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 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Excellent Sunset (left) and Escape Clause © Benoit Photo ‘ANATOMY OF A KATHRYN CROSBY:’ FRESH CHARACTERS, WOW ENDING Before she married Del Mar founder Bing Crosby, actress Kathryn Grant had several movie roles. Her most...

Cinderella Filly Escape Clause Wins Kathryn Crosby Stakes by DQ

Friday, November 9th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Escape Clause © Benoit Photo Cinderella lives. Escape Clause, a four-year-old Canadian-bred filly purchased for $3,200 as a yearling, sired by a stallion standing for a stud fee of $990, was awarded her ninth consecutive...

Nine California-Bred Older Filles and Mares Clash in Betty Grabel Stakes

Friday, November 9th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Just Grazed Me © Benoit Photo Nine older fillies and mares bred in California will take their turn in the Del Mar spotlight Sunday in the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes at seven furlongs over the...

Stable Notes November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Peter Miller NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR REPEATING BREEDERS’ CUP STAR MILLER Was it only six days ago that Peter Miller became repeater Miller by saddling Stormy Liberal and Roy H to Breeders’ Cup wins...

Let It Ride Stakes Matches Seven Sophomore Runners Saturday

Thursday, November 8th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Afleet Ascent © Benoit Photo The $75,000-added Let It Ride Stakes, a one-mile contest over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course, will match seven three-year-olds Saturday, launching a three-day weekend of Thoroughbred racing action climaxed...

Stable Notes November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Escape Clause © Coady Photography CANADIAN FILLY PUTS EIGHT-WIN STREAK ON LINE IN KATHRYN CROSBY The eight straight wins on the past performance sheet for Escape Clause would catch the eye of any handicapper. The...

Del Mar's Fifth Fall Racing Season Begins Friday

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Miss Southern Miss © Benoit Photo Del Mar Thoroughbred Club begins its fifth season of fall racing Friday, spotlighting older fillies and mares in the $75,000 Kathryn Crosby Stakes at one mile over the infield...

Stable Notes November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018   (1 month ago)
RACING OFFICE TAKES THE FIFTH (FALL SEASON) STANDING ON PRECEDENT The seal will be broken on the fifth edition of fall racing at Del Mar come Friday afternoon. It is another chapter in a saga...

Stable Notes November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018   (1 month ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo DEL MAR’S SUMMER STARS SHINED BRIGHTLY AT BREEDERS’ CUP 2018 The brilliance of horses and horsemen on display during the Del Mar summer racing season carried over in a large measure...

Game Winner Gives Baffert 14th Del Mar Futurity Victory

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (3 months ago)
Game Winner © Benoit Photo Gary and Mary West’s Game Winner provided trainer Bob Baffert with an amazing fourteenth success in the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity Monday with a length and one-half triumph...

Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes Quotes

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (3 months ago)
Summering © Benoit Photo DRAYDEN VAN DYKE (Summering, winner) – “This is sweet; to win a stakes in these silks (Glen Hill Farm, where he got his start riding for trainer Tom Proctor) makes this...

Stable Notes September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3rd, 2018   (3 months ago)
DAY 36 MILLER, DEL MAR SET TO WRAP UP AN EXCEPTIONAL SEASON The question, frequently asked of horsemen and Del Mar Thoroughbred Club personnel at this time of year, was put to trainer Peter Miller....

Ride a Comet Scores in Del Mar Derby

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018   (3 months ago)
Ride a Comet © Benoit Eastern invader Ride a Comet, third in the Hall of Fame Stakes at Saratoga a month ago, made an auspicious West Coast debut Sunday with an impressive come-from-behind victory in...

Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes Quotes

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018   (3 months ago)
King of Speed © Benoit Photo GARY STEVENS (King of Speed, winner) – “My 100th stakes win at Del Mar. Wow. I hope I can get number 101 a little later (he rides Majestic Eagle...

Stable Notes September 2, 2018

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018   (3 months ago)
Bob Baffert © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DAY 35 BAFFERT NEEDS FUTURITY FOR A ‘MISSION ACCOMPLISHED’ SEASON Entering Sunday’s penultimate program of the summer meeting, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert had 12 wins from...

Grade I Del Mar Futurity Tops Closing Day Program

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018   (3 months ago)
Roadster © Benoit Photo Another highly-successful Del Mar summer Thoroughbred racing season concludes Labor Day Monday in a traditional manner, with presentation of the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Futurity as the centerpiece of a...

Vasilika Upsets Cambodia in John C. Mabee Stakes

Saturday, September 1st, 2018   (3 months ago)
Vasilika © Benoit Photo Claimed for $40,000 last winter at Santa Anita, Vasilika climaxed her rise from obscurity with an upset of 4-5 favored Cambodia in the featured Grade II $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes...

Bellafina Triumphs in Grade I Del Mar Debutante

Saturday, September 1st, 2018   (3 months ago)
Bellafina © Benoit Photo Clinching the two-year-old filly championship of the 2018 Del Mar summer racing season, Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina drew away in the stretch to win the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante in...

Stable Notes September 1, 2018

Saturday, September 1st, 2018   (3 months ago)
Roadster © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club DAY 34 ROADSTER TABBED 6-5 FAVORITE FOR CLOSING DAY FUTURITY Roadster drew the No. 3 post in a field of seven and was established as the 6-5 favorite on...

Listing Makes Strong Career Debut with I'm Smokin Win

Friday, August 31st, 2018   (3 months ago)
Listing © Benoit Photo Winning a stakes in his career debut, Listing scored a one and one-quarter length upset victory in the $100,690 I’m Smokin Stakes for California bred two-year-olds on Friday at Del Mar....