Del Mar Stable News

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Comanche Country is Best in Saturday's Juvenile Fillies Turf

Comanche Country © Benoit Photo The Irish-bred filly Comanche Country sat mid-pack for most of the one-mile trip Saturday in the Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf, then tipped out at the head of the lane...

Stable Notes September 10, 2022

Bob Baffert BOB BAFFERT: LOCKED AND LOADED FOR ANOTHER DEL MAR FUTURITY Since 1996, when Bob Baffert won his first Del Mar Futurity with Silver Charm, the Hall of Fame trainer has won the prestigious...

Giver Not a Taker Best Friday in Del Mar's I'm Smokin Stakes

Giver Not a Taker © Benoit Photo The chestnut gelding Giver Not a Taker tracked widest of all throughout the six-furlong, $125,000 I’m Smokin Stakes Friday at Del Mar, but the ground he gave up...

9 In Grade I Futurity Sunday as Del Mar Ends First-Rate Season

Havnameltdown © Benoit Photo Del Mar’s 83rd summer season – one of the best in the iconic shore oval’s history – comes to a conclusion Sunday with the 75th running of the Runhappy Del Mar...

Stable Notes September 9, 2022

Going to Vegas © Benoit Photo GOING TO VEGAS TAKES ON GOING GLOBAL IN G2 JOHN C. MABEE Going to Vegas is back to defend her crown, but it’s her stablemate, Going Global, that’s expected...

Grade I Debutante Tops Stakes Tripleheader at Del Mar Saturday

Home Cooking © Benoit Photo A stakes tripleheader – highlighted by the 72nd running of the Grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante for 2-year-old fillies – is on tap for Saturday at Del Mar, the...

Eight Cal-Bred Juveniles Go Sprinting Friday in I'm Smokin

Kangaroo Court © Benoit Photo Eight California-bred juveniles will test their tenacity over six furlong Friday at Del Mar in the 33rd running of the I’m Smokin Stakes, a race named for a wickedly fast...

Chismosa Scores Again at Del Mar in Monday's Generous Portion Stakes

Chismosa © Benoit Photo Jaime Renella’s Chismosa became the first horse at the Del Mar summer meet to score a triple when she won the $125,000 Generous Portion Stakes on the Labor Day Monday card....

Stable Notes September 5, 2022

G1 RUNHAPPY FUTURITY, G1 TVG DEBUTANTE BEGIN TO TAKE SHAPE The Del Mar racing office has released a list of probables for next weekend’s Grade 1 stakes races to decide the champion 2-year-olds of the...

Crack Turf Sprinter Lieutenant Dan Wins Green Flash Again at Del Mar

Lieutenant Dan © Benoit Photo Nick Alexander’s homebred Lieutenant Dan waited and waited for room on the turn for home in the five-furlong Green Flash Handicap Sunday at Del Mar, then fired big when the...