Keyword: Del Mar Debutante

  • Rick and Sharon Waller

    TOBA October Member of the Month

    Twenty-two years ago, a chance favor turned a couple on to Thoroughbred racing. Now, Californians Eric “Rick” Waller and his wife, Sharon, own homebred Spectator, who won her first two starts—including the August 5 Sorrento Stakes (G2) at Del Mar.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Handicapping Saturday's Cross Country Pick Four

    The final Saturday of racing at the boutique meets offers us a cross country pick four, which kicks off at Saratoga Race Course with the Spinaway and the Woodward stakes, and concludes out West with the Del Mar Debutante and the John C. Mabee.

  • Spectator wins the Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar

    Spectator Has More to Prove in Del Mar Debutante

    For Spectator the bigger picture of her 2-year-old campaign, if everything goes right, will feature the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), but a most important step comes Sept. 2 in the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (G1).

  • Champagne Room and jockey Mario Gutierrez after their victory in the Sorrento (gr. II)

    'Champagne' Seeks Del Mar Double in Debutante

    Champagne Room broke her maiden in the grade II Sorrento by 1 1/4 lengths and now heads a field of the most impressive fillies from Del Mar's loaded 2-year-old summer slate in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I).

  • Sunset Glow and Victor Espinoza take the Del Mar Debutante.

    Sunset Glow Shines in Del Mar Debutante

    Odds-on favorite Sunset Glow bulled her way between horses at the top of the stretch to get the lead and repelled the determined rally of Her Emmynency to capture the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30.

  • Sunset Glow won the Sorrento by 3 1/4 lengths on Aug. 6.

    Sunset Glow Has Experience Edge in Debutante

    Sunset Glow handled her rivals in the Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) with consummate ease last time, and she is a standout among the field of untried 2-year-old fillies entered for the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30.

  • Luminance ran 5 furlongs in :57.39 in her maiden win.

    Record Breakers Headed for Del Mar Debutante

    A pair of 2-year-old fillies who eclipsed the Del Mar Polytrack mark for five furlongs in separate racing debuts July 20, appear headed for a showdown in the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for their powerhouse barns.

  • Concave fights off She's a Tiger to win the Sorrento.

    Concave Rounds Out Nicely in Sorrento Score

    Concave moved to the head of the Southern California juvenile filly division for Reddam Racing and trainer Doug O'Neill with a game half-length victory over She's a Tiger in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes Aug. 7 at Del Mar.

  • Executiveprivilege stays perfect in the Del Mar Debutante.

    Executiveprivilege Nabs Debutante Thriller

    Odds-on choice Executiveprivilege remained perfect in four starts with her victory in the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Sept. 1 but had to dig deep to defeat determined pacesetter Beholder by a nose.

  • Del Mar and Darley Form Partnership

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Darley have announced a partnership starting in 2009 highlighted by the renaming of the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) as the Darley Debutante.

  • Del Mar Debutante winner Stardom Bound takes on some familiar foes in the Oak Leaf Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5782816%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Seeking Stardom in Oak Leaf

    The first three finishers of the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) have passed the entry box for the Sept. 27 Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I). The two-turn, $250,000 race for 2-year-old fillies at the Oak Tree meeting figures to be a key prep for next month's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

  • Stardom Bound sweeps to victory in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I). <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5755343%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stardom Bound Rises to Debutante Victory

    The aptly named maiden Stardom Bound, far behind the leaders on the final turn, unleashed a monstrous move through the home stretch to turn the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) into a 4 1/4-length stunner Sept. 1.

  • Evita Argentina and Tyler Baze take the Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5428834%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Evita Argentina Flys High, Wins Sorrento

    In the second start of her career, unbeaten Evita Argentina flew down the center of the track to defeat favored Stardom Bound in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar Aug. 6.

  • Del Mar Deb, Futurity Deadline is May 30

    Nominations close May 30 for Del Mar's two premier stakes for 2-year-olds -- the Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. Both are grade I events.

  • Tasha's Miracle heads a field of 11 Juvenile Fillies in the Oak Leaf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1948974%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tasha's Miracle to Take Next Step in Oak Leaf

    Ever since she came into his barn, John Sadler has been waiting for the chance to see Tasha's Miracle go two turns. The Southern California trainer will finally have that opportunity Sept. 29, as his talented 2-year-old filly headlines a field of 11 in the $250,000 Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita.

  • Sorrento winner Tasha's Miracle heads a field of 14 in the Del Mar Debutante.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1948974%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Small 'Miracle' Lands Debutante Pick With Sadler

    Trainer John Sadler thought Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) favorite Tasha's Miracle was going to be special the first time he saw her. He tried to buy her during Barrett's 2-year-olds in training sale earlier this year, but her reserve, in the $300,000 range, proved too expensive for his budget.

  • 11 Fillies Line Up for Del Mar Debutante

    Unbeaten Bully Bones, winner of the Sorrento (gr. III) earlier this month, heads a field of 11 2-year-old fillies entered for Saturday's $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) at seven furlongs on the main track.

  • Canani's Maiden Steps Out in Debutante

    Sweet Catomine, a well-bred maiden filly making only her second career start for trainer Julio Canani, ran down Souvenir Gift in deep stretch to win the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Saturday by three quarters of a length.

  • Souvenir Gift Towers Over Debutante Field

    With Sorrento (gr. III) winner Inspiring sidelined, nine 2-year-old fillies led by dual stakes winner Souvenir Gift will go postward Saturday for the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) at seven furlongs on the main track.

  • Rich Stakes Action Planned at Del Mar

    The richest stakes schedule in Del Mar's history - 27 major races worth $6,325,000 - will serve as the centerpiece for the seaside track's 65th summer racing season starting July 21. The traditional 43-day meeting will run through Sept. 8.

  • Halfbridled Pointing to Oak Leaf Sept. 28

    A happy Richard Mandella reported Sunday morning that Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) winner Halfbridled came out of her stirring 4 3/4-length victory Saturday in good shape.

  • Halfbridled, with Julie Krone aboard,  wins the Grade I Del Mar Debutante.

    Halfbridled Turns in Smashing Debutante Win

    Wertheimer Farm's Halfbridled showed why she's likely to be heard from later this year when she recorded a scintillating five-length victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar Saturday.

  • 'Victory' Assured in Del Mar Debutante?

    Tom VanMeter II's Victory U.S.A., an impressive maiden winner from the talent-deep barn of trainer Bob Baffert, heads a field of six for Saturday's 53rd edition of the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on the main track.

  • Victory U.S.A. Rates Edge in Slight Debutante

    Victory U.S.A., an impressive maiden winner from the barn of trainer Bob Baffert, heads a field of six entered this morning for $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I).

  • Tizdubai Skipping Del Mar Debutante

    Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) winner Tizdubai, a full sister to two-time Breeders' Cup Classic winner Tiznow, will skip the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies Aug. 30 and wait for the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting, trainer Eoin Harty said Sunday morning.

  • Tizdubai Shows Talent in Del Mar Stakes Bow

    Darley Stud's Tizdubai stalked the pacesetting favorite Dirty Diana into the stretch before blowing past her rival to record an easy four-length triumph in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar Saturday.