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 3

Saturday, July 19th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch SUMMER FRONT BLOWS IN FROM EAST FOR READ If Summer Front had a business card it would likely read: “Have Ability, Will Travel.” When Summer Front, the 8-5 morning line favorite for...

My Fiona Upsets in C.T.B.A. Stakes

Friday, July 18th, 2014   (3 years ago)
My Fiona, a daughter of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, outdueled odd-on favored Lost Bus in the stretch to win Friday’s featured $100,000 C.T.B.A. Stakes for California-bred two-year-old fillies. A well beaten third in...

California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes

Friday, July 18th, 2014   (3 years ago)
FERNANDO PEREZ (My Fiona, winner) – “Yes, she was a little green. When she got bumped, she didn’t quite know what to do. But by the end of the race she was running very well....

Stable Notes Day 2

Friday, July 18th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch ANOTHER BIG OPENING OF ANOTHER BIG SUMMER SHOW Opening day of the 75th summer racing season drew an on-track crowd of 42,021 and a total handle of $14,858,277. Down slightly from 2013...

Grass Milers Clash In Grade I Eddie Read Stakes Sunday

Friday, July 18th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Waterford Stable's classy Summer Front, runner-up to the sensational Obviously in the recent Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita, is the likely favorite Sunday in the 41st running of the Grade I $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes...

Oceanside Stakes

Thursday, July 17th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Glen Hill Farm’s Enterprising, the 5-2 favorite ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, rallied from last place to win the featured $$116,700 Oceanside Stakes on opening day of the 2014 Del Mar summer racing...

OCEANSIDE STAKES - THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014

Thursday, July 17th, 2014   (3 years ago)
MIKE SMITH (Enterprising, winner) – “I’m not sure how he was affected by those gate issues (when two different horses broke through the gate prior to the start). It’s unsettling for everyone in the race....

San Clemente Handicap

Thursday, July 17th, 2014   (3 years ago)
Twelve evenly-matched three-year-old fillies will tangle Saturday (July 19) in the 45th running of the Grade II $200,000 San Clemente Handicap at one mile on the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course. A prelude to the...

Stable Notes Day 1

Thursday, July 17th, 2014   (3 years ago)
By Hank Wesch EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY HORSES, IN PLACE FOR OPENER Del Mar is literally a moving annual experience for the horsemen and horses on the Southern California thoroughbred racing circuit. And the horsemen, especially the...