Del Mar Stable News

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Summer's Three-Year-Old Champion at Stake in Del Mar Derby Sunday

Friday, September 1st, 2017   (11 months ago)
Bowies Hero © Benoit Photo The summer season’s three-year-old championship will be on the line Sunday in the 73rd running of the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby at a mile and one-eighth over the...

Stable Notes Sept 1, 2017

Friday, September 1st, 2017   (11 months ago)
Run Away © Benoit Photo NINE ENTERED FOR CLOSING DAY $300,000 GRADE I FUTURITY A field of nine was entered Friday for Monday’s $300,000 Grade I Del Mar Futurity, the traditional Closing Day feature as...

Watch This Cat Wins Del Mar Turf Sprint

Thursday, August 31st, 2017   (11 months ago)
Watch This Cat © Benoit Photo Watch This Cat, with Rafael Bejarano in the saddle, was the swiftest of the swift Thursday as she led from wire-to-wire to win Del Mar’s feature, a five-furlong sprint...

Del Mar Debutante, John C. Mabee Stakes Highlight Strong Program Saturday

Thursday, August 31st, 2017   (11 months ago)
Spectator © Benoit Photo A most attractive stakes doubleheader – the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante and the Grade II $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes – will be the featured highlights of a strong...

Stable Notes Aug 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31st, 2017   (11 months ago)
Gabrielleelizabeth © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club GUILLOT AIMS TO WORK LONG SHOT VOODOO IN DEBUTANTE Trainer Eric Guillot sat on a bale of hay near where his two fillies for upcoming stakes were stabled and...

Spiced Perfection Upset Winner of Generous Portion Stakes

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Spiced Perfection © Benoit Photo Dare to Dream Stable’s Spiced Perfection, unraced since breaking her maiden on opening day, July 19, of Del Mar’s summer season, wore down odds-on favored Show It N Moe It...

Continental Divide, Smokem Renew Rivalry in I'm Smokin Stakes

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Continental Divide © Benoit Photo Promising two-year-old colts Continental Divide and Smokem will renew their burgeoning rivalry Friday when they tangle for the third time as part of a nine-horse field of California-bred youngsters in...

Stable Notes Aug 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Just a Smidge © Benoit Photo EIGHT ENTERED IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I $300,000 DEL MAR DEBUTANTE A field of eight was entered Wednesday in Saturday’s $300,000 Del Mar Debutante, the race that determines the 2-year-old...

Munny Spunt Awarded Torrey Pines Victory Via Disqualification

Sunday, August 27th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Munny Spunt (Outside) © Benoit Photo Munny Spunt, claimed for $25,000 June 30 at Santa Anita, gave her new owners a quick return on their investment as she was awarded victory Sunday in the $100,000...

Ten Fillies Clash in Generous Portion Stakes Wednesday

Sunday, August 27th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Show It N Moe It © Benoit Photo Ten lightly-raced but talented California-bred two-year-old fillies will be spotlighted Wednesday at Del Mar in the featured $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes at six furlongs. Certain to attract...

Stable Notes Aug 27, 2017

Sunday, August 27th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Maria Falgione © Benoit Photo EX-ACTOR GIVES BOFFO PERFORMANCE IN FIRST ROLE AS A JOCKEY Maria Domina Falgione is a 38-year-old former working actor who performed in “Indie films, TV shows, commercials,” the titles of...

Giant Expectations Wins Pat O'Brien Stakes

Saturday, August 26th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Giant Expectations © Benoit Photo Giant Expectations, a New York-bred four-year-old piloted by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, won a spot in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Friday, Nov. 3 at Del Mar...

Shared Belief Stakes Quotes

Saturday, August 26th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Battle of Midway © Benoit Photo FLAVIEN PRAT (Battle of Midway, winner) – “Much better today. The blinkers had to help. He seemed much more focused. He did just what I asked him to do....

Stable Notes Aug 26, 2017

Saturday, August 26th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Paradise Woods © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club PARADISE WOODS FOLLOWS BEHOLDER PATH WITH TORREY PINES TEST The 3-year-old campaigns of champion Beholder in 2013 and Paradise Woods this year are the same – from April...

Shenandoah Queen Shocks in Tranquility Lake Stakes

Friday, August 25th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Shenandoah Queen © Benoit Photo Hronis Racing’s Shenandoah Queen, lightly-regarded at 20-1 despite the presence in the saddle of recently-inducted Hall of Famer Victor Espinoza, held off the belated challenge of odds-on favored Faithfully to...

Paradise Woods Tops Field in Torrey Pines Stakes

Friday, August 25th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Paradise Woods (outside) © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Paradise Woods, brilliant winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks in April but a serious disappointment as the favorite in the Kentucky Oaks May 5, returns...

Stable Notes Aug 25, 2017

Friday, August 25th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Joe Talamo © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club JOE TALAMO GOES FOR TWO WITH KLIMT, DANZING CANDY Jockey Joe Talamo has a chance to, as they say in his native Louisiana, laissez les bon temps rouler...

Tink's Twirl Prevails in Del Mar Feature

Thursday, August 24th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Tink's Twirl © Benoit Photo Tink’s Twirl, second choice in the betting at 7-2, took command in the stretch under jockey Jamie Theriot and went to score a decisive triumph Del Mar’s feature race Thursday,...

Danzing Candy Favored in Pat O'Brien Stakes Saturday

Thursday, August 24th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Danzing Candy © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Classy Danzing Candy will be seeking his fourth consecutive victory Saturday when he heads a deep line-up of eleven runners in the Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes...

Stable Notes Aug 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24th, 2017   (11 months ago)
Gary Stevens © Del Mar Thoroughbred Club STEVENS’ CHOICE: GIANT EXPECTATIONS OVER KOBE’S BACK Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens has been on the back of Kobe’s Back for 14 of the last 15 in...