Del Mar Derby


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Gabriel Charles and Ethnic Dance won divisions of the featured Grade II Del Mar Derby Sunday, championship event of the summer season for three-year-olds.Read More
Betting on longshot Ethnic Dance
Saturday’s Del Mar Recap – August 31 (5 out of 6) Polytrack seemed to play fair and yielded one 6f wire job winner. A pair of patient types captured both turf routes carded (9f, 8.5f). Hat trick for Victor Espinoza. Mike Smith booted home a pair. Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer both saddled two w...Read More
Her 30-day suspension having been served, trainer Carla Gaines returned to her Barn E headquarters Saturday morning. The first horse she checked on was Gervinho, the winner of a division of the Oceanside Stakes and the morning line favorite in the first division of Sunday’s divided $250,000 Grade II...Read More
Gervinho, winner of the first division of the Oceanside Stake on opening day of the meeting, and Eastern shipper Infinite Magic were the morning line choices for oddsmaker Russ Hudak for the divisions of the $250,000 Grade II Del Mar Derby on Sunday.Read More
With 34 horses nominated, and with the approval of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, racing secretary Tom Robbins announced Sunday morning that the Grade II Del Mar Derby on Sunday, September 1, would run in two divisions of 10 horses, each with a $250,000 purse.Read More
Take one last look at Saratoga and Del Mar from Eclipse Sportswire!Read More
Beautifully rated on the lead by jockey Martin Garcia, My Best Brother held off the late challenge of the 5-2 favorite, eastern invader Howe Great, to win Sunday’s 68th running of the Grade II $300,000 Del Mar Derby. Sent to the front shortly after the start of the nine-furlong test over Del Mar’s i...Read More
Saturday Del Mar Recap – Sept 1 Stalkers and closers captured the bulk of races of Polytrack. Patient types landed both turf routes carded. Victor Espinoza guided home four winners. Hat trick for Rafael Bejarano. Edwin Maldonado and Leandro Mora teamed up for two wins on the day. On the ticket front...Read More
The three-year-old championship of the 2012 Del Mar Thoroughbred racing season will be decided Sunday when ten top three-year-olds clash in the Del Mar Derby.Read More
La Jolla Handicap winner Old Time Hockey and runner-up My Best Brother came out of the race in good order and will be given every consideration to run next in the $300,000 Grade II Del Mar Derby on Sunday, September 2. The Derby, final in the three-race turf stakes series for 3-year-olds, is expecte...Read More
The mile and an eighth turf journey of the $250,000 Del Mar Derby (Grade II) was settled by the bob of 4-to-5 favorite Banned’s nose edging that of Santa Anita Derby (Grade I) winner and 4-to-1 second choice Midnight Interlude.Read More
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  • RamonDimas · this year all 3 year old horses werent that good!! · 956 days ago ·
  • Protagonist · Banned did a great job, winning the Del Mar Derby ,as did his rider Go Go Gomez. Thanks Go Go, you really made my Sunday a nice one. As I watched you win it while I was with friends at the ITW. My one friend couldn't make up his mind and asked me for advice, I told him Banned could get the job done, with You guiding himto that win.Great Job , Congrats! · 954 days ago ·
Glen Hill Farm’s Banned, a classy invader from the Midwest, took the lead in the stretch, lost it briefly, then came on again in the final, desperate strides to nose out Santa Anita Derby winner Midnight Interlude and win the featured Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby Sunday. With Garrett Gomez in the...Read More
Encouraged by the effort of Thirtyfirststreet in a third-place finish in the La Jolla Handicap on August 13, trainer Doug O’Neill will send out the Good Journey colt on Monday in a full field of nine for the $250,000, Grade II Del Mar Derby. The 1 1/8-mile event over the Jimmy Durante Turf Course us...Read More
Best Bet #-7 Banned $100 ATB
The Craig Family Trust's brilliant Twirling Candy, sent postward the prohibitive 1-5 favorite on the basis of his perfect three-for-three racing record, came through as expected Sunday in the $300,000 Del Mar Derby  but only after a stewards' inquiry pertaining to an incident leaving the clubho...Read More
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  • otbhawaiian · I was impressed at how strong that horse was but the reason the stewards gave was lame" because summer movie finished last they didnt feel a dq was necesary" · 1320 days ago ·
  • agclarkey · The Best Horse won the race Twirling Candy is some horse to loose his stride & run off the track & then his jock gets his mind back on the job & then donkey licks the field.Summer Movie was never going to beat the winner he copped a bump along the back straight & finished a mile back.The stewards got it right as far as I could see. · 1319 days ago ·
Jenny Craig's Candy Ride colt Twirling Candy wired the Del Mar Derby field as the 1-5 favorite to run his record to 4-for-4 for trainer John Sadler, but this victory was not without incident. Early in the run down the backstretch, Twirling Candy ducked out sharply under Joel ...Read More
Jockey Patrick Valenzuela wasn’t even involved in the nearly catastrophic incident on the backstretch, but he was as upset as anyone near the winner’s circle after the Del Mar Fiasco, make that Derby, finished on Sunday.Valenzuela was aboard the 33-1 long-shot Jairzihno, who finished second to the 1...Read More
Sunday’s pick six from Del Mar includes a trio of Stakes races and features the Grade 2 Del Mar Derby for 3-year-olds traveling nine furlongs on the turf course. Overwhelming favorite Twirling Candy has yet to be tested in his brief career and exits a sharp win in the grassy Oceanside Stakes... Read More
The undefeated Twirling Candy, another in the line of Candy Ride-sired stakes winners, leads a small but competitive group of 3-year-olds in Sunday's 66th running of the Grade II, $300,000 Del Mar Derby at 1 1/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.   Twirling Candy, trained by John Sadler f...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video09/01/13Dmr61 1/8 mT03 MDel Mar Derby-G2Gabriel CharlesGervinhoRedwood Kitten1:46.94
View DetailsView Video09/01/13Dmr91 1/8 mT03 MDel Mar Derby-G2Ethnic DanceInfinite MagicDen's Legacy1:48.24
View DetailsView Video09/02/12Dmr91 1/8 mT03 MDel Mar Derby-G2My Best BrotherHowe GreatBrother Francis1:46.83
View DetailsView Video09/04/11Dmr81 1/8 mT03 MDel Mar Derby-G2BannedMidnight InterludeExtensive1:47.93
View DetailsView Video09/05/10Dmr51 1/8 mT03 MDel Mar Derby-G2Twirling CandyJairzihnoRoyal F J1:46.96
View Details09/06/09Dmr61 1/8 mT03 MDel Mar Derby-G2RendezvousBattle Of HastingsAcclamation1:46.88
View Details08/31/08Dmr91 1/8 mT03 MDel Mar Derby-G2MadeoGio PontiTangled Tango1:46.68
View Details09/06/03Dmr81 1/8 mT03 MDel Mar Derby-G2Fairly RansomDevious BoySweet Return1:46.45