Del Mar Mile Handicap

The Del Mar Mile Handicap is a Grade III American Thoroughbred horse race for horses aged three years and older run over a distance of one mile on the turf held annually in August at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. The event currently carries a purse of $150,000.

Del Mar Mile Handicap
Grade II race
LocationDel Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, United States
Inaugurated1987 (as Del Mar Budweiser Breeders' Cup)
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
WebsiteDel Mar
Race information
Distance1 mile (8 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds & older
WeightHandicap
Purse$150,000 (2020)

HistoryEdit

The event was inaugurated on 2 September 1987 with additional sponsorship from Budweiser and the Breeders' Cup at a distance of as a one mile race on the dirt track and was won by the 9-1 shot Good Command who was ridden by United States' Racing Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron in a time of 1:35​45.[1] The following year the event was by Precisionist, the 1985 U.S. Champion Sprint Horse who had come out of retirement after an unsuccessful stud career.[2]

For the third running the event had been classified as Grade III[3] and the next year in 1990 a Grade II, the current classification.[4]

Budweiser continued sponsorship until 1995 and the Breeders' Cup until 2006.[3] After sponsorship ceased the event was renamed by the Del Mar administration to Del Mar Mile Handicap.[3]

In 2005 the event was moved from the dirt track to the turf.[4]

RecordsEdit

Speed record:

  • 1 mile (turf): 1:32.10 - Obviously (IRE) (2012)
  • 1 mile (dirt): 1:33.40 - On The Line (1989)

Margins:

  • 5 lengths - Old Trieste (1998)

Most wins:

  • 2 - El Corredor (2000, 2001)
  • 2 - Obviously (IRE) (2012, 2013)

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Hal J. Earnhardt (2000, 2001)
  • 2 - Anthony Fanticola & Joseph Scardino (2012, 2013)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Distance Time Purse Grade Ref
Del Mar Mile Handicap
2020 Mo Forza 4 Flavien Prat Peter Miller Bardy Farm & OG Boss 1 mile 1:33.27 $152,000 II [5]
2019 Prince Earl 4 Geovanni Franco Philip D'Amato Old Bones Racing Stable & Todd Marshall 1 mile 1:33.13 $201,755 II [6]
2018 Catapult 5 Drayden Van Dyke John W. Sadler Woodford Racing 1 mile 1:33.40 $202,760 II [7]
2017 Blackjackcat 4 Kent J. Desormeaux Mark Glatt Al & Saundra S. Kirkwood 1 mile 1:34.06 $200,345 II [8]
2016 Midnight Storm 5 Rafael Bejarano Philip D'Amato A Venneri Racing & Little Red Feather Racing 1 mile 1:33.92 $200,000 II [9]
2015 Avanzare 5 Gary L. Stevens Thomas F. Proctor Donato Lanni & John F. Youngblood 1 mile 1:35.22 $201,250 II [10]
2014 Tom's Tribute 4 Mike E. Smith James M. Cassidy Braly Family Trust 1 mile 1:33.75 $250,500 II [11]
2013 Obviously (IRE) 5 Joseph Talamo Mike R. Mitchell Anthony Fanticola & Joseph Scardino 1 mile 1:32.64 $200,000 II [12]
2012 Obviously (IRE) 4 Joseph Talamo Mike R. Mitchell Anthony Fanticola & Joseph Scardino 1 mile 1:32.10 $200,000 II [13]
2011 Caracortado 4 Joseph Talamo Michael Machowsky Blahut Racing & Lo Hi Racing 1 mile 1:34.24 $200,000 II [14]
2010 Enriched 5 Joel Rosario Doug F. O'Neill W.C. Racing, Neil Haymes & Westside Rentals.com 1 mile 1:34.83 $190,000 II [15]
2009 Ferneley (IRE) 5 Joel Rosario Ben D. A. Cecil Silver Springs Stud Farm 1 mile 1:33.11 $238,000 II [16]
2008 Whatsthescript (IRE) 4 Garrett K. Gomez John W. Sadler Tommy Town Thoroughbreds 1 mile 1:32.40 $328,000 II [17]
2007 Crossing The Line (NZ) 5 Garrett K. Gomez John W. Sadler Doubledown Stable & Mike MacQuoid 1 mile 1:32.59 $322,000 II [18]
Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap
2006 Aragorn (IRE) 4 Corey Nakatani Neil D. Drysdale Ballygallon Stud 1 mile 1:32.68 $374,000 II [19]
2005 Three Valleys 4 Pat Valenzuela Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 1 mile 1:32.21 $338,000 II [20]
2004 Supah Blitz 4 Victor Espinoza Doug F. O'Neill Kagele Brothers & Mark Lieb 1 mile 1:35.14 $250,000 II [21]
2003 Joey Franco 4 Pat Valenzuela Darrell Vienna Jerry Frankel 1 mile 1:35.70 $178,000 II [22]
2002 Congaree 4 Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable 1 mile 1:36.34 $250,000 II [23]
2001 El Corredor 4 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Hal J. Earnhardt 1 mile 1:35.24 $250,000 II [24]
2000 El Corredor 3 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Hal J. Earnhardt 1 mile 1:35.05 $178,000 II [25]
1999 Hollycombe 5 Gary L. Stevens J. Paco Gonzalez John Toffan 1 mile 1:35.46 $195,100 II [26]
1998 Old Trieste 3 Chris McCarron Mike Puype Cobra Farm Inc. 1 mile 1:35.35 $186,200 II [27]
1997 Benchmark 6 Eddie Delahoussaye Ronald W. Ellis Pam & Martin Wygod 1 mile 1:35.57 $206,700 II [28]
1996 Dramatic Gold 5 Kent J. Desormeaux David E. Hofmans Golden Eagle Farm 1 mile 1:34.78 $205,650 II [29]
Del Mar Budweiser Breeders' Cup Handicap
1995 Alphabet Soup 4 Chris McCarron David E. Hofmans Ridder Thoroughbred Stable 1 mile 1:34.33 $164,650 II [30]
1994 Lykatill Hil 4 Eddie Delahoussaye Art Sherman William J. Zellerbach 1 mile 1:34.01 $152,200 II [31]
1993 Region 4 Corey Nakatani Richard E. Mandella Claiborne Farm 1 mile 1:34.98 $169,600 II [32]
1992 Reign Road 4 David R. Flores Jay M. Robbins Jack Kent Cooke 1 mile 1:35.29 $182,000 II [33]
1991 Twilight Agenda 5 Kent J. Desormeaux D. Wayne Lukas Moyglare Stud Farm 1 mile 1:34.00 $206,950 II [34]
1990 Stalwart Charger 3 Roberto M. Gonzalez Alcides Pico Perdomo Sidney B. Factor 1 mile 1:34.60 $206,500 II [35]
1989 On the Line 5 Laffit Pincay Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1 mile 1:33.40 $205,400 III [36]
1988 Precisionist 7 Chris McCarron John W. Russell Fred W. Hooper 1 mile 1:34.60 $148,900 [2]
1987 Good Command 4 Chris McCarron Gary F. Jones Prestonwood Farm 1 mile 1:34.80 $153,750 [1]

Legend:
  Dirt   Turf

See alsoEdit

List of American and Canadian Graded races

External siteEdit

ReferencesEdit

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