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 November 20, 2020

Friday, November 20th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Richard Mandella MANDELLA DOUBLES DOWN IN SATURDAY’S NATIVE DIVER STAKES Richard Mandella won the Native Diver Handicap seven times from 1983-2003. But he hasn’t saddled the winner of the event since. Not in its seven...

Galilean Goes for Seventh Stakes in Sunday's Cary Grant at Del Mar

Friday, November 20th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Galilean © Benoit Photo West Point Thoroughbreds, Denis Barker and William Sandbrook’s Galilean will attempt to win the seventh stakes race of his brief career Sunday when he takes on nine rivals in the seventh...

Midcourt a Standout Saturday in Del Mar's Native Diver Stakes

Thursday, November 19th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Midcourt winning 2019 Native Diver Stakes © Benoit Photo C R K Stable’s Midcourt, the defending champion in Saturday’s $100,000 Native Diver Stakes, looms as the one to catch and the one to beat in...

Red Flag Takes Bob Hope Handily; Odds-On Spielberg Finishes Fourth

Sunday, November 15th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Red Flag © Benoit Photo The million dollar yearling Spielberg went off as the odds on favorite, but it was Red Flag – who ‘only’ cost $220,000 at the same Kentucky sale – flying home...

Stable Notes November 15, 2020

Sunday, November 15th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Tyler Baze BAZE MAKING WAVES FOLLOWING RETURN TO SO CAL CIRCUIT HOME Halfway through Saturday’s fourth race, a mile $25,000 claimer on the main track, jockey Tyler Baze and his mount Pubilius Syrus, the 5-2...

Astute Romps in Desi Arnaz Saturday at Del Mar

Saturday, November 14th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Astute © Benoit Photo LNJ Foxwoods’ Astute, a chestnut filly by sprint champion Speightstown who fetched $425,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale last year, had all of her speed Saturday at Del Mar as...

Stable Notes November 14, 2020

Saturday, November 14th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Jessica Pyfer © Benoit Photo APPRENTICE JESSICA PYFER’S FIRST DEL MAR WIN IS A FAMILY AFFAIR Jessica Pyfer’s win aboard Summer Love in Friday’s second race was a multi-layered joy for the 22-year-old apprentice rider....

Veteran Musawaat Up By Nose in Blanket Finish at Del Mar

Friday, November 13th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Musawaat (white blinkers) surges to win Friday’s feature by a nose © Benoit Photo The veteran gelding Musawaat responded to a pair of blinkers for the first time in his career and a handy ride...

Million Dollar Baby Spielberg Tackles Five in Sunday's Bob Hope

Friday, November 13th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Spielberg © Benoit Photo SF Racing, Starlight Racing or Madaket Stables, et al’s Spielberg, a $1-million yearling purchase at last year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale, takes the next step in his racing career here Sunday...

Stable Notes November 13, 2020

Friday, November 13th, 2020   (2 months ago)
Bob Baffert © Benoit Photo BAFFERT BABIES RATE MOST OF ATTENTION IN WEEKEND STAKES Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is scheduled to send out 9-5 morning line favorite Private Mission and two other 2-year-old...