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 Day 10 November 22 2014

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch MOTION COMES IN FROM THE COLD WITH HOT STAKES HORSES H. Graham Motion escaped the frozen East on Friday for considerably warmer and sunnier Del Mar – but only for a matter...

Home Journey Upsets Del Mar Turf Sprint

Friday, November 21st, 2014   (3 years ago)
Proving to be the speed of the speed, Home Journey, a 15-1 longshot piloted by Tyler Baze, darted to the front leaving the gate and never was passed, winning the featured $65,000 Las Damas de...

Stable Notes Day 9 November 21 2014

Friday, November 21st, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch RARE RAIN CAUSES NO PAIN FOR TRACK SUPERINTENDENTS Overnight storms Thursday to Friday dropped .22 inches of rain on Del Mar, muddying up some places in the stable area but having little...

Red Carpet Matches 11 Older Distaffers

Friday, November 21st, 2014   (3 years ago)
A well-balanced line-up of eleven older fillies and mares, including five Eastern invaders, will tangle Saturday in the Grade III $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap at the marathon distance of a mile and three-eighths over Del...

Mega Heat, Nakatani Win Del Mar Headliner

Thursday, November 20th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Rallying from next-to-last, Mega Heat and jockey Corey Nakatani narrowly prevailed in Thursday’s $65,000 feature at Del Mar, a one-mile skirmish over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course for older Thoroughbreds. Mega Heat, a seven-year-old...

Stable Notes Day 8 November 20 2014

Thursday, November 20th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch LONG AND SHORT OF IT: INTRIGUING WEEKEND STAKES OFFERINGS Fields were set and post positions drawn Wednesday for stakes races Saturday and Sunday, the penultimate weekend of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season....

Achiever's Legacy Wins Desi Arnaz Stakes

Sunday, November 16th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Achiever’s Legacy, dismissed at 9-1 as the longest shot in a four-horse field of two-year-old fillies, rallied in the stretch to win the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes Sunday under apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke. Always...

Stable Notes Day 7 November 16 2014

Sunday, November 16th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch McCARTHY RELISHES FIRST DEL MAR AND FIRST GRADED STAKES WIN “I’ve been around plenty of nice, graded stakes horses, but this is the first winner on my own. I’m very excited.” Those...

No Problem's Victory Keys $599,483 Carryover

Saturday, November 15th, 2014   (3 years ago)
A day-long series of upsets, including a surprise victory Saturday by 17-1 outsider No Problem in the featured $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes, has triggered a massive three-day carryover of $599,483 into Sunday’s Pick Six at...

Stable Notes Day 6 November 15 2014

Saturday, November 15th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch HOPE GETS CHANGE WHEN FAVORITE SCRATCHES Prime Engine, the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Bob Hope Stakes, was scratched Saturday morning, necessitating a revision of the lineup and...

Saturday Program Features Pick Six Carryover of $147,102

Friday, November 14th, 2014   (3 years ago)
For the second consecutive racing day, there were no perfect tickets in the Pick Six Friday at Del Mar. Thus, Saturday’s nine-race program at the seaside oval will feature a Pick Six carryover of $147,102,...

Stable Notes Day 5 November 14 2014

Friday, November 14th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch STAKES NOMINATIONS: PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS Think of stakes nominations lists as racing’s counterpart to movie trailers. They provide information about the players, stimulate thought regarding general plotlines and can pique the...

Talamo Notches Win No. 1,500, Takes Feature

Thursday, November 13th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Talented Joe Talamo, 24-year-old native of New Orleans, notched victory number 1,500 with an upset triumph in Thursday’s fourth race at Del Mar and then put the icing on the cake with a wire-to-wire success...

Stable Notes Day 4 November 13 2014

Thursday, November 13th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch CALIFORNIA CHROME NOMINATIONS THE MOST PLEASANT OF SURPRISES Trainer Art Sherman made his way to the racing secretary’s office in the Del Mar stable area Wednesday morning with a purpose in mind....

More Complexity Wins Betty Grable Stakes

Sunday, November 9th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Reddam Racing’s More Complexity, the 7-2 second choice under jockey Mario Gutierrez, collared Sweet Marini with less than a sixteenth of a mile remaining and went on to score a half-length victory in Sunday’s featured...

Stable Notes Day 3 November 9 2014

Sunday, November 9th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PEDROZA’S BACK RUNNING, AND AMONG THE EARLY LEADERS Posting the first riding triple of a Bing Crosby Season on Saturday, veteran Martin Pedroza finds himself with a share of the lead in...

Stable Notes Day 3 November 9 2014

Sunday, November 9th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch PEDROZA’S BACK RUNNING, AND AMONG THE EARLY LEADERS Posting the first riding triple of a Bing Crosby Season on Saturday, veteran Martin Pedroza finds himself with a share of the lead in...

Awesome Return, Smith Win Let It Ride Stakes

Saturday, November 8th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith scored his second stakes victory in as many days Saturday, rallying 8-5 favored Awesome Return to a convincing triumph in the featured $93,100 Let It Ride Stakes for three-year-olds...

Stable Notes Day 2 November 8 2014

Saturday, November 8th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch IT’S ALL RELATIVE, BUT DEL MAR CAN STILL SAY ‘OPENERS ‘R US’ On the morning after the opening day of the inaugural Bing Crosby Season, the positive feelings of Friday’s event could...

Queen Of The Sand Wins Kathryn Crosby Stakes

Friday, November 7th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Irish-bred Queen of The Sand, the 3-1 second choice in a field of a dozen older fillies and mares, rallied from far back under a beautifully-timed ride by Hall of Famer Mike Smith to win...