Del Mar Stable News

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The Big Wam Gets Running Late to Take Graduation at Del Mar

The Big Wam © Benoit Photo The 7-10 favorite The Big Wam had to overcome difficulties at the start, but leading rider Juan Hernandez handled him patiently, then put him to the task through the...

11 Juveniles Set to Tussle Sunday in Del Mar's Best Pal Stakes

Havnameltdown © Benoit Photo The Best Pal Stakes – named after one of the best California-bred horses of all time – has annually shown itself to be a proving grounds for bigger and better things...

Stable Notes August 12, 2022

ANDIE BIANCONE MULTI-TASKS AS TRAINER AND REPORTER AT DEL MAR Most people will recognize her from her work as a reporter and race analyst on TVG but if Andie Biancone has her way, more will...

Sheza Girly Girl Pulls Upset in Thursday Del Mar Feature

Sheza Girly Girl © Benoit Photo Brown or Halasz’s Sheza Girly Girl came rolling late down the middle of the racetrack and went on to score a three-quarter length victory and pay a healthy $47.20...

Saturday Distaff Stakes Doubleheader on Tap at Del Mar

Going Global © Benoit Photo A pair of Grade II stakes for the distaff set will top a 10-race card at the seaside oval known as Del Mar Saturday. First post for the afternoon delights...

Stable Notes August 11, 2022

Going Global © Benoit Photo GOING GLOBAL RETURNS IN SATURDAY’S G2 YELLOW RIBBON The top 3-year old filly on the grounds at Del Mar’s 2021 summer meet returns to the seaside oval Saturday when she...

Eight California Types Matched Friday in Graduation Stakes

The Big Wam © Benoit Photo Young California-bred (or sired) colts and geldings will step on center stage Friday at Del Mar in the feature event on an eight-race program – the $125,000 Graduation Stakes....

Nine Fillies, Mares Face Off in Thursday Feature at Del Mar

She's Bulletproof © Benoti Photo Nine allowance fillies and mares – all of them born in the great state of California – will meet the starter for Thursday’s Race 7, a six-panel spin for Cal-bred...

Chismosa Fires a Big Shot Sunday in Taking CTBA Stakes at Del Mar

Chismosa © Benoit Photo Jaime Renella’s Chismosa, a Clubhouse Ride filly making only the second start of her career, put it to a seven 2-year-old rivals in the 69th edition of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’...

Cabo Spirit Comes with a Rush to Capture La Jolla at Del Mar

Cabo Spirit © Benoit Photo Kretz Racing’s Cabo Spirit, back in the crowd for the first half of the mile and one-sixteenth La Jolla Handicap, put on the blasters late and reeled them all in...