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 Nov 25, 2017

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Off Limits BROWN DOUBLES DOWN IN SEARCH OF MATRIARCH VICTORY Chad Brown sent six horses and as many handlers here for the Grade I stakes on the closing weekend of the Bing Crosby Fall meeting...

Grade I Matriarch Tops Stakes Tripleheader on Del Mar's Closing Day

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Cambodia Del Mar’s fourth Bing Crosby fall racing season comes to an exciting conclusion Sunday with a stakes tripleheader, highlighted by the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile...

Manitoulin Wins Hollywood Turf Cup

Friday, November 24th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Manitoulin © Benoit Photo Darby Dan Farms’ Manitoulin, an invader from the East Coast trained by James Toner, withstood the late challenge of the fast-closing 7-5 favored Chicago Style to win the featured Grade II...

Stable Notes Nov 24, 2017

Friday, November 24th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Sharp Samurai © Benoit Photo SHARP SAMURAI APPEARS A GOOD FIT FOR GRADE I KIND OF DERBY Following victories in the Del Mar Derby in September and the Twilight Derby at Santa Anita in October,...

Hollywood Derby Tops Stakes Tripleheader Saturday at Del Mar

Friday, November 24th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Sharp Samurai © Benoit Photo Del Mar continues its Fall Festival of graded stakes competition Saturday with a tripleheader highlighted by the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby for three-year-olds at a mile and one-eighth over...

How Unusual Scores Upset in Red Carpet Handicap

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017   (8 months ago)
How Unusual © Benoit Photo Masterfully-ridden by jockey Corey Nakatani, longshot How Unusual spurted between horses at the top of the stretch to enter contention and outfinished 2-1 favored Responsibleforlove in the final sixteenth to...

Stable Notes Nov 23, 2017

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017   (8 months ago)
AT THE END OF RED CARPET ARE SEVEN MORE SOLID STAKES Today’s Grade III $100,000 Red Carpet Stakes is the first of eight graded events in the final week of the Bing Crosby Fall season....

Del Mar Launches Final Weekend of Fall Racing Season Friday

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017   (8 months ago)
Flamboyant Del Mar, acclaimed for its rousing success as a first-time host of the recent Breeders’ Cup, launches its final weekend of the 2017 Bing Crosby Fall racing season Friday, featuring the Grade II $200,000...

14 Older Fillies and Mares Tangle Thursday in Red Carpet 'Cap

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017   (8 months ago)
Evo Campo © Benoit Photo Fourteen older fillies and mares will be tested at the marathon distance of a mile and three-eighths on the grass as the highlight of an eight-race holiday program of Thoroughbred...

Edwards Going Left Wins Cary Grant Stakes

Sunday, November 19th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Edwards Going Left © Benoit Photo Edwards Going Left, the 2-1 betting choice, spoiled Solid Wager’s bid for a third consecutive victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Sunday, holding on gamely in the final...

Stable Notes Nov 19, 2017

Sunday, November 19th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Birdie Gold © Eclipse Sportswire RED CARPET COULD BE PLACE FOR PERUVIAN IMPORT TO STRUT On June 25th at the Hipodromo de Monterrico race track in Lima, Peru, Birdie Gold, a five-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of...

Dream Tree Noses Out Midnight Bisou - Again - in Desi Arnaz Stakes

Saturday, November 18th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Dream Tree © Benoit Photo In a rematch of their first encounter, Dream Tree, the even-money favorite, again barely held off the late challenge of Midnight Bisou to win by a nose in the featured...

Stable Notes Nov 18, 2017

Saturday, November 18th, 2017   (8 months ago)
Peter Miller © Eclipse Sportswire MILLER SEEKS GRANT THREE-PEAT WITH SOLID WAGER PLUS TWO Trainer Peter Miller is quite sure that he has never before won the same stakes race with the same horse three...

Solid Wager Seeks Third Straight Victory in Cary Grant Stakes Sunday

Saturday, November 18th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Solid Wager © Benoit Photo Six-year-old Solid Wager will be seeking his third straight victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Sunday when he faces nine rivals in the seven-furlong sprint for California-bred horses. Solid...

Beau Square Scores in Del Mar Grass Feature

Friday, November 17th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Beau Square © Benoit Photo Reddam Racing’s Beau Square, well- handled by jockey Mario Gutierrez, rallied strongly through the stretch to win Friday’s feature at Del Mar, a five-furlong sprint over the infield Jimmy Durante...

Stable Notes Noc 17, 2017

Friday, November 17th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Ms Bad Behavior © Benoit Photo BALTAS HAS TWO TO TANGO IN DESI ARNAZ STAKES Mathematically, trainer Richard Baltas has a 40 percent chance of winning Saturday’s $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes. He’ll saddle Ms Bad...

Six Juvenile Fillies Tangle Saturday in Desi Arnaz Stakes

Friday, November 17th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Steph Being Steph © Benoit Photo Six talented two-year-old fillies, all but one of whom have maiden victories to their credit, will be tested over seven furlongs Saturday in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes, feature...

Ike Walker Takes Del Mar Feature

Thursday, November 16th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Ike Walker © Benoit Photo Ike Walker, piloted by Rafael Bejarano, rallied in the stretch to overhaul pacesetting Stormin Monarcho and win Del Mar’s feature race Thursday, a one-mile contest on the main track. The...

Stable Notes Nov 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Dream Tree © Benoit Photo BAFFERT’S DREAM TREE FAVORED IN SATURDAY’S DESI ARNAZ Bob Baffert-trained Dream Tree, a daughter of Uncle Mo who won her debut at Santa Anita on October 27, was tabbed for...

Majestic Heat Romps in Betty Grable Stakes

Sunday, November 12th, 2017   (9 months ago)
Majestic Heat © Benoit Photo Unveiling a new dimension to her ability, Majestic Heat, whose 14 previous races had been run on grass, made the first start of her career on a dirt surface and...