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.

Stable Notes July 15, 2016

Beholder © Benoit Photo SADLER’S STAKES SAFARI HERE STARTS WITH NANCY FROM NAIROBI John Sadler’s 52 stakes wins at Del Mar rank No. 6 all-time on a list of legends – Bob Baffert (113), Ron...

Stable Notes July 14, 2016

California Chrome at Del Mar © Zoe Metz for Del Mar Thoroughbred Club CALIFORNIA CHROME MORE THAN READY FOR DEL MAR CLOSEUP California Chrome got down to the business of training for the Grade II...

Stable Notes July 13, 2016

Phil D'Amato © Benoit DEFENDING CHAMP, ‘NOW’ TRAINER EYE SUCCESSFUL SUMMERS Jerry Hollendorfer is on a roll here. The Hall of Famer shared the Del Mar summer training title with Peter Miller in 2014 and...

Stable Notes July 12, 2016

Gary Stevens © Zoe Metz THIRTY-ONE YEARS LATER, STEVENS STILL SAVORS DEL MAR The year was 1985. Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. “New Coke” was introduced in April en route to a...

Stable Notes July 11, 2016

Ron McAnally © Benoit Photo McANALLY TURNS 84 WITH DEL MAR, AS USUAL, IN SIGHT Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally marked his 84th birthday on Monday. In a day or two, he is expected...

Stormy Lucy, 65-1, Stuns in Matriarch Stakes

Stormy Lucy © Benoit Photo Sent postward at 65-1 as the longest shot in an outstanding field of older fillies and mares, Stormy Lucy and jockey Kent Desormeaux stormed from far back to win the...

Cecil B Demille Stakes Quotes

Dressed in Hermes © Zoe Metz Photography MIKE SMITH (Dressed in Hermes, winner) – “Janet (trainer Janet Armstrong) just said ride him with confidence. She said he might do best to lay fourth or fifth...

Stable Notes November 29, 2015

Tom Ward © Benoit Photo END OF BING SEASON IS ALSO DEL MAR FINALE FOR STEWARD TOM WARD Nearly three decades of service in the Del Mar stewards’ booth will come to an end for...

Chiropractor, Nakatani Score Upset in Hollywood Derby

Chiropractor (right) © Benoit Photo Chiropractor, a 14-1 longshot under Corey Nakatani, rallied into contention from between horses entering the stretch to overhaul even-money choice Om and then held off the determined challenge of March...

Jimmy Durante Stakes Quotes

Family Meeting © Zoe Metz Photography DRAYDEN VAN DYKE (Family Meeting, winner) – “She’s a little green; she hasn’t quite figured it all out yet. She was idling on me. But I could feel I...