Del Mar Stable News

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Accelerate Packs Topweight of 125 in San Diego Handicap Saturday

Thursday, July 19th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Accelerate © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, who has emerged as one of the top older Thoroughbreds in America this year, will pack highweight of 125 pounds versus nine rivals in the Grade II $200,000...

Restrainedvengence Springs Upset in Oceanside Stakes

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018   (2 months ago)
Restrainedvengence © Benoit Photo Restrainedvengence, an 11-1 longshot ridden by Evin Roman, forged to the lead in the final strides to win the featured $100,000 Oceanside Stakes for three-year-olds on opening-day of the 2018 summer...

Stable Notes July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018   (2 months ago)
DAY 1 D’AMATO’S FOCUS IS ON QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY, OF WINS Phil D’Amato shared the 2017 Del Mar training championship with Richard Baltas when they saddled 18 winners apiece. D’Amato claimed it outright in 2016...

A Message From Our Partner: TVG Live at Del Mar

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018   (3 months ago)
Celebrating one of American racing’s premier race meets at one of its most iconic venues, TVG, America’s Horse Racing Network, will broadcast live, on-site from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club every day of the track’s...

Stable Notes July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018   (3 months ago)
ACCELERATE SET TO RAMP UP FOR CLASSIC WITH SAN DIEGO PREP Remember Accelerate? How could any Del Mar follower forget? The now 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing...

Stable Notes July 16, 2018

Monday, July 16th, 2018   (3 months ago)
TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP JUSTIFY IN RECOVERY MODE HERE Triple Crown champion Justify made his first appearance at Del Mar on Monday morning, a “meet and greet” with the San Diego County media conducted by Hall...

79th Del Mar Racing Season Begins Wednesday With Oceanside Stakes

Sunday, July 15th, 2018   (3 months ago)
Faversham © Benoit Photo Thoroughbred racing returns to historic Del Mar Wednesday when the 79th season begins with a ten-race program highlighted by the seaside track’s traditional opening-day feature, the $100,000-added Oceanside Stakes for three-year-olds...

Officials are Named for 2018 Summer Race Meet at Del Mar

Thursday, July 5th, 2018   (3 months ago)
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 79th summer racing season beginning Wednesday, July 18 led by a solid core of veteran racing officials. As they have for the past five years, Tom Robbins and...

Del Mar's First Condition Book for 2018 Season Now Available

Thursday, June 14th, 2018   (4 months ago)
Horsemen now can access Del Mar’s first condition book of the 2018 racing season either on-line or in hand at any of several racing locations. Del Mar’s 36-day meeting runs from Wednesday, July 18 to...

Nominations Close Friday for Del Mar Debutante / Futurity

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018   (4 months ago)
2017 Del Mar Debutante Winner Moonshine Memories Nominations will close Friday, June 15 for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del...

Analyze It Romps in Cecil B. Demille Stakes

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (10 months ago)
Analyze It © Benoit Photo Analyze It, another talented runner from the East Coast-based stable of trainer Chad Brown, made a show of his opposition in the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes as he...

Off Limits, Rosario Win Matriarch Stakes

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (10 months ago)
Off Limits (IRE) © Benoit Photo Martin S. Schwartz’s Irish-bred Off Limits, with Joel Rosario in the saddle, charged from last place to rally in the stretch and win the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes, Grade I...

Hunt Holds on to Win Seabiscuit Handicap

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (10 months ago)
Hunt (Inside) © Benoit Photo Michael House’s Irish-bred Hunt, piloted by Flavien Prat, offered further proof he’s definitely a horse for the Del Mar turf course Sunday as he gamely held on in the final...

Stable Notes Nov 26, 2017

Sunday, November 26th, 2017   (10 months ago)
Del Mar © Eclipse Sportswire FOND MEMORIES LINGER FOR SOME AS DEL MAR’S CROSBY SEASON ENDS Maybe it was the contented aftereffects of the Thanksgiving meal he’d had the night before, but Hall of Fame...

Daddy Is a Legend Tallies in Jimmy Durante Stakes

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (10 months ago)
Daddy Is a Legend © Benoit Photo With an impressive burst of speed in the stretch, Daddy Is a Legend, the 5-2 favorite under jockey Joe Bravo, won the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes...

Mo Town Rallies to Win Hollywood Derby

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (10 months ago)
Mo Town © Benoit Photo Magnier, Tabor and Smith’s Mo Town, making his West Coast debut, rallied from next-to-last under jockey John Velazquez to win the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby Saturday. Patiently handled by...

Prime Attraction Upsets in Native Diver Stakes

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (10 months ago)
Prime Attraction © Benoit Photo DP Racing’s Prime Attraction, scratched from Friday’s Hollywood Turf Cup at a mile and one-half on the grass to compete in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Native Diver Stakes at nine...

Stable Notes Nov 25, 2017

Saturday, November 25th, 2017   (10 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   (10 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   (10 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...