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.

Eddie Read Stakes Grade I

Sunday, July 20th, 2014   (5 years ago)
MIKE SMITH (Tom’s Tribute, winner) – “He really relaxed today. That’s the key with this horse. It was nice having that pace up front. We sat in right behind him (early leader Horizontalyspeakin) and were...

Stable Notes Day 4

Sunday, July 20th, 2014   (5 years ago)
By Hank Wesch NEW STABLES 1-2-3 IN FIRST DEL MAR STAKES TRY The saying goes “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. “ If that’s true, trainers Mike Stidham and...

ISTANFORD, BEJARANO SCORE SAN CLEMENTE UPSET

Saturday, July 19th, 2014   (5 years ago)
Istanford, a 10-1 outsider in the wagering despite the presence in the saddle of star jockey Rafael Bejarano, took control from the gate and never looked back in winning the featured Grade II $200,000 San...

San Clemente Handicap (Grade II)

Saturday, July 19th, 2014   (5 years ago)
RAFAEL BEJARANO (Istanford, winner) – “I knew there was other speed in the race and I wasn’t expecting to be on the lead. But my filly broke so well and went right to the front...

Stable Notes Day 3

Saturday, July 19th, 2014   (5 years ago)
By Hank Wesch SUMMER FRONT BLOWS IN FROM EAST FOR READ If Summer Front had a business card it would likely read: “Have Ability, Will Travel.” When Summer Front, the 8-5 morning line favorite for...

My Fiona Upsets in C.T.B.A. Stakes

Friday, July 18th, 2014   (5 years ago)
My Fiona, a daughter of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, outdueled odd-on favored Lost Bus in the stretch to win Friday’s featured $100,000 C.T.B.A. Stakes for California-bred two-year-old fillies. A well beaten third in...

California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes

Friday, July 18th, 2014   (5 years ago)
FERNANDO PEREZ (My Fiona, winner) – “Yes, she was a little green. When she got bumped, she didn’t quite know what to do. But by the end of the race she was running very well....

Stable Notes Day 2

Friday, July 18th, 2014   (5 years ago)
By Hank Wesch ANOTHER BIG OPENING OF ANOTHER BIG SUMMER SHOW Opening day of the 75th summer racing season drew an on-track crowd of 42,021 and a total handle of $14,858,277. Down slightly from 2013...

Grass Milers Clash In Grade I Eddie Read Stakes Sunday

Friday, July 18th, 2014   (5 years ago)
Waterford Stable's classy Summer Front, runner-up to the sensational Obviously in the recent Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita, is the likely favorite Sunday in the 41st running of the Grade I $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes...

Oceanside Stakes

Thursday, July 17th, 2014   (5 years ago)
Glen Hill Farm’s Enterprising, the 5-2 favorite ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, rallied from last place to win the featured $$116,700 Oceanside Stakes on opening day of the 2014 Del Mar summer racing...