Del Mar Handicap

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Del Mar Handicap

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  • Grade: I for 3-year-old thoroughbreds and fillies
  • Distance: 11 Furlongs
  • Track: Turf
  • Purse: $500,000

What is the Del Mar Handicap?

The Del Mar Handicap is a prestigious Grade 2 Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. It is open to horses three years old and up, running a distance of 1 3/8 miles on turf.

When is the Del Mar Handicap in 2024?

The Del Mar Handicap is scheduled to take place on August 17, 2024. This race is a key event in the Del Mar summer racing season and attracts top turf horses from around the country.

Del Mar Handicap Winners

Notable winners of the Del Mar Handicap include United (2019, 2020), Acclamation (2011), and The Tin Man (2006). These horses have made significant marks in the racing world with their performances in this event.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2024 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
2023 Gold Phoenix (IRE) Juan J. Hernandez Philip D'Amato Little Red Feather Racing, Sterling Stables & Marsha Naify 2:15.34
2022 Gold Phoenix (IRE) Flavien Prat Philip D'Amato Little Red Feather Racing, Sterling Stables & Marsha Naify 2:14.51
2021 Astronaut Victor Espinoza John Shirreffs John MB O'Connor 2:15.97
2020 Red King Umberto Rispoli Philip D'Amato Little Red Feather Racing, G Jacobsen & P Belmonte 2:15.75

The Del Mar Handicap holds significant importance as it provides a direct entry to the prestigious Breeders' Cup Turf. This "Win and You're In" status not only increases the race's prestige but also attracts top-tier horses aiming for a spot in the Breeders' Cup, which is one of the most anticipated events in horse racing.

The Del Mar Handicap has seen many renowned trainers and jockeys achieve success. Notable trainers include Richard Mandella, who has multiple wins in the race, and famous jockeys like Mike Smith and Gary Stevens have also had significant victories in this event.

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