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.

Nolde, Espinoza Win Del mar Derby in Upset

Sunday, September 1st, 2019   (10 months ago)
Nolde © Benoit Photo Jerry Moss’ Nolde, given a stirring ride by Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, rallied between horses in deep stretch to take the lead and then barely withstood the onrushing Originaire...

Encoder, Prat Win Del Mar Juvenile Turf

Sunday, September 1st, 2019   (10 months ago)
Encoder © Benoit Photo Encoder, the 3-5 favorite owned by Hronis Racing and trained by John Sadler, overhauled a game Billy Batts in the final strides to win the $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Turf Sunday...

Stable Notes September 1, 2019

Sunday, September 1st, 2019   (10 months ago)
Bob Baffert © Del Mar Photo ONE DOWN, ONE TO GO FOR 6TH BAFFERT DEBUTANTE-FUTURITY SWEEP The impressive victory by Bast in Saturday’s Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante has given Hall of Fame trainer...

Bast, Baffert Win Grade I Del Mar Debutante

Saturday, August 31st, 2019   (10 months ago)
Bast © Benoit Photo Baoma Corp.’s Bast, a $500,000 yearling purchase who finished second in a maiden race in her career debut, indicated she could be a force to be reckoned with among two-year-old fillies...

Vasilika Noses Out Juliet Foxtrot in Mabee Stakes

Saturday, August 31st, 2019   (10 months ago)
Vasilika © Benoit Photo Even-money favored Vasilika, seemingly beaten in mid-stretch, unleashed a brilliant burst of speed in the final furlong to get up in the final stride and nose out Eastern invader Juliet Foxtrot...

Stable Notes August 31, 2019

Saturday, August 31st, 2019   (10 months ago)
David Jerkens HAVING GONE 36-FOR-36, JERKENS HAPPY TO SHARE THE CREDIT As the 80th Del Mar summer season approached, there was concern for, and by, Racing Secretary David Jerkens regarding producing 36 cards and keeping...

Grade I RunHappy Del Mar Futurity Tops Closing Day Program

Saturday, August 31st, 2019   (10 months ago)
Eight Rings © Del Mar Photo Del Mar Thoroughbred Club concludes its 80th summer season of equine action Labor Day Monday in a traditional way, featuring renewal of the Grade I $300,00 Runhappy Del Mar...

Square Deal Wins I'm Smokin Stakes

Friday, August 30th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Square Deal © Benoit Photo Square Deal, disqualified from victory as a 13-1 longshot in the Graduation Stakes August 2, gained a measure of redemption Friday with a decisive triumph in the featured $100,000 I’m...

Stable Notes August 30, 2019

Friday, August 30th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Wrecking Crew © Del Mar Photo EIGHT ENTERED FOR MONDAY’S RUNHAPPY DEL MAR FUTURITY A field of eight was entered Friday for Monday’s Grade I $300,000 Runhappy Del Mar Futurity. The 72nd running of the...

Ten Three-Year-Olds Tangle in Wide-Open Del Mar Derby Sunday

Friday, August 30th, 2019   (10 months ago)
Neptune's Storm © Del Mar Photo On the next-to-last afternoon of the 2019 summer racing season, ten talented three-year-olds will clash in a wide-open renewal of the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby at a...