Last year Wertheimer Farm's Halfbridled won the Debutante and B. Wayne Hughes' Siphonizer captured the Futurity. Both were trained by Richard Mandella and ridden by Julie Krone. Del Mar's 43-day season runs from July 21-Sept. 8.
Nominations close June 4 for Del Mar's two premier stakes for 2-year-olds, the Aug. 28 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) and the Sept. 8 Del Mar Futurity (gr. II). The nomination fee for each race is $250 with no sustaining payments required. Both events are held at seven furlongs with $250,000 guaranteed purses.For those missing the nomination date, there is a supplemental fee of $10,000 available for each race up until time of entry.