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Del Mar Futurity

Grade I race
Del Mar Futurity
Location Del Mar Racetrack
Del Mar, California, United States
Inaugurated 1948
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 7 furlongs
Track Polytrack, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-olds
Weight Colts & Geldings, 123 lbs.
Fillies, 120 lbs.
Purse $250,000

The Del Mar Futurity is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. A Grade I event since 2007, the race is open to horses, age two, willing to race seven furlongs on Polytrack synthetic dirt and offers a purse of $250,000.

In 1971, it was run in two divisions on Turf.

Not only does trainer Bob Baffert hold the record for the most Del Mar Futurity wins with eight, seven of those wins came in consecutive years.


Speed record:

  • 1:21.29 - Declan's Moon (2004)

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 5 - Golden Eagle Farm (1990, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998)







2009 Lookin at Lucky Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Mike Pegram/Watson/Weitman. 1:22.85
2008 Midshipman Tyler Baze Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable 1:23.35
2007 Georgie Boy Garrett K. Gomez Kathy Walsh George Schwary 1:25.34
2006 Horse Greeley Victor Espinoza Richard Mandella Ray & Martha Parfet 1:22.93
2005 Stevie Wonderboy Garrett Gomez Doug O'Neill Merv Griffin 1:22.43
2004 Declan's Moon Victor Espinoza Ronald W. Ellis Mace & Samantha Siegel 1:21.29
2003 Siphonizer Julie Krone Richard Mandella B. Wayne Hughes 1:23.10
2002 Icecoldbeeratreds David Flores Bob Baffert Mike Pegram 1:22.94
2001 Officer Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:22.33
2000 Flame Thrower Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Gary Garber 1:22.00
1999 Forest Camp David Flores Bob Baffert Aaron U. Jones 1:21.67
1998 Worldly Manner Kent Desormeaux Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:23.05
1997 Souvenir Copy Chris McCarron Bob Baffert Golden Eagle Farm 1:23.10
1996 Silver Charm David Flores Bob Baffert bob & Beverly Lewis 1:22.88
1995 Future Quest Kent Desormeaux Ron McAnally VHW Stables 1:22.81
1994 On Target Alex Solis Ron McAnally VHW Stables 1:22.37
1993 Winning Pact Corey Nakatani Gary Jones Golden Eagle Farm 1:22.04
1992 River Special Chris McCarron Robert Hess, Jr. Golden Eagle Farm 1:36.64
1991 Bertrando Alex Solis Bruce Headley Gus Headley 1:36.45
1990 Best Pal Pat Valenzuela Ian Jory Golden Eagle Farm 1:35.40
1989 Drag Race Frank Olivares Steve Miyadi Kazumasa Yano 1:35.40
1988 Music Merci Chris McCarron Craig A. Lewis Royal T. Stable/Pendleton 1:35.40
1987 Lost Kitty Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Klein & Lukas 1:36.20
1986 Qualify Gary Stevens Laz Barrera Ethel D. Jacobs 1:35.60
1985 Tasso Laffit Pincay, Jr. Neil Drysdale G. Robins/Waldemar Farms 1:36.00
1984 Saratoga Six Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas French/Klein/Lyon 1:36.00
1983 Althea Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas D. Aykroyd/H. Alexander 1:34.80
1982 Roving Boy Ed Delahoussaye Joseph Manzi Robert E. Hibbert 1:38.80
1981 Gato Del Sol Ed Delahoussaye Edwin J. Gregson A. Hancock III/L. Peters 1:37.40
1980 Bold and Gold Dean Hall Willis A. Reavis Ted Rexius 1:36.20
1979 The Carpenter Chris McCarron Willard L. Proctor Cardiff Stud Farm 1:35.20
1978 Flying Paster Don Pierce Gordon C. Campbell Bernard J. Ridder 1:34.80
1977 Go West Young Man Frank Olivares Loten Rettele Wild Plum Farm 1:35.60
1976 Visible Laffit Pincay, Jr. Vincent Clyne Elmendorf 1:35.60
1975 Telly's Pop Francisco Mena Melvin F. Stute H. Koch & T. Savalas 1:36.00
1974 Diabolo Bill Shoemaker Sidney Martin Frank M. McMahon 1:35.40
1973 Such A Rush Bill Shoemaker Dale Landers Hubert J. Miller 1:29.80
1972 Groshawk Bill Shoemaker Charlie Whittingham M/M Quinn Martin 1:28.60
1971 MacArthur Park Bill Shoemaker Tommy Doyle Mark III Stable 1:29.00
1971 D.B. Carm Fernando Toro John G. Canty M/M S. N. Simmons 1:29.00
1970 June Darling William Mahorney Warren Stute Clement L. Hirsch 1:08.80
1969 George Lewis Bill Hartack Buster Millerick Alan Magerman 1:08.20
1968 Fleet Allied Jerry Lambert Harold C. McBride M/M Vincent Kanowsky 1:08.20
1967 Baffle Walter Blum Johnny Longden Frank M. McMahon 1:09.60
1966 Ruken Fernando Alvarez Clyde Turk Louis R. Rowan 1:09.60
1965 Coursing Kenneth Church Clyde Turk Louis R. Rowan 1:08.80
1964 Terry's Secret Alex Maese Carl A. Roles Poltex Stable 1:10.20
1963 Perris Alex Maese Carl A. Roles M/M Mel M. Burns 1:09.40
1962 Slipped Disc Roy Yaka Max H. Britt W. E. Britt 1:09.80
1961 Weldy Raymond York Frank E. Childs M/M Fred Turner, Jr. 1:09.20
1960 Short Jacket Ralph Neves Hurst Philpot Middle Ranch 1:09.00
1959 Azure's Orphan Eddie Burns Paul Meredith M/M L. F. Saunders 1:09.60
1958 Tomy Lee Bill Shoemaker Frank E. Childs M/M Fred Turner, Jr. 1:09.20
1957 Old Pueblo Eddie Arcaro Robert L. Wheeler Jelks & P. McBean 1:09.00
1956 Swirling Abbey Don Lewis Reggie Cornell T. Ross/P. Klipstein 1:08.80
1955 Blen Host Raymond York Bob R. Roberts Wilson et al. 1:10.60
1954 Blue Ruler Bill Shoemaker William Finnegan Murcain Stable 1:09.80
1953 Double Speed Joe Phillippi Monte S. Parke Fannie Hertz 1:10.40
1952 Hour Regards Euclid LeBlanc C. Ralph West Archie J. Sneed 1:09.80
1951 Big Noise Ralph Neves Hack Ross Harry James/Betty Grable 1:10.40
1950 Patch Johnny Longden Walter W. Taylor J. Thomas Taylor 1:10.60
1949 Your Host Frank Chojnacki Harry L. Daniels William Goetz 1:10.40
1948 Star Fiddle Hubert Trent Edward H. Wright White Star Stable 1:11.80



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