

Favored Miss Bigly Up In Time to Capture 'Tranquility' Friday

Friday, August 27th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Miss Bigly © Benoit Photo Agave Racing Stable or Rockin Robin Racing Stable’s Miss Bigly dug in through the stretch and outgamed a dead-game rival to score a neck victory in the featured Tranquility Lake...

Stable Notes August 27, 2021

Friday, August 27th, 2021   (1 month ago)
C Z Rocket © Benoit Photo TRAINERS’ CONCERNS ‘SURFACE’ ON EVE OF THE PAT O’BRIEN STAKES It’s a common, everyday factor in Thoroughbred racing magnified by the size of the purse and the importance of...

Medina Spirit Vs. Rock Your World Tops Shared Belief Sunday

Friday, August 27th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Rock Your World © Benoit Photo A delicious confrontation between two of the aces from this year’s Triple Crown events will unfold at Del Mar Sunday when Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit and Kentucky Derby/Belmont...

Hear My Prayer Fires in Lane to Capture Thursday Feature

Thursday, August 26th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Hear My Prayer © Benoit Photo Holly and David Wilson’s Hear My Prayer, a filly in from Florida and making her west coast debut, tracked the early pacesetter, then fired a good shot in the...

Stable Notes August 26, 2021

Thursday, August 26th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Medina Spirit © Benoit Photo MEDINA SPIRIT SUPPLEMENTED TO SUNDAY’S SHARED BELIEF STAKES While his Kentucky Derby victory remains in limbo pending a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission ruling, the next start for Medina Spirit was...

Saturday's Seven-Panel O'Brien at Del Mar Brings Out Band of 10

Thursday, August 26th, 2021   (1 month ago)
C Z Rocket © Benoit Photo A field of 10 stout sprinters will travel seven furlongs Saturday at Del Mar in the 36th edition of the Grade II, $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes. The extended dash...

Tranquility Lake Stakes Friday Brings Out Six at Del Mar

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021   (1 month ago)
Miss Bigly © Benoit Photo Six fillies and mares will run a mile here Friday afternoon in the featured event of the afternoon’s eight-race card, the $80,000 Tranquility Lake Stakes. The overnight headliner honors the...